March came in like a lion, roaring loudly. I was at an event Saturday night and was overcome with nausea, aches, and chills. The Flu has hit. It had been making its way around the school and into my classroom. I would joke that a nice flu that would give me some days off would be great and that maybe I should lick the desks. But really, I was diligent about cleaning the desks and the janitor sprays some magic spray throughout the rooms every night. The joke was on me as those little stinkers got to me. While it was too soon to be positive on the test, the doctor diagnosed me, gave me tamiflu and sanctioned me to my house until Thursday. I came across this saying, “If you don’t pick a day to relax, your body will pick it for you.” I shared it with all my fellow teachers. We are so hesitant as teachers to take care of ourselves – it really is a process to be out for one day nevermind three, so we keep going and going. So sometimes your body just has to says STOP!