Knowing that we have come through almost 7 months of the school year is a great feeling. Yet also knowing that there are between 2 and 3 months left is hard. 11 weeks seems like an eternity to me right now. I'm right at the point where I feel a little burned out (as do most of the teachers at my school honestly) and I'm just ready for summer. I would love it if the muddy mess and naked trees that we have in March, would turn into the beauty that arrives sometime in May. I'd like it to happen right now, please :-P
Spring has never been my favorite season. I love summer, and I love fall even more. I HATE winter, and I pretty much hate spring, too. Mostly because it takes FOREVER for it to actually FEEL like spring. Usually by about the last week of April or first week of May it feels like spring, and we start seeing some flowers bloom. I just can't wait for that time. I especially can't wait until June...more specifically June 4, because that is my last day of work before summer. Trust me when I say that teachers need some down time. We would all be psycho people and probably serial killers if we didn't get a break. Especially the kindergarten teachers among us! I realize that sounds horrible, but if you haven't been there, you wouldn't understand :-P
On a positive note, it has been a beautiful week, and is supposed to be 67 degrees tomorrow. Also, Saturday is the first day I get to sleep in in about a month. I am probably a little more excited about this than I should be, and I will probably cry if my natural body clock wakes me up at 5:50 like ever other day, and I can't go back to sleep!! Don't you hate that!?
Although I still have to work tomorrow, I feel like I started the weekend off a little early by going out for Mexican tonight with my family. It was delicious, and just what I needed after an endless, frustrating day at work. Here is my sister sitting in the giant chair outside our favorite Mexican place
Have a great weekend! And if you're a teacher, we've almost made it! The school year is like a marathon, and we are nearing the end. We are weary, tired, and barely able to keep moving. But knowing we are almost there will be our motivation to make it to the end!
(I really do like my job. I'm just having a particularly frustrating week, and am feeling that itch for summer. Like I said, I'm sure any fellow teachers know exactly where I'm coming from!)