Today is my first day back to work. I work in an elementary school as a registrar/attendance clerk, and August is my nightmare month. Today I will get my bearings, check emails, and get organized for registration. Tuesday I have a day long district meeting where I will be told all the new things for the year. Then Wednesday registration starts. We do PreK and Kindergarten on Wednesday and Thursday so that I can start entering them into the system. It takes me about 15 minutes per student to get all the data entered. Times that by 65 PreK students and 100-120 Kindergarteners, plus another 100+ other new students 1-5th, and you have 10 hour days, 6 days a week. Yep.
That, in and of itself, is difficult, but coupled with the fact that we are going to be moving in August, well….I’m a little overwhelmed. We are downsizing and so I am having to really cull through our stuff and get rid of many decorative items, furniture, etc. It is such a good thing to simplify, but what a job it is to actually do it.
Oh, did I mention that school starts August 23? Yes, indeed. So…..
I am going to take a break blogging for the month of August. I will blog at The Writer’s Alley on Tuesdays, but I just don’t think I can handle much more. I do have a couple of book reviews that I’ve scheduled, but other than that, I must let go and focus on getting my little family all settled.
So if you think about it, say a little prayer for me during this time. I know my family would appreciate it. I know I’m praying that I can keep my Cranky Pants stuffed in the closet. 😉
P.S. I am being featured today on Kaye Dacus’s blog in her Writer’s Window Monday Feature. Stop by for a peak.