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Two weeks

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The school secretary called this morning to tell me my room is ready if I want to come in and start setting up. Ha! Whaaaat? Are you kidding? Already? What day is it? And so it is true, my teaching contract starts in a few weeks. I have a half day how-to-be-a-second-year-mentor workshop August 7th and my first duty day is August 9th. And has Marci done all those school projects she planned to do this summer? Heck no! But then again, she was probs inebriated and being delusional when she made all those plans! Everything I brought home is still pretty much sittin' right where I dumped in either in the living room or in the garage. Well . . . you know, I taught summer school in June, then it got so hot and everything, and I was trying to get sober.

But, I'm not going to beat myself up. There's still time to do a few things, if I choose to, and I am in much better condition now than I was--physically, mentally, emotionally. That's important too. I'm kinda happy. Last summer, I was ready to go back to work to escape dealing with man problems, I was drinking a lot, I had broken a rib somehow, I was way too happy to be taking percocet. I didn't get much accomplished last summer, but I didn't come out feeling rested and healthy either.

Two weeks of summer left for me. But that's okay. I love teaching. I love my colleagues (mostly). I love my students. I love the structure and routine that having to "go to school" gives me. Maybe some cooler weather will follow the start of school. emoticon
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LESLIESENIOR 7/27/2012 4:50PM

    Marci~ You have accomplished exactly what you needed to this summer. You are AMAZING! You are so right about making different decisions now that your thinking is on a new level. You will be better able to decide day to day what to say "yes" to, and what to say "no" to. Enjoy your two weeks so you will feel fresh and ready for those kiddos.
Hug,
Leslie

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MEDDYPEDDY 7/26/2012 12:07AM

    I think you have done some grat work with yourself this summer!

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AJDOVER1 7/25/2012 10:13PM

    You teachers are AWESOME!

Marci, you've accomplished so much recently! Enjoy your two weeks!

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-WISPY- 7/25/2012 9:55PM

    Woo hoo Marcie, way to go on the new look you this summer. So much better than those "other" summers. Whatever happens in the next few weeks sobriety will make it all the sweeter.

Wishing you all the best in the new school year - one day at a time.

Hugs Wispy

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JENNIFERH625 7/25/2012 4:44PM

    I go back 2 weeks from today! Time flies, but I do love my kiddos and career! Best wishes for the upcoming school year!

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KNEWMETODAY 7/25/2012 4:24PM

    I believe teaching is a calling. The public, in general, has no idea of the "free" time willingly donated by dedicated teachers. Those who are in it for other reasons respond only to the calendar and the bells and will never know the fulfillment that comes from giving--really giving--to students.

It's bad when the school comes to expect the extra time though. Good luck for the upcoming school year. I retired in 2005 and still sub occasionally. I've never doubted my decision to teach...it gave me great joy (sometimes frustration too) and I loved it!!

Kathy

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