Saturday, September 6, 2014

First week done!

I somehow managed to coherently post each of the first three days of school but by last night, I was D-O-N-E. haha

I'm so darn tired, even after sleeping all night. I have restless legs and when I'm really exhausted, even my medicine doesn't always help with it so I had a rough time falling asleep because my brain and body were tired but my legs wanted to dance and play (and I don't dance so figure that out). :) 

A huge side effect of getting up between 5:15-5:30 every day is that on the weekend, I'm awake by 7:30-8 at the latest. That is my body's "sleeping in" (I miss the teenage years of sleeping in meaning I didn't have to surface until noon or later!). I think it may be a sign of (gulp), "old age". 

Alas, we had a great first week but it wore me out. Part of the problem is that I am SO anal retentive about stuff -- I want things to be done and done well and since it was so unclear if/when they would make changes to our classes (and I was pretty much told, they are going to wait *sigh*), I hesitated to do too much planning-wise and thus I have a ton to catch up on. Which makes me tired thinking about it! :)

One of my goals this year is to avoid the Sunday Night Blues by not spending my Sundays working on school stuff. I think that's the problem...I spend so much of my Sunday grading or planning or catching up that I dread going to school the next day. I made it a goal to try my absolute best to NOT work on Sundays this year...hopefully for teaching or grad school. I can't always guarantee I'll be able to avoid grad school stuff on Sundays but I'm going to really try to stick to that if I can. 

I think I need and deserve to have one day a week that I'm just a mom and a wife. Cleaning, shopping, laundry, etc can all happen on Sunday and still provide me with time to just chill and be with my family. That's my goal and I'm really hoping I can keep it to. Around conferences and stuff it may not happen simply due to the extra stuff going on....but I'm super hopeful that I can stick to it.

That means today is going to be JAM-PACKED. I have to reread and/or finish my readings for grad school and write a paper for tonight. That's on my agenda first because it will take the longest. Then I need to finish my post for today in my writing class. After that it's lesson plans and printing all of the stuff I need to make copies of (thank goodness I had a special switched to Monday morning from Tuesday morning because of a shift in schedules at the district level so I have time to organize my week before the kiddos ever come). Then I need to grade all of the stuff my kiddos finished up yesterday so that my TA can stuff our Monday folders when she gets to school Monday morning. 

I told myself I had until 11:59 tonight to get it all done. I didn't work on any of it last night because we went out to dinner and I was so tired when I got home, I got into pjs, crawled in bed and played Candy Crush until my legs relaxed enough for me to fall asleep. Alas, I have a ton to do and it's time to get to it.

Have a great weekend :)

1 comment:

  1. I set the same goal for myself...work free Sundays. My husband does not complain about the work I bring home, but I know it makes me grouchy and more burnt out throughout the year. I don't know if it will work out every single weekend but I am really going to try. Hope it works for you too!!

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