Yesterday morning I did not feel well. At all. I had a headache, body aches and just generally felt like someone had run me over with a bus. The Husband says, "just call in to work". Riiiight. Because that's just as easy as snapping your fingers, right? Nope. Have to make sub plans and blah blah. No thank you (yes I have a sub tub but have had zero time to make copies of the lesson masters in it!)
With the full moon and the end of our standardized testing, this week has not been the most fun. My normally awesome students were bouncing off walls, on my everlast freaking nerves and generally just being pains in my big ass.
Then I called to a meeting 15 minutes before school ended for a child study. Are you kidding? The biggest issue with this kid is that he is lazy. LAZY. He was in the mentor program for 2 years and made no gains whatsoever. I pride myself on knowing my kids -- he is fully capable, he just doesn't care because he knows they'll pass him anyway! I have really come down on him this year so far and he knows I mean business. I bet anything his scores will go up because I told him *I* wasn't just putting him in 6th grade (where, finally, if he doesn't pass his classes, he won't just be promoted to the next grade). I was so pissed to have that meeting at the end of the day and have them coming at me like it's my fault this kid is behind. You can't make a kid care and I know that he can do the work. I know he can. And I am going to prove them all wrong when I MAKE him do the work (or there goes your recesses bucko) and he starts to do better.
I got back to my classroom, after the sub had dismissed them and the floor was trashed. I was so pissed. I NEVER let them leave the room looking like that. I just packed up and went home. I was tired, felt like crap and just didn't even want to deal with it anymore.
All day today I have increasingly felt worse. I was okay this morning but The Oldest had her last band invitational today and wouldn't you know, it was rainy and icky. Sitting outside in the rain when you already don't feel well is not a good plan. But since it was the last one we really wanted to see their final performance. Once I got home, I went right to bed. I got up briefly to pick The Oldest up after she got back to school but otherwise was in bed from about 3:30 until almost 8:30. My body just aches and I've had a headache that won't quit.
I need to get better ASAP. I have so much to do for school stuff. I need to get ahead since The Husband is going to be out of town November 1 - 5 and I'll be on my own with the three kids. I want to get as much done this week as I can so that I am not feeling any extra pressure or stress that week he is gone because it'll be busy enough with a staff meeting, Middle Child's Birthday, an eye appointment and therapy. Not to mention the day-to-day craziness of being a teacher.
My head spins thinking about it and I realize that I just need to rest up as much as possible this weekend so that I am prepared for the next two weeks.