July 19, 2013

Stop the Timers! I'm not Ready...

The last couple of days I have noticed more and more people adding the counters for how many days until school starts.  Yikes! I don't know about you but I'm not quite ready for the countdown yet.

It only seems like a few days ago that I hugged my little first graders new little second graders goodbye.   I'm convinced that time changes during the summer and flies by without any regard to the time that we as teachers need to regroup.

Here are just a few of the highlights of my summer so far:
  • No Vacation.    (wait...that is not a highlight!!!)

  • A conference that I attended was pretty much worthless (except for Ron Clark... who gave me whiplash from trying to keep up with him on stage! But my neck pain was definitely worth it!)
  • Almost every weekend an evening at our lake with my teaching partner in crime for some of the best steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs, potatoes, in this part of the country.  We are truly blessed to have a beautiful place but even more blessed to have such as wonderful family to share it with. 

  • An MRI on my husband's back that has totally rocked my world NOT in a good way.  Trusting God has it under control... 

  • Mopping.  Mopping.   Mopping.  I have never mopped so much in my entire life.  After several visits to the vet... we are still having issues and I am not a very happy mommy!

Well...that is just a glance... I don't want to bore you too much.  I hope you are enjoying your summer... AND stop counting those days!   lol


  1. Not counting myself, but since today's the 19th and I go back August 19th, then I'm pretty sure I have a month left.

    I'm sorry your conference was worthless ... but I am HAPPY that Ron Clark still rocks!

    Sounds like God's got the rest of it ... so all that you need to do is rest, relax, restore, renew, and rejoice!

    Here's to many more summertime smiles,


  2. I'm at just under a month left. So it's time to start heading in and setting up and prepping.

    Hoping things are okay for your family.

    You Might Be a First Grader….

  3. Remember what Ron said??? Positive positive positive!! You will soon get to see ME every day of the week not just the weekends!!! WHOO HOOO Now that is Positive!!!!
    Love ya!

  4. I go back in less than two weeks. I'm sad to see summer go as well. Sorry to hear about your husband's bad health news this summer. I also received health news from a loved one this summer that rocked my little world. Sometimes it's hard to focus on anything but that. Your "getaway" evenings with steaks, burgers, and hot dogs sounds amazing! I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!

    First Grade Circus

  5. I'm avoiding the countdown as well. Blessings to you and your household for the remainder of summer.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First