Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rough Day - Finding the Balance

taken by Michael Duhaney at Bayfield, Ontario
I am laughing in my head (yes, I'm not that far gone that I sit alone and cackle out loud like a mad woman) because I was thinking that I'd just post a quickie using a couple of bullet points and call it a day, and then said to myself (because talking to myself is what I do) "yeah, right, like you could be brief, or concise bwahahahahaha".

Yes, it was one of those days, and if tomorrow wasn't Friday and the beginning of March break I'd be a little worried about myself AND my sanity, but one more day? I can make it.

The problem? Well there was more than one. First I had an EA call in sick. Unfortunately a lot of EAs around the board called in sick today so no replacement was available so we were shorthanded all day. So, of course this is the day that my "broken angel" becomes aggressive and a number of other students have "off" days. We made it through the day but it was extremely stressful. I did something today that I've never done before - when it was my planning time at 1:00pm I left my classroom, went to the staffroom, sat on the couch and buried my face in a newspaper. Usually I stay in my classroom and work, but today I just had to get out of there.

Blechh. I just want to go to bed. But first I must count my blessings...
  • Michael sent me supportive emails to help me through the day
  • when he picked me up from work he had bought a bottle of wine so that I could go home, put my feet up and relax with a nice glass of red
  • he made an amazing pot of soup with chicken, tomatoes, lentils, onions mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm so good!
  • he saved me the chicken wing - my favourite part!
  • my daughter went and got me a decaf coffee from Timmy's and gave me a big hug
  • my sister-in-law, who is in hospital with pneumonia is making some progress and was finally moved from emerg to a semi-private room
  • Keith Urban is playing on my iPod
  • I can see my snowdrops again, the rain is washing away the snow
Have a great Friday everyone! I'm feeling better already:)

P.S.  Hey, I was pretty concise after all!


Jessica07 said...

I'm glad things started to feel more positive for you. From what I've read in your blog, and through some of the comments I've seen on other's blogs, you're a wonderful person. Just keep counting your blessings. :)

Niki said...

It's days like this you gotta enjoy and savor the small stuff, because it can really be the most beautiful part of your day.

Sharon said...

You are one tough cookie to have the kind of job you have. Thank God. I hope you are feeling better, and ready to enjoy some much needed time off!

Anonymous said...

Ugh to days like those!! At least you have a wonderful supportive family :)

Antie Eboo said...

Having a rough day can sure take a toll on a person. Thankfully, you are a strong woman, with a wonderful and loving family to help you through it all.
Enjoy your March break!

Marguerite said...

You're very fortunate to have such a supportive family behind you. Nothing like coming home to a hug and a nice meal.

Mark said...

You had me at "Wine". Happy Friday to you. SonyaAnn sent me over to visit you. She's good like that. I hope that you have a great weekend and have a few more glasses of wine. Drink some on my behalf. Lent is killing me and it just started. Your Friend, m.

psychsarah said...

Woh-sorry to hear you had such a rough day at work. I'm glad Michael and Kazi took good care of you! It's always good to count blessing I find. Instead of cursing the snow piled on my car this morning, I tried to think of the people in Japan who are suffering from much more severe stuff that Mother Nature has to offer. Hope today goes MUCH better!!

Johanna said...

Keeping balance is hard work. Glad you have the march break to look forward to. It'll give you a chance to regroup and be ready to jump in the fray again.

Anonymous said...

Seems to me that it all worked out in the end! ;) Hope you enjoy your night!

Anonymous said...

Your day did end up pretty well! Sounds like it can be stressful at work, though. Good thing you've got family to take such good care of you!