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March 11th, 2013 at 07:35 pm

Well I knew better than posting without copying first ... Ugh!

At any rate today was a long, busy day. I had three extra periods of having kids - 4th grade girls came in to check in/out books; journalism kids came in to work on yearbook (per my begging their teachers...), and 5th grade came in and did the photo study presentations (which greatly impressed our principal as well as the parents of a new potential student who was visiting.)

I didn't get much sleep last night thanks to my tooth/teeth/sinuses/whatever it is acting up again. Hoping to have a few minutes to call and get doctor/dentist appointments tomorrow.

Am seriously considering quitting 6 month cohort program. I already have earned 6 credits and one certificate, and the electives I can finish this summer for another 9 credits. By quitting now I'd lose out on 3 credits and one certificate. But I'd also lose a lot of stress and gain back my evenings.

Yearbook deadline is on the 18th, and there is still a LONG ways to go. This Thursday we're having a library discard book sale (same day as p/t conferences.) I just have no energy to try to catch up with last weeks assignments, or deal with this weeks 2 1/2 hr webinar and whatever assignments will go along with that ... then of course doing the final project (which I don't have much done on at all.)

Ugh.

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Last night I did something I'd been thinking about for a long, long time. I wasn't sure if it was a good thing to do or not, but it seems to have opened up a new, more open line of communication. We'll see I guess.

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On Sunday I went to town and spent my $15 in coupons, plus another $20 at Safeway. Looking at the receipt later I realized that I was supposed to have spent at least $75 to use the $10 coupon ... oops!

On the way back I spent some time with my pastor's pets - they're out of town for a week. Thankfully they only asked me to check on them Sunday and Friday, otherwise I might have freaked out. (not really, but I do think I would have had to tell them no.)

Ok, trying to post again. Smile

5 Responses to “Tired, etc.”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    type...copy....post....repoen post....paste... rename title...My new sanity saving routine.

    Sounds like a busy, stressful time...perhaps the break is good..but pushing through might be good too..just do what works for you. Smile

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks Ray.

  3. mamasita Says:

    I totally hear you on the classes. I guess you have to weigh the pros and cons, but I know if you push through it you will feel so good for accomplishing this, IF it is that important to you. If it isn't going to bring you enough value (such as taking a big step up your career ladder, fulfilling a dream of yours, or satisfying a job requirement to keep you employed), then maybe your time is of more value. Good luck, break is coming!

  4. Looking Forward Says:

    First, ((hugs)) Smile
    Second, I would keep toughing it out. It's really just a few more weeks, right? There have been classes I wanted to give up on and then I was so happy I stuck it out. You can totally do this!

    Third, the coupon is *earned* when you spend $75, but you can use the $10 on any "size" purchase. I assume the coupon worked fine and you got your $10 off?

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks mamasita. The classes/certificates don't really have much to do with my employment/stepping up a ladder other than counting towards professional development for renewing my certification - and the 15 would be more than enough for that (along with other profdev credits.) It really has nothing to do with any dream, etc. 99% of the reason I took the cohort course was to get the iPad - a very miniscule part of it was thinking it would be nice to have the certificates to prove I knew a thing or two about technology. But I think that could be proved well enough via letters of recommendation/etc.

    Looking Forward,

    Thank you. If I could just have a break from it for two or three weeks, then maybe I could find the energy to tough it out. I'm just so far behind at this point, plus have these looming deadlines for my real job ... and it just feel overwhelming.

    Thank you for the coupon explanation! I had spent about $80 the last grocery trip, so that makes total sense. I was worried that the cashier was going to get in trouble for letting it go through on accident. I usually shop at Wal-mart so don't pay too much attention to Safeway's promotions. I'd thought maybe they gave me the coupon because it had been so long since I used my Safeway discount card. Big Grin

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