Monday Manicures

Often, she never looks at me. I’m stuck in darkness, through the long ride on the subway and the walk home. As, I get pulled away, I dream to see new things, outside the classroom. I long to see a new home. Yet, I take the long ride and often, end up coming back to my classroom without a glimpse of sun. I’m always longing to see more. I know there is more to life out there.

However, last night was different. I was taken out and talked about. I was shared with a friend. I got to smell the lavender and different aromas. I heard new music and saw a new side of Singapore. I felt like I was finally breathing.


We had found a good groupon deal, only $18 for a mani/pedi which is quite the deal here in Singapore. A manicure alone usually costs $25. Well, we finally found the time to put our groupon to use and enjoyed this pampering on a cloudy Monday evening yesterday.

In the middle of our pedicure, we started talking about school, and one of the other teachers mentioned that she should have brought some school work with her. Then, I realized I had my copy of my Everyday mathematics lesson for the week in my bag. So we did manage to squeeze a bit of lesson prepping in the midst of our pampering.  Our mani/pedicures  ended up taking over 2 hours. It was well worth the time and pampering.

Please tell me I’m not the only one guilty of doing this. You would think that by now, I would stop taking work home, but you never know. Sometimes, it does actually get done.

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6 thoughts on “Monday Manicures

  1. Judy C. says:

    I think we are all take work home with us – maybe not the actual paperwork, but the mind does tend to remember those things that didn’t get finished. Sounds like you made it all work – pampering, fun with friends and some planning.

  2. newtreemom says:

    Yep, I bring stuff home. Don’t always get around to doing anything with it. I envy a friend of mine who NEVER brings schoolwork home. She has always gone to school early, though. She says she gives 100% while she is at school, so the rest of ther time is for her family and herself.

  3. elsie says:

    Love the personification in the beginning. It took me a bit to figure out how that fit in with the pampering, but I finally got it. You are so clever! What a deal for mani/pedi!

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