Tuesday, 11/19 Feeling lousy
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I started losing my voice yesterday and on my way home from work, I had a headache that was so nasty that I put the seat down in a reclining type position and couldn't open my eyes. Since then, I have been fighting to maintain my mood and attitude. I think it is a sinus/ cold thing but with my back issues, I don't have the energy to cope with it. I hope that it doesn't take the traditional week to get rid of it because that may wear me out altogether.
I called the folks at Mayo last Friday to share my sad update that the injections didn't make a difference and to discuss what we need to do next. The spine doc's nurse told me that she would relay the message to her and they would get back to me on Monday or Tuesday. Well, that hasn't happened yet, so I'm expecting to talk with her tomorrow.
The work load I'm dealing with is adding a lot to my mood and my attitude. I am feeling overwhelmed with the big number of students in our building, the big number I am seeing, the big number on my "waiting lists" that I cannot fit into my day and the big number in each classroom that is growing daily who teachers cannot physically get to as much as they would like if they could only do it. We have classrooms with 30 children in them and that number might grow all the way to 35 for math when the kids get put into math groups that match their own academic needs. That is too many children in primary grades for one classroom. Even third graders are young children and they don't need to be jammed into classrooms so crowded. I wish that the state of Illinois and our communities around here could fix these problems. I want these future leaders to get a better start to their educational careers.
I'm wishing that everyone, myself included, has a wonderful Wednesday. My day will start with a meeting and end with two more meetings before I head to physical therapy. It will be another long, long day.