Drifting Off

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I survived a week of work. That’s what this week was survival, dragging through the motions, trying to engage, teach, reach, grade, plan, meet–all of it. I went home before my afternoon duty twice but other than that I was there all week, even for before school meetings and tutoring. I considered calling  in sick twice. I dragged myself to endure so I could do tech teaching for visitors, so I could review for a test, so I could have students self-analyze their writing, so I could collaborate with my peers, so I could be present to work with others to schedule RTIs, so I didn’t have to risk no available sub and teachers having to cover my classes.

And now, here on Friday night I’ve made it, and I feel like I deserve a badge of martrydom, of insanity, of foolishness, of dedication…

Really, though, the only badge/award I want is one that will let me go to sleep right now at 8 PM,  before my children. Do you think anyone will notice if I just quietly slip off to sleep?

Nevermind…my daughter is ready to get snuggly and read in my bed. I think I will be drifting off to dreamland while she reads.

Goodnight. May the hacking cough subside and the dreams take over.

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6 thoughts on “Drifting Off

  1. I feel your exhaustion! Our work is tremendously undervalued!!! I hope your students and colleagues appreciate how hard you worked this week. I’d give you that award of dedication! Hope you’re feeling better soon!

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  2. Oh, no. 😦 I’ve had weeks like that… and I can never just slip quietly off to sleep. I hope you wake up tomorrow feeling better! … and that you are able to sleep a bunch over the weekend.

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  3. Congratulations for surviving–I think we can all identify with the week that seems it’ll never end. Hope your weekend gives you some restorative time, or at least, sleep!

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