ListeningI am a serious Amy fan! That girl and I have been through a lot together, and we haven't ever actually met (but if we did, I am sure we would be best friends:). This year has not been easy, so when her release date for How Mercy Looks From Here was announced I told myself that I could hang on just a few more months
LovingAs I have mentioned in earlier posts, I lost my father a little over a year ago. Earlier in the year, I was still stuck in the emotional routine of running out the door of my classroom. Finally, I have been able to slow down, do what I need to do, what I want to do in the classroom. It finally feels good to putter around and play in my classroom.
ThinkingTrying to find the energy to do much of anything has been difficult this year. Grief will do that to you:( No guilt there, you just have to be in moment and ride it out. Now that I am waking up, I am discovering that my backyard looks like the forest surrounding Sleeping Beauty's castle. There is no Prince Charming in sight (I've looked), so it is just me. Maybe Prince Charming is trapped in the overgrowth on my slope...
This one needs no explaining, it is vacation:) But I my body is still on work schedule! Let me go back to sleep, just for a while?
After the yard is hacked back in to submission, I need to get the house finished. I do not do well when my life is in boxes. The good thing is that when it is all over I will have a beautiful new roomy office/sewing room and a workout room. But it NEEDS to get done! Enough of the boxes!
3 Vacay Essentials
Rest! I need to let my body rest and get my head in a good place before going back to school in August. As for fun, I am going to visit with family, go see some movies (in a real theater - it has been a while), lunch and shopping with friends. And a ROAD TRIP is an absolute! Hopefully, my sister-in-law and I will be on the road to San Antonio before too long. Love Texas!
Now, I can hardly wait to go over to Oh' Boy Fourth Grade and see what other people are doing this month! And then I really have to get out in that backyard...