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!