Calming down just a bit about the upcoming school year. I met with a teacher I know through the AVID program and she helped me out quite a bit, including helping me pick out my cubby in the workroom. Steve also had some good advice for me; he suggested that instead of trying to fit all my old stuff into the new room, that I take the opportunity to start fresh. For some reason, that helped me make the paradigm shift I needed to make. I immediately decided to donate two boxes of empty binders to the AVID teacher, threw out a box of miscellaneous junk, and brought home two boxes of books to store in the garage. In addition, I've decided to let go of the boxes of science books I saved, as I really doubt I will go back to teaching that subject. It's funny, I couldn't admit that in June, but now I'm ready. It's time to move on.
Steve and I went out to dinner Wednesday night, then took a walk on the Norfolk waterfront afterwards.
I tried to capture the rosy glow of sundown here.
As well as taking photos of this busy fellow, as he raids the bird feeders.