Monday, September 23, 2013
Today was really great, and really crappy/bizarre at the same time. There were wonderful moments and awful moments. Such a weird day. Had a great day at school with my kids. We started learning the letter W and how to write our names. They were SO EXCITED about this. some of my kids started finding W's in the room at lunchtime and were just so excited. It was really neat to see that knowledge just click for them, like, "Hey! That's a LETTER right there! And I know what it IS!" One little girl filled up two whole pages of her name; she was so proud of herself. Her parents came in while she was writing her name over and over and they made such a big deal about it. She was just so cute.
So after the whole day was over, the kids were gone, and I had about 10 minutes left before I could leave, I was cleaning my classroom. I bent over to straighten up some toys, stood up, and WHAM! I smacked my head on these cabinets SO HARD. I mean, harder than you've ever hit your head in your life. It just about knocked me senseless. My assistant was in there and I just started crying as soon as I hit it. I tried so hard to hold it in, but good golly Molly that was so incredibly painful. I reached up to feel my head and there was a GIGANTIC goose-egg up there. It was honestly the size of a golf ball, if not bigger. I went ahead and left, after reporting it to one of my supervisors. I was afraid that if I didn't, I'd end up with a concussion or something, so just to be safe I reported it. So I left, came home (didn't go to the gym due to this accident *sigh*) and took four ibuprofen and put an ice pack on my head.
Then dinner-time rolled around. I heated up some leftover chili and we sat down around the table. Things started off well, then long story short, Daughter had to leave the table, was starting to be really difficult, Husband told her to clean her stuff up then go to her room since she was done anyway. She was having attitude and I told her to bring me her iPod, that she was grounded from it. She had a full-on meltdown panic attack. I don't want to get into all of it because we've already dealt with it. Everything is fine now, but it was really crazy at the time. It just came out of nowhere.
So Husband and I cleaned up the kitchen and then he took her to Girl Scouts. I started working on this Memory Game I'm making for my kids at school. I took pictures of all of them and printed two of each out. I glued the pictures to index cards and I'm going to laminate them tomorrow. This will be a fun way for the kids to learn each other's names and also it will just be good for improving their cognition skills. Then I went to pick Daughter up from Girl Scouts so Husband could watch his show (which he only has a couple of). I came back and took a long hot shower and let the massaging jets beat on my neck and upper back. They're pretty stiff and sore from me banging my head. I might have to make a chiropractor appointment.
And here I am. It was a good day but really stressful a couple of times. I did really well with my eating though, and if I hadn't hit my head and had a legitimate injury, I really was going to go to the gym on the way home. That is no excuse, I really was going to go. I am so proud that I did so well on my eating and kept a positive attitude and had at least planned to go to the gym. I will hopefully be able to go tomorrow, provided that I don't have some kind of slamming headache or back problems from this. I'm sure I'll be fine, though. Positive thinking.
So I'm going to sign off and zone out in front of the tv as I fall asleep in my big, comfy bed. This is my favorite time of the whole day.