Friday, March 30, 2007

Fridays are da bomb!

I woke up this morning and was thankful for a Friday. Now, I have to tell you, I love my job. In fact, I don't even feel like it's a job. I feel like I get to come in and play with my friends! So, it's not like I don't enjoy being here.

But, week's worth of working ... there's something really cool about Friday. Everyone is more relaxed. We wear more comfortable clothes, I stopped for bagels before coming in to work, I have my music playing a little louder (right now, there's a lot of 70s rock and roll going on - BOSTON! love it!), the deadlines were dealt with yesterday. It's a great day!

I look forward to my weekends. They are generally a time of regeneration. I can sleep a little later, I actually have time to clean up a few areas of the house, I read, I write, I talk to my husband. It's wonderful! But, it's nice that I am no longer trying to escape the workweek when I get to Friday evening. I'm simply looking for a change of pace. Ahhhh ... the blessings of a job you love.

Tonight, I will pick up some takeout from someplace special, go home and enjoy a quiet evening with Max and the nammynools. I can't believe I have nowhere to go. Whew! This is a great thing!

Sunday morning is Palm Sunday! I love Palm Sunday. It's such a celebration. The kids get to wave palm branches, we sing HOSANNA! The rest of the week tends to go downhill from there. I'm not a big fan of Good Friday. I've never been able to 'celebrate' the death of Jesus. In fact, I won't watch movies about His life because I know that before I get to the resurrection, I have to face the death. And though I know that the same thing is going to happen time after time, I always pray that it won't. And it does ... again.

I was afraid I would be a basket case if I watched Mel Gibson's "The Passion". I tried to avoid that like the plague. But, there it was. My friends, my husband, and even my entire church went to see it as a group. How could I not? So, one more time I was trapped with a group of people and I had to watch Jesus being crucified again. It wipes me out every time. I hate violence, but to know that the Son of God has to face it because of my sin? That's too much for my poor heart to handle.

So ... I'll participate in the things that I have to and I look forward with great expectation to Easter Sunday.

There is one really wonderful thing that will happen for me next week. Millard HS Spring Break! My Wednesday night becomes free and I do believe that my Thursday night will be free. Wow! I'm going to have some time off! AHHHHH .... ain't life grand?

1 comment:

Jacqniel said...

You deserve some rest! I hope you are free Thursday, too!
I hate to watch the crucifixtion scenes, too. It stabs at my heart - and I too become very blue. I am so afraid that had I been alive then, I might have been one who persecuted him - and that upsets me so.
See you on Sunday! Jacque