Monday, March 14, 2011


I should have recognized a problem last night--even though I was exhausted I couldn't get to sleep. I tossed and turned, watching the clock pass 11:00, 12:00 and so on. I did get some rest, but it came in 30 to 40 minute intervals. When I awoke this morning I realized the ache in my body was more than the kickback from a little exercise. My throat was screaming in pain and the aches took over every part of me. It was not going to be a good Monday.

I managed to power through most of the workday. At least I made it through all my classes. Fortunately, everyone was tired today as a result of Daylight Savings Time. We muddled along and got through the work at hand as best we could. As my last class walked out the door one student asked if I'd be in tomorrow. I told her my plan was to go home early and get some rest. She patted me on the arm and wished me well.

Here's hoping my plan works and that I'm back up to speed tomorrow.


  1. Sorry for the feeling so poorly, but I thought you were going to the doctor; shouldn't you? Hope all is better soon.

  2. There is nothing worse than tossing and turning and waking up sick. I was touched by your student's gesture of reaching out to you and wishing you well. Take care of yourself.

  3. I hope you are getting rest so you will be ready for tomorrow. Working is no fun when you don't feel well.