Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Here We Go

After a month off, it's back to blogging (and back to school).

I didn't go into school this week, unlike last year when I did for two days and was chastised by a few fellow bloggers (the comments are no longer there). It's not that I necessarily agree that we absolutely shouldn't go in before school starts, it's just that I haven't been very motivated to get back to school this year. I haven't bought or planned ANYTHING for the new year yet. I suppose that is partly because I know that I won't have kids in my room for two to three weeks so I have a little extra time to get things sorted out once school gets started.

So . . . instead of spending today in my room cleaning, organizing, and decorating, I took full advantage of my last glorious day of summer. After sleeping in, I went to my first yoga class at Laughing Lotus. Then I met one of my friends who has been out of the city for the summer for lunch in the East Village to catch up and talk about the dread of returning to school. We walked around for a while and after she left to get a pedicure I went to the Sugar Cafe on Allen/Houston for a slice of tiramisu cheesecake and iced coffee while reading my book. A fabulous day and so much better than going into school.

Now I'm trying to do about ten things at once including make dinner, wash my laundry, write this post, and catch up on a few shows I have recorded on my DVR. My body is not at all programed to be going to bed early and getting up at I can't even remember what time. I don't want to think about it yet.


Anonymous said...

Look at the bright side of things, you were in Teach For America. Apply for a position in the Superintendent's office in District 79. You'll be making six figures within two years.

Patronage is in full effect in that Superintendent's office.

J said...

glad you got a good last day of summer in. also, it's nice to know i'm not the only one in that funk this summer. :) hope your set-up went well and things are looking up for your year. let's hang out soon and catch up!

James Burns said...

I think its great that you go in early. As a retired principal I always encouraged my teachers to get their rooms set up. I do however caution you that one of my teachers who came to school early in the morning to get set up fell down a flight of wet steps. She sued the school for workmans comp. She didn't get a penny because it was before the beginning of the school day. Watch your step.

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Mimi said...

Glad you enjoyed your last real day of summer!! I didn't go in early either.

Hope you had a great first week!