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Must. Write. About. Kittens.

As promised, this post involves kittens.

Okay, so it’s T-minus 2 days and counting until I return to work in the public school. I am one of those people who has always been in school, or been working in a school, so my new year always starts in August. I buy the August to August calendars, and think of the beginning of school as a good time to make New Year’s Resolutions.

1) As per last post, I am vowing to Be Positive! in the face of dysfunction. This year, I will put the “fun” in dysfunction! For those who have been following my Facebook Fan Page, I have been trying to keep things light in fighting a Bureaucracy Monster, who requests me to do such tasks as going back into time to get a tuberculosis shot. I will not let The System keep me down.

2) I vow to keep my office décor fun and friendly, yet making it clear that I work in an inspirational animal poster-free environment.*

Ah….why are you so friggin’ CUTE little kitten? This one will be difficult.

3) I vow to try and be less sarcastic when confronted with bureaucratic nonsense that keeps me from working with students. I’m told sarcasm is rooted in anger, and is a sublimation of aggression. Well then. Isn’t that great. I guess then, that I just love all the paperwork involved in working in special education. What? My resolution doesn’t start until Wednesday. Just had to get it out of my system. *Sigh* I guess this means I can’t use this poster to decorate my office this year, as it would be a double-violation (animal poster and sarcasm):

4) I vow to keep my blog up to date. But if I disappear for a while, know that I am holding onto a branch somewhere, looking cute and hanging in there.

* Also, hoping to start this school year in a dead animal in office-free environment.

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Comments on Must. Write. About. Kittens.

  1. Natalie says:

    I'm so happy that someone put those two kitten posters on the same page!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sorry but when the corn is cut and the winds blow cold there is so many more than just 1 rodent in our buildings. However, there is always a "manly" man available to do the dirty work. We've been told that the hole in the skirt of our 35 year old "temporary" double wide trailer/office is fixed and we should also be animal free this year!

  3. Mimi says:

    You have inspired me to renew my vow to be positive in 2009…it didn't work so far, but August is always a new start!! Good luck in two days! Cat-ch you later (lame attempt at cat related humor…very lame. It's hot here.)

  4. Damian says:

    I found that setting a very specific goal of 3-4 blog posts per month (approx 1/wk) helped me stay on track. I did that in January and have since averaged about one post a week.

    I also need to decorate my office. Since I started mid-year, I was really too busy to do anything but work, but I'm hoping I can at least get some posters and a flag or two hung before Thanksgiving (not holding my breath, though).

  5. Anonymous says:

    I don't want to sound too over the top, but after the wringer that I have been through since April (or was it earlier), I love my job!!! I don't go for those animal posters either. Find some great photos that someone in the family took, enlarge them, frame them nicely and hang them. Lets you remember a special place or time. Come see them sometime in room 1.

  6. Rebecca says:

    Who knew kitten posts would generate so many comments! Note to self–more kittens…

    Okay gang, I'm "feline" pretty good now about the start of the year! (Mrs. Mimi, that one was for you!)

  7. Rita says:

    Find some great photos that someone in the family took, enlarge them, frame them nicely and hang them. Lets you remember a special place or time.


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