Wednesday, December 14, 2011


I had to stay home today.  The problem was I had some non-specific sickness symptoms like plegm and exhaustion.  Also, my patience was zapped, and I quickly remembered something about teaching middle school: it's way harder than teaching high school, especially when you're feeling sub-par.

For some reason, I agonized about taking the day off.  My school is small and we don't have a lot of subs.  My biggest fear was that the other teachers would have to cover my classes on their prep periods during the week before winter break. 

Luckily, that didn't happen.  Instead, I got a teacher who retired from our school a few years ago.  And, I stayed home and spent the entire morning asleep in bed.  Now I'm awake and ensconced on the couch.  I still haven't showered.  I thought about it, but I was too tired.


Anonymous said...

Smart to stay home and try to get rid of it before it really gets you!Love,mom

Anonymous said...

Hope you feel better soon. Good idea to stay home. Sleep heals the body. Doc

LH said...

Everyone's dropping like flies at school, with stomach flu.

So hoping not to get that. Good move taking a day to rest.

Feel better, westie!

jdoc said...

Staying home from teaching is so hard. You did the right thing!

Anonymous said...

My FIL wasn't your sub was he? I don't think he's subbing these days but who knows.

It was like pulling teeth convincing (my) Dan to take 1/2 a day off to go to an important doctor's appt for Leo with me. Arranging subs must be awful.

KC said...

Not your father-in-law, but another woman I'm sure he knows - Mary Walters.

And, YES, it's awful arranging subs. But, once in awhile, it's worth it.