Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A Yearly Ritual

Besides turning a year older at the end of the school year, May is a very busy time of year for me. Every year I promise myself that I will get started on things earlier the next year and won't procrastinate so much...but every year it happens again!

But I have now successfully made it through 4 Spring Programs for Faith Christian School, both accompanying and making PowerPoint presentations for all. I am in the midst of rehearsals for Kindergarten graduation (Thursday night) and high school graduation (Saturday). Then somehow I take on extra responsibilities...some of my own projects and some for others. I somehow end up taking pictures for classrooms, bringing my accordian into 3rd grade and singing camp songs, having a piano recital, doing piano progress reports, spending COUNTLESS hours putting together a 72-minute DVD (and of course recording background music for it, adding sound effects, making a gag reel, and making a nice picture cover for it--and making 25 copies of it and 25 copies of a 361-picture CD). And of course when the DVD doesn't save (when I've been up until 2:30 AM working on finalizing it) troubleshooting it over the next 2 days trying to get it to save (and THEN duplicating it)! Oh, and cleaning my house, making a cake, helping with the Cakewalk for EagleFair, etc.

So I've been on the computer a lot lately but every spare minute was spent on this crazy DVD project, which is a lot of fun but a BIG time-eater. So sorry I haven't updated my blog or even read email lately. I didn't get on Facebook to read my birthday messages until 2 days later!

I WAS going to do some scrapbooking too, but of course that hasn't happened...that can wait until next week when school's out now!

I think, however, that down deep I thrive on the thrill of the last-minute crunch. But now I'm so exhausted I think it will take me all summer to recover!

Sorry, gotta go make graduation cards and work on the powerpoint for Kindergarten graduation!


SRH said...

Well, I'm glad your craziness is almost over with.

Mom said...

I got tired just reading all the work you've put into the end of the year projects (people say that about my writing, too). Hope your recital goes well tonight--school still isn't quite done:)