Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I am feeling very frustrated with my foot. I had been having pain in my right foot during the late spring/summer when my shoes wore out and I continued to try to work out in them (dumb, yes.) I changed shoes, changed insoles, replaced insoles, rested the foot, babied the foot, and the foot seemed to get better. I woke up in the middle of the night last night (I have been having some anxiety-related insomnia lately...I'll get to the cause of that in a minute) with pain in the ball of my foot. Wah!
When I got up this morning, I checked my insoles and they are worn out. I think that my recent increase in walking and getting more steps into my day was just enough, combined with the worn-out insoles, to make my foot sore again. UGH. So I rested this afternoon instead of taking my usual walk and I bought myself a new pair of insoles. I hope it does the trick.
Now, on to the cause of my anxiety and insomnia (because I know you are waiting breathlessly ;) My co-teacher, who is also a good friend, has resigned and her last day is November 2. We have worked together for 2 years and we are such a great team. Unfortunately, she has some serious health issues that are making it necessary for her to change jobs. I am going to miss her so much, and the kids are too. She is so supportive and good with kids and we have so many great laughs together. I am glad she is taking care of her health, but I wish she didn't have to go. I am really nervous about starting with someone new, especially two months into the school year. It is hard to find a co-teacher you really click with. I have some very challenging kids in my class this year, who have been especially difficult lately and I am constantly trying to figure out what to try next with them.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that I have a humungoid pile of lesson plans, assessments, checklists, and a grad school project all due this week.
No wonder I can't fricken sleep.