Yep, THAT weight.
It's exacerbated when some additional issue arises: a change at work, students or families experiencing something difficult for which they need extra time or extra help... wonky spring weather that puts your students' internal barometers into high speed roller coaster ride mode... surprise health issues that result in needing a sub... with interesting characters answering the call.
Interesting characters. I'm using that as my polite description for those who occupied my room during what went down this week. "Pepe le Peu" ~might~ have been one of my impolite descriptions, but trust me, it was a kind reference. Not to the skunk mind you, but I was trying:
Guilt? I haven't blogged. I haven't posted new photos of my students on our class web page for their families. I haven't shared all of the wonderful and silly quotes that I've been lucky to hear. When I haven't been absent, I've been selfish: hogging my students' hugs for myself, commiserating with colleagues, and swimming in family time, avoiding living at work.
It would all be exactly what I need to recuperate, re-energize and reflect...