Tuesday, February 07, 2006


I did something today I never ever do.

I took a sick day.

I absolutely hate the idea of leaving my kids in the hand of a sub, mainly because I feel sorry for the sub and I never can be assured that all hell won't break lose when I'm gone. Nothing against subs - I did it for three years and there isn't a lower paid underappreciated group of people on the planet - but seventh graders can be sneaking, lying, obnoxious little twerps and I always fear the worse.

So that should give you an idea of how absolutely rotten I feel.

There is this bronchial crud going through the building. A lot of teachers are out with it and I've had it now for nine days and it isn't getting any better. In fact, it's getting worse so I actually have a doctor's appointment for tomorrow afternoon. What I need are some powerful drugs to kick this thing. So, in the meantime, after hacking and coughing my way through the weekend, and through Monday school and after school tutoring, I finally just caved in and arranged to take Tuesday off. I physically hurt everywhere from the coughing and am sick and tired of not being able to breathe without a huge wheezing sound.

So I stayed home.

And slept.

And slept some more.

And slept.

And that's about it.

I'll be back at school tomorrow, mainly because I'm feeling just a tad better and I don't have plans ready for a sub for tomorrow.

And honestly, the thought of leaving my kids alone with a sub for two straight days scares the hell out of me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

[hack, cough, hack] Same here in Ohio. I finally dragged my poor suffering body to the doctor's today (Thursday). He said, "You're not going back to school for the rest of the week!"

So, I don't care if all the computers at both of my school buildings explode! I'm not getting out of bed. [hack, cough, hack]

Mrs. Robin