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.