Monday, July 27, 2009

I Will Survive!

"Oh no not I, I will survive..." I think I will adopt that song as my theme song.

Today was my first day back to work and I am BEAT! To start my day off, I got a horrible night's sleep last night. There were a variety of factors that played a role in my poor sleep last night: terrible heartburn, aching hips, moving baby, needing to pee 3 times and the thoughts of going back to work today that kept creeping up on my mind. Anyway, when my alarm went off at 5:15 I was almost glad that it was time to get up (notice that I said 'almost').

Once I got up and on my way I was feeling pretty good. I got to work and it was actually very nice to be there in the company of other adults who were in the same boat as me; not wanting to be there. No, it really was great to see everyone and to catch up on everything that has been going on for the past 5 weeks. I have to admit too, I was pretty productive at work too. By 12:30 I had accomplished all of the following: visiting with coworkers, staff meeting, arranging furniture in office, organizing my desk, emptying my files from my filing cabinet and rearranging them to be more organized, figured out my caseload and coteachers and swapped lots of ideas and files with my office mates.

Okay, so I was productive in the morning....the afternoon was a different story. Around 12:30 the exhaustion hit HARD! All I wanted to do was curl up in my bed (or on my couch) and take a good 2 hour nap. For the entire afternoon I felt as though I was in a daze and looked as though I hadn't slept in 2 weeks (that's sure how I felt). I had to keep getting up and walking around the school in order to keep myself awake (and busy). I was thrilled when it was time to go home so I could crash on the couch and relax. Here's hoping that I can survive the afternoon exhaustion until Cambria debuts in October and here's to also hoping that the afternoon exhaustion doesn't evolve into all day exhaustion.

"Oh no not I, I will survive..."

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