Today has been hard.
Started off on the wrong foot (with a measure of my current overload level); I dropped off elder daughter at her school and drove to my own (2 miles away) with younger daughter. On arriving I realised I still had elder daughter's cello and bag int he car; I had driven off without giving her time to unload them. So it was back to her school to explain and drop them off at the office, then back to mine for morning briefing (which I just made).
Then realised I had a different lesson to that which I had planned first session - and had to improvise. Fortunately it went well. Break duty followed, then another lesson (Maths) which was OK but not brilliant. Woud have been better if i had prepared the interactive whiteboard files as I intended to...
Free lesson I tried to do some report writing but realised the report comments needed amending and assessments doing before I could do so. So spent the time doing that. Did fit in some mindfulness, as urged yesterday by D.
Fourth lesson was highly interactive and highly demanding - added to by the appearance of a member of senior management asking me to amend the website. Not easy to cope with in the context of the lesson.
Final lesson I nearly lost it. Not quite, but I didn't feel in control.
Don't know whether to say something to senior management about not being able to cope with demands for website updates while I am teaching. May well do that come Monday.
tonight a friend came round, unexpectedly. That was great. Also spent time watching second episode of Sense and Sensibility, recorded from Christmas, with daughters. very good.
Hovering between coping and not coping tonight. The weekend holds too much, including a visit to my parents....