October 14, 2012

Fake Fall Break

For the first time in my entire life, I had to work/attend school on Columbus Day. Apparently, Southerners don't have any respect for the man who didn't discover America. The nerve!

When I first discovered this atrocity I was indignant, but my anger quickly subsided when I looked further at the school calendar and saw that this weekend was Fall Break. Or, as it should be called, Extended Summer Break because I'm still waiting for fall.

No, really... where is it? The trees are still as green as ever, and I'm still sweating. Bring on the cool breezes; jeans and hoodies with flip flops; pumpkin spice lattes (okay, we have those, but it's too hot to actually enjoy them), apple cider; creamy soups;

But even though the weather isn't cooperating, I'm happy to accept that I'm on Fall Break. I couldn't tell you, between my students and me, who needed this four-day weekend more. Oh wait... yes I can. It's totally me.

As soon as school got out on Thursday, I joined a coworker for a reflexology massage. Dear Lord, it hurt like you-know-what, but my feet felt very relaxed when we were done. It was a great way to decompress from the week (although I don't know that I'll ever do it again).

Joel and I had a much-needed date night on Friday. I straightened my hair, put on a dress and some makeup, and busted out my jewelry for our night on the town. Per my mother, he deserves to see me like this from time to time even if he loves me just as much in my sweats with my hair in a messy bun and a face sans makeup.

We spent pretty much all of yesterday shopping. It was nice to spend some time walking around the mall together and just enjoy the day. And It didn't hurt that I walked away with three new pairs of shoes. :)

Have I mentioned that I'm on day three of sleeping in? Those 5:30 AM wake up calls aren't getting any easier for me. I don't know how all you mamas do it.

Today will be spent finalizing grades and preparing for the new quarter. Neither are my favorite activity, but they must be done. At least I don't have to worry about the Sunday Night Blues since I don't have to work tomorrow.

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