Today was my first day back at work. I’m exhausted. There’s not much else to say except that I am completely and totally spent. I purposely planned for today to be an “easy” day – one of review and seatwork – for two reasons. First, kids are never ready to do work on their first day back. Second, I knew it would be difficult for me. So this “easy” day has completely drained me. I can’t imagine what the rest of the week will be like.
One disturbing thing that happened today involved my boss. Now, I in no way envisioned everyone fawning over me and making a big deal. Those who are close to me asked several times how I was doing throughout the day and that was nice. However, my boss did not utter a single word to me. She didn’t talk to me about break, students, classes, my return – nothing. She pointedly ignored me. I found it odd. While I wouldn’t consider her a friend, I guess I expected at least a little professional courtesy, such as a “Good morning” or “Good afternoon” if not a “Welcome back” or “How are you doing?” Maybe I was expecting too much. Oh well.
I’m going to sit on my couch. Actually, I’ll be sitting on a lawn chair in our front yard. It’s dreary and gray out, but rather warm and the kids are beside themselves wanting to be outside. I don’t even think I have the energy to take a book outside. I think I’ll just sit.