I couldn't put this in the earlier post from today because as someone has pointed out, that post already had several topics covered.
We went into the school today to get a last load of things from Stevie's room to put in the storage facility (that may blow up any moment now...it is so stuffed!).
I looked into "my" room and it made me sad. It isn't mine anymore. There are so many changes in the school this year that it is hardly my school at all anymore.
How is it that you can give a place 30 years of your life and when you walk out, you are no more?
Don't get me wrong, I know the kids will remember and be part of my legacy forever, but "my" space is not there anymore in any way.
A little sad.
But, I have been so busy this summer that I have not even realized that school starts in one week from tomorrow. Any other year my summer would have been long over as I spent this time in my class dreaming and planning for the coming year and the wee ones in my care. I don't think I miss that...pretty sure I don't. It was time to take a break from all that massive responsibility.
Deep in my heart I hope and pray that I am completely replaceable, but a small part is sad that I am.
I had lunch with one of my favorites of all time yesterday. (and her mother and Stevie) She will be a junior in college this fall and she has a gift tag, from a gift I gave her, hanging from the mirror in her car...ahhhhh. I love my Gwen!
And I am leaving for a vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains tomorrow! That sounds better than saying we are going to Dollywood, huh? I love my mountain heritage. Poor Little Husband will be here all by himself this week.
No more whining.