Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Saturday, June 13, 2015

School's Out for Summer!

Thursday was my last day with students and for some reason, we were expected to grade two classes worth of exams, and do all the reports for the end of the year in 2 hours. Thankfully, my teaching partner had finished her stuff early and was kind enough to stay with our last class while I caught up. Thanks to her, I was able to meet the deadline, and so on Friday, all I did was spend a couple of hours packing up what was left of my room, and then it was Beach Day!

Although it was crazy hot, it was beautiful and relaxing.

My silly Honors class spent time decorating and saying goodbye; one of my students had taken to calling me by my first name the last week of class, which is why you see it.


Graduation was Wednesday night, and I had a bit of a hangover, so I had this for breakfast Thursday morning. I don't drink anymore, but for some reason I thought a margarita was a good idea at the pre-graduation dinner and boy, did I pay for that decision. Fun on Wednesday, not so fun on Thursday.

Last Sunday, Steve and I drove up to Yorktown to see the French ship, The Hermione, and while crowded, it was a beautiful day to be outside. The temperature was in the low seventies, with the breeze off the river making it even better.

We also saw a bald eagle, which was pretty cool.

We bought food at a grocery store and had an impromptu picnic at a nearby park, just so we could stay outside longer.

I've been knitting dishcloths out of this old book I found at a thrift store; they scream old lady knitter to me, but they are a nice change from my old standby patterns.


Fern is still with us and she continues to be a joy to have around, if you overlook her occasional peeing on the beds! Bad kitty.

And my sweet Grace continues to be her sweet self, napping by my side as often as she can. We think she'll be happy when Fern goes back to Melissa, but I know I'll miss her, even with the peeing issue.

And now, time to start on my summer list!! Happy, happy days!



  1. Congrats for another wonderful year at school. Look how much your students love you! Enjoy the beach, knitting and the Summer.

  2. Enjoy the start of your holidays. Beach, cats and knitting. Sounds great!

  3. You're out, you're out, you're out! YAY!

    So happy for you. Enjoy your freedom and your T I M E.

    Have at least one guilt-free week of sleeping in and stretching out your jammy time in the morning. Do nothing, then rest.