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An Apology, etc.

December 10th, 2011 at 01:08 am

You know how you should never text or call people when you're drunk? Well... I wasn't drunk yesterday ... but I was exhausted and overwhelmed and feeling a bit kicked about. *Not by anyone here at SA* ... probably most of what I *was* feeling was overreaction/way overemotional/overtired.

I ended up sleeping nearly 15 hours yesterday. I got home around 4 p.m., and slept off and on til my alarm got me up at 7 a.m. this morning. This morning I was still feeling a bit weepy even ... then the school nurse scolded me for not wearing a hat in 14 degree weather. I had to laugh at the absolute absurdity -- here I was feeling almost like there wasn't anything that would get me back to work, and I get scolded by the school nurse!! (It's her personality - I know this - and don't take it personally.)

So anyway, today went much, much better - and I feel much more like myself. Amazing what some good solid sleep will do for a person.

So in a few words .. I apologize for yesterday's post. It was in the realm of "drunk" posts.

Thank you everyone who commented.

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I didn't get Kari spayed today, but will on Monday (have appointment.)

I did however get my car into the shop and have the radiator flushed, etc. I dropped my car off about 8:30 a.m. and one of the mechanics took me back to school. He was supposed to pick me up at 4. I called at 4:05 and got the answering machine. Knowing how they don't seem to check their machine Rolleyes I decided to walk. It was a little bit further than I was thinking, but took only about 20 minutes. Then they took *forever* creating the invoice and taking the payment ($193.xx). But at least that is done now so I don't have to hear about it again!!!

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Today I had the 4th and 5th grade sections do roundtable booktalks. I first demonstrated by doing two booktalks - one on a book I knew well, and one on a book I just perused for a few minutes. (I did Holes, Kristi's Great Idea (babysitter club), It's Like This, Cat, and Charlie Bone at Midnight). Then I had each student choose one book, either from the table (new books) or a book which they had read previously. They then each gave a booktalk. It went really well with both groups, and they both asked to do it again. So I think I'm going to make the last week of each month "Book Club" Day for each section. It'll be a great way for them to share the books they're reading, or to preview new books we get.

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I've been having the teacher assistants and a volunteer who's been coming the past few days match up all the donated books so all the duplicates are together. That was finished today, and so now they are checking them against the catalog. We are going to have a lot of books to give to the kids as gifts, and for me to put in the prize box. I may also have the teachers come over and take any books they'd like.

It feels much less overwhelming now than it did on Wednesday when those books came in. There are quite a few gems in the boxes, and I'm really happy for the abundance of pre-school level books. That is an age group I have a hard time finding good books to read for storytime.

I think my reaction stemmed from knowing that I still have a lot of books to go through from the summer donation of books and this just added more to my already overfull plate. I've decided that putting the teacher assistants to work culling out the duplicates amongst all the donated books (both recent and summer) will help reduce my workload greatly, and offer many more books for gifts/prizes. I am putting off weeding (finding duplicates/out of date/bad looking) the collection until I am caught up with the donated books. It isn't my first choice, but it is necessary to prioritize.

If I continue to have this volunteer who started on Wednesday for a while, I can see a lot more getting done. She is good. (She's actually one of the cafeteria workers who hasn't been getting a full 40 hours. She's needing to pay off a bill, so asked for more hours. They put her with me. Very happy!!)

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I stopped by the PO on the way home tonight and had a card from my grandma, and a package/card from my dad. I knew I shouldn't open them, but there was no warning on either of them to not open yet. Big Grin The card from my dad had a chorus of cats meowing Happy Birthday (my birthday is the 15th). Kari went NUTS when I opened it!! It was hilarious. I played it a couple more times and her tail fluffed out bigger and bigger. By the 4th time she got brave enough to come up to the card and investigate what was making that awful racket. Then she meowed at the card. Smile

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I was debating on whether to go to church or not tomorrow, but I think I will go as long as I'm feeling this much better/refreshed. I probably won't stay for potluck, but come home and take a nap. Then be nice and rested for a few hours of *very* needed cleaning - dishes, laundry, sweeping, etc. Then I can take a break and watch the newest episode of Person of Interest. Big Grin That will be my reward for getting the much neglected house chores done.

11 Responses to “An Apology, etc.”

  1. laura(momcents) Says:


    Glad you're feeling better. Sleep can remedy many situations, I've found. Smile Hope things continue on the upswing. Have a nice weekend.

  2. snafu Says:

    I was just reading an article outlining recent research about low levels of orexin in our systems. There are now so many added sugars in our foods it is cumulatively dangerous, symptoms over tired, cranky, even depressed. What do you think? Can you link diet to behavior? I'm going to try to keep a journal to see if my feelings of being over worked, over stressed is related to processed food for example.

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Thanks Laura Smile
    Snafu,

    Ehh... processed foods ... yeah, *way* too much lately - most of what my diet has consisted of for much too long ... My goal is to get my dishes washed this weekend, and to make a couple casseroles, boil some eggs, steam some veggies ... then use those for food the next couple weeks. NOT replenish my frozen dinners, etc. stash. I have no doubt that my diet of the past few months has majorly contributed to how I've been feeling. It also I think has to do with my being out of my Synthroid - for going on two weeks now. So my thyroid levels are probably pretty wacky right now. I will be picking up a new scrip on Saturday after church - they called my old doctor and got permission to refill one more time.

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    I am just glad you are feeling better, too.

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Yesterday's post didn't sound like you at all, although I know teachers can get very stressed!! I'm so glad you are feeling better. Keep getting enough sleep and use that volunteer!!

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you are rested and feel better about your world. Teaching is stressful and it gets even more so as the kids get excited about the holidays.

  7. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    15 hours! Oh my goodness, you must have been exhausted!

  8. Ima saver Says:

    So glad you are feeling better!

  9. My English Castle Says:

    The onslaught of work, Christmas, new job, being far away from family, new house, little sleep--it's multiple injuries, isn't it? I'm glad to see you back! Rest, decent food, and a little self-indulgence always helps me. Sending you thoughts and prayers for a serene rest of the season!

  10. Looking Forward Says:

    SO glad you're feeling better! (The last post didn't sound like you at all.)
    ((HUGS))

  11. LuckyRobin Says:

    Sorry if this goes through twice, it didn't want to post so I did it again. I am glad you are feeling better. It is amazing what catching up on your sleep can do for you.

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