243 Days ’til 40: Fabulous Friday

23 Jun

There are weeks that Friday just cannot come quickly enough… this was one of those weeks.  Yesterday was our last student day of the year and today was a faculty workday.  We were all so exhausted we could barely function – we just wanted to check off everything that we had to do so that we could get ready to head to our summer vacations.  Some get 7 weeks off, I get 5, but I am happy to have what I get.

Today I am thankful for Fridays and so very happy that I get to sleep in tomorrow, as I am beyond sleep deprived.  I have been highly accident prone this week, most likely due to that sleep deprivation.  On Monday I burned my arm with the corner of a very hot baking tray and today I managed to get my left hand caught between two sliding windows and tore off skin from three cuticles (it hurt, and bled a lot – thank you hemophilia).

Yet, even with all the tragic little incidents, I am so thankful – thankful to have a job that may make me exhausted, but also enables me to be able to share my life with young people and their families on a daily basis – what an honor and privilege that is!  I am thankful for my own family, and for goals and dreams that keep me going and cause me to aim higher than I may reach, and enable me to grow in my own life.

Today, 243 days ’til 40, is Fabulous Friday – life is good and I am lucky.



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20 responses to “243 Days ’til 40: Fabulous Friday

  1. jensine

    June 23, 2012 at 00:35

    I hope you have a fabulous weekend too

  2. buckwheatsrisk

    June 23, 2012 at 00:38


  3. craftythriftydecoratingwifemom

    June 23, 2012 at 03:41

    So much depends on our attitudes, doesn’t it? I remember exalted kids the last weeks, days, hours of school and as I went on through high school I noticed exhausted teachers. They really needed help not self-centered teens in those classrooms. That’s how I spent a lot of time. I wasn’t popular, didn’t have a lot of friends my age, I got along better with faculty (my mom says I was born a responsible adult) and I helped as best I could with their packing up, etc. Sleep well and late tomorrow!!

    • 400daystil40

      June 23, 2012 at 23:32

      Yes, our attitudes greatly impact everything! Wow, the teachers must have really loved you! (I too hung out with the teachers more than the students when I was in high school – I never really understood the drinking and partying and stupid behavior… it all seemed immature and silly to me and I felt so out of place – then again, I know adults that never grew out of it!)

  4. viveka

    June 23, 2012 at 09:50

    Wov, you better stay in bed over the weekend, so no more accidents happens to you. Get a good sleep and send time with yourself = spending time with somebody that you really like = yourself.
    Somebody has said that if you aim for the moon, maybe you hit a star …

    • 400daystil40

      June 23, 2012 at 23:31

      I woke up at 10:00 a.m. today, was up for an hour or so and then slept for five hours – it was heaven!!!!! 🙂

      • viveka

        June 23, 2012 at 23:47

        Good news ,,, you needed it.

  5. The Quiet Borderline (back in hospital)

    June 23, 2012 at 10:32

    Here here!

    Loving your positive attitude as always.

    Keep up the good work.

    • 400daystil40

      June 23, 2012 at 23:30

      Thank you so much!!! 🙂 PS – I see your name has changed, are you back in the hospital? Are you okay?

  6. Spider42

    June 23, 2012 at 10:48

    I know the feeling of pain, not hemophiliac but I have this annoying combination of oily and dry skin and get those dry cuticles all the time where little bits dry off in eensy bits and are so annoyingly painful even after I clip the dry part off until it heals over.

    I may have said it before but it bears repeating: It’s always nice to hear from teachers who are in it and see it as more than just a job. Kudos.


    • 400daystil40

      June 23, 2012 at 23:30

      Ah yuck, I too get those awful dry cuticles – not fun! Life always gives us some new challenge, big and small, doesn’t it? Right now I am just happy that we are heading into a month off (July) – I need it! 🙂

  7. dragonflyquiltworks

    June 23, 2012 at 14:23

    Have a great summer break! Well deserved. I am so glad that there are people like you and your co-workers that feel that it is an honor and privilege to work with young people and their famiies. Most go unrecognized. We are having so much turmoil in our school system here (I am not an educator, just a taxpayer and voter) and it is so frustrating for those not involved in the system. I believe it is because of lack of leadership. I hope we can remedy at election time.

    • 400daystil40

      June 23, 2012 at 23:27

      Yes, I hope you can too – that is so sad. Although, I must say, most of my colleagues are very devoted to the kids, but the pressures are strong and many burn out very quickly…. it can be very hard to find a healthy balance.

  8. anotherthousandwords

    June 23, 2012 at 15:27

    Too bad about those minor accidents…but…you’ve made it through the school year! Rest for awhile…and dream.

  9. narf77

    June 26, 2012 at 00:12

    Parents REALLY don’t think of how exhausted teachers are at the end of term and its exactly when they are starting to notice problems with their childrens schooling and decide to march right on in to “have a little chat”…sigh…

    • 400daystil40

      June 26, 2012 at 09:29

      I wish we could clone you! You are correct, most parents really do not have a clue (a few do and they are very appreciative). 🙂


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