After a rough two day week, I’m starting my celebration with a love of Saturdays. You might laugh at 2 days, but I’m telling you it felt every bit of a full month of work.
The lazy morning and ability to stay snuggled in bed, followed by a walk down the street to a new breakfast restaurant, makes this day one of my favorites. I enjoyed beginning a new book to talk about with my students, and I’m leaving shortly to spend the afternoon with some dear friends. I can’t wait to laugh with them until my stomach and sides hurt.
My other celebrations are a bit of a stretch. I’m realizing when you have a crazy class your celebrations shift slightly and you have to search really hard for them.
1. I’m grateful that the first bloody fight in my classroom resulted in only one student bleeding instead of two. (I can’t believe that this is normal/happening in places, especially my classroom, but I’m trying to find some silver lining.)
2. I’m grateful my new student I just got a surprise email about is a girl. We are heavy in the boy department, and I’m hoping that girls don’t get in fist fights. Right?
3. Someone said February is supposed to be a rough month for snow, so more snow days might help keep me sane. I’ll be wearing my pajamas backwards and partaking in any other silly activity to do my part to help this happen :).
I’m feeling hopeful and realizing I can do this. I’m so grateful for the wonderful supportive networks I have around me. Four months seems like an eternity, but it is NOT, and I’m going to make it.