#SoCS – Feb. 26 2022 – Rest

Linda’s SoCS prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “rest.” Use it any way you like. Enjoy!

An apt word for the week, Linda, I’ll have you know.

If you saw my 1LinerWeds post, you’d know that it has felt like the week did not want to end, for me.

Well, I guess things always happen for a reason, and I got to Frida, and my body told me that REST was what I needed.

After a week that had felt like it was approximately 145 days long, at the end of Thursday, I succumbed to a bad tummy bug, kindly gifted to me by my daughter who has been suffering since Wednesday.

I arrived at school, thinking I felt a little dodgy, but that I could soldier on.

That wasn’t the best plan. Lil Princess was home for day three of her confinement. Lil Man and I headed off, and I dropped him at his grandparents, and made my way to school, just arriving in time to rush to the ladies… (Sorry!)

After a short while there, my colleague arrived, and she could see from my pale face that I wasn’t right. But, ever the teacher, I couldn’t abandon my class or team, could I?

I’ve come to realise that a broken me, carrying on is actually worse than a me who has to catch up on a few things when she’s better. Plus, I don’t want to be the someone passing bugs on to anyone else.

So, I spoke to my head, organised the classroom, texted my team with the updates, and amended plans for the day, and headed home for a rest.

Still not right, but I definitely needed that time away from the class!

47 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 22:32:19

    You did the only right thing, Sis! Nothing is worse for the students than, when a teacher struggles through the lessons. xx Michael

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  2. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 22:31:02

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  3. thereluctantpoet
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 19:20:17

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  4. Book Club Mom
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 02:17:14

    Oh, feel better, Ritu!

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  5. J-Dub
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 22:56:01

    Hope you feel better soon

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  6. Erika
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 19:40:14

    I am glad you decided to pull the plug. It doesn’t help anyone when you are breaking down. I hope you are better soon, dear Sis 💖

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  7. syl65
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 16:44:36

    I hope you can find some rest time over the weekend, Sister 💜

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  8. johnrieber
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 16:25:51

    Your body was telling you it was time to rest and recuperate…glad you were able to do that!

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  9. CJ
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 13:42:14

    Oh poor you, that can leave you feeling really drained I find, so I hope you’re able to have a proper rest and maybe a couple of days off to get back to full strength (although I am fairly sure you’ll be back to it on Monday!) Look after yourself anyway. CJ xx

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  10. Dan Antion
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 13:11:44

    When I saw this prompt, I thought – Oh, I hope Ritu tells us she got some rest – I read your one-liner. I hope you can rest this weekend.

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  11. Jennie
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 12:42:24

    The tummy thingy is the worst. A forced rest is a good thing!

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  12. willowdot21
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 11:06:42

    Sometimes Sis you just have to listen to your body.💜

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  13. beth
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 10:26:34

    so important to give yourself permission to do so without apologies. why when flying, the airline gives you instructions to give yourself oxygen first in case of crash, so that you are well enough to help others.

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  14. The Indecisive Eejit
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 08:20:26

    Hope you get well soon ❤️

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  15. Lauren
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 06:59:18

    It’s hard for us to accept that everyone is better off if we stay home and regain our strength. Feel better soon.

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  16. Rajiv
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 06:11:41

    Interesting! What you wrote!

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  17. Sadje
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 05:19:51

    Hope you feel better soon Ritu.

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