I'm willing to pay anyone in the Baltimore area $50 to do all my laundry tomorrow while I'm teaching. I'm serious. That's how desperate I am.
I've worked the second job five days in a row, and I'm just exhausted. My car has been loaded up with four laundry baskets worth of nearly a month's worth of laundry that needs to be done before I go to NYC this weekend. My plan is to leave school early tomorrow during my planning period, run to a Sudsville, and spend a few hours doing laundry before I have to pick up my friend from Penn Station at around 5:30. That's unless the laundry just washes itself out in my car tonight. I've been driving around with it for a few days now, hoping I'd be able to grab a couple hours to do it, but it hasn't been meant to be.
In other news, I don't have a lesson planned for tomorrow yet and need to go in extra early to bang one out. I've got parents sending me irritating e-mails about grades because the quarter ends next week and (as usual) a large percentage of my 9th grade students are not passing in the first quarter because they don't yet get that I mean it when I say you have to study and that I don't accept late homework. I did have a great Coach Class yesterday with two especially funny kids, and am feeling some breathing room with grading at the moment, at that's all good. School is not entirely stressful lately. It's just becoming too much to have the second job, at least with as much as I'm working lately. Luckily, the effects of the Polish Girl's resignation are starting to ebb - two new servers are trained, and I'm now off until next week. Also, she got a job at Kisling's today and is watching my dog this weekend. Awesome.
However, beyond feeling exhausted from lack of sleep, I'm feeling very unhealthy because I haven't been to the gym in at least a week. I could also really use a massage. I've never really gotten one but I know I could use one right about now. Oh, my aching back and shoulders.
Erin and I leave on the China Bus Thursday at 5:30; we'll find something to do in Baltimore tomorrow night provided that my laundry gets done. The house isn't quite ready for company but it will have to do. I'm just so overwhelmed right now that this miniature NYC vacation is just what the doctor ordered.
I couldn't make it home today in between the day job and the night job, so Holden had to go about sixteen hours without a bathroom break. Luckily, my dog is a saint so he made it through. A saint that eats cat poop.
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