Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tomorrow is the day!

This is my last day of freedom, dear readers. Tomorrow I go back to work for a full day. Then thankfully I have two days off and then I am back on a full-time schedule starting next week. If you are the praying kind, please feel free to send up a shout out for me. I feel like I need it.

I just came home from work a little while ago. I was putting in some freebie time cleaning and organizing. The kids seem a little louder than I remember from when I was teaching. I have to reteach all those rules and routines from September again. I even typed it all up on a handout. I don't want any arguments about the way we will be doing things. Most kids like routines anyway so most of them will be just fine.

Many of them are looking forward to me coming back. Of course, they barely had me before I went out on leave in November. It's been five and a half months since I've been working. I've seen the kiddos a few times since I've been out, including three times in April. They get me full on come May 1st. Better watch out my pretties.

Am I nervous? Of course, I am. I was all sweaty and hot while I was at work. We have no A/C there and it's about 70 degrees out. I am the kind of gal who needs a fan on whenever we hit about 70 or so.

Am I excited? Of course, I am. They are my kiddos after all. They started the school year with me and even though I haven't been there it is still Ms. B's desk and Ms. B's supplies and such. Kids can be possessive of things like that. Of course, they have used every crayon I had purchased and all my markers up but I can blame some of that on their substitute. He wasn't as mean errr tough with them on what they could and couldn't do.

So tomorrow is wake up at 5:30 and into the shower in a reasonable amount of time. I'll pack my lunch tonight and pick out my clothes. I get to watch Survivor tonight and I have a candy bar picked out for that. I'll chat with my friend LAP who lives in Maine. I'll be a basket case one moment and calm the next.

All I know is that I am going back and that it will be a good thing even though it's scary, too.


Stephanie said...

I have been following your blog for a while. I was diagnosed with MS last October. I have one year left of college and am working towards a degree in teaching and I would just like to say that I find your blog to be inspiring. After a really bad MS attack I really questioned if teaching was a good career for me. It is just good to see that it can be done and I just hope you keep up the blogging because it really is inspiring.

Nico Blue said...

All the best!

There are days I wish I could work again. I miss it sometimes.

Heather said...

Dear Weebs,
I will be sending happy thoughts your way tomorrow morning. I can't even believe what you are feeling. I'm already anxious to be starting back teaching in Sept. What do you teach again? I've taught 2nd grade for a while but b/c I took off a year they can put me anywhere next year which is probably why I'm a bit nervous too. (nice run on)Keep us posted on how your day goes! It will be good! You can do it!!!

Anonymous said...

Good Luck Weebs! I am thinking of you and praying for you today.