Life has been SO busy. Every Friday, I say to my family, how can it be Friday again so soon? The novel I’ve been trying to finish for book group sits gathering dust on the coffee table, my house looks like a bomb went off (a pet hair bomb), and the poor dog is itchy and needs a bath. It seems either we are at work, or we’re being social, and then we’re too tired to clean the house (or the dog)!
One wonderful reason for not doing housework: My aunt and uncle are in town from Illinois! It was a last-minute trip, and we’re having so much fun hanging out with them. Aunt Linda loves Changing Hands book store, so we spent an hour there, looking at every little thing. We had long, relaxing dinners at both Pedal Haus and The Perch (I would recommend both). If you haven’t been to The Perch, their “thing” is lots of exotic birds in cages. They are all rescue birds cared for by professionals. But man, they can be LOUD! We had fun “chatting” with all the beautiful birds while waiting for our food to be served. Due to the loud music and the loud birds, we were having a bit of trouble hearing each other. We joked about how old we’re all getting. I am a terrible joke teller, but managed to tell this old thing: “A woman goes to her doctor. Doctor, she says, I’m having a terrible case of silent toots! Can you help me? And the doctor says, the first thing we need to do is get you a hearing aid.” Ba-doom-cha! (Apologies all around.) I’m hoping we’ll see my aunt and uncle again before they had back to the chilly Midwest.
In other news, we teachers are counting down the weeks until summer vacation. After this weekend, only EIGHT WEEKS LEFT! I’m feeling worn down lately and am so happy when my lunch break arrives each day, when I have about 20 minutes to eat, and play Words with Friends, and look at Facebook. Today while browsing Facebook, I almost spit out my sandwich reading a meme called, “Name Your Vagina by using the name of the last movie or tv show you watched.” Okay then: Either Shameless . . . or New Girl! LOL! Ahhhh, the Internet. What did I do before Facebook brought such class and sophistication into my daily life???
After lunch today, my lead teacher and I looked over photos from the entire school year to be used in the year book. We were amazed at how much we have accomplished and how much our students have grown. I love my job, but teaching preschool can be pretty intense mentally and physically and on some days, really overstimulating. I can’t imagine doing anything else!!! I’m 99% sure there’s no other job that includes as much laughter as we experience every single day, teachers and students alike. I’m looking forward to summer travel and having time to lunch with my best gal pals, but I’m also feeling a great sadness knowing that soon my “kids” will be moving up a grade and having adventures of their own . . . without me.