It has been quite the week. I got 3 hours of sleep Monday night after traveling all day. But I got to go out for dinner with my friend Sarah in Chicago during my 31/2 hour layover. I don't think I got much more sleep than that any other night. It was a good week- but long. Why is it that 4 day work weeks seem more like 6 days? Friday was a good day... until my 7th period. Those kids sure know how to push my buttons. Then I had my home room kids- we end the day with our home room class for 25 minutes. We are supposed to read on Fridays- silently. Well they weren't. I was sooo tired and frustrated. I was going to burst into tears so I walked out of the room into my office (All our rooms are connected so I could still hear them!) I composed myself as they continued to talk. I went back in and tried one more time to get them to read silently. It worked for the last 5 minutes. I finally broke down after my fellow teacher asked if there was something wrong. I think I just really needed a good cry. So there I sat- folding dish cloths and towels in my kitchens... crying... how sad. I decided to email the parents of a good kid in each of my classes to tell them how much I appreciate having them in my classes. That is going to be my new Friday tradition. I headed home- decided to buy a pizza and ice cream. That seemed to do the trick. My friend Martha came over and we watched the cheesiest movie EVER. I don't remember the name of it but it is part 4 of a series about a family during the pioneer times. It was good for a laugh.
Today I finally got my bags unpacked and everything put away. It was 21 degrees Celsius (70 Fahrenheit) so I vacuumed out my car in capris and flip flops. Can you believe it? On January 6th I was wearing capris and flip flops. Wowzers.
Then I went to see The Pursuit of Happyness with friends. What a movie. It makes me want to go help everyone that is in a situation like that. Amazing!!! Life is good. Even my life as a middle school teacher! :)