Oooh, Plady and Sparkle...how fun to have a meetup! I'm jealous.
Plady actually dh does do a lot of pickup etc. when necessary and he is not on call, but this week he is on the Vineyard because next Sunday is the triathlon he owns/directs. We'll be joining him next weekend. The other day he did make dinner etc. which was helpful (even if the mess afterwards was ... less so... ). In general he is willing to do picking up and minding the kids when he is not on call and I can't be there. Except for certain times where we really quibble over 'whose morning' it is to go and work out early, my running time is also something he really tries to work around. He can (as we all know) be totally impossible about a lot of things but those are things he does work with me on.
I am feeling a lot better today -- I felt better about 8 hours after starting abx. Amazing, those little pills. Here's hoping the other kids don't get sick. Ugh.
Because of the abx though I only did 7.75 this morning on my long run. When I'm taking zithro I can't eat without having to go to the bathroom RIGHT away, so I can't take fuel in on the run. I meant to do 8 but miscalculated the route. Oh well. Tomorrow I am getting a sitter over so I can run in the morning and the rest of the week will be catch as catch can since he's away and I can't leave my kids alone yet. On the up side, the last two runs I've felt very strong.
So much work to do today to revamp all my lesson plans as I really don't like what I've done. So annoying and I"m feeling so...incompetent. Also (and this sounds ridiculous but so be it) I HATE the way my classroom is set up (teacher desk placement, computer placement, student desk placement) and I'm struggling with my spatial-relations disability to figure out what will work with me within the parameters of what can be done (computer outlets etc.). I also need to find some drawers to put files in at school so I'm not carting papers back and forth all the time, finagle a bookcase from someplace for my classroom, and organize my gradebook for grades and assignments for 5 separate classes for a whole academic year. We have a new online gradebook system which I am not quite proficient in yet but I like to keep a paper record esp because I don't always have time to enter stuff in right away. All these things seem so silly but put together I am flailing about feeling totally out of sorts and disorganized, which I HATE. And I need maps for my room...but the building is new so to put them up I have to go get those command strip hooks etc. Dumb stuff...sigh. Ok sorry for the silly little whinefest.
On the up side I finally was able to buy some of the 'luxury' vegan things I want to make eating yummier and easier (nutritional yeast, vegan cheese, etc.) because there is a TJs and Whole Foods near my work (there isn't one within 30 mins. of my house except this one and one in Amherst, also 40 mins. away). It makes a big difference to me.
Ok...off to write a lecture on legitimacy, political culture, and First Party Revolution (circa 18th century America).