My life these days, recent past and near future:
1. Principal’s day. He deserves a day of his own. Our principal is terrific, and one day out of the year to acknowledge it doesn’t seem like quite enough. In his honor, the kids wrote poems about him and illustrated them. Then they shared their heartfelt greetings on a giant shirt and tie shaped card that one of my fabulous colleagues whipped up. Well done! The same colleague (or a different one, they are both so incredible and do so much that I can’t keep track) even bound all the poems into a book. How cool!
2. Meet writing friend and be amazed by her creativity and her kind and honest heart. She is a breath of fresh air.
3. Go to pot luck graduation party. Mingling isn’t my strong suit, so I stayed pretty much put, but I did really enjoy the conversations I had.
4. Bake bread. For the King Arthur Service learning project, of course.
5. Work on Sunday. For five hours. Good thing I adore the women I work with.
6. Prepare for more testing. Tomorrow is the LAST one. I think. I hope. Yeah, it is.
7. Make art. With the students, of course, for the art walk, of course, which is on an evening that I have another obligation, of course.
8. Prepare something nice for the classroom volunteers, even though I forgot to invite them to the tea when everyone else got invited. Oops.
9. Prepare something nice for Mother’s Day. Oh yay. Macaroni necklace, anyone?
10. Do something fabulous for our wonderful front office staff, since apparently we (as a school) missed the proper day for that (we hang our heads in shame, those two wonderful women deserve better).
11. Bring a delicious dish for tomorrow’s pot luck. Or stop at the store and bring something they’ve made.
12. Work some more next Saturday. Yep, I really do love those girls.
13. Make a scrapbook page for the school nurse (she’s retiring). Shhhh, don’t tell her!
14. Prepare my manuscript (part of it, anyway) to send out to my writing group. This will be the first time I’m sharing it with them. Gulp.
Oh, and continue to do all the regular stuff, like teach and do laundry and go to the grocery store and spend time with my family. Yep, it’s all good. Summer’s coming, I can handle this!