Thursday, February 14, 2013
I am feeling good this Valentine's Day. I completed a presentation for my Literacy class. All of my courses are wrapping up. Since Danny and I broke up in January and I am single again, I planned on celebrating the day myself. I thought of a workout, bubblebath, and was thinking of some other things to show myself some appreciation. I am completely zonked. I did go to the doctor's yesterday and found that I do have some bronchitis which explains me being out of breath and exhausted lately and he gave me papers to go get a chest x-ray to check out what's going on in there. I did get a puffer and although I am no longer panting going from building to building across campus, I still am exhausted and am not sleeping well. Last night I woke up gasping in my sleep. I think I was chased by geese or something in my sleep. (I am completely afraid of geese and ironically live on a farm with the goose house just outside my window.) I did not do the workout since I was so exhausted after classes, I headed right home. I did watch Survivor and am going to have that bubble bath and going to read for pleasure. I am reading The Help by Kathryn Stokett for our book club at the library and didn't think I would get to far into it before the meeting, but almost have it finished. What a great read. I also read the Wild Children by Felice Holman which I did enjoy but that was for assisting with a grade 8 English class so that was not completely for pleasure. I think even with a busy life, lesson plans, school projects, volunteering in the school, family life, and trying to work on the side, there is not a lot of time for enjoyment. It is just as important to read for pleasure as it is to exercise. I try to make the reading part of my bedtime routine along with yoga. It has helped me deal with stress until things got super busy and I stopped. I just have to get it in my head that I have to take care of me or I will burn out. Better to learn this lesson now than when I have my own classroom full time instead of for 4 week and 6 week chunks of time. Well. That bathtub and book are calling my name.