Pink Eye Vacation

As you may have inferred from my oh-so-subtle title, I'm home right now because I have pink eye. I wondered if something was wrong when it took me five minutes to open my eyes this morning in the light. The tip off was the color of course. I put my glasses on and headed off to work anyways, because I am just that conscientious of a teacher. I did start to get a little nervous, however, when the drive to work was little more blurry than normal....
I waited outside the school nurse's office at 8:30 to see if she thought the redness in my eye was serious. I think she did, because she took one look at me and told me to go home immediately. So, with five minutes before the morning bell, I realized that there was no time to call a sub and my aide was taking a personal day. I split my kids in two groups and sent them to spend the day with my dear, understanding, helpful colleagues.

And that was that. I went to the doctor to get some eye-drops, and I've been home ever since. This is the FIRST sick day I've taken in all my years of teaching (one and one half years to be exact), and ironically, I feel just fine. I'm just uber-contagious.

I have big plans for today. Before my parents come over at four, I'm going to read my very interesting new novel, drink some hot tea, and I may even indulge in a bath. You should get pink eye too. It's fun!

4 comments:

hannah said...

haha I'm glad you are enjoying your ailment but I hope you get uncontagious before I get there!!! I'm really impressed that this is your first sick day!!

2 bees said...

Do your book pages look pink?

2 bees said...

The honeymoon is over...now that you have broken the curse you can enjoy MANY sick days to come.

Anonymous said...

Hey there. I have been teaching 27 years and a colleague asked me on Thursday if i was using a new pinkl liner on my eyes. I said No. Well today doctor diagnosed it as pink eye. I am off work for two days and not to be in the general public for three. Eyedrops started.
What a drag.

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