Good Intentions...

I can't believe another week has slipped by since I last posted! I keep thinking that "next week" my schedule will ease up some, but it fails to do so. I know everyone is busy, but sometimes I feel like I can't seem to get ahead.

I'm currently working with a client who is in the military and is relocating out west. I'm working with a relocation company that requires so many reports and extra documents that sometimes I wonder if it's worth it! Last Wednesday, the relo company emailed me a 25 page document that I had to fill out and supply reports to back up my documentation. Oh, and by the way, "we need this back in 24 hours!" I got home from working at the school, made Zack some dinner and started working on the paperwork a little after 6:00 p.m. Just before 9:00 p.m., I was finished and scanned and emailed them the report. Then the next day, they emailed another 3 page document that they inadvertently failed to send the first time. That one is still sitting on my desk!

I didn't realize how adding a day to my work schedule at the school was going to affect my entire week. Right now I'm working at the school on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Tuesdays I attend sales meeting for the real estate company for which I work. At the school, I'm the assistant to the Guidance Counselor and also full time "sub". Any time a teacher is out, I'm the "go to" girl. Let me tell ya...I have a new respect for teachers! That is some hard work! (Especially the younger grades) It seems like I've been filling in alot for middle school English, Bible and Science. Woah! It's been a long looooooooooooong time since I was in middle school! Anyway, "kuddos" to all you teachers out there---you all deserve a raise!

In the midst of real estate and my school schedule, Gary and I are Booster Presidents again for the band. That in itself is a full time job. When I take the time to get on the computer, it's usually to update the band blog with announcements and then I'm too tired to update my personal blog! We're taking the band to Orlando in the Spring, so I'm knee-deep in planning that trip, plus we have to run the concessions stand for football games, so any "free" time I have is usually spent in purchasing supplies and begging for volunteers to work!

Zack and I are also busy with college applications, essays, transcripts, etc. (Pass the tissue, please!) About two weeks ago his first acceptance letter came in the mail. I called him downstairs to open it with me (as I was all teary) and it was from Alabama. His words were, "big deal mom! Call me only if it's to a school I'm really interested in!" So far, he's been accepted to Univ. of Alabama and Troy University. His top three choices are University of Central Florida, Florida State University and Auburn University. Since I am a die-hard Georgia fan, I'm not really "rooting" for him to attend any of those particular colleges. Of course, mama would like to have him as close as Auburn (which is just 40 minutes up the road), but I want him to go where he really wants to attend. Pretty soon we'll be scheduling some college visits.

Well, it seems as though I've updated you on way more than you ever cared to know...but just know this...I'm not staying away from blogville for any reason other than lack of time. I miss you, my friends, and look forward to the weekends when I can "catch up" with all of y'all!

10 sweet friends had to say...:

Musicaljean said...

Tracey, I cared about every single thing you said. How well I remember those college applications, etc. I do hope that all the work you do at school is not as a volunteer! I miss you here in Blogville, but I UNDERSTAND!!

justabeachkat said...

I've missed you so much and think of you often. It was good to hear from you tonight. Take care of yourself. I know how hard it is to have yourself spread so thin. Hope things will calm down a bit soon. You are missed.

Hugs!
Kat

justabeachkat said...

BTW...I tagged you for a Meme tonight...stop by my blog when you get a chance. I know you have lots going on, so don't worry if you can't participate. I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you.

Hugs!
Kat

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Where do you find the time?
The day will come when all you ave to do is blog and talk about your mini-pause...
Love every minute of your crazy family whirl!

Penless Thoughts said...

Hang in there!
Susan

Southern Girl said...

Keep pulling for Auburn to come through for Zack. I went to Alabama for two years of graduate school... most miserable two years of my life! ;)

Tonja said...

Good to have you back, girlfriend! They say "
if you want something to get done, ask the busiest person to do it." Seems as if someone's been doing lots of asking and you've been doing lots of accepting! O.K. Let's practice this word..."NO!" Try it again, "NO!". Remember this next time someone says..."can you..."...answer, "NO!"

MorningSong said...

I need to come back later to comment! (Just kidding.) After reading all of your 'to do's' I do need a nap!

How do you do it my friend?? Have a great day!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Oh my goodness, I didn't realize your were doing the school thing, too. I can only imagine how busy you are. I feel the same about al teachers..."BIG KUDOS".

The Preacher's Wife said...

Glad for the update...You tell that boy of yours he'd be much happier in Athens, GA. :))

 
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