It has been a wild and crazy week. Typically, a Friday blog following the first week back to school after a break is one expressing exhaustion, thankfulness, and anticipation. Exhaustion because of the adjustment to work five days in a row with an excited classroom of children. Thankfulness because I survived the week. Anticipation to sleep later than 5 a.m. this night
Well, this has been one of the goofiest weeks. I only worked one full day this week, today. Monday and Thursday were snow days. Tuesday was an hour delay, with a two-hour delay on Wednesday. Not to mention a couple “no after school activities” tossed in for good measure. I’m grateful for a job allowing me to stay home when the weather is terrible. It saves on a sitter and keeps us safe at the same time yet there is a flip side. There is no structure in a week like this.
If you have children at home and live in an area with “snow days”, you understand. As a parent, you are up watching for the delay, then to see if the delay develops into a cancellation. In the midst of this, since I can’t go back to sleep, I “putter” and debate on when or if I should wake our daughter up. Or, I wake her up, only to have the cancellation made while she is getting ready.
Then once we are out and on our way to school, when not cancelled, traffic patterns and usually driving conditions are altered. By the end of the week, I felt like I accomplished nothing yet am just as exhausted, thankful, and appreciative I can sleep in tomorrow morning.
Go figure, work less but more tired. I’m a woman who thrives on structure and schedules. Some of you are laughing because I can also be a big goof, but I usually schedule in the “goofy” days too. One reason the unknown or surprises throw me for such a loop sometimes. I’ve gotten better…
I’m a work in progress though, but aren’t we all.
What is your favorite "Snow Day" recipe?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323