No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
Just to give a taste of how busy I was today: I got to work at 6:50 am, spent 15 minutes printing and copying agendas and papers for my meeting, went to my meeting for an hour, then spent some time prepping for my classes by making copies for the day, writing down the students' assignments on the board, and organizing the graded papers for the students. Then I taught without a break until lunch, had 18 minutes for lunch (literally--that's how much time we get), then taught non-stop until 2:35. At which time I felt like falling over in exhaustion. Then I had a 45 minute meeting with the guy I mentor, had to write out plans for the sub tomorrow, and make copies of handouts for the kids. Oh, and to top it off, next week is homecoming; I am in charge of both the 32 Homecoming Candidates (getting them where they need to be at the times they need to be there) and the sophomore float building. ARGH!
At about 9am, I found out I wouldn't be in the classroom in the morning due to a meeting I have to attend. Only problem is my principal forgot to tell me about it until this morning. This meant little time to prep, a lot of rearranging of lesson plans, and working 3 hours after school to get it all ready. It wouldn't be so bad, but I will also be gone on Wednesday for a special training I have to attend. I hate not being there for my students!
All the extra stress was not making me feel good. But then I got the best comment from one of my students today. I was teaching comma usage, and to be funny I gave the following example: My teacher, Mrs. H, is mean. At which all of the students disagreed, told me I was the friendliest teacher, yada, yada. In the afternoon, one of my students piped up and said, "I just imagine you dancing in a field of flowers!" I just about died laughing. What a great description of someone! It made me realize how much I truly love my job, my life, and wouldn't trade it for the world. It's nice knowing you're in the right place and fulfilling your purpose in life. :)
Here's the meal plan today. Notice that the stress made me hungry. I need to watch myself with that.
B: 1 serving Berry Berry Kix, coffee with 1 tbsp sugar and 2 tbsp. fat-free milk
L: 1 c. chicken feta pasta (leftovers), 1/2 c. homemade unsweetened applesauce
Snack: 1 90 cal Fiber One Brownie; 1 Fiber One oats and chocolate bar, 1 c. watermelon
D: 2 beef tacos, rice and beans from the mexican restaurant
Dessert: 1 blue raspberry sucker--hubby wanted and bought some ice cream. To keep me from having the same, I bought one of those big suckers to keep my sweet tooth happy.
I have running in the morning, then hopefully the stress will go down.