I’m WAY behind on my Fortunate Friday’s! It’s not that I haven’t been fortunate, it’s just that life has gotten in the way.
Excuses, excuses, I know. I’m really good at excuses. It’s my forte.
“It’s too cold out.”
“It’s too hot out.”
“I’m too tired” (no, not THAT kind of too tired!)
“I don’t have time right now.”
“I’m too busy.”
And I could go on, and on. If you don’t believe me, just ask Paul.
Now that I have thought all about the many reasons why I don’t have time to do this post, the most important thing that I am missing, is I LOVE MY BLOG! And no matter what time it is, where I am, or what the weather is doing, I LOVE to write.
I am fortunate that I love to write, and that it keeps me coming back for more I have always loved to write, and often found it a source of comfort, especially in those dreadful teenage years. I went back and tried to read some of the journals that I wrote way back when, but they were so embarrassing! Filled with teenage angst, and drama, hopes and dreams. Um, not much different from now, but replace “teenage” with “thirty’s”.
I am fortunate that I discovered the Hunger Games trilogy! I’m onto audiobook #2, Catching Fire, and love it! I turn it up really loud so I can hear it being read over the hum of my KitchenAid, and it sounds like I’m with someone and that we’re arguing! Have you read anything really good lately?
I am fortunate to officially be on summer holidays! Whoop! As a teacher (by day), we work hard for 10 months of the year, and recuperate for the other two (without pay, I might add). Some say that we have an easy, cushy job, summers off, and long breaks, but I invite you into my classroom, to spend 10 minutes there, and see YOU do it! It’s way harder than it looks. Teaching take endless patience, adaptability, confidence, kindness, empathy, and most of all, a love and respect for the kids. I had a fabulous group of kids this year (including the one who peed in the middle of the school field), and I am truly going to miss them. I’ve only said that twice in my career- my very first class of Grade Ones (who are now going into Grade SEVEN!) and to the kids this year. I must mean it or something!
We have really had some good things happen this week with the Cakery. I am fortunate and thankful for all of those events. More info will come later…but now, it will bore you.
I am fortunate for these people’s genes . . .
Are they not the most beautiful people? Inside and out. By the way . . . I’m calling Mom, Steve, you stole the good looking genes in the family! xoxo
I can’t leave a Canada day post without sending out a Happy Canada Day! There are many things that I don’t agree with in this country, but we live freely (mostly…it would be really nice if we didn’t have to charge tax on cupcakes!), we are free to speak our minds (and write it in a blog) and we are free to associate in ways that fit ourselves (especially in Vancouver . . . riot much?).
Happy LONG weekend everyone . . . do you have plans? What are YOU fortunate for?