and school hasn't even officially started yet. I said that this year I wouldn't put in so much extra work, say "no" when asked to volunteer for things more often. It's not that I don't like helping out, it's just that it's become the expectation now and I think it's unfair. Some people are just expected to step up and do more. Well, a colleague asked me to help her with a presentation and it's a topic I'm really comfortable with, and she was nervous about, so I agreed. We met at school yesterday and knocked out a powerpoint and handouts in 2 hours-no big deal. As we were leaving, we were told by the admin to change the direction and include something different. Went back in today to make the changes. Plan on going in Thurs to do my room (our Meet-the-Teacher is Mon-we have meetings all day-if I don't go in and set up my parents will be looking at disarranged furniture and boxes. They've never planned it this early). Just read an e-mail that we are supposed to come in Friday to preview the presentation to be critiqued. *sigh* - so much for my last official week of vacation. I just have to somehow learn to say "no". I blame my mother for giving me such a good work ethic.