Well, this is the first time I have posted here without a photo...unfortunately my camera is stuck at work, in my tote bag...but I am unexpectedly stuck at home. So you can decide, if you believe in Luck: Am I really lucky or really unlucky?
I was in my classroom teaching yesterday when the sky fell. Yep, second grade teachers never get to sit down, but I leaned over my desk to jot down a quick note to self, when all of a sudden a 250 pound (more than twice my weight) TV monitor crashed from the ceiling...and hit me.
I am bruised, bloody, swollen, incredibly sore, and have a splitting headache. But no concussion and no broken bones. It missed my head by inches. I caught it on my neck, left arm and back. From the floor, I yelled to my students, "I'm okay!" so they wouldn't be traumatized...as much...but I was nauseated.
Fast forward to emergency crew, school lock-down, gurney, ambulance, x-rays, cat scan...and finally getting to come home to my puppy.
So, I am grateful beyond belief that a student wasn't hurt. I am grateful I don't have a fractured skull, spinal injuries, broken bones. I am shocked. I am sore. I am never boring. (!)
You never know, each and every day, if you will have the kind of day you thought you would. Say "I love you" to someone you love. I am reminded once again, to never sweat the small stuff.