Sunday, April 8, 2012

23, but who's counting

we did get out once or twice:)

Last week was my 23rd spring break and could probably go down as one of the worst!  Don't get me wrong, I have a very good life, but sometimes I wonder...

I know my 4 followers, that spring break is supposed to be a time to relax, go someplace warm, and be silly.  Instead, this is what I did: wrote a research paper, went to the gynecologist, got a root canal, continued to get up at 4:30 a.m. to play tennis and workout.  I know it sounds like a lot of fun!

For the record, I am totally fine with staying home and doing things I enjoy, but trust me writing a research paper is not something I enjoy.  There's really no reason why I am getting another endorsement. I have 2 master's degrees and I'm maxed out on the pay scale, but I do love to learn!  I am in the field of education and if I were learning something new, that would be great!  Anyone that has been in education for more than 10 years knows there is nothing new coming out.  Nothing has changed, reading and math are still the same.  The last time I checked, we read the same words we always have,  and they still mean the same things that they have meant forever, and I'm pretty sure we still add and subtract the same way too.  People in education used to call it "cyclical", it's not cyclical because nothing leaves and comes back.  It's just the same stuff over and over again.  Here are a few innovative ideas I've learned in my two classes: cooperative grouping, KWLs, use visuals, hands-on activities, use literature to teach content areas.  Hmmm...I've only been doing all of those innovative ideas for 23 years!  Just one new idea...

Anyway, next year I am definitely going someplace to relax and not get a root canal.  Oh, did I mention I needed a crown too and it cost $2000.00. :(

It wasn't all bad, I did play a lot of tennis, worked out like crazy, and got some organizing done at home.  All in all, it was nice to have a mental break from work.

This is what I should've been doing:
taking a road trip with my husband to hike and bike