Friday, April 30, 2010

Thankful for Small Things


Rush Hour


One of the best things about leaving the house at 6:20 in the a.m. is the scenery. We teacher-types must be at our posts by 7:15. I don't have that long a commute, but do have to make the obligatory Starbux Stop...you know what I mean?

School lets out at 2:10 p.m. My contract bids me stay until 2:45. What with newspaper, plus yearbook & then AP Lang janx, though, I hardly ever get out before 4:30, sometimes 5. Or even later. Three times last week, I arrived back home almost exactly 12 hours after I had left the house that morning.

I know, I'm a public servant. I get the summers off (yeah, right. It takes 2 months to recover from the previous 10). I should be happy I'm employed.

That's why I posted my commute route this morning. I'm thankful for small things. Aren't you?

26 comments:

quilly said...

This first week of summer break I used to sit on the couch, stare at the wall and drool on myself. I know you can relate.

Tara R. said...

With a sunrise like that, you have to start the day with smile.

Cheryl said...

Always thankful for little things ~ they add up. Love that snap of your commute.

Jossie said...

Thanks for sharing the sunrise. I am a pensioner and usually miss sunrises.

Greyscale Territory said...

The glow of early morning light lifts the spirit! Delightful photo! As a high school teacher, I relate to feeling a need to veg when holidays roll around!

Ann said...

Do you still have that typewriter on your header photo?

My Dad bought one, and when we were kids, he let us bang on it. unfortunately to this day, I am a 2 finger typist.

I am a teacher too. But an owl, so mornings are one mad rush.

yonca said...

Beautiful shot of sunrise!Looking at that lovely pic makes me feel relaxed and happy.I'm always thankful for the little things.
Have a great weekend Melissa!

Susie said...

What a pretty way to start the day:-)

blueviolet said...

That makes the getting up early a lot easier to take!

Audun said...

What a great way to start the day :)

Traci said...

I know all mornings don't feel that glorious (my mom was a teacher so I understand) but a morning like that must help keep you fueled.

That and a whole lot of Starbucks.
:-)

Manang Kim said...

Love that shot!! It is not everyday that we see like that one. Happy weekend!

SkyWatchFriday

The Blonde Duck said...

The small things make it worthwhile.

Sarah said...

that's what makes us happy. unless i win a big lottery that is.

J Bar said...

Beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Rachel Cotterill said...

That's such a gorgeous picture! And wow, early mornings. I'm not great with mornings... and school didn't start until 9am when I was a kid, but that's in England.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Love the topic, Melissa, and what a gorgeous photo!
Hope you have a great weekend!
B xx

Kristin said...

Yes ma'am. I'm forever thankful for that first cup of coffee in the morning!

Bilbo said...

Often the best part of a day is being able to watch a glorious sunrise or sunset. Great photo!

Quasi Serendipita said...

Gorgeous snap. I am very familiar with working before sunrise to well after sunset!!

Lucy said...

What a great shot! I love the early morning sunrise too!!! Oh, and the small things help me when I get busy venting (lol)

Head over to my blog to grab your award, it is fitting with your snapshot!!

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous picture!

paige said...

oooo...nice photo. I love a gorgeous sky.

sheila said...

Yes, yes I am! Beautiful pic. And, btw, summers off or not, you guys are way underpaid and under appreciated. (my 2 cents)

miss jo said...

Beautiful morning skies and a cuppa Joe, while the day is still your own! Teachers are awesome.

HappyChyck said...

Sunrises always brighten my day. And hitting only green lights. Indeed...simple things!

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