I went to work yesterday morning, and still felt okay until about 11:00. I decided that I wasn't going to try to tough it out all day, and requested a substitute for noon. The kids read independently for their lesson, so there wasn't a whole lot of teaching that took place in my classroom. That's a good thing, because I think I would have babbled endlessly.
Around lunchtime (11:10), I became REALLY tired, and had a hard time talking to my third period class at 11:45. I could feel myself swaying. My sub arrived at noon, and I left the students in her capable hands. I had to talk to someone all the way home to stay awake, and of course, I couldn't go to sleep right away when I got home. It took me an hour to fall asleep, then I slept until 4:00. That wasn't enough, but I had to pick Zach up from school. I managed to stay awake all evening, and we spent an hour at the grocery store. Thanks to my incoherence, we spent WAY more than we usually do. It will be fun today to look at what we bought last night. Hopefully some of it has some nutritional value.'
When it came time to go to bed, I had a hard time getting to sleep. Go figure. I can't wait for this congestion to leave and never come back! My whole house probably smells mentholated by now; I have a vaporizer next to the bed, I had some inhaling oil from England on a cotton pad in my pillowcase, and for extra measure, I smeared Vicks Vaporub on my chest. I slept all night, though! I'll probably (hopefully) crash early tonight. We'll see...
one day at a time
9 hours ago