This week the topic for the Five Minute Friday link-up post is yes. What is a link-up? Essentially a link-up is when you join other bloggers and write on a similar topic. You share your blog posts with one another and begin conversations via a host site. You can head over to Kate Motaung’s page to check out other entries from inspired bloggers. Here’s my five minutes of uninterrupted, unedited writing on this week’s topic:
Yes! The final bell has sounded and the last of the ninth grade stragglers have ventured out the doorway of my classroom. It’s Friday afternoon on the cusp of a three-day weekend. I couldn’t think of a more fitting time for an extended weekend than this one. I’ve been going hard for three solid weeks now with very little rest and downtime. I love my job immensely, but the time has come for things to slow down. I’m looking forward to a weekend of family time at home.
I’ll be giving my home some much needing TLC. It’s been neglected this week as we’ve gone from event to event. I am anticipating a reunion with my favorite writing spot and getting some productive writing done this weekend. I’m also very enthused to help my dear friend as she moves into her newly-built home. Additionally, I’ll be battling the natural inclination to go cross-eyed while grading the first essays of the new school year. Oh, and did I mention this is the last weekend before my daughter’s birthday to get all of the last-minute things accomplished?
Okay, so maybe it won’t be the most relaxing weekend. I’ve whittled away a to-do list. But for tonight, I will resign myself to my humble abode with my little family. It may take will power, but I will forego the vacuuming and organizing and give myself this Friday evening to relax. It’s finally the weekend!
What have you planned for this extended weekend?