Friday, January 18, 2008

Happy (Three Day ) Weekend!

Another joy of working in an afterschool program is that we observe holidays like MLK Jr's birthday, and to say that I'm a fan of three day weekends might be an understatement. I vote for every other weekend being a three day weekend, or at a minimum, once a month there should be a three day weekend. Even with my new life of less work, my to-do list (file 6 insurance claims, seek reimbursement for travel expense, complete form and mail to Georgia bar and get 4 more CLE credits, send congratulations card to friends, and so on and so on) seems to only grow. Of course, I'm not taking that extra day off to accomplish very much on that list, but it is going to be well-used.

I head to Calhoun tonight, and tomorrow we're celebrating my mother's retirement from the public school system after 31 years. She's taught biology, worked as a high school counselor (and sex ed teacher), and is now working as an elementary school counselor. I'm really proud of her, realizing how draining her job must be and how very important her work is. She's helped so many children and families. I hope she'll feel honored tomorrow and in the next two weeks (her last day is the 31st).

After our get-together, I'm heading to Atlanta to spend most of the rest of the weekend with Carter. He gets Monday off as well--an upside of working in the banking industry. The more I get to know him, the more I respect who he is. Another fun part of getting to know him is when he surprises me. Not with actual surprises, but when I learn something about him that isn't what I expect. I like it when I defy what people think about me too; i.e., when my Bible study group found out that I had been a lawyer, they were very surprised. I'd love to hear what surprises people about you if you feel like sharing:)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and that the predicted snow doesn't snow me into Calhoun! And congrats to AM on her big news!

p.s. I'm thankful for the awesome music of the 80s, particularly Bonnie Tyler...."I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night; he's gotta be strong; and he's gotta be fast, and he's gotta be fresh from the fight." I feel an 80s movie marathon coming on too.

12 comments:

Accidentally Me said...

Thanks Ally:-) Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Methinks you might like this boy quite a bit:-D

ella said...

Did you and Carter figure out the sleeping arrangements? :)

Sounds like such a wonderful 3 day weekend!

Lpeg said...

Sounds like a great weekend!! Enjoy :)

Flat Coke and Flies said...

I hope you have a safe travel weekend. Enjoy your time discovering new things about Carter. And a big congrats to your mother. My sister has been teaching for 17 years, so I know what they go through, they are tough!! This is kind of silly but most people are surprised to find that my ears are not pierced.

Appletini said...

You have my vote on the 3 day weekend :)

Clearlykels said...

First of all, I love that song.

OK-- I am so jealous of your three day weekend. I can't wait to have one, they are just such a treat!

Enjoy!

Princess Extraordinaire said...

Big congrats to your Mom - she sounds like an incredibel woman...I love *Holding Out For A Hero* - One of my fav anthems!!

AaroN said...

It would surprise me if Ally got married before I do! :P

Ys said...

Bonnie Tyler? Phew, haven't heard her name in ages. Daddy said he saw her in a car a couple of years ago though ;)

Congrats on how well things are going - life and love-life. I hope you had fun at the weekend.

anne said...

Hope you had a nice long weekend. I am guessing you are getting slammed with that winter weather - good luck!

Ally said...

Ella: We did. I stayed at a very fun hotel:)

brandy said...

Good for you mom! Sounds like she is an amazing woman who really helped a lot of people. I hope her last days are filled with happiness.

As for what I think surprises people about me... I would have to say that (in person) I think people are shocked when they find out I'm pretty smart. I'm blonde, I laugh a lot, I'm really emotional, those stereotypically leads a few people to believe that I'm not at least as smart as the next person. It's when we start talking about economic plans and my bizarre love for John Adams that I think people see another side.

Anyway, I hope you had a good weekend and that you weren't snowed in!