It’s past mid-term, and in a term with only one day off in 12 weeks, everyone at work is tired. The students are tired of coming to school, the teachers are tired (especially the ones in the English department, who have to cover for each other when someone is out), and everything seems to be sagging just a bit.
I’ve been sick, which is never fun, and although I did visit a doctor and get the requisite note to be sure I will be paid for the days I took off last week (which then has to be scanned and uploaded onto ADEC’s website for approval by my principal first, and then afterward by someone I’ll never meet in some building I’ve never been to), I’ve spent a fair amount of time working when I probably should have been at home recuperating.
But as I said, we’re in the middle now, and these are the sorts of things a person goes through anywhere. I am, like most everyone else, ready for a break. In a month, we’ll get a couple weeks off between terms. I can’t wait.