Yeah, I’m still here. Strange times. It seems like the days are grueling. I get up dreading the day, drag myself through every grueling minute, get home late and collapse in bed. Then I do it all again.
I really don’t know what’s wrong with me. I got up yesterday morning and told myself, “Come on. Nine more hours. You can do it.” Driving to work, I was thinking, “Eight more hours.” I worked hard and occasionally caught a glimpse of the time and told myself, “Hang in there. Four more hours…” Of course, it wasn’t four more hours. I wound up staying an hour and a half late. I got to come home for 3 hours and then had to drive back because DGS, Steven, is one of four cadets in the ROTC honor guard and they had to be back for the homecoming game at half-time to escort the homecoming queen and her court. We finally got to head home at 8:30 and I collapsed.
I slept for 11 hours. Unheard of. Everyone in the house is aghast.
It’s really weird. Each day seems to fly by and there’s never enough time to get everything done but, at the same time, it seems like the day grinds by minute by minute and takes forever to get through.
Monday was a meeting with National Honor Society to finish up preparations for the Induction Ceremony Thursday night. Tuesday was ESS after school. Wednesday was a mandatory faculty meeting which was moved because of ESS on Tuesday. At the faculty meeting, they reviewed the procedure for student responses to Open Response Questions and gave us a form to record student grades. We now have to give an Open Response Question to every student in our classes each week, grade them, record the grades and turn in all the student papers, scores and our interpretation of how we could have improved our teaching/preparation/student motivation/questioning technique/etc. so they would have scored better. (sigh… more paperwork.. wouldn’t it be nice if the students had to turn in their responses and an explanation of what they could have done to improve their scores?). Thursday was ESS after school, run to Walmart to pick up cakes, race back to school to decorate and prepare for the induction which started at 6:30. Finally headed out the door at 9:00.
I am sooooo tired.