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Monday, August 18, 2008

It's under control now

I had a couple of days of minor illness before today. Mostly I was achy and super-fatigued. I did have a little vertigo and skull pain too but I wanted to wait and see before I pressed the panic button. I'm glad I did because today I feel like myself again. Maybe it was just pre-work jitters although I felt very calm and under control but who knows?

I officially came to work today and now I'm actually taking a lunch for myself. This is a big moment because last year I always worked through lunch. Today I put on the breaks and stopped working so I could eat a leisurely lunch and catch up on the blog. This is a huge step for me and it feels great.

Everything in my classroom seems in order to. I have everything set up for the arrival of the kids. My handouts are made and duplicated, I am preparing the board and all my paperwork and electronic files are organized. The day is not even over and I'm just about ready to rock. I won't see kids until Wednesday but I feel prepared for their arrival.

Overall, so far so good and I feel better physically too!



Good for you!! Leisurely lunch sounds good.

~ Charlene S Noto said...

Great! I totally believe that people need to not only take their lunch break but enjoy it. I think our minds need that shift in gears to recoop for the session after lunch. Glad you're feeling good and organized!

Denver Refashionista said...

Wish me luck the rest of the week. If that goes well I think it will be a great year.

Diane J Standiford said...

I used to skip lunch or work while eating. Bad idea. Wishing you a great week!! And a super life!

Jen said...

What subject(s) do you teach? My husband often misses lunch and I tell him to just stop what he's doing and take one.

Good luck with your school year, tenured teacher!

Denver Refashionista said...

Jen, I teach ESL, Sheltered Lanugage Arts (for ESL kids) and Yoga.

Serina said...

Keep it up! It can be hard to fight the guilt of taking care of yourself at times, but it is necessary. Somewhere along the lines of putting your oxygen mask on first, so that you can help others with theirs. You're in my thoughts and prayers. :)