I'm sitting here. In my classroom. It is quiet. I have a slight headache but a break from the chaos for the next thirty minutes. I'm sort of having one of those moments where I finally feel like I can breathe. It hasn't been a particulary stressful day with students, but I am feeling stressed. Monitoring student writing this week has me questioning whether I want to switch to "How To" books next week, like I am suppose to. Looking at my reading block, I feel like things are starting to fall apart a bit...could be the holidays. I think I am reaching that point where I am just tired and need a break...wait, didn't I just have one? It is frustrating to me that I feel this way after having a nice long weekend off. I should be revitalized and ready to tackle the week. Instead I feel run down and out of it. Don't you just hate that? I hope to crawl my way out of this funk by this evening when my BRAND NEW LAPTOP arrives in the mail! That might just do it!