Ok, so really the title should have said, “One of Those Days.” You know, with the emphasis on those. But what’s really cool, is that I get to use it in a completely different way that you’re expecting, I’m sure. Not one of those days where it’s Monday and everything goes completely wrong (or at least not according to your plans), and you leave at the end of the day tired and frustrated and ready to crawl into your bed (oh, come, you know you have those, too!).
Today was one of those days where you wake up to fog, expecting the drive to take FOREVER to get to work (I live about 25 miles from school), but instead, the commute was pretty light, and you make record time. And then, even though you left the classroom a complete mess on Friday (because you had an inspiration for more furniture moving but then it was time to go home), your kids totally went with the flow, while you gave the directions “Do not sit at tables yet,” and continued to figure out where they’d go in the layout of the room. Then, even though it was the morning after the Super Bowl and you suspected many of your students may have been up too late and eaten too many goodies, they were in amazingly great moods–not a cranky, sleepy one in the bunch.
It was one of those days that just gives you energy to keep doing what you’re doing; energy that you save up for when the “those” means all the wrong things. It was one of those days that we just enjoyed being together and learning together and everyone left with a smile on their face–partly because it was a great day and partly because you finally made the Cinnamon Nut Coffee Cake muffins that you’ve been promising for a week (thanks to the Mitchell family for their amazing recipe!). Can’t wait to have one of those days again. 🙂
How was your Monday? What kind of day did you end up with today?
Yowee, I WISH I was having one of “those” days! Unfortunately, I’m still at work but your blog brought a smile to my face and reminded me how lucky I am to HAVE a job, particularly one I like!
Jan–thanks for that reminder. It’s easy for me to forget how many people in this country are hurting and having such a hard time. I know I sometimes take things for granted. You’re right, even a bad day on the job is better than no job at all. And yes, I’m even luckier that it’s a job I LOVE! Here’s hoping you don’t have to stay much later. 🙂