Last week was really a mixed bag for me.
Personally, the death of some friends' 3 year old (from drowning in a pool) really threw me for a loop. I felt so horrible for them as a family but also tortured myself with the thoughts of "What if that were me?". The funeral on Friday afternoon was especially tough, of course. I know their healing will be a long time coming, but I'm glad the week is over. I spent some time over at their house this evening and was comforted to see that they're doing a little better. The mom is still taking the little girl's blanket with her everywhere she goes and is only eating a few bites a day, but she's also not constantly wracked with sobs. Baby steps.
Professionally, I had a great week at school (considering). I felt really good with my classes and finally know (almost) everyone's name. I don't know why I've struggled with this so much this year... maybe it's the bigger-than-normal classes? Maybe it's just not trying as hard? I don't know. But I think I'm good now. I also felt better prep-wise; there were actually a few nights where I didn't do any work and didn't regret it the next day! Until tonight, of course... I just typed up a review for my precalc classes (which I'll need 1st period) and didn't do any grading or Algebra 1 prep. Oh well. So tomorrow I may be regretting this! (But I was glad to be able to spend time with friends who need all the support they can get right now.)
I also fit in a 9+ mile run this afternoon... I'm so ready for this hare-brained idea of running a half-marathon to be over. One more month. What was I thinking?!