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Monthly Archives: August 2011

I have to confess.  The ensuing start of the school year is getting to me.  I am more scatter brained than ever!  As some of you know and many do not, I am adding one more to my list of job titles.  Teacher.  After almost 10 years at home, I am returning to work.  Today was my first indication that I- might- not –be –ready.  I got a call from the “GOD OF ALL PAPER WORK” in central office asking if I had turned in some forms.

Me: “Yes, of course I did.  I dropped them off almost two weeks ago to the office.”

GOD OF ALL PAPER WORK: “Are you sure?  You filled out all the tax forms?”

Me: “Oh, No. There are tax forms?”

GOD OF ALL PAPER WORK: ”Do you think you could come in and take care of that today?”

Me: “Sure, no problem.”

So off I go to take care of the gaggle of papers I thought I already filled out……but didn’t.  Nice move.  I’m lookin’ real smart right about now.  When I got to the office I asked for the GOD OF ALL PAPER WORK and they told me to have a seat and she would be right with me.  I waited patiently.  She came out and sat down right next to me and spoke to me veeeerrrry sloooowly using piercing eye contact.  I didn’t take this as a good sign.  She then explained what had to be filled out and then asked if she could take a copy of my license.

Ok, I can handle this.  Just fill out the forms and give her my license to copy.  As I  glanced at the pages before me, I have to say, they may as well have been written in Latin.  I had not a clue what to do.  Now don’t judge!  Some of you are thinking that there must be something wrong with me, but the truth is I haven’t filled out forms like these in over 15 years!  So what did I do?

I called my husband.

After I got over the fact that I had to call the hubby, and he proceeded to tell me he was in a meeting and couldn’t help me right now, but would call me back, I gathered my things and politely told the woman at the desk with all the dignity I had left that I needed time to look over the paper work and would return them tomorrow.  She told me that they would also need a copy of my SS card.  I have been home now for 5 hours and I can’t find that damn card.  I am in trouble people!

I am in dire need of some organization!  I need to start making lists and keep a calendar of sorts or maybe I need an assistant!  Yes, that’s it!  I need an assistant.  Any takers out there?

I was really looking forward to my new job.  I just need to make sure I don’t mess it up before I begin.  I read a quote that said simply, “If you don’t start then you can’t finish.  So get started!”  I am off to a rocky start, but at least it is a start.  Right?