Ten Days Left…

The junior classes here at school go home on the 28th of May. That means I have exactly ten days before the end of the school year. I have to produce review sheets for my sixth and eighth grade classes today, before their class times, so that they can begin reviewing for the spring term exam, which is on Tuesday of next week.

Unfortunately, I’m wiped out. Having worked my @$$ off this weekend, I don’t feel like I have a whole lot left over to give. Tomorrow’s minor league baseball game is also really throwing off my plans for the week of review. It’s kind of messy. I’m not sure what the administration was thinking when they decided this was a good idea. Nonetheless, it’s what we’re doing, and so tomorrow we’re having only two classes, a special presentation on hawks by the bird-of-prey rescue group, Wind over Wings, and then an hour-and-a-half drive to a baseball game. Guess who gets to be a driver. Woohoo! Not.

This happens every year. I get all worked into a swivet about the last couple of weeks of school, and trying to keep everyone in homework and nightly assignments, and then all of a sudden it’s the last week of school, and I’m out of ideas, and I have no exam and no review sheets to give out at all. It’s bad.

The bell will ring in five minutes for breakfast, and I’ve got to get myself completely dressed: I still lack a tie and jacket. For them that don’t know, we wear jacket and tie, kakhi pants, socks and shoes to classes and to every meal. During these hot days the last week or so, it’s been unbearable. The cold wet weather today should make it a little easier to accept.

I can hardly wait for school to end. Among other things, I want to stop coughing up goop and feeling low. My colleague C says that I’ll stop feeling this way on June 2, three days after school ends. He may very well be right. I’ve wound up exhausted and ready to drop after every term ended this year, and I spent the first two or three days of my vacations being horrendously ill. This time, I’m going to take a day or two to get back up to speed, catch up on missed sleep, and finish out my assignments at school. Mostly I need the rest; I can’t afford to get horribly sick right as summer begins. Too much else I want to do.

4 comments

  1. “No” is a good word

    I’m thinking that setting some stronger boundaries with your bosses may be in order. Taking time off from the baseball game might put you back on track with grades and health. Tell them “No” and see what happens. Given your general lack of health, they can hardly think you unreasonable.

  2. “No” is a good word

    I’m thinking that setting some stronger boundaries with your bosses may be in order. Taking time off from the baseball game might put you back on track with grades and health. Tell them “No” and see what happens. Given your general lack of health, they can hardly think you unreasonable.

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