One of those days

28 Jan

“Uh, Ms. Gillespie, the date!”

I wheeled around and looked at the whiteboard in response to this student’s comment. The date read Friday, January 20, 2024. I laughed, changed it to Friday, January 24, 2020 and apologized to the class, explaining that I hadn’t slept well.

That wasn’t exactly true. I had slept like a log. In fact, I slept so deeply that when my dog Lucy got up to go potty – usually one or the other wakes up during the night and then we both go – I slept right on through. Fortunately, Lucy is well-trained and knew to go on the pee pads I leave out for her while I am at work.

Despite that hard sleep, though, I woke up and didn’t feel rested. Instead, I felt exhausted, and that was unusual for this morning person.

My gaffes continued throughout the morning. I dropped papers, I couldn’t find things I was looking for. I lost my train of thought. all of this prompted another student to comment, “Wow, you really didn’t sleep well, did you?”.

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5 Responses to “One of those days”

  1. franmcveigh January 28, 2020 at 2:36 pm #

    Right numbers, you just needed a “different” order. When it’s an -ish day, the only way is UP!

  2. Lisa Corbett January 28, 2020 at 2:55 pm #

    I’ve had days like this for sure! Everything seems to be sideways.

    I was sure I slept well last night, but I am exhausted! Can’t wait to go to bed tonight. We have an unscheduled day off tomorrow – we’re on strike – so I’m looking forward to sleeping a little extra.

  3. arjeha January 28, 2020 at 3:04 pm #

    Hey, you were checking to see if your students awake.

  4. Jone R MacCulloch January 29, 2020 at 7:14 am #

    Oh, I know this day. I hope the other days went well.

  5. Ramona January 29, 2020 at 7:26 pm #

    It’s so true that teachers don’t get to keep our off days to ourselves. We have an audience of many who pick up on our little gaffes. Hoping you’re having more restful sleep now.

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