I returned to work on Wednesday. It was good to be back and to see my co-workers and friends again! Man, am I tired though!! My substitute will be staying in the room until tomorrow, which has been great, because I haven't had to actually teach anything yet. I'm a little shell shocked coming back, and glad to have the chance to ease back into it.
Another special addition to my first few days back was the delivery of a "sunshine basket" (actually, 2 sunshine baskets!) from my pals at Dallastown. 2 baskets full of presents - I'm supposed to open 1 present a day until the baskets are empty. I'll be honest...I opened 5 tonight. Haha!! I didn't mean to, but I did. One, I was told to open first (goodies from Brown's that no one would want to go stale - thanks Megan!). The second one I wanted to open was from someone (D'Orsie!!!) who was trying to convince me to open all the gifts tonight, and so she pointed hers out to me so I could open it up. But, I opened the wrong one, so I got an extra! The 4th one tipped over in my car (so, naturally, I had to open the card to see who the gift was from). And finally, the 5th one I just wanted to know what was in it! Haha!!
I wish I could say thank to every person individually who has sent cards, packages, letters, emails, etc. and offered dinners, weekends away, even weeks away...but I just can't right now. Please know how very much I appreciate them all!!! My mind and my emotions are just so tired right now, and most of the time I just don't even have the energy to talk on the phone. (well, let's be honest...I never liked talking on the phone anyway!) So, someday, I will happily answer more phone calls, write back to emails, take you all up on the offers of dinners out and time away....but for now, I am content with my couch, some Dawson's Creek DVDs, a good book, my cats and the down time by myself.
Thank you all again for your support! I have so many wonderful friends I can lean on when I need to, and knowing that - I'll be okay. One day a time...