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Sep 30 2007

I might be overdoing it

I’m feeling miserable and the work is just piling up around me.  I’ve been feeling sick this week and it just keeps getting worse.  I have a fever and the worst sore throat I’ve had since I had mono is college.  I know it’s not possible to get mono again, but I feel like there couldn’t be anything else that could make me feel this bad.  My voice is much worse than it was on the day I took the day off work a few weeks ago, I have a dry, wheezing cough, it hurts to whisper and despite it all, I forced myself to go to the zoo today with my students.  (I promised a trip to the zoo for three of my students.)  I didn’t enjoy it as much as I should have because I was feeling under the weather.

 I have tons of grading to do, a monthly plan, lesson plans and homework packets all to still do this weekend.  I just got an e-mail from my PD and although polite, is making me fume with anger because I am so pissed because I feel myself working myself sick, literally, and when he says I need to “re-prioritize” in order to do everything the TFA way and it makes me so so angry.  What am I going to re-prioritize?  Personal hygiene?  Sleep?  I’m already not eating much at all.  Thankfully I have my husband to do all the housework, laundry, grocery shopping and cooking.

One Response

  1. Ashlee

    wow … can I relate …

    I am constantly thinking … can I really do this? … and although my PD says … you need to take time and take care of yourself … it’s supposed to be done after my vision, and grading and EVERYTHING else

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