Today was certainly an unexpected day! It started when the Mr. surprised me by coming home early this morning, so I wouldn’t have to rush to get Holden to daycare before going in for an inservice day at school. This means that I left the house WITHOUT looking slightly disheveled and like a rushing madwoman. A very nice surprise indeed. My day was even better when I got to enjoy lunch outside of the school walls at Chesapeake Pizza. I hadn’t been here to eat before, but I liked the mini pizza that I got. The only issue with this place is that they don’t take cards…no debit or credit. What in the world. Fortunately, I remembered hearing this and got some cash back at good old Wal-Mart. Twenty bucks cash back on a thing of Tic Tacs. Then, I get back to school and decide to head down to the Teacher of the Year reception. I contemplated not going just because I felt like I got absolutely nothing on my “to do” list done today. Imagine my surprise when the Teacher of the Year was announced, and it was me! I was shocked to say the least. When Holden and the Mr. walked in, I got a little cry cry. My school is much more a family than just random people who show up each day and suffer through the work day with. They are truly the funniest, supportive, and most hard working people I know. I’ve contemplated trying to find a teaching position closer to home (my commute is about 30 to 40 minutes with traffic issues), but I always come back to the people I work with. I just don’t want to leave them! They are worth the drive. It means so much to me that my peers feel like I’m doing a good job.
Even though life doesn’t always give you what you want…it seems to me that I tend to get what I need usually when I need it. Perhaps not on my time table…I needed a pick-me-up, some positivity, then presto! There it was in the form of a super sweet cake, a little boy’s “congratulations mommy!,” a bouquet of flowers, and kind hugs and words from co-workers.