Monday, September 25, 2006

*leaving it 'til the last minute*

Why do I do this??! I have spent the evening cobbling together the Minutes of a meeting (a sub-committee of the Governing Body at school) held on July 10th. I wrote copious notes, so remembering what we discussed isn't a problem, but it would have been SO much easier had I done it the same evening, or next day. I've then had to do a report from that committee to the rest of the GB for a meeting of the full GB which is being held tomorrow. Again, had I done the Minutes in a more timely fashion, this report wouldn't have weighed as heavy on my mind as it has over the past fortnight, when I've been aware that I needed to get it done, but just haven't had the will to do it! Anyway, they're both done now, and have been sent out into hyperspace for the edification of my fellow committee members prior to tomorrow's meeting. I don't know why I join these things; I think it is my strong sense of public duty kicking in, but I wish, just once in a while, I'd have the courage to say "no" when someone asks me to join up!!

Anyhoo. Work was absolutely fine and dandy today - thank you all for your good wishes. I am acutely aware of the fact that it is extremely bratty of me to complain about doing four mornings' work, and actually, I really enjoyed it today, but I wouldn't want to be there every day, no sireee. I made the right decision, giving up my substantive post in May. No regrets.

And no photos today *gasp* - I know, I hate a photo-less post, but I haven't taken any today, and nothing in the archive bears any relevance to the above post. Sorry, just dribble and drivel today!!

6 comments:

Kirsty said...

i cant say no neither. not that I feel I **have** to nor do I think it will earn me brownie points. I just really like to help..... why do I put myself though so much misery? lol

Dont worry about non photos. On occasions like this (like my blog entry today) I just nick a non-copyright picture off the web and bang it in my entry (sounds rude!)

greyparrot said...

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Jen said...

Ooh bet you're pleased you got THAT out the way LOL Loving all your pics. I can't upload any at the mo :(

Fiona (aka Erisindevon) said...

Good old committee work - I don't mind how many I join up for, as long as I don't have to do minutes LOL. It's my most hated job! I can totally sympathise with your procrastination...

Maria said...

Know where you're coming from sweetie. Must admit that I am enjoying being free of comittees but have to bite my tongue to stop myself joining any.

Glad that work went well xxx

Roz Roz said...

What a sucker you are, but know that feeling so well, I can never say no, always end up with far to much on my plate, but never ever let anybody down, thats the pain of been a women I suppose.

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