See? This is what happens when you fritter away too much time on the computer. You stumble across ridiculous things like a picture of a cat dressed up like Darth Vader. Seeing that ticked-off looking feline told me that I'd better make the most of these last 2 days of vacation.
Where did it go? The ever-vanishing minutes are the only thing that makes me long for my previous school district. In LA we got 3 weeks for vacation. It was pretty nice. But there are so many other advantages to my current district compared to the corrupt mess that is LA Unified, I guess I can make the sacrifice.
Speaking of LA Unified, yesterday I hosted another group of friends at my house for lunch. This time it was 3 teachers and my mom from my first school. Despite 2 spills at the beginning that had me gritting my teeth, the rest of the afternoon went well. And I finally said goodbye to the pretty Christmas dishes until next year.
So now I have to decide how to spend these LAST 2 DAYS...I find myself saying those words slowly and ominously....I have to make today last, because tomorrow is essentially ruined with the thought that I have to go back the next day. That means going to sleep at a reasonable hour, making sure I have stuff for my lunches for the week, picking out what I'm going to wear...ugh! The only good thing is that the kids are usually well-behaved upon returning to school. They've gotten the wigglies out of their system and most of them will say how boring vacation was and have a new-found respect for the school day's order and constant activities.
I hope I'm not being overly optimistic!
OK, 9am. I better get out of pajamas and start using this day well. I'll wait til later to put a Star Wars costume on my cat...