Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I woke up this morning and felt like hell. My nose wasn't blocked, which was a plus, but my head and throat hurt. A quick conversation with my boyfriend told me that there was no way I should be talking. My voice is croaky and if I talk I cough. Yuck. I sent a text to my boss (we are very casual) asking if he could ask my reliever to stay on for the rest of the week and I'd see him on Monday. There is no way I can teach like this, so I'm not even going to try. I feel back being out of the class so much, but there really isn't anything I can do about it. I just needed to drop off a USB stick with this terms reports on them and I was fine to take the rest of the week off. Thank goodness for kind admin ladies, who volunteered to print out my reports, forge my signature, stuff them into named envelopes and send them off home with my kiddos. They are all owed chocolate.
Now I just have a few things to do for next week. My planning can just roll over, so that makes things easier. I need to design the post tests for topic and maths, so I can see if I have actually taught them anything this term. AND I have a cool idea for my homework doers. Last term the kids all did their homework, so I threw them a homework party on the last day of school. This term some have decided not to do homework, so I have another idea. I got some mini packets of smarties chocolates and I'm going to give the homework kids a certificate and a packet of smarties as their 'reward'. I don't usually reward with chocolate, but I figure once in a while won't kill them, and it is certainly no worse than what is in their lunchboxes.
But right now I am going to rest and nap :)
Monday, June 18, 2012
More time off work, more medication. Ick. I have inflamed lungs (asthmatic + sick) so am on steroids for 10 days, plus some super fun cough syrup that has a warning not to operate heavy machinery. I have a note for the rest of the week off work, but permission to go back sooner if I am up to it. No working out, obviously, not that I want to at the moment.
So, thats me!
Sunday, June 17, 2012
I am extremely lucky that as a beginning teacher in NZ I get a tonne of sick days, because at this rate I am going to use them all!I am also very lucky that my school is very supportive and understands that I need these sick days. In fact, because I come in sick so often they know that when I call in sick I am really sick. Yesterday I was useless and spent the whole day in bed napping. I didn't even have the energy to do some work on my laptop, that is how drained I was. I called a reliever and asked if they would be able to cover me today, since I didn't think I'd be well enough to come to work. I am glad I did, because I woke up this morning still feeling sick. I'm going back to the doctors this afternoon, just to check I haven't got a secondary infection or anything. I am never sick for this long. I'm usually sick for a couple of days and we are quickly approaching 2 weeks with this one. I have heaps of sick days left, but I can't afford to be out of my classroom for much longer.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
For good or for bad, I exercise more so I can eat more. Basically, when I am burning 1200 calories through cardio PLUS 2-3 strength sessions a week I can pretty much just watch what I eat and still lose weight. A week ago I was hit with an awful cold and was unable to workout. I'm still sick, actually, and I feel rotten today. Yesterday I got to the gym for a short workout, but it made me feel worse, not better. The problem with all this is, I haven't been cutting my calories to account for the lack of exercise, so I am putting on weight! Only 1-2 pounds at the moment, but it is still disheartening. And I am consistently up, so I don't think this is a fluctuation. Argh.
So, until I am back to exercising again I'll just have to cut my calories to 1200. I AM sedentary, so it makes sense. Since I still feel awful I have no idea how long it will be until I am back to exercising.
I hate this. I actually like exercising, so I feel like a useless lump right now.
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