I'm not sure why, but even after taking a day off yesterday, I felt exhausted and drained and ready to crawl into pjs at 4:00 today when I got home--which is just what I did.
It's hard coming back to school and getting into the groove of things again after taking a day off.
But I guess a day off is usually not really a day off when you're a teacher. Yes I slept in, yes I relaxed a little, yes I finished the book I was reading, yes I wondered and worried about how out of hand my students could potentially be for my sub. And yes, I put off thinking about school and planning for most of the day.
And yes, at around 9:30 pm, I realized I had better get started on getting my things ready for school tomorrow. And yes, I absolutely could and should have started this earlier-- I had all day off, after all!
So after my day off...and then late night of planning, I think I ended up more tired than if I hadn't taken the day. But, nonetheless, I was happy to be back today. I missed my students yesterday!