First of all, before I do anything else, I'd like to say
to my niece, Robyn. It's hard to imagine that you turned FIVE years old today! I still remember the day your mom called to tell me she was pregnant...and the day we watched the ultrasound together & found out you were a GIRL!....and the day you were born! Boy, time passes quickly! I wish I could be there for your party on Wednesday, but just know that I love you, baby girl! Happy birthday!!
And now...back to the regular blog. :) And by regular I do mean 'regular' stuff.
Today is the 43rd day of summer. We were watching Phineus & Ferb this afternoon & the theme song played. You may remember the video of it I posted earlier this summer (if not, sort through the archives & find it...it's a cute song). Sarah piped up & said "are there really 104 days of summer vacation?". I told her I was counting them, but I wasn't so sure about the number yet. I guess we'll see, huh?
I walked through the house today, straightening it up, starting loads of laundry & sighed. Vacation is really over. It's so much like the way I feel at the tail end of summer. Bummed that I have to start getting up at a normal time again. Sad that I have to give up mid-day naps. It's like a little kid who drags there feet & shuffles into school half-awake on the first day of school. I hate to see a restful time go. And yet.....I yearn for routine & structure & schedules, so I always want what I can't have at the time. Isn't that just like human nature?
Tomorrow I will get up early & head out the door to a job I adore. I will meet a new student (she came for the first time last week while I was on vacation...sorry kiddo!). I will have a BLAST hanging out with the kids at my school. I will enjoy adult conversations with the other teachers before & after work. I will hug the necks of all the kids I missed last week. I will get to play & act silly & read stories & sit in a tiny chair around a really short table, despite the fact that my posterior doesn't exactly FIT those chairs. I will skip & dance & make an idiot of myself during music time.
And yet, I'm bummed. I guess that's just the nature of the first day back to work after vacation...even if you have an awesome job!
:::sigh::: I guess it's time to get back to life. Which reminds me of this song from when I was in junior high. tee hee...I have no idea if there is some covert (bad) meaning to the song, but the chorus is about how I feel right now.