Not a lot to write about today. No time. And no real motivation.
Got a voicemail earlier tonight telling me to be at school really early tomorrow morning for a mandatory faculty meeting. I later found out from a friend via Facebook the meeting is being convened because we had a senior student die today in a single-car accident.
Tomorrow will be tough.
I did not teach this student, but that doesn’t matter. I will have students who know her and whose minds will be anywhere but my class and what we’re learning tomorrow. I am feeling sad for them, and for the deceased student’s family–I taught one of the student’s siblings long ago. Tomorrow I will be part counselor, part teacher, and part comforter. I have a feeling there will be many tears, hugs, and students who will ask “why?” And I won’t be able to answer them. But I will do the best I can. This isn’t the first time this has happened in my teaching career, and sadly, I know it will not be the last.
I also have to prep for a workshop I’m teaching on Saturday morning in a neighboring school district. I am frazzled because I have had absolutely NO. TIME. this week to get ready for it. I have been given little guidance as to what the teachers whose students I will be teaching want me to teach them. So they will get the best I am able to give them on relatively short notice, little sleep and few calories.
I have to resist the urge to stress eat, because this situation definitely has the potential to drive me to stress eat, which was something I did quite frequently pre-op. I think after I get home Saturday afternoon I will go to the park near our house and take a walk around the creek. Hell, I might even run. The stress relief will be welcome, and the peace I feel when I run will be necessary after the week I’ve had.
I did pretty well food-wise today: 95 grams of protein and 34 grams of fat. It was a higher carb day, at 50 grams, but I’m okay with it.