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Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Dumb Day!

I made a wonderful decision a while back.  I decided that I would not schedule any students on Fridays, so I could just have a day to be dumb.  Smart move!

I felt I was burning out, and that's when the idea hit me.  Friday.  Block it.  Kids still go to school, Magnum still goes to work.  I have a day of dumbness all to myself.

The private teaching company I used to work for never scheduled classes on Fridays.  Now I know why.  That plus my formative years in Monday-thru-Friday public school has programmed me to slack on Fridays. If it's a psychological quirk, so be it.  I give in.



It's not to say I don't do anything teacher related, but I don't have to actually face anyone while I do it, so I can do it with a dumb face and in comfy dumb clothing.

Dumb Fridays, as I affectionately know them, are not necessarily epic.  I get caught up on the housewifery, paperwork, maybe go coffeeing with a friend.  Sounds a bit boring maybe,  but they're lovely, really.



It's cold today.  Snow nearby.  Froze at the crosswalk this morning, but it was good mindless freezing.  Have you done anything stupid today?  I highly recommend it.
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12 comments:

  1. I crave dumb days. I rarely get them as there is ALWAYS somebody at home now. I miss having the house to myself on a regular basis. Good for you for scheduling a dumb day for yourself! It's very healthy!
    Ummm.. let's see... did I have any dumb time today? Well, after working the early shift, I fell asleep on the counter while trying to revise Link's resume...and everybody left me alone! :)

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    1. Falling asleep on the counter is a good start. I give it 3 dumb stars out of 5.

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    2. Well, with you as my dumb role model, I plan to be a 5 star dummy very soon!

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  2. I try to have dumb Fridays too. Today was so dumb that I had a nap after lunch.

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    1. All RIGHT, Rebecca! Way to represent!

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  3. Does having a dumb week count? I relish those days where you really don't get much done, but you get to relax, unwind, decompress. I sometimes feel guilty about them but enjoy them when they happen.

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    1. Nicely done, except for the guilt part. Do you need an intervention?

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  4. Dumb Fridays sounds like an excellent idea, at least on Friday I'd have an excuse Ha Ha

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  5. 12hr day today, counting the "highly-encouraged" social event after the 10hr workday. Full-court press Mon/Tues/Weds next week requires lots of weekend prep, too.
    So come Thursday & Friday, watch out -- and get ready for "Dumb & Dumber"!

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  6. I decided i was going to dumb down the entire teen decade. From 2010 to 2019, I am officially a slacker. I am open to extending this trial period.

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  7. Dumb Fridays don't sound boring at all. In fact, they sound rather lovely to me. I guess today was kind of a dumb day for me. I set aside all things that felt obligatory and just did calm and relaxing things.

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