What a week this is proving to be; I am completely and utterly exhausted. We have had meetings before school, after school, during school, etc. We have an all afternoon meeting on Friday. They're all needed and necessary, but I've not been able to get anything done. I'm at school by 6:45 am just to get papers run off. I bring home hours of correcting. Last night, I just wanted to sit and cry out of complete exhaustion. So, today, I left 75 tests sitting on my desk. I sat myself in the middle of my bed and journaled this page. The background and images were put in place some time ago. I just wrote and wrote, and it offered a sort of therapy and relaxation I desperately needed. I knew that if I didn't take at least one evening for me, I'd be cranky and irritable with the kids. They don't deserve that. I don't deserve that. In a sense, I'll pay. Those darn tests will need to be squeezed in somehow tomorrow, and tomorrow night's "Back to School." Somehow, it will all work out... I HOPE!
I do get to go to the beach this weekend...Yeah! My brother invited Phil and I down; he's paying. We'll treat him to dinner since he's turning 50 next week. How cool is that?
Phil is working long hours since the military's fiscal year ends on October 1, and he's part of the finance group. By next weekend it will be 12 hour shifts and sheer madnes, so the timing is great. I'll need to take along the laptop to work on lesson plans and a few other things, but that's okay. The trade off is well worth it!
You may not hear from me until Monday or so. Take care, everyone!