Sunday, March 20, 2011

Do I Have a Fever?

I'm not feeling very well at the moment--precisely, at 9:55 p.m. CDT.

For one thing, my head is hurting and I don't know why. My left shoulder is hurting, and I do know why--on Friday I wore a sleeveless dress to the park and forgot that two hours in the Texas sun plus very white skin equals a bad sunburn.You would think after nearly 36 years with this skin, that I would remember to always wear sunscreen, but apparently I was so happy that winter is over that it completely slipped my mind.

The previous two things have been bothering me all evening. I got crankier when I had to spend 2 1/2 hours this evening doing the work I'd had all week to do, which is due tomorrow morning. It's done now, which is the only good thing about it. It doesn't help that the grades reinforced my suspicion that most of my students are not exactly doing a fabulous job on their research papers.

The REAL reason I'm in a bad mood? I have to wake up early tomorrow and do some actual work. The barrage of work responsibilities and children's scheduled activities from which we were free last week will begin again. If I were a kid, I'd be wondering if I could convincingly fake being sick tomorrow.*

*I actually love my job and I also love being paid (next Friday!) So it will be fine but I'm sure you all agree that going back to work after a break is not easy.


  1. It kind of heaps up on you, hey?

    Keep ploughing through, you'll feel better soon! Funny how something simple like sunburn can be the last psychological straw, hey?

  2. Oh Alison, you must feel pretty miserable! I hope that your head and shoulder stop hurting and that work gives you some unexpected joyful moments this week.

  3. Both of my daughters tried the fake sick thing this morning... at least I hope so. It's always guilt-inducing when you think they're faking and then get a call that they've lost their lunch in a trash can after hula hooping in P.E. (That last one actually happened to Olivia.)

    Hope you feel better!

  4. Hope you nabbed some sleep and felt better today, even though work was a-calling.

    And just think - Monday is done. Phewf!