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Today was my first full day of work.  And I am beyond exhausted.

(For those of you who don’t know, I’m starting a job at a new preschool.  I’m a Teacher’s Assistant in the four year old classroom.  And it’s the first time I’ve worked full-time outside the home in a very long time.)

We don’t even have the kids in the classroom yet.  Today and tomorrow are teacher workdays, and we’re busy getting the classroom all cleaned up and rearranged.  And since the teacher I’ll be working with is new also, we’re busy making lesson plans and finding out where the bathrooms are, etc.  It’s exhausting, mentally and physically.

When I got home today — after picking the kids up at the babysitter’s house and checking the mail — I immediately started dinner and threw a load of clothes in the dryer.  I also placed the aluminum foil in the freezer and the pepper in the pantry.  (Neither of those things belong in those places.)  Needless to say, I may need adult supervision.

Tomorrow I’ll have the longest day EVER because I’ll be starting work at 8:00 AM and ending sometime after the school’s Open House and Staff Dinner, around 7:00 PM? 8:00 PM?  I don’t know, and to be honest with you, I don’t want to spend too much time thinking about it.

Now please excuse me, I have to go make cookies for tomorrow and clean up the kitchen.  And then I have to walk the dog.  And fold clothes.  And find some preschool friendly music.  And, well…. ZZZZZZZZZZZZ.