Man, did I ever not want to do tea today. Thanks for dragging me out though. I guess it’s good to try and get out when feeling shitty.
If we were having tea, I’d randomly yell, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MADDIE! I miss you!” and then go back to conversation like nothing happened. (You’d be surprised how normal that is.) Maddie is one of my absolute best friends in the world. She and I have known each other since we were thirteen years old — ten years! Love her to death. She’s been there for me from the beginning… even through the time none of us want to talk about… ugh, high school. Check her blog out at maddiehp.com!
If we were having tea, I’d tell you that this past week was exhausting. The class I was with for the week is very challenging — I’ve been there before, but a whole week was really hard. I ended up catching a chest cold and losing my voice! Aside from the physical strain, it was also emotionally straining for me. I just felt like I was constantly doing everything wrong… the principal is very supportive, but it’s her job to point out when I’m doing something wrong. I know I’m still a new teacher, but when it’s such a challenging job it’s somehow harder to admit that mistakes are going to happen and be totally normal.
If we were having tea, I’d tell you that unfortunately being sick has also put a strain on my emotions at home. I’ve been a weird wreck over the past few days. Luckily I’m coming out of it now, but I feel bad for G — I was a bit needy and I don’t think he was expecting it. We didn’t fight, but he had a hard time being there for me, and I ended up feeling very lonely. I hate feeling like a burden to him. Have you ever found that being sick does this to you? I honestly think this was a first for me.
If we were having tea, I’d tell you that I did have a wonderful weekend with him after all the stress. We stayed home and watched some Arrow, played with Matrix, played more Net Runner, and just talked. I worked on the blog a bit, and he played Hearthstone. We went for a couple walks and read together, too. Sometimes just being next to each other is all we need to recharge. We also watched a LOT of Star Wars — both of us have already seen the new movie, but we haven’t seen it together, so we’re rewatching all the older movies and then seeing the new one together on Tuesday! Aren’t we just gross? But seriously, I think I needed this weekend… to sleep and regain my health, but just to mentally get back to normal as well. I feel SO much better. Guess I needed to get sick to remind myself to take my own advice and take a break when things suck! What do you do after a shitty week?
If we were having tea, I’d tell you Matrix surprisingly doesn’t like bacon as much as he likes KD. (What in the actual fuck?! Cats are carnivores.) He meows a lot when he smells bacon, but he doesn’t pounce on it at all! He’s also learned to jump up directly on the counters. (Dammit!) He was slipping before now, because the edges are rounded, but apparently he’s figured out how to get by that. He’s just full of surprises.
If we were having tea, I’d finally tell you that I’ve set up a new email subscription for you! I spent lots of time making the emails pretty and fun. I’m so excited! If you sign up below you’ll receive my bi-weekly-ish newsletter and updates when I post once a week. Let me know what you think — have I mentioned that I’m excited?!