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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Better

The one good thing about getting sick during finals week is that my schedule of classes is altered and it's easier; so, I don't really have to teach at all this week, just administer my exams and read a lot of papers (which, thanks to hard work on Monday and Tuesday, I'm actually pretty much caught up on). This meant that yesterday, when I was really feeling like crap, I was able to get home by noon and spend the rest of the day in one of two spots: couch or bed.

Plus, I got to sleep in this morning, and with all the extra rest, I feel much better. I have a headache, and am still kinda congested, but it's worlds better than how I felt yesterday. This is generally the pattern a virus follows, and I get over them pretty quickly; I just wish my immune system would block them from getting in in the first place. Granted, like any teacher, I'm exposed to a lot of germs simply by the volume of people I come in contact with -- I have 150 students a semester, and they are always sick (sometimes I suspect they are licking their papers that they turn into me!) -- so it's gotta be a losing battle to protect me completely, but c'mon, sometimes I think my ninja immune system is sleeping on the job and just allowing these viruses to slip by.

Today, I have no finals to give, so I am thinking of cleaning up the house, taking Scooter for a walk and then going in to my office this afternoon. And if I'm still feeling well this evening, I'd like to do a short run. We'll see.

20 comments:

Wes said...

Glad you are starting to feel better! University is definitely a different kind of germ factory!!!

Marcy said...

I bet they do worse things to their papers before handing them in. Might want to do the sniff test before grading them :P That was gross, sorry. LOL

I'm glad you're feeling better ;D ;D

David said...

Good to hear it! Ah, the weekend is almost here, and it sounds like you'll be ready for it.

Margo said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better! Belated Happy Birthday to Jerry!

RazZDoodle said...

Glad to hear you're on the mend!

Jess said...

Glad you are slowly but surely starting to feel better.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

I would definitely NOT sniff the papers. hee hee

Glad you are coming around.

Mendy said...

Glad you're feeling better. Yeah, it's already Thursday. Almost the weekend!

Kevin said...

Good to hear you are feeling better. Marcy, Thats just gross

Paul said...

Glad you're feeling better! Must be the old age getting to you.. ;)

P.O.M. said...

Not only are they LICKING the papers, but they are probably blowing snot rockets on them, wiping their ass THEN handing them in to you and your unsuspecting ninjas.

D10 said...

Glad you are feeling better. Thanks for the tips! Hopefully, I'll sleep well tonight and not be up every hour on the hour tomorrow.

L*I*S*A said...

Glad you're on the mend! Happy paper reading. :)

chia said...

Good luck on your run super human ninja immunity girl!

Viv said...

Good to hear you are feeling better. Hahaha at the students licking the papers. Lick em' back.

Randy - Maniac #788 said...

Keep improving and kicking the virus thing in the ass....I saw your comment on Marcy's post...watch it girl...more germs there...giggling...
"snot rockets" now there is a new one for Marcy's compendium of runner/blogger terms....

Brianna said...

Aren't you glad that you're the sick teacher giving the exams instead of a sick student craming for exams?

Glad to hear you're feeling better! Now you can enjoy the break!

teacherwoman said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. Take care of yourself! :)

Firefly's Running said...

Feeling better. Sounds like daily Airborne is in order.

Crystal said...

Glad you're feeling better..just in time for the weekend, did you time that :)

Hope Scooter enjoyed his nice walk.