Friday, July 30, 2010

Belles do NOT get overwhelmed...

So, as I was coming off of working this past week of three days of meetings and putting out fires...the week before my teacher retreat next Monday and student orientations on Tuesday and Wednesday...all for the brand spanking new school I'm opening, a veteran co-worker asked me, "So, Belle....are you feeling a little overwhelmed?" 

My immediate response was, "Now what in this WORLD would make you think that I am overwhelmed???"  To which he replied, "It's in your eyes...I know the look...I've looked that way MANY times myself.

Hank apparently told our friend Ted that, "It's starting to get to her."  Ted apparently agreed.

What is WRONG with them?  Belles do NOT get overwhelmed.  Belles always have everything under very tight control.

For pete's sake, I am a ESTJ on the Myers-Briggs Personality Test...

I am a LION...

I am a FOX (not to be confused with foxy, which I may ALSO be if I might say so myself).

I AM WOMAN....HEAR ME ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't just do my best...I do WHATEVER IT TAKES.

When I walked in the back gate last night Hank asked, "So, do you feel caught up?"  (That might very well be the stupidest question anybody ever asked  me and if I recall correctly, I told him so.)  ROAR  ROAR.

Good eye is starting to TWITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK...maybe Belles do get a little overwhelmed......

I know...I can't believe it either...



  1. I love your sense of humor and your "Spunk"! You tell 'em, Belle!

  2. I know how you feel and I'm right there with ya! Not in the "managing and orchestrating the opening of a brand new school" end, but more on the family illnesses end. Oh wait--you're dealing with The Dimentia Monster too! Let's join hands and sing, "We Shall Overcome" together...ready? Have a wonderful weekend sweetie!

  3. My lovely Grandma Rose used to say this to me, "This too shall pass" Just keep saying that to yourself. And don't ignore that twitching eye either. This is soon going to be a laughable memory. You"Remember when I used to get overwhelmed (sorry I had to say it)about all this?"
    That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

  4. Great post! Good luck in the next few weeks! You'll make it through in true Belle fashion!

  5. Hilarious! Just breathe. And have a nice gin and tonic, everything will be okay.

  6. I know you'll get through this. I'm not a Southern Belle in any way so I compare to the funny comic! Best of luck!


  7. Bless your heart! Those last few days before school starts are the worst! (my inlaws are/were in the school system locally) Breathe, have a glass of wine, and it will all pass soon...

  8. Ditto everything Susan said! I would also suggest a 'spa day' this weekend.

  9. Screaming really really does.

    Push them all aside and keep on keepin' on my sweet southern Belle.

    Happy weekend!


  10. I am glad to hear you are human like the rest of us and can get stretched too thin ;)

    Opening a brand new school? I can only imagine how overwhelming that would be. you really are an amazing woman.

    I admire you...even if you get a twitchy eye and get maxed out sometimes!

    Take care of yourself...I know it's hard during times like this.


  11. Hang in there Belle!! It will all come together and your school will be the best ever and you will be the BEST principal ever too. As Kat says, when all else fails, it does help to scream. Enjoy your weekend and try to get some much needed rest and relaxation. Love & blessings from NC!

  12. LOL...can't help but laugh....but hang in will get better!!


  13. Too funny. Screaming helps, I think. Hang in there.

  14. Scream therapy offers significant help IMHO, I use it often! (Heh, heh, heh.)

    You are doing great, and it is going to be a stellar school, hopefully you can remember to breathe.... and again... and once again breathe Miss Belle. :)

    Sending you a smile and a hug,

  15. So funny. Hang in there. Sometimes it totally helps to scream!

  16. As a principal who will have students back in the school on Friday, I completely understand! I was cruising along, feeling that things were under control (well as "under control" as things can get in an elementary school), when I lost a teacher last week. He's moving on to an administrative position that he certainly deserves and I wish him all the best, but now I'm scrambling to find a teacher at the last minute.

    Hang in there-you are doing a fabulous job and I know that your school is off to a great start this year!

  17. With your work ethic and attitude, things will be peachy keen at your school! Hope all your teachers are wonderful! I got rec'd. for the job. We'll see what happens now. . . xoxo


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