A friend unveils the mask
Friday, January 18, 2013
Do you have any idea what it is like to have to try and get X,Y,and Z accomplished while saving the world without a computer to do the menial tasks for you?!!!
I have spent this entire week trying to manage the paper method of watching the influx of volunteers and visitors at our school (not to mention the late and absent students) all the while accomplishing the multitude of "to do now," tasks and the emergencies that pop up every few minutes such as injuries incurred while trying to stay upright upon the icy playground. With a smile on my face and cheery tones to my voice.
Does anyone recognize the futility of the rules created by the powers that be?
And on top of that I left my well planned calorie counted lunch at home.
So when my one friend came to visit later in the day when all of the little ones had drifted back to their cozy homelife, I stopped (again) my work to release some of my frustrations with wit and stories of the truly humorous. Eventually, she saw through my acting and asked me how I truly was.
Near tears all day, I truthfully confided. I didn't add that it has been this way all week. It's great to have a friend that can sense the tears threatening to spill out from behind the eyelids.
I have a 4 day weekend. If that could only solve the problems, it would be great, but it will take a greater miracle than 4 days to get that sort of relief. It might take a day to hang out with My grandson. And the realization that I am going to laugh about this when the tears threaten four days from now.