Friday, October 23, 2009

Nothing Cures A Bad Day Like A Good Margarita

School was a little rough today. When the bell rang to change from first to second period, a fight broke out in my room. I teach 7th grade, and most of my students are bigger than me. However, I have been able to break up all fights that I have seen so far. Today I could not break up this fight. I did not even try because I knew I would be unsuccessful. It was intense and upsetting to see one little (young but literally not little) boy holding down the other and just punching away. This fight set the tone for how the rest of my day was going to be. To make matters worse, the temperature in my classroom was really hot. So I was frustrated, angry, and hot all day long. My students were also hot, so complaining to me was their top priority (forget about the test they have on Tuesday, if they are hot, they can't work on a review sheet) Therefore, when the bell rang at 2:45, I was out of there.

On my way home, I could not decide if I wanted to go walking or drinking to relieve my stress. Then Nick came home, and we went to the grocery store. I decided drinking would be better because I'm already exhausted. At the grocery store I bought some limes so we could make our fantastic margaritas. Now, I don't always drink away my bad days, but it's Friday, and it has been a while since my last margarita. So if you are having a bad day, sit back, relax and make a really good margarita.

Nick and Lucy's Really Good Margarita
2 parts tequila (make sure it is 100% blue agave tequila)
1 part orange liquor (must be 40% alcohol by volume; our favorite and the best is Cointreau, pictured below)
1 part lime juice (we normally squeeze a few limes and then add some Real Lime to it; it takes a lot to squeeze all those limes)
As always with fruit drinks, shake vigorously and strain over ice.

You can adjust alcohol levels to be as weak or strong as you like.

We also rented a movie and ordered some really good pizza to help me feel better about my day.

So, next time you have a bad day, a really good margarita might make you feel better.


  1. Some days teaching can be SO tough. Sounds like you've come up with a pretty good way to deal with the stress though. Hope next week is MUCH better!

  2. SO sorry you had such a rough day!! Hope your Monday was MUCH better! Your margarita looks like the perfect cure.