Monday, July 9, 2007

After a long day of driving, we made it home last night. We stopped at my parents to pick up the kids and it was so good to see them! All in all, it was a great trip. It was also nice to take a 5 day break from the phone, computer, and t.v. We watched a little of that from our hotel room, but not more than an hour total. I enjoy being unplugged for a few days. My brain sort of downshifted too, which was really nice.

Yesterday we were driving home and the brain started buzzing again. I have so much to do in coming weeks that it makes me sort of sad. This next school year is going to be a huge adjustment. I'll have a new co-teacher and two new teacher's assistants to train. It will be a whole new ballgame. Not to mention the huge freshman class coming in, that means twelve new kids (and their families) to get to know as well.

I've enjoyed my summer off so much, I'm not sure if I'm up for the challenge! I think I'd like to keep this pace, this summer of fun. Alas, it wasn't meant to last forever. I guess I can appreciate the fact that the school year will always make me grateful for summer. And I think vice verse.

This morning we are trying to dig out from the piles of suitcases, toys, mess. When we left, there was a lot to do around the house. Now there is even more. I'm babysitting my nephews this week starting tomorrow, which means the house needs to be somewhat in order.

So that's what I'm off to do now. My brain is so full of 'to dos' that I may have to start a running list!


Jacqniel said...

Summer is going so quickly by. I remember the angst I felt when I realized I would soon be leaving my babies and heading back to school - even though I loved my job.
I have missed your blog! Glad you had such a nice time. You deserved it!

nikkis30by30 said...

I have a to-do list too. However, lack of motivation is killing me!!

I am so glad that you had a nice break. Coming back to reality can kinda stink when you have so much to do though. I will try and call you later, providing I can get a little break from the kids, to see how your trip was!

Jenifer said...

I love my lists because they take a little of what is crowding my brain out. As long as it is on my list I know I will get it done...eventually.

I have day lists, week lists, wish lists - all kinds. They make me feel more in control and they even make me realize that some stuff just isn't important once you write it down.

Glad you had a nice is nice to wake up once in a while without those little voices.

Michelle said...

welcome back! how nice that you were able to get away and enjoy yourselves - unplugged and childless! :)