This Superior Artwork courtesy of The Buenos Diaries.
Yesterday morning came a tad too early. Even though this week is the "preseason" in a teacher's life ~ the 5 days we spend attending endless meetings, sitting thru mindless inservices, setting up our classrooms, readying lesson plans ~ and doesn't feature any students, I still had some butterflies in Ye Olde Stomach.
We slept with the windows open Sunday nite, & that was a good thing. The coolish, fall-ish Monday morning breeze, combined with the tweets of the Cardinals who live in our neighborhood year-round, made my alarm clock superfluous.
I put my game face on and hauled these old bones down to Our Humble High School.
Four hours worth of meetings, a newspaper staff gathering, a late lunch (I wasn't able to nuke my leftover minestrone until 3 p.m.-ish) & a dozen e-mails later, I booked it on home. Put on my walking shoes, and ambled a good 4 miles ~ my new stress-relieving regimen. Hey, I think it'll be better for my constitution than The Ben & Jerry's Stressbusters Diet, don't you?
I think I'm gonna have a good year. Even Principal Man didn't rub my last nerve raw today. But I've also learned how to doze while sitting in a hard plastic cafeteria chair. With my eyes open.