Thursday, February 7, 2008

you might want to stand back

I got out of bed this morning with that ominous thick throat feeling. My head also felt a little bloated and when I swallowed, slightly scratchy soreness. And today was not a day when staying home would work out in anyone's favor - I had been in a foggy half-sleep rethinking all of my day's lessons for about an hour before I finally slumped into the bathroom. Calling for a substitute and saying "Yeah, I don't really have anything decent for you to do with my 70 students today. Have fun!" seemed like bad form.

I quickly downed a vial of magical juju homeopathic flu prevention medication and began my day in optimistic denial. Wash face, take shower, - no, I do not feel faint - get dressed, put on new Happy-early-Valentine's-Day-thank-me! watch, pack lunches, fix breakfasts, brush out girl's squirrel nest hair. ALL IS WELL!

Once at school, I miraculously (thank you, tiny 8 pound six ounce baby Jesus) created the best. lesson. ever. It won't, of course, sound nearly as brilliant if I describe it to you here but essentially it took advantage of and spawned some entertaining conversation plus clever writings. Yay me! In the midst of Best Lesson Ever, I brewed myself a bit of tea because, after the initial panic-turned-inspiration of the morning, I realized the scratchy throat nonsense had returned. Grrr.

I maintained a healthy sense of reality-rejection throughout the day only to feel myself running slower and foggier as I went through a dentist appointment, picking up kids, making dinner, grocery shopping and finishing this post. I still have composition books to look at, brie & bread to eat, LOST & Survivor to watch...Must prioritize.

Hello, mate.


Anonymous said...

I hope you feel better!

My daughter came home from school complaining of aches...and I took her temp it was 102.2!

Apparently according to the pediatrician (via phone) the flu is just starting in this area...

Anonymous said...

brie and wine comming right up.

Janet said...

dang, he's HOT! Hope you're feeling better!

katydidnot said...

must. not. get. sick.

i hope you have a joyous healthy weekend.

my verification word is either rilrgzua or rtbgxiia...let's see


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