Why are short weeks always so...weird??? It does not help that every day this week was GORGEOUS. 80+ degrees (which is unheard of for March in Michigan). And today was gross. Rainy and way colder than I thought it would be. It was a no-kids day and I happily skipped out of my house this morning in capris, sandals and a t-shirt and promptly froze my behind off all afternoon. Oy!
I must've been really excited about no kiddos today because I left my keys at home. I never do that. What the heck?! Thankfully one of my colleagues was in the office to buzz me in. Sheesh. Kind of glad I forgot to lock my classroom door last night too otherwise I would've had to sneak in through the class next door. What a pain. I couldn't get my laptop or whatnot out so I had to sit at the kiddos computers but I didn't mind that so much.
I always feel like I never get as much done as I really want to on days like this. Because I am bound and determined not to do a darn thing school related on Spring Break I figured I'd rather work this weekend so I am set and can leave with the kids on Thursday. I have a doctor's appointment at 4 on Thursday afternoon so no dawdling allowed.
I'm very ready for some time off. I just want to sleep. Lots of crap happening in my life so far in 2012, a lot of it negative, and it's just hard not to want to curl up and sleep until it all goes away. But I pick my head up every day and keep going. Because I will not be defeated by my past. I am strong and I just have to trust that there is a reason all of this is happening now. It will be okay. It's just draining to have so many huge things happening all at once.
We made super cute Easter Bunny Baskets yesterday. I will post a few pictures soon. I am turning my brain toward next year and all of the things I want to do BETTER than I did this year. I'm not done with this group yet of course but I am making notes and being very careful about reflecting on what has worked and what hasn't so that I can go into 2012-2013 with more focus. It will be much easier because a) I hope to be teaching 2nd grade again and b) I won't have the process of NB hanging over me anymore. I can just focus on the teaching itself.