I am acting like a caged animal.....running in all different directions.....What could make a grown adult act in such a way, you ask? Tomorrow is the first day of meetings for the 2006/2007 school year.....and.....I am a teacher! Every year about the first of Aug. I am starting to long for the kids and the routine of classes! For some reason things are very different this year. I am holding on to every minute like it is a precious jewel or a piece of Godiva Chocolate! I have worked all summer on ART and it has been WONDERFUL!
I am not willing to give up staying in my "jammies" until 2:00 p.m.
Not willing to give up sleeping until I get my sleep out!
Not willing to give up the lack of demands being made on my free time!
Not willing to deal with little "rug rats" that resent authority!
Not willing to deal when I don't feel good!
Not willing to plan workshops, attend meetings, deal with power hungry leaders!
With all this being said......I am going back, dragging my bag of wishes behind me. Written on the bag are the words....."Don't open until Christmas". I am hoping to retire after this school year and will probably have to announce that at the first of the year. Now, don't feel sorry for my students, because I would never let my little guys down! We will be doing wonderful projects with enthusiasm and excitement. But, being the last day of freedom I felt the need to VENT! Once I get there tomorrow.....My love of teaching will kick in and all will be well.....at least for another 9 months!
(above is a pic of an apron I made this morning.....I have been longing to make one, but had other things to get done first. I like the ruffle and the pocket! )