Slice of Life Challenge #7


I opened my eyes, slowly rolled over, and attempted to get out of bed.  I groaned, feeling a little nauseous but chalked it up to the early hour and being generally exhausted. Glancing at the clock, I realized the boyfriend was up an hour early.  I could hopefully sleep a bit longer and wake up feeling a little more refreshed.

An hour later, after sleeping for what felt like five more minutes, I woke up feeling just as gross.  Rolling out of bed, stumbling downstairs- I located my computer and logged on to call out.  As I entered a sick day into our substitute system, I could barely see.  It was still dark, my contacts weren’t in, and I just felt gross.  I filled out the form and hesitated over the “confirm” button.  I hate missing a day of school.  Hate it.  But after that slight hesitation I convinced myself that trying to make it would only be worse.  I quickly clicked and then wrote up a skeleton of plans for the day.  One sick day was just what the doctor ordered.

7 Responses

  1. I wish sub plans could be done for us.
    Nothing worse than being sick, and out of it, and trying to think of ways to keep kids engaged for the day.
    Hope you feel better

  2. It’s hard for teachers to admit that they have to take sick day, it’s good that you could. Imagine calling in by computer. How 21st. century. Feel better and use the weekend to really feel better before Monday rolls around once again.

  3. I hope you feel better!

  4. Sub plans are the bane of my existence. I can’t imagine many teachers who like to write them… good on ya’ for getting them done when you were not at your best. Get well.

  5. I think you had what I had!

  6. Stacey, I do read your blog daily. Maybe those nasty germs jumped right through! 🙂

  7. Hope you’re feeling better today!

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