Friday, June 11, 2010

I Will Survive

And we're finally done! Today is a work day (a.k.a. - make sure everything is cleaned out so the construction workers can do their thing this summer-day). Tomorrow is graduation. I am so happy and excited, but at the same time, unsettled. I've never had seniors before. Saying goodbye to them gave a whole new meaning to me because I know they won't be just showing up randomly next year to say hi - all are going to college; some more locally than others, but they've got their lives on track. I am happy and excited for them. I remember, fondly, my preparations for college and my first year. This is a whole new book for them to open and write in. But I will miss them terribly. We had a lot of fun in 12 AP.

I also have absolutely no idea what I'm teaching next year, other than 12 AP. I don't know how many preps I'll have. I don't know where I'll be. For the first time EVER, I don't think I'll be doing a whole lot of prep work over the summer, only because I don't know what to prepare. I will be reviewing my 12 AP, though, since I missed 3 months of it for maternity leave. I also have my conference to go to. But other than that...

A friend of ours who is a trucker for UPS and I chat in the mornings as I drive Sydney to the sitter. He works night shift, so as I'm getting going, he's finishing his run before heading home. We've been trying to 'meet up' on the road for a month, now. We always seem to miss each other. Either I'm running late and he's on time, or I'm ahead of him on the road. Well, today, last day, we were both running late. It worked out perfectly! I got to wave at Rick as he drove by, and later, when I caught up to him on 581 (no, I wasn't speeding. He drives a double-long tractor trailer. Not difficult to catch up...), I rolled down the back window so Sydney could see him. It was pretty cool, and a nice way to start the day. Sydney loved the wind in his face and the familiar smile beaming down on him, too.

I know I haven't posted pics in a while. Bear with me. After we truly complete the school year I will have much more time to delve into technology. I plan on posting videos of Snickerdoodle crawling, too. Next year is going to be so much fun, but in the meantime, I'll enjoy this summer to the last drop.

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