ALMOST GONE! Summer, that is. My summer vacation, I should say. I have just one week left before I get back into the routine that structures my life 9 months out of the year. I always feel, at the end of May, that I have a l-o-n-g summer ahead of me. Lazy days just waiting to be filled with one whim or another. Days to do just as I please, and nothing more. Then August rolls around and I wonder where the days went, and what did I fill them with. Of course, this summer I spent 8 wonderful days in Maui with my 2 BFF. And I spent another 7 days at the beach in Florida with my sweet family. I tell you this friends, my soul comes alive at the beach…whatever the state. So, I have been richly blessed this summer…and I know it. BUT…I still am not ready to move into the “school year.”
My last week…hmmm, this is how it’s going to go. Monday, I have a funeral to attend for a young man in our church, And Tuesday….DUM DA DUM DUM…it’s D-Day again. But this time, I have to go to an endodontist for the root canal on that tooth that started out my summer on a sour note. Oh, pray for me sisters. I have to be there at 8:45. Don is leaving tomorrow for Arizona for the week, so it will just be Alex and Scooter and I. On Wednesday night, I have part in a program at church. That leaves me Thursday and Friday. Saturday, I have a decorating job to finish up. Then Sunday, and Monday morning…it’s off to work. And, it will be so good to see my friends who I teach with and then to see my children again the next week. I think that what I have described is the feeling of ‘ambivalence’. I dread ending the summer, but I look forward to the starting of school. I dread getting back into a routine, but I really do get more accomplished when I am. I dread fixing up my classroom for the year, but I love it when I see those sweet faces come to class. Oh, well it’s coming, whether I like it or not. So, I might as well like it….but only after Tuesday…I’m not going to like anything until Tuesday is over!