Second Best Monday

20 Sep

“Was today your best Monday or your second best Monday?” a smiling colleague asked me as I walked down the main hall towards the parking lot at the end of the day yesterday.

“Second best,” I replied.

It was, in fact, only the second Monday of the school year, marking the start of our third week at school, and it was definitely not as good as the previous one. It was, mostly, my own fault.

I’d gone to bed at my normal time and fell asleep quickly, as I normally do. Unfortunately, two hours later my phone, which sits in the kitchen at night, not my bedroom, blared with an Amber alert. It took me a while to get back to sleep.

I keep the radio on low all night, set to NPR because the sounds of people talking is soothing to me. From 11 pm until 5 am, my local station broadcasts the BBC. I often wake around 3 or 4 and it lulls me back to sleep. Yesterday morning however, the Queen’s funeral was being broadcast. When it happened yesterday just after 4, my brain registered this fact and I listened. I gave up at 5, only 15 minutes before my usual wake-up time and decided to watch.

Needless to say, I arrived at school, not feeling my usual perky morning-person self. Fortunately, i had a better sleep last night.

4 Responses to “Second Best Monday”

  1. Trish September 20, 2022 at 5:49 am #

    Great sleep makes such a difference…and I say this on a morning when I’m perky! (This intermittent retirement schedule thanks to subbing makes things wonky. Today I’m working, so I’m grateful to be rested.) I don’t know how you fall asleep to voices on the radio though. I am so sick of talk after a day full of it. Have a TERRIFIC TUESDAY, your first-best!

  2. nancyrsantucci September 20, 2022 at 7:12 am #

    Now I understand why this was your second best Monday. I’m glad your first Monday went so well, esp. since this was the first week of school. Nothing like starting off on the right foot, and it sounds like you will get there again with today’s reflection on the importance of sleep. You’ve got some good systems in place for this to resume.

  3. arjeha September 20, 2022 at 9:52 am #

    How we sleep definitely affects our mood and the way our day plays out. I can understand how voices in the background can lull you back to sleep. It is somehow quieting and comforting.

  4. amyilene September 20, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

    Yes, sleep matters!! Twice in the three weeks that we have been back in session I have given up on trying to go back to sleep at 2 or 3 am. It’s amazing that I had the energy on the days following, but somehow we always make it through!!

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