Today marked my first day back from a NINE day break. It. was. amazing.
And today? Less than amazing. Perhaps an 8th grade equation:
Today < amazing < Last 9 days
I am really tired, and not feeling like being in the "groove" of work.
Here's how one of my conversations with a student of mine, Precious (real name, no gimmicks), went today at about 1:20 PM:
Precious: blahblahblah blah blah blah blah
Me: Precious, for god's sake, can you just please STOP TALKING!
Precious: blah blah blaaah blahblahblah
Me: Precious... *sigh*... for the last nine days I have felt somewhat like a normal person. I got used to not have a stinging ring in my ear that is your voice. And now I'm back, and so is your voice. You're like a mosquito buzzing at my ear and I can't swipe it away.
Precious: tee hee. tee hee.... (3 mins later) blah blah blah blah blaah blahh
Me: (in thought):