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Twelve years prior to this year I have lived my life by semesters. I spent the past twelve years either teaching school, working at a school or I was a student in college. And even just a year or so prior to those years, I was a student in high school. Needless to say I have pretty much lived my life by semesters for a very long time.
Last year about this time I was wrapping up the school year in preparation of being a stay at home mom. I had a new born and I spent my afterschool time packing boxes and getting IEP progress reports completed and getting all the lose ends tied up. There is something gratifying about completing a school year. It is like making a huge check off of the “To Do” list and taking a breath of fresh air.
This year was a such a different time for me. Around Christmas I was feeling like I needed wrap things up. I was antsy and restless feeling like I was forgetting many important tasks. I have some friends in school and I could feel their anxiety as they prepared for finals and did mid term projects. It is kind of a weird feeling not to be running my life in semesters. But at the same time it is a really good feeling.
Over the past school year I was babysitting for a mom who was teaching at my former school, so I guess in a sense I did still live my life by semesters. I got Thanksgiving and Christmas off. I got all the national holidays off along with Spring Break. I guess it won’t be too long before my Lil’Miss is in school and I once again will be living my life by semesters.
Mother nature is not cooperating with the school system. You would think with the last two weeks of school approaching, it might be warm and breezy. This weekend we got record rain fall and it was in the 30’s and 40’s. The foothills surrounding Boise got a great dust of snow. So much so, yesterday as my brother was driving just a block from my house, he was driving along admiring the snow on the foothills ahead and not paying attention to the road ahead. He saw that he had a green light and turned, but failed to notice there was a car going straight that had the right of way resulting in two smashed vehicles. A sad day for him, he’s had his truck for less than a year. Thank goodness he is fine, just a bit of a crushed ego.
Tisk, tisk mother nature! We are waiting patiently for the warm breezy days of spring, please come soon!
How is spring treating you in your neck of the woods?