Don’t you just hate when that happens?

I made sure I was tucked up in bed at ten, after winding down watching ‘Ugly Betty’ and brushing my teeth, ready for a few chapters of my book (now reading, ‘The Call of the Weird’, by Louis Theroux) and a good nights rest.

Could I relax and sleep?

What do you think?

Haha. Well I decided to go with it and get some stuff done (work stuff, letters, mix things etc.), but it’s still frustrating…I’d much rather be feeling perky and fabulous for the first day back with the kids tomorrow, but it looks like sleep may prove elusive. It’s just past 11 now, if I can’t get to bed my midnight I’m just going to get up and do some reps on the weights and some aerobics to tire myself out!

So the start of term craziness has begun in earnest. I love how the day before INSET (for those of you who don’t teach, that’s what we call our training days) starts I always tend to think, “Yep. I’m ready. I’m prepared.” And then I have two days of being bombarded with information on assessment, reporting, performance management, risk assessments, a million and four other things…..and now I just feel full of ideas and queries, with no time to deal with them before the kiddibuns arrive back.

The joys of the job.

I think that’s probably why I find it hard to sleep the night before term starts….and I think I find it hard because ordinarily? I’m an awesome sleeper (hmmmm, who do we think might try and make something dirty out of that? My money’s on Wiwille or Hulles!). But seriously, minds out of the gutter, I am the crown princess of getting rest on a normal day (well, night) – head hits pillow, prayers duly said, a brief think and then….zzzzzzzzzzz. So when sleep proves harder to settle into it rattles my cage somewhat.

But now I’m going to go finish up my geography work and read a chapter of my book and then, hopefully, get some sleep. I have to be up at 5.50 tomorrow to walk into school early (I always like to doublecheck my classroom before the kids get back!), so I’m going to hope I drop off soon….

What a random post!

Have a great couple of days all ~ almost the weekend, yay!


PS The story has a happy ending – I was fast asleep by midnight, woke up with a smile at 5.50, and am currently in my classroom having arrived at 7.20 – off to sharpen pencils now :-).

Have a great day!


  1. Princess Extraordinaire
    19th April 2007 / 12:49 pm

    Good luck on your first day back with the kids!

  2. Wiwille
    19th April 2007 / 2:54 pm

    It’s hard to make something dirty out of awesome sleeping. If you said awesome laying, well that would be a different story altogether.

  3. MyUtopia
    19th April 2007 / 6:49 pm

    I have had a hard time sleepin too!

  4. Oh great One
    20th April 2007 / 1:34 pm

    I’d be draggin my tush out of bed with just under six hours of sleep! My hubby does it all the time but I think I need more the older I get!

  5. daisies
    20th April 2007 / 4:12 pm

    happy pencil sharpening :)hmmmmm … i tossed and turned last night, thoughts racing wide awake as i watched the clock tick onwards finally drifting about about 2:30 am.yawn.have a wonderful weekend : )

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