Thankfulness X 3 — “Is it Friday yet?” Edition

Summer is over and I am back at work with a vengeance.  And with coffee.  My success at weathering this transition is owed  entirely to Peet’s Sumatra, tempered with half-and-half.  I drink it greedily on the commute, and then curse it midway through my first class, when the restroom calls and I cannot answer.  Such is the life of a teacher.

So yes, it’s hard to get back into the work routine.  That makes it important to reflect on some blessings.

1.  I’m grateful for the time-honored game of peek-a-boo. My baby figured out how it works a few 004-Fifine-q75-445x500weeks ago and it never fails to make him laugh.  Me neither.

2.  I’m thankful for hot days that turn into mild perfect evenings.  I was outside watering at dusk and the temperature was just right.  It was tranquil and lovely, as if Nature herself were winding down for the night.

3. I’m thankful that our public library has so many CDs of Broadway musicals. Currently in my car: Kiss Me, Kate, Guys and Dolls, and the recent revival of The Pajama Game.  They’re perfect commute music  because they are just so darn singable. When I’m propped up by nothing more than coffee and willpower, it is great to have some catchy perky music to help me get excited about the day.  So thank you, public library!  I owe you one.

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2 Responses to Thankfulness X 3 — “Is it Friday yet?” Edition

  1. I love your blog, always puts a smile on my face…

    So, while not a teacher, Gerry starting 11hr work days and I feel the same in terms of FT Single mom!! Peet’s is my ‘other man’ and would not be making it without! My little guy too is growing too fast aching to walk and mastered CLIMBING! Thank God for air conditioning in the the bedroom with this weather and yes, it is FRIDAY! Tomorrow is a day for just me, yay! (On a library note, do you have an in to where I can get sesame dvd’s cheap used? The library is always out!) Have a great day!

  2. Andrea, thanks for the nice comment … glad I can make you smile!

    Have you tried Ebay for the DVDs? Or maybe Amazon has some used ones? We have a few that are hand-me-downs and a few that I got at Toys R Us in a weak moment. :)