Thursday, September 17, 2009

Missing in Action

Yesterday was the first day I missed a posting since school started...but I had a great reason!

As soon as I got home from school, I met up with my mom and two of my closest friends and we went downtown for happy hour and to see the musical Wicked! It was fabulous, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to others, especially if you're a fan of The Wizard of Oz! I must admit though, I did think of work occasionally during the show....parents I needed to call, the e-mail I forgot to return, the family letter I wanted to send out, etc.

How do you stop thinking about work? I'd love to hear suggestions!
Pigtailed Teacher


  1. This isn't teacher specific advice, but something that helps me to focus when I keep thinking about things I have to do is to keep a small notepad handy all the time, and if I remember something at a time that I can't do anything about it or need to concentrate on something else, I write it down. Then my brain will let it go because it knows that I won't forget since I wrote it down, so there is no need for it to keep being pulled into my conscious memory.

  2. "How do you stop thinking about work?"

    By quitting my job : )


  3. Hey PT! The best way I found to forget about teaching was to go part time and have two kids. Man, correcting papers sure does fly out of your brain when your window of opportunity to do stuff is reduced to the daily 1 hour of simultaneous napping. Then again, many other things get forgotten now that I am juggling two "jobs". . . In fact, I have forgotten what it is like to complete anything. :)