Tuesday, December 30, 2014
I do some quick mental calendar work and remind myself that I still have NINE more days before I am back in the saddle. I literally have to focus on breathing properly for the next few moments.
What gives? (And of all my students, why Z?)
This is no one-time event. It happens nearly every break we have. My colleague shared she had a school nightmare the other night, you know, the one where she's unprepared....Are teachers the only ones with nightmares with this recurring theme?
I confess to looking at this list of things to do and getting freaked out:
design a memorial program
return stuff to Target
write thank yous
plan our history document-based essays--how to do this????
refocus our Lord of the Flies unit--and get ready for our Big Paper
put Christmas stuff away
bookstore to buy books for two of the book clubs I'm in
plan an event
edit my pastor's book
read for the two of the book clubs
have loads of fun
But everyone has to-do lists. I just need to chill out.
*Miracle Fudge. ALL wonderful chocolatey goodness, ZERO calories.**
**Oh, my imagination is really good. It's miraculous because it's so delicious.