I had prepped an easy and fun lesson for my classes, who were on their last day of school before spring break. Job Skills BINGO! (with pretty awesome cupcake prizes - stolen from my pantry...sorry kids!) There are a couple of classes I see, 2 in fact, which are particularly hard for me to get to. Unfortunately, they also happen to be two of my very favorite groups of people, so I cannot NOT go. It always seems to fall on my bus duty day, and I am scrambling to get Dillon on the bus and get Evan to Grandma's, and 8 am is just not possible. Friday, it was particularly not possible, because the bus was a little late, and traffic was A LOT annoying (I am starting to get REALLY bad about that. Sometimes I pretend the people riding my rear are chasing me, and that makes it more fun, but I just don't know what to do to have a positive take on those left lane slow pokes! 👿 ).
By the time I walked into the school, I was stressed out and distraught and totally second-guessing myself about walking into the class at such an obscene time to teach them about ALWAYS being on time for work. #hypocrite I was still thinking about giving up and going back home when my autopilot drew me straight through the door. And, you guys...if you had seen the look on these kids faces...the pure joy of just seeing me. How am I so fortunate? And, for their precious sakes, how could I ever dare to give up?! And then, one of my particular favorites, shouted out, "WELCOME!" and my heart melted, and I dove right in with the condensed version (and I didn't leave until everybody won, because that is MY way).
Do you know that feeling of being alone in a crowded room? I once had a friend who would walk into a crowded elevator, where everyone was all awkward and looking down trying not to make eye contact, and face all the people and just stare at them. I always thought that was so bold. I cringe in those situations. (And we all know about my embarrassing elevator encounters, when I try to make things less awkward. 😳) Sometimes being in a crowded room can be the absolute worst...awkward, anxious, lonely.
And speaking of chaos...#worktrips. I found out this week I will be out of town for the Royal's upcoming Home Opener, and that is completely and utterly unacceptable to me. The boys are FINALLY back in town, and I am out the door. Ah, well...at least I will have something to entertain me on the 5 hour drive home. Yep...that's a thing. Actually, looking forward to the rewards inherent in these travel requirements, so...Always a rainbow in it somewhere. #ilovedrury
I am grateful for a family day tomorrow and taking in all the time I can get with these people I call mine. I had a rare moment eating out with all four kids today. And the weather was divine. Enjoy the sunshine when it comes, and rest up when things are calm. Have a happy week, my friends!