Thursday, August 18, 2011

can't stop won't stop

I'm sitting here at my kitchen table, trying my hardest to finish packing for tomorrow's trip. Yet I can't seem to pry myself out of this chair. I really don't want to pack.

I know that I usually travel a lot, but here's what my summer has looked like:

June 1-10: finals
June 11: drive a bunch of hours to pick up parents
June 12: drive a bunch of hours home with parents
June 13-18: parents visit
June 19: drive a bunch of hours to drop off parents
June 20: drive a bunch of hours home
June 21: pack
June 22-26: Los Angeles
June 27-July 3: home working on several projects, including school curriculum
July 4: drive a bunch of hours and then fly to New York
July 4-10: New York
July 10: fly back, pick up my car, and drive a few hours to central CA and camp #1
July 10-23: camp #1
July 23: drive many many hours home
July 24: rest
July 25-26: work on school curriculum
July 27-August 14: camp #2 (with school curriculum stuff mixed in)
August 15: rest
August 16: work on school curriculum
August 17: camp #2 curriculum/rehearsal for play I'm directing
August 18: fly/drive
August 18-21: family trip to see sis-in-law act

It's been non-stop, y'all, and I'm ready for a true vacation. At home. A stay-cation, if you will. I always thought that sounded cheesy, but now I just think it sounds awesome.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

summer vacation

I know that it's supposed to start fin May or June for most teachers...but not me! I've been so busy that my vacation actually started on Monday. Two all-encompassing camps really did a number on me in all sorts of areas - my mental state, my waistline, my writing...

At last, though, I finally get some peace.

More soon. Lots to update on.