Friday, April 17, 2009

There's a first time for everything

Today was my first sick day as a teacher. I've been feeling really under the weather all week, but when I woke up this morning, everything hurt. Head, stomach, throat, legs, shoulders, arms, neck, etc. :S I went in anyway, thinking "mind over matter! you can do this, Karen!"

I was driving to work at about 45 mph with sunglasses on at 7 in the morning because the light hurt my head too much and turned the radio on, then promptly turned it off because that hurt too much, too. and I realized if I couldn't stand the 7am sunlight or a song (softly) on the radio, there was no way I'd be able to make it through 7 hours of school.

Once I got to school I started writing up sub plans and our librarian (she's in charge of scheduling substitutes) got on the phone. My first hour students came in and I think they could tell something was wrong because they didn't make a sound. They're usually a noisy bunch, especially on Friday.

Halfway through the hour a substitute showed up and I left... came home and went to sleep... for pretty much the whole day. Very weird being at home when my students are in school....

In other news:
GO RED WINGS!!! They beat the Blue Jackets 4-1 last night in game 1 of round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Osgood looked like the same goalie from last year's playoffs and the scoring was really balanced. Things are looking good; however it's just one game... Game 2 is Saturday at 6:00.

It's spring here! For a few days anyway. Who knows how long its going to last, so enjoy it while you can!


Jennifer Skoog Photography said...

oooh, I hope you are feeling better. Good for you for going home sick and taking care of yourself!

Ev said...

I hope you have good reports from the sub when you get back to your classroom! I remember one of my teachers in 6th grade who was very very stern with us about being nice to subs because he used to be one and knew how kids would try to get away with stuff...