Today was a day of highs and lows. We had a holiday assembly this morning which was lovely, but it made the rest of the day very tough. The kids were shocked we were actually teaching the rest of the day. They were expected to work. We had a number of student issues that resulted in in-school and out-of-school suspensions. We had tears and drama. By the end of the day I was whipped. Then my friend who has lung cancer gave me my Christmas gift and I could barely make it to my other friend's room before dissolving in tears. I am so afraid of losing this wonderful woman to cancer. She has been my mentor and friend throughout my teaching career and I'm so afraid.
My friend L and I went to dinner for our Christmas exchange and had a lovely, relaxing time. We split a bottle of red wine and talked and ate and then we came back to my house to talk some more. She loved the Bella mittens I made her and the brown Fetching mitts, and I love my large bottle of Tia Maria, something I love but never buy for myself.
Meanwhile my poor husband is driving S home through bad weather and bad traffic. They've been on the road since 3, should have been here by 6, and although it's nearly 10, he said it'll be another hour at least.
My daughter in Blacksburg is snowed in with a bladder infection she was too busy to take care of this week, after spending six hours in the car getting nowhere due to the snow. So now she's back in her apartment with her father and her roommate, not sure when she'll get home. And I'm hoping she doesn't have a lot of pain from the infection she should have already gotten medication for.
If this all sounds incoherent, it's because I am. Incoherent. Stressed. It will be better tomorrow. Right?
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