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im about to lose it!
“is anyone else stressed out like me?
my husband is going away for a week. so im alone with the kids for 7 days.
im trying to think if ive ever had to do that.
i mean that means coming home from work, cooking dinner, cleaning up, make lunches for everyone (kids are in camp)
take my mother in law to the doctor on monday.
go see my doctor on tuesday.
do the laundry and shop for food.
i mean we did all this for this week but things have to be done for next week.
and on top of all this my boss is leaving for a week.
she is driving me #&%!$ing crazy!!
so im going to be alone in all this. how do single parents do it? god bless you if you can.
and on top of this i cant find my neclace my hubby got me. i think i lost it on my last backpacking trip.
but at least im taking the kids car camping for the weekend.
i know my kids will try to help out when they can but WOW you dont think about all the stuff you do everyday until the one that helps you is gone,
so yes im very stressed out
got a good joke or story?”
LIVE WITH OR WOTHOUT IT??
“all I can say is I thought my life was stressful!!
No, no it really is. Just .....no advice from me, because I havnt found my stress reliever but backpacking and I cant do that every daysoooo, your guess is as good as mine when it comes to stress!”
“Brian said he'd be glad to help.”
“I was essentially a single parent for about five weeks when my daughter was a year old. My wife went away to a class for her job. Of course, I only had the one kid, and she was a baby, but I found that if you give up the idea of doing anything for yourself, it's not so bad.
I did do one important thing during that time period: My daughter got a set bedtime of 8:00PM. Up until that point, she went to bed whenever my wife felt like putting her down. Getting her in bed by 8:00 gave me a couple of hours veg in front of the TV, or play a computer game, or fold clothes without interruption, or whatever I had to do. Very necessary.”
“How about I light you up a joint?....That normally helps me....cheers!
i hate my job
i hate where i live
so im looking for a new job
nad im looking for a new apartment
hoping to move the hell out of the city before it sucks me dry of everything i love”
“Do you need a hug........Awwwwwww, I hate hearing you this way mate..!”
It's hard sometimes
“Maple Leaf: How many children do you have?
I have raised my son alone (father walked out when I was 6 months pregnant) and there were times when it was difficult trying to be mom and dad at the same time, but it also has been very rewarding. The love of one's child is such a pure love.
bitpusher: when my son was young those hours after he went to bed and before I did, were my hours too. I needed that time for myself in the evening.”
“Exercise = stress buster. Find something you like to do, and do lot's of it! Backpacking is a given, but during the work week it helps to have something else.
Good luck with all that, sounds like more than a handful.”
“got a call from my hubby and he is having a blast!!
he called from the grand canyon!
man i wish i was there!!”
“lived there, AZ, for 2yrs.
never went to the canyon. can ya believe it.
i am still in love w/the entire area tho.
i will go there to bp again someday”
“its fuuny because ive lived in NY for 12 years now and have yet to go to the Liberty Lady.
i wonder why people do that. never visit the things that are right in there back yard.”
“People drive/fly from all over the US to attend Space Camp and visit the Space Museum here in Huntsville.
I work right across the street from the place and can see it from my window. Haven't been there in about 10 yrs. Couldn't care less.
I not saying that it's a lame place to visit, just that once you've seen it ... you've seen it.
I also live on a mountain bluff overlooking a beautiful valley below. I can sit on my front porch and see for miles and miles. Yet I hardly even notice it when I get home everyday. For some strange reason I prefer the back porch that faces the woods. Friends come over and rave about the view, and I'm like "dang, I forgot it was there!"
“I think the Liberty Bell is here in Philly.”
“im talking about the statue of liberty
ive been to the liberty bell and its not all thats its cracked up to be...
HAHA had to say it....”
“You think? Like you haven't been to see it?
MDShiker, yes we hate you.
“Not since '65 or so. In '76, I almost made it there but got side tracked by a little baggie.”
“aaaahhhwww you went to central park did ya?”
“no, Independance Mall”
“I'm talking about the Liberty Bell.
I've been to the Statue of Liberty (and Ellis Island) and it was an awesome, moving experience.
The whole Battery Park dillio should be illegal. Haha, just had to say it.”
“I know what you mean..
I actually live on top of the mountain and have to go down the mountain to go to Huntsville. I never noticed how beautiful the view was going down the mountain until I moved to Tuscaloosa and then came home to visit.”
usually don't know the meaning
“but i've been working 2 jobs lately. 1st and 2nd shift. this is just stupid. i come home from work to change, let the dog, out and go to work, late. then i come home, spend 10 minutes calming the dog down adn go to bed.
luckily, i got a job offer today. im just waiting on another one to come through. im starting to think it's not going to though. either way i'll be able to work just one again. woohoo, im gonna have my weekends off soon. i can't wait. but in the meantime, this sucks.
ok all done, thanks for the time.”
“best of luck, Josh”
“Have a beer JOSH !
I've heard it's good for ya !”
slow down josh
“screw workin to deth.
i lived at work for 3yrs solid. i got lots of stuff, but now sit here and envy all the trail stories and pics. i never took the time-off.
gotta work to pay for play, i know.
my opinion is live alittle more. work alittle less. my father would rend me to a pile of dust if he heard that.
just my take on it”
i may not be the only one
“(was it ?) stratedewd's profile got my attention.”
For The TT Teachers...
“Are You Stressed Out?
Take the test!
1. You arrive at school early to get some work done. You are greeted by three students who want to make up detention time for you. Then you get a message that an important department meeting starts in five minutes. You:
a. forget doing any work, explain that the students will have to serve their detentions at another time, and go to the meeting.
b. take the students and your work to the meeting and pretend to participate.
c. have the students do your work for you, grab a cup of coffee, and go to the meeting.
d. send the three students to the meeting and sit down and get some work done.
2. You check your mailbox in the office and discover 34 new forms that have to be completed by you and returned by the end of the day. You:
a. try out the new paper shredder in the office.
b. resolve to learn origami.
c. complete the forms right away in a three-minute flurry of checks and scribbles.
d. decide on "form completion" as your students' first assignment for the day.
3. Just as you finished typing your lesson plans for today, the computer crashed and you lost everything. You:
a. call the school's tech support person and leave a bitterly angry message.
b. call the computer company's support line and leave a bitterly angry message.
c. start over and write a bitterly angry lesson plan.
d. find a video to show today.
4. You see one of your colleagues take the last of the coffee and not make any more. You:
a. decide to give up coffee.
b. confront the colleague and ask him to make more coffee.
c. confront the colleague and spill his coffee.
d. snort a teaspoon of coffee grounds and head back to class.
5. Just as you begin to make the most important point of your lesson, you are interrupted by an announcement over the intercom. You:
a. wait patiently for the announcement to end, and then continue with your lesson.
b. rip the intercom speaker from the wall.
c. go to the office and finish teaching the rest of your lesson through the intercom.
d. grab the bullhorn you've purchased for just such an occasion and continue your lesson over the intercom noise.
6. Your principal just "volunteered" you to a committee that meets four times a week during your preparation time. You:
a. politely explain to the principal that you will not serve on the committee and that you resent being "volunteered" without your permission.
b. attend all the meetings and quietly sabotage everything the committee does.
c. eat a lot of gassy food before every meeting.
d. bring your bullhorn to the first meeting.
7. You have 120 term papers to grade. You:
a. skip sleep for the next few nights and get all the papers graded.
b. give each paper a check mark and hand them all back to the students.
c. as part of a learning activity in "peer review" have the students grade the papers for you.
d. send the papers off to that new Internet paper-grading service and wait 6 to 8 weeks for the results.
8. In spite of two weeks of research, a week of preparation, and two days of warnings from you, none of the eight cooperative groups in your class were ready for their 20-minute presentations today. You:
a. give the students one more day to ready their presentations.
b. give the students two more days of warnings.
c. have a classroom party to celebrate your students' unique interpretations of deadlines.
d. confront a colleague and spill his coffee.
9. A parent leaves a voice message for you complaining that you are just not responsive to her child's needs. You:
a. call the parent back and ask for suggestions to improve your teaching.
b. call the parent back and ask her, "What about my needs?!"
c. have the student call her mother and ask her to stop bothering you.
d. erase the voice message and deny that you ever heard it.
Give yourself 5683 points for every time you answered "a." Give yourself 34,986 for every time you answered "b." Give yourself 6 for every time you answered "c." And give yourself 2.78987 for every time you answered "d." Take the square root of your "a" total and multiply it by the square of your "c" total. Take the product and halve it. Then add ten. Divide this new sum by the square of your "d" total and then add 463. Save that number. Now take the "a" total and compare it to the "d" total. Isn't that interesting? Okay, back to work. Now take the number you set aside and see if it changed. No? Good. Now divide that number by the "a" total and ... What? What do you mean this is a stupid scoring system? What?! Fine! Okay, go figure out the scoring yourself! Fine!! BOY, ARE YOU EVER STRESSED OUT!!”
“Yep, those teachers have it so easy! (j/k)”
“i want a bullhorn”
“I was stressed out from 0600 to 1800 today. Now I'm ready for my second healthy beer.”
Repeat After Me..."Aaaaaaarrrrrgggghhhh!"
“Have you ever tried saying...
“ya know, if you had a bull horn that would type alot louder”
“you have to much time on your hands,,,,,,,,”
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