It is like a never get anything done. I start the day with a list of things to do, I run around like a crazy person all day doing other things and I end the day with the same list of things to do.
So things I needed to do this week:
1. Teach my classes
2. Re-layout the entire school magazine because the one I already laid out was corrupted and the file doesn't work anymore.
3. Call a list of more than 50 businesses and ask them to advertise in our school magazine.
4. When that fails, figure out how else we are going to raise about $7,000 tala total.
5. Create some sort of awards certificate for the rugby tournament on Friday. Get it printed in color and framed in some manner.
6. Finish my PSSC marks, have the pule sign them and fax and email them to Fiji.
7. Attend the new group's ava ceremony (this one is more of a choice).
8. Pick up the cheques for the two places that agreed to advertise in the school magazine.
9. Shoot pictures for one of the ads for the magazine.
10. Design the ad I shot pictures for.
11. Get the students who have not finished all their PSSC work to finish it so I can do item number 6.
12. Work on/Finish the computer studies text book Ryan and are doing.
13. Re-deliver advertisement request letters to all the businesses that claimed they never received it in the first place when I called them.
Do this all with no car, no money and no phone credit.
What I actually accomplished this week:
1. Teach my classes
2. Teach the other teacher's classes
Me: "I had to teach my classes and the other teacher's classes today cause she never came to school."
Cale: "What are you talking about? I saw her in the teacher's room when I came over early in the day."
Me: "What? Well, she never came to the computer lab to teacher her classes. One would think that if you had classes you would come to the room to teach them, thus relieving the teacher currently trapped in the room with the students."
3. Re-layout the school magazine
4. Attend the ava ceremony
5. Pick up one cheque
6. Shoot pictures
7. Get students to finish PSSC work
8. Evacuate for a tsunami
9. Fix a broken computer
10. Spend an entire day figuring out how to make a picture slideshow with music that can be played on a DVD player for the student whose sister died so she can give to New Zealand relatives who are leaving that night.
11. General mayhem
12. Have nervous breakdowns
Just once. Just one day. I would like to wake up with a nice, simple list of things to do and accomplish all of those things easily. None of them will involve me buying things for the school with the money I don't have (I would use the printing fee money that I collect from the students and then get reimbursed from the school, except a teacher as mysteriously "taken it home with him" for no know reason) or traveling all over town on foot or making numerous phone calls that I must make from the school office since I am not going to pay for the cell phone credit to do it from my phone.
Ick, Ick. Ick. Complain, complain, complain. I blew of my plans to work all this weekend on the textbook with Ryan because I just could not do it and hold on to my sanity. Instead I am going to Savaii. So there.
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