174 Days ’til 40: Today is Friday

31 Aug



Today is Friday.  TODAY IS FRIDAY!!!  All day today it will be FRIDAY! 

Sometimes we have those weeks when Friday just cannot come fast enough.  Sometimes this can happen even in good, productive weeks.  Some weeks we find that Friday hits us like a ton of bricks…. the let down of running a fast race with little breathing space.

We all need that one day to pause, that one day to reflect, that one day to rest, that one day to just be.

Today is Friday, and I am starting the day with budget meetings and ending the day with prospective students.  The people are wonderful and the day will go quickly due to the reality of my schedule.  And, at the end of the day, I will be thrilled when I can drive home and lay my head down on my pillow.  I have a Friday ritual…..  work, then quality pillow time, then make dinner.  It is a good ritual……

Today, 174 days ’til 40, I am thankful that today is Friday.  This week was a great week, but I still need a Friday.



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29 responses to “174 Days ’til 40: Today is Friday

  1. liamodell1

    August 31, 2012 at 00:08

    Fridays are great aren’t they? Here comes the weekend…T.G.I.F…etc.

  2. Jackie Phillips

    August 31, 2012 at 00:14

    Hmmm only Thursday here, but I’ll take Friday! 🙂

  3. liamodell1

    August 31, 2012 at 00:56

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    • 400daystil40

      August 31, 2012 at 21:34

      ow, thank you so much leamodell1 for the great compliment!!!!! What a treat!

  4. fransiweinstein

    August 31, 2012 at 01:13

    Me too.

  5. viveka

    August 31, 2012 at 01:43

    Fridays has never been that important to me .. maybe because I worked in the hospitality trad – and Fridays always a lot more work .. and so the rest of weekend. I like you pillow time – we should give us more of that … I have all the time in world – own every minute that comes to me, but I still don’t do it. Love pillow time – when I’m holiday I do it. Strange. Wish you a great weekend.

    • 400daystil40

      August 31, 2012 at 21:33

      Ah yes, it is all dependent on what you do, I suppose. I take too much pillow time on the weekends, and then get nothing else done – probably because I wear myself out so much during the week – I am not very balanced……

      • viveka

        August 31, 2012 at 21:36

        You are aware of it … so I think that you will find a balance – but why do you wear yourself out so much – I know you love what you’re doing .. but still there is more to life than the school ????

        • 400daystil40

          August 31, 2012 at 21:38

          Ah yes, there is more to life and I wish I did not have to wear myself out, but I am on a contract to complete a job, no matter how long it takes and the demands are high – that is what I get for being in leadership in education….. it was not so bad when I was not in a leadership position (that said, I like to think that sometimes I make a difference……..)

          • viveka

            August 31, 2012 at 21:43

            Understand completely – been there myself and I didn’t notice how much I really worked, because I enjoyed so much and I didn’t want to miss anything … but then I stopped one day and looked back – and decided enough is enough. Not worth that weekends disappeared and every little flue bacterial landed on me because I was so tired. I’m sure you make a difference every day .. but you need to make a difference to yourself and your loved ones too.
            You have to delegate … more.

          • 400daystil40

            August 31, 2012 at 21:45

            Yea, I was supposed to get an assistant this year, but our budget got cut and that was the first thing to go 😦 Maybe next year………

          • viveka

            August 31, 2012 at 21:46

            … okay, but next year is far away when you’re tired … be good to yourself.

          • 400daystil40

            August 31, 2012 at 21:46

            So very true!!!!!

          • viveka

            August 31, 2012 at 21:47

            You can’t sleep away your precious weekend – rethink!!!

          • 400daystil40

            August 31, 2012 at 21:54

            😉 🙂 😉

  6. Dorothy

    August 31, 2012 at 03:54

    Thank God!!

  7. joybrewed

    August 31, 2012 at 06:16

    It’s only Thursday where I am but I totally agree! Can’t wait for tomorrow!!

  8. buckwheatsrisk

    August 31, 2012 at 06:50

    have a great weekend!

  9. Knoob

    August 31, 2012 at 08:49

    Going to confess weirdness here … I’m not a Friday fan. It has so much promise: gatekeeper to the weekend and everything … But weekends are terrifying, what with their menacing assumption that you should be both relaxing and making the most of them.

    • 400daystil40

      August 31, 2012 at 21:29

      Yea, I can so relate to your comments…. I often feel guilty at the end of the weekend if I relaxed so much that I did not get anything accomplished, yet I often desperately need to relax.

  10. The Quiet Borderline (back in hospital)

    August 31, 2012 at 13:33

    Sounds like a good ritual to me! Enjoy yourself, you deserve it! X

    • 400daystil40

      August 31, 2012 at 21:28

      🙂 I needed it today, but alas, not today……….. 😦


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