I'm coped with J, my counsellor, being on holiday for two weeks. Hopefully she returns today and I see her on Thursday.
I've been doing too much and am feeling overwhelmed. I need to shut off more in the evenings. It wasn't helped my a member of management at work asking me to take no a major task - and continuing to try to persuade me to do so after I said it was too much work and I couldn't do it. His argument was that it would be good for the school / ICT. It wouldn't be much good for the school if I ended up off work again though.
I had a sewing day today which was good on many fronts - not least that I didn't work all day. I finished the top of a quilt. J has been away in Kenya, helping to set up an orphanage, and I am hoping to make quilts which can be used out there. Today's was the first of those. I've another well underway, and the makings of two more.
W has just had to go out to pick up elder daughter from a supposed sleepover; she's feeling / being sick. No, not alcohol - just an inexplicable inability to cope with excitement / fizzy drinks. This is recurrent and has been a feature since she was very little. Unfortunately it's a 30 mile round trip to collect her.
Tomorrow I have planning to do, as usual. I also have the second of two presentations to write for an open day in a week's time, when I will be speaking to an audience of teachers in our county about how to use the Learning Platform. Nervous? Yes, just a little. OK, so terrified is closer. I've written one presentation and am reasonably happy with it, but need to get my teeth into this one so that I don't worry about it all week. I also really need to get through some of my backlog of marking. In the evening W and I are going to see a Richard Thompson concert, which should be good.
Emotionally - no, I'm not too good at the moment. No idea what to do about it though. Hoping things improve soon.