I had a horrible day today. A big part of it is sleep deprivation again. I’m finding when the insomnia hits, so do the migraines. I blame part of the sleep problems on my bed. Up until last night I was sleeping on what amounted to a mattress and box spring combined into one mounted on four legs. About 6 months ago, the springs in it started to pop. So I ended up sleeping in a depression with no support for my back. Yesterday the nice little delivery men brought my new bed. At least it’s a proper bed this time with a frame and everything. Unfortunately, I think my floor might be softer than the mattress. I’m going to look at the store tomorrow to see what sort of solution I can come up with. I certainly didn’t get much sleep last night.
I was short with the kids all day. I’m really tired of singing “C is for Cookie”. Now I have classes requesting it. I ripped into a first grader for acting like a 3 year in class. Usually I just ignore him. But I couldn’t stand it anymore. I ripped into two second graders in another class because they had no idea what the homework I had just assigned was. On the way back to my office after that class, I tripped on the steps, landed on top of my basket (we tote our books and stuff around in big plastic baskets), broke it and bruiseded my wrist.
I walked into my office and broke down in tears. The other foreign teachers thought I had really hurt myself. I didn’t. It was the culmination of everything.
I so need to sleep. Tomorrow night, I’m totally drugging myself with Ativan. If I sleep through Saturday, oh well. At least I’ll get some sleep. And I will stay at the store long enough tomorrow night to get something to put down on my mattress so I don’t bruise.