Great first day back to school from break, despite the fact that my lesson planner is still missing. My classes went well, my massive book order arrived, and it was generally a smooth day. (Our district allowed our department to order novels/individual books in lieu of textbooks this year! We haven't ordered textbooks in years, and finally last fall a colleague asked, so can we use textbook money to buy books for students to read? I ordered 90 titles from Perma-bound, a mix of fiction, nonfiction, realistic fiction, historical fiction, biography, memoirs, sci fi and fantasy, graphic novels, etc. I'm soooo excited to book talk them out the classroom door!)
At home, despite a decent dinner start, my high spirits from the school day plummeted. My family/household unit is not large, just one husband, one daughter, one mother-in-law who has Alzheimer's. But I ran out of energy and interest in taking care of someone other than me.
So today I am full of energy and enthusiasm for my work life, and full of selfish resentment for my home life.
PS - Go USA Hockey!!!