Saturday, May 10, 2008

rambling.. boring stuff..

i am such a distracted silly..
i am worrying for nothing.
of course i have not seen a contract.
i am tenured for the first time this year.
you see..
my professional adult career has been interupted by graduate schooling, babies, other jobs ..
when i went back to teaching 5 years ago i was hired as all new teachers are.
on a contract basis from year to year.
if you do what you need to be doing it's not really anything to worry about.

but still, with absolute clarity i realize that i cannot do this anymore.

i'd rather wash pots and pans in a restaurant..

i'm not kidding..

i have much experience with that...

there was a time when i thought i'd never get out of food services..

or administrative, clerical work..
at least, all that was in a library system..

speaking of food services..
i have a craving for something sweet..

maybe i'll buy a donut franchise ..
(kind of kidding)

after all, i used to be an early morning baker in a small french style bakery here in north carolina anyway..

ps: oh, and i really appreciate all my comments that i have been receiving. i used to be so good at answering them. but, i'm kind of undecided as to the future of this blog ..
the question has been ..
to blog or not to blog ..
or to start a new blog ..

the only reason i still blog is cause i enjoy contact with ya'll..


Aunty Belle said...

tenured? Doan so that happy 'bout it Sugar Pie. I vote fer the donut shop-- French Donut Shoppe.

On t'other hand, a chile is lucky if youse they teacher.

On bloggin'..I'm hearin' that! Same wrangle in my own haid. We might have an email summit onc't a month or somethin'. I'd sure miss ya'!

X. Dell said...

I'm wondering about the wisdom of a German woman opening up a French doughnut shop.

I understand where you're at. That's why many schools have sabbaticals for faculty.

Congratulations on your tenure, and best of luck in your decision to stay or go to another workplace.

I would miss your blog (it's usually my first click), and I love it when you show up on mine, but maybe it's time for a sabbatical there too.

ANNA-LYS said...

Ohh You are also on that road, my friend.

(( hug ))

ANNA-LYS said...

Foam, I have been bad at visiting due to a deadline Monday morning. After that I will read and comment so You will get tired of me :-))

..................... said...

aunty belle..

actually i was thinking of the good ole american kind of donut..
although, really, there is something about a french bakery..
or even a german bakery,
which i think is better..,
see aunty's answer as far as donuts go..

i doubt i could stay away from your blog for long though ..
too interesting.. :)

get tired of you? never .. lol..

Little Lamb said...

That's why still blog, if you want to call it that, is to keep in contact with those I met blogging.

Ruela said...

me too foam

I'm tired, so tired ;)

Pink said...

I hope you won't stop blogging...just reinvent if you want...I would miss you :(

tenure is great. I always say - get the job - then decide if you want it :)


she said...

i remember this moment when it happened to me. i went into museum education from there...a relief to be with adults and also to not have to talk incessantly. i still teach a 2 week gig at emory but the the pay is great, the class size small, and the college helpers have to do the sh*t work so i can just do the art part.

it was the management of personalities that drove me out. and administrators.

you'll figure something out. i'll keep my fingers crossed for you -that it goes the way it is supposed to go.

im going to have to make another blog soon. about the art stuff. there just isnt enough time in each day.

i swear ive said i was going to kill my blog at least 4-5 times and never did it.

kept. holdin. on.....

SUMMER vacation!!!! relax. ahhhhhhhhh

Midsummerprism said...

1) I go for the "start a new blog"...or "continue this one" long as it isn't "not to blog at all."

2) Donut! Reminds me of my friend, Martha, who has been in the Dunkin Donut business since college...She said they never sell leftovers the next day...she gives them away...doesn't even eat donuts herself.

I have a fave donut place here called "Country Style"...Their donuts aren't that sweet....course' I like Mr. Donut as well..I prefer the chocolate types coffee...( imagining a dozen donuts nicely squeezed in a yellow box)...oh oww'...I WANT ONE RIGHT NOW!!!

3)My first job at 19 was at Wendy's. I started my first half a minute on the job by wrapping and serving a burger sandwich that didn't have any "burger" in it he!he!

4) I've never heard of an "email summit"...sounds fun( Aunty Bell's comment).

5) I'm sure you'll miss the kids if you stop teaching...but then could be so totally restful...and exciting to start something new.

whimsical brainpan said...

So you are quitting teaching?

I hope you don't stop blogging. I'll miss you. :-( But if you have to, you have to. Sometimes other things take priority.

Helene (aka Kate) said...

hey there! Happy Mothers Day to you!

Hope it was a good day...

to blog or not to blog... i guess i fall into the latter category these days. i did really miss it in the beginning, but i have managed without it. found other things... kept myself busy... iam not sure if i am better or worse without it though.

oh and i am still planning that drive north! Looks like it will happen in mid july. hope you will be around so I can stop and visit you!=]

lol to dells comment.

ANNA-LYS said...

Hello Foam,
I guess You have Your hands and else full by now ;-))
Not everyday Your husband are home ...

The Ramblin Irishman said...

Now listen lil missy. You go out to that kitchen, make some donuts, set down at your computer, eat those donuts and BLOG. It is obvious you have many blogging friends that would feel lost without you.

You know those children deserve the best and you are one of the best. They need people like you. Heck, I might have been able to draw if I had a good looking teacher like you teaching me.:))

I agree with about a German woman making French donuts.

Sounds like many of us have the blogging blues but hate to quit due to the friends we have made.

Anonymous said...


keep the faith
you'll do what's right

¤ ¤ ¤


and <3 to lovely blue kate!

Indigo said...

I never get tired of Foamie! :) And I'd miss your blogs. Thanks for the visit today. Today was a grey kind of day. At least I got some useless coward arrested on an outstanding warrant for domestic assault.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy having you as a friend

And if you ever think of beginning a new career at McDonald's you must read my latest blog first.

Anonymous said...

this is more correct and better ..

I really enjoy having you as my friend

Merelyme said...

i sure do love donuts...i used to work at a bakery many years ago.

what would you like to do for the rest of your life? remember that book...what color is your parachute?

do keep blogging...maybe start a new one for fun...that is what i do.

The Phosgene Kid said...

I was a pearl diver in the restaurant biz for several years before joining the AF. I miss the military, truth be told. Well parts of it anyway.

Ruela said...



yes ;)

The Phosgene Kid said...

Keep Blogging, I'd miss you a lot.

ANNA-LYS said...

I miss You already!!!!
Please, do not end Your bloglife.
Maybe, You just need some redesign here? New wallpaper? Furnitures?

(( Love ))

foam said...

oh, i'm perhaps thinking of a redesign..
but i also presently have not much to say..
but i do appreciate everybodies comments .. :)

Aunty Belle said...

Howdy do, Pumpkin'...jes' a "yoo-hoo" to say hello. Hopin' youse
having a productive inner focus.

Doan woory, we's all gonna be heah when ya feel up to yakkin' agin.

Monique said...

Never too old to start something fresh. But don't stop blogging. Actually I'm on facebook now too. My daughter was adamant and put me on. I didn't think I'd enjoy it but I quite like it.

foam said...

actually, i'm on facebook too..
but not as foam..

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