I really thought at the beginning of October that I had a handle on my work and home life. I was apparently mistaken.
As we approached a competition for my students on October 23 my work days got longer as we extended rehearsals in the evening to catch volleyball and football players. We did fairly well at competition but the 23rd started with me at school at 6:00 a.m. and ended when I left work 5:00 p.m. I then got caught on a two hour phone call when a colleague called and poured her heart out over a variety of things, while partaking in adult beverages. When I finally looked up on Saturday it was already 9:00 p.m.
Next day was the airshow. Up at 6:00 a.m. out the door at 7:00 a.m. and back home at 6:00 p.m. Another very long day.
The result has been that even though this week should have been easier with the elimination of the after school rehearsals I felt like I could never catch up. I could never manage to get home before 6:00 p.m. and when I did get home I was so exhausted I didn't want to do anything. We had an event last night for students and two nights were late as we went shopping and prepared for it. My apartment was the worst version of a bachelors mess. Last night I didn't get home until 10 pm.
All this to say that I really need this weekend to recharge. It is so bad that I think I am going to skip one of my favorite events of the year, Ballunar Lift Off. I need to sleep and to just sit and to not have to be in a rush anywhere and just generally be lazy. I need it.