Monday, November 18, 2013

Countdown is on....

I was correct....we got an email from National Board not too long ago letting us know they were preparing for the 2013 score release. Last year the scores were announced the Saturday morning before Thanksgiving...which of course is THIS Saturday this year. Today before I left school, I got an email that said scores are due out on Saturday.

I'm honestly afraid to check them. The Oldest is coming home for Thanksgiving on Saturday and I have a Thirty-One party that night for my nephew's mom. I don't want to check my scores and NOT see "Congratulations" for the 2nd year in a row and then have to act happy and giddy. I'm not sure I'm that good of a faker.

Although...I also know that if, for some reason, I didn't certify this time....I'm not sure my heart is in it to attempt it again. Three years in a row of busting my ass to be disappointed? Not sure I have it in me again. Hopefully it won't be an issue. But I'm worried about it.

Maybe that's a good thing. Last year, I really wasn't worried that much....and look how that turned out. I know deep down that the work I turned in this past May was 10 times better than what I turned in the year before. EASILY 10 times better. And I keep reminding myself...I only needed 0.375 of a point to get me up to the magic 275. So even if I only get a 2.5 on the entry this time, I will certify. 

Perhaps what I will do is push it out of my mind....and try to "forget" to check...until Sunday. Then I can spend time with The Oldest...have my party on Saturday...and not let this hang over me, whether it is bad or good news. It wouldn't be fair to my hostess to be riding my own pride during her party in which we want to celebrate HER.

But then again....I don't know if I can wait that long! Last year I woke up SO early and checked because I just had to know. They didn't give us a specific time but said likely "around noon". So who knows. We'll see if I can handle waiting until I come home from my party. Or maybe I'll have The Husband log in and check and tell him not to tell me if its Of course then I would know if it wasn't good because he wouldn't have told me! There's no winning I guess :)

The Caffeinated Teacher


  1. I will be thinking of you this weekend as you await the outcome of all your hard work.

    1. Thanks! I'm SO nervous about it this year. Totally wasn't last year. Maybe that's a good sign! :)

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    1. Man, I hope I did! It will be an awesome feeling!