Break 2012-2013 is a memory. I'm heading back to the trenches this morning. (OK. Calling it "work in the trenches" might be a warning signal for a change in attitude!)
I'm sure it will be fine when I get there. Right now, it is just the idea of break being over and turning my time and attention back to the classroom. Sometimes it seems like teaching is a 24/7 job. I envy those people who can walk out the door at 4 or 5 and leave the work world behind.
In the meantime...this is what I am going to be missing:
Baxter the lap dog- such a snuggler over break
Time with family
Cold walks with Bax
Not showering until afternoon
Comfy warm socks and no shoes
Slow mornings--breakfast at 10:30
Late nights of reading
Morning news shows
Yoga pants and long underwear tops
Time for taking pictures
And did I mention the Snuggle Bug? *sigh
We had such a nice break. We built gingerbread houses and played in the snow. I had tea with the SIL. I napped and read, and I even cooked.
Do you see that picture in the middle of the bottom row? It even made it on a local television station a couple of times when they showed their "photo of the day" for weather.
And now it is back to school: teenagers, grading, early morning alarms, State testing, red ink pens, research papers, directing show #2 of the year, grading, grading, grading...and throw in a little teenage drama for good measure.
Yep, break is over. (And the attitude adjustment starts at 8:18.)