Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Ready or Not the School Bell Rings

Things are looking up ! I am actually ready for school as far as being the principal's secretary goes. Now all I need are the children. This marks my 30th year in that chair. Well, actually I have gone through a few chairs, a few principals, a few superintendents, a few dozen teachers, a million students, and lots and lots of hugs! That's what happens when you work on the primary level. I love my job. I love the people I work with. I love the children. However, right now I am going through major mental drama. I am a known and confessed drama queen, but right now I am performing on my own stage with no audience...... until now. You are the first ticket holders to know my thoughts. I am thinking about retiring. Now, calm down Mother because I have not totally made up my mind. And even if I do retire I AM NOT GOING TO SIT AT HOME AND FEEL SORRY FOR MYSELF. This will free me up for 3 o'clock coffee time with you and Mable. But, please don't make me go to Ladies Bible Class. HA ! So, the reason for such a drastic decision ????? If you have been a reader of my blog, HELLO DEAR FAMILY CONSISTING OF 5 readers, you know that I just had a second heart attack.....unknown cause.........unknown, unknown, unknown. I hate unknown stuff. So, IF I did retire ( BIG IF ) I would take the rest of the year off to do whatever else I wanted besides coffee with Mother and Mable, and then go to my second love job.......at the ER in the fall. That place holds alot of dreams and future maybes for me. By working til midterm I could claim a full 30 years. I know I need to sit down with Daddy and go over all the details. Get out the card table Pops. And the sharp pencil and flourescent light. Just don't ask me to put on my thinking cap. I lost it a long time ago. Hubby supports whatever I want to do. Right now though I have been having fun being stressful and having this pity performance by myself. So, add another "Lynn need" to your prayer list. I need your opinions. And yes, financially I HAVE TO WORK. Oh, and if you happen to have a spare thinking cap lying around, could I borrow it?

10 comments:

That Girl said...

I've been wondering about you! I pray that God will give you wisdom! (and that you'll be smart enough to use it!) :)

Mitchell said...

All I got to say is man......30 years is long time. hahah!! No mom, I think you know exactly what you want in your heart. If it is hearing kids scream down the hall way with bugers (dry ones) crusted to their nose, then by gosh keep up the good work. My opinion.....this sure would free you up to visit family alot more. I may need a Nanny one day instead of paying for child care. (she is not pregnant so dont worry...i am speaking in future terms). Maybe you and dad can get an RV and yall and the Wamplers can cruise the state... (I am such a comedian).... do what that heart tells you to do!!! love you

Ashley said...

Just retire all ready. Go back to the ER and then go to nursing school. It's what you have always wanted to do anyway. You only live once Geneva. Hop to it.

I love you, Mom.

Ashley said...

I meant...already. Not all ready. Duh. I've been up since 5am and its now 11pm. I need to go to bed.

jodyreese said...

Hmmm...I am trying to put on my thinking cap and help you, but I think I've lost mine, too. I will be praying about this...not just tonight, but over the next few weeks. I don't know what would be the best direction. We need Ray, the family financial wizard, to help us! I know the school would miss you terribly. Would you really want to go to nursing school like Ashley said? Wow...I can just see you at the card table again! ha! We love you, wherever God leads you! JoJo

Beaner said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! Boy, you've got a heavy load right now! I'll be praying for you! The nice thing is that God transfers jobs with you if you go! (So you really can't lose either way.) Blessings with your decision!

nana said...

I think you know how we feel. Dad and I want you to be happy, and whatever you decide, we will be behind you 100%. We are proud of you and the work you have accomplished in your 30 years as school secretary. I know the kids and the teachers will miss you. You have been an example to many of the kids and that is evident by the love they show you away campus and also at school. I can't tell you what to do - ( I never could) - so this is a decision you have to make for yourself. Just know you have parents that love you and want the best for you.
Much love, Nana and Poppi

Giggi said...

I made a comment but who knows what happened to it. Lost in cyberspace. I wish I had a thinking cap for you, but it disintegrated during algebra. I am praying for you, and this very big decision. I know God will guide you to do the right thing. He very well may have put these desires in your heart to begin with. You are a minister whether you are in a school or a hospital, and will do an awesome job either place. I don't think it takes very long to be an LVN, and I'm sure you could be the Head Nurse it you wanted. Just please, please quit working too much, and take care of yourself!!!!!I love you!!!!!Kathy

everyday.wonder said...

Sounds like you are going about making such an important decision in the right ways--how many of us could learn to listen to the wisdom of our elders (both in the ecclesiological as well as family sense). Sounds like you win no matter what you choose. God bless and guide your paths!

Snapshot said...

There you are. I had stopped clicking on our blog cause you hadn't updated. But here you are!
Glad you are feeling better, AND hoping that your "thinking cap" is delivered soon!