It’s been a crazy 2 1/2 days. Grades and student comments were due to day and I’ve been a busy cookie. The thing about the end of the first semester at school is that I always think I have more time than I do. Each year I think: no problem. Then it turns out that there is not enough time to do everything.
So I stop washing dishes. I keep cooking to a minimum. I don’t fold my laundry and generally I live in a state of chaos until I finish all of my work.
This year I tried to keep things classy–and maybe just maybe fool others int thinking that I have it all together–by wearing blazers, a fancy necklace, and a sock bun in my hair. I am not sure it worked and I think that there’s a sock bun intervention in my near future.
Then again, maybe it did work because today at the height of my craziness a student walked into my classroom and announced: Ms Emigh you look so pretty today! Me: Thanks! Student: No, no. I mean you look nice always you just look extra-pretty today. Um, little does this student know that this comment made my day. Made my day.
I worked right down to the wire this time. Full disclosure: often it’s close. But then again I’ve never put grades and comments in with a head-cold. Yesterday after school, as I put in grades and comments I had to do so with a kleenex stuck up my nose because I couldn’t tilt my head down without my nose running like crazy. I know that’s totally gross but a girl’s got to do these things sometimes. The grade due date really isn’t flexible.
Working with a cold is hard. I still have a cold but I seem to have moved on from the runny nose to the sneezing part and the best part my world seems much less cloud-like.
Anyhow, the last 2 1/2 days have passed in a blur and I couldn’t be happier to have all of my grades in.