Today I am grateful for better days. I woke up in tolerable pain instead of OMG pain. Not a day goes by that I am not in physical pain but some days are oh so bad. Today is a much better day.
I am grateful that I was able to remain at my desk and have the kids correct their homework. They did so well. I enjoy the unit of astronomy and there is always so much new information to add to my lessons. Then while they worked on their laptop assignment I was able to catch up on what I did not do at home at last night. I am so grateful when I am not way behind in my grading. I take pride in letting them know how they are doing quickly. My students have high expectations of me. Whenever they finish a test, before leaving my class, they ask me how soon the grades will be posted on the portal so they can see how they did. I jokingly always ask them if they think I am superwoman. We both laugh.
The secretary emailed the staff and asked if anyone could help cover someone else’s class as we were short subs today. I am grateful that I offered even if I wasn’t the one who filled the job. To be well enough to even offer to help is such a huge leap from yesterday.
I spent my prep period getting tomorrow’s lesson ready as well as the lesson for the Monday after Thanksgiving. While I was in moderate pain, the feeling of accomplishing so much overrode my thoughts. I have been doing this job for so long and I actually enjoy tweaking my lessons to meet the needs of my class.
I came home right after school to take some meds. Luckily I didn’t need anything super strong like yesterday and I am grateful for that. I threw a load of laundry in the washing machine and waited for my husband to come home from his school. He finally called and told me he was doing errands. I decided to take advantage of the time alone and took a long hot soak. I am grateful for the fact that my body is soothed by hot water. I saw a funny post on Facebook that spoke to my love of baths.
Lying in a Long Hot Bath Burns as Many Calories as a 30-Minute Walk
I am grateful for a better day today. I am grateful that I am caught up with my grades. I am grateful that I am ready for school tomorrow and for the first day of school after the holiday.
I am very grateful that I have more good days than bad. I am glad that my afflictions are not the total person that I am. One more day that I have successfully completed.