Best moments of the week:
1. Yesterday was the last day of school. Finals are over and grades are in. Summer begins.
2. The girls came by yesterday and cleaned through their old rooms. A lot of clothes (prom dresses!) are headed to Goodwill. They boxed up the cheer things from high school and the sorority things from college. Those boxes will be in storage until they are in their own homes. If we ever decide to sell our house, those things will go into a storage unit.
3. We had a retirement party on Wednesday night for two retiring business teachers: a husband and wife team. They are great teachers and the nicest people. She is absolutely beautiful, and her husband is so fun and funny. They will be hard to replace. It was also a going away party for an Ag teacher. She was my former student and has been my colleague for a couple of years. She has been a breath of sunshine at Trailer High. I am going to miss her happy, positive attitude. (And I'm sure hoping administration did a good job in hiring replacements for these teachers!)
4. Two boys who had opted out of finals by passing the State Math Assessment came by to see me yesterday in my trailer room--completely coated in mud! While some students were taking finals, they had been out mudding on an ATV. Since I was gone to get the heart monitor on their last day of class, they stopped by to give me "hugs" good-bye. Yeah....NO!!! I'm so glad I'm not the mother in charge of washing those clothes!
5. On Wednesday, I had a terrible cold. I was wearing the heart monitor until 1:30 which meant I had not had a shower since 6:00 on Tuesday morning. My hair was dirty. I felt terrible. After the monitor came off, I went home and crawled into bed for a two hour nap--complete with drooling! When I finally woke up, I took a long shower. I don't know if it is possible to explain how much better I felt after that! It was like being dead and coming back to life. And I've felt better ever since.
This morning I have lingered over a cup of coffee and the morning news. (OK. That might be favorite moment number six!) This afternoon K and I are taking a roadtrip to a niece's graduation in another state. The Mr. has to work, so he is in charge of Baxter. I'm hoping Mr. B behaves himself. There was one morning the Mr. was calling him our "special needs" dog and threatening to make him a pound puppy! (It had something to do with him eating dirt, rocks, and parts of railroad ties.)
Just another week in paradise...