Yuck, your schedule is a lot for anyone. Too much. I would try and reschedule some of the workshops if possible. Also can you awake maybe an hour early for a few days a week and get some of the writing stuff done? Being out once a week must be really time consuming with leaving lesson plans and stuff.
For the old man's birthday make is simple for your family and take him to an Outback for lunch and pick up the bill. For a gift, you could get him some books on tape or put some pics of your family in a nice frame. I like the frames at the Mikasa Outlet.
Try to take it easier from now on. Oh and hope for a snow day. :lol:
Hugs, Sister GOlden Hair