Wednesday, 7 November 2012

I want to hide..

Normally I'm a bit of a 'Pollyanna'..
I try terribly hard to focus on the good things in life
and remain up-beat about the things that are getting me down..
The last few days have been a little more like this..
My school has been found liable in a Health and Safety court case..
Our Head now faces a civil action..
My Managers are pre-occupied and giving contradictory guidance...
Ofsted is looming...
Marking is mounting up...
My colleague is on Maternity Leave for another five months
Her replacement is getting very flakey...
There a performance tomorrow night..
Another performance next Tuesday..
AND my Mum's Huntington's Disease has made one of its sudden jumps for the worse.

I want to hide behind a very large teddy bear and never come out again..

Fortunately my pupils are still lovely and the teaching remains fab.
Things I can influence are fine...
I just need to find the mental equilibrium to handle the things that are buffeting me...


  1. Oh poor you! Keep your chin up Jan. Know what you mean though about wanting to hide.

  2. I'm sorry to hear that things aren't going smoothly at the moment. I guess on the bright side, the two performances will soon be over and perhaps then you can catch up on the marking?!

    Sorry to hear about your mum. That's not a condition I know anything about but I hope things get better soon.

  3. :( I understand, and I am so sorry. Focus on what you can control. I know that is easy for me to say on this side of the computer screen.

  4. THis, too, shall pass. It's awfully hard when things are happening that you can't do anything about. I'm sorry that your mum's condition has worsened, that must be the hardest thing of all to cope with.

  5. I know that feeling! It is hard when your working life is in turmoil at the same time as your Mum is going through a bad patch with her illness. As one or two comments have said just concentrate on what you can do, like marking, performances and your Mum and let the rest just happen around you, very hard I know Take carex

  6. I'm sorry to hear all this, it seems that everything comes at once. I'm sure your pupils will lift your spirits when they do you proud at the performances. It must be extremely hard to see your mum ill, sending you lots of hugs. xx

  7. Be kind to yourself - and find that large teddy bear. I will be thinking about you.
    Your photos from the Lakes are stunning. xxxx

  8. Please keep your chin up and take care of yourself :-)

  9. I'm your newest follower and dont know all the background of what you are speaking of.. take DEEP BREATHS and feel the hope and good wishes I am sending.


  10. It must be something to do with the moon ... things seem to going haywire everywere and you're not alone. Hang in there .. we're listening. Hugs Sue

  11. Hello will make it through to the other side. I recently had two family deaths and the sale of my beloved farm. For a while, I wasn't sure I could make it back. But, my life is beginning to settle down prayers are with you.