Last week was the Kurban Bayram, the Islamic holiday of sacrifice. I will give details later but I am recovering. We had a half day of work on Thursday which was great because it coincided with Thanksgiving, then Friday and Monday off. A short week of work really, but it has really smacked me around. I have not been sleeping well, just waking up in the middle of the the night. I keep thinking it is time to get up and then it is 2am. That is the problem about going to work when it is still dark.
The two days off from school apparently gave my students rule amnesia and they have been particularly challenging. There is also an exam coming up and I am trying to stuff their heads full of knowledge, and they would rather play. It has made for a stressful week. Tomorrow I have a conference to go to, so no sleeping in. However I am looking forward to it, and as I am a participant not a leader I am not expecting it to be a difficult day. It is weeks like this which make me am glad I love teaching. Actually liking what I do gives me more patience.
More will be forthcoming about the Kurban Bayram as soon as I am not sleep deprived.