It’s been a gorgeous day and I’m closing in on nightfall here at my home-away-from-home, the Barnes & Noble Cafe. I have a week off from school and will make an effort to share more of my writing over that time. I have still been writing in my journal, but want to share some of the thoughts meandering their way through my mind.
One of perks of teaching after you “retire” is that they limit the number of days per month you can actually work. The month of March featured twenty-one student days, so I had to plan to take five days off from work. I decided to lump them all together in this last week of March and am looking forward to the time off.
Unlike many jobs, where you just call in to say you won’t be there, teaching requires that you plan for the days off. While we have a local group coming in to teach classes for four of the five days, there were still plans about logistics that had to be made. I was able to get all that done yesterday so that I could focus on rest and relaxation for my week off.
I’m planning a trip for the first three days or so of my respite. I think sometimes it does a person good to get a geographical change and that’s what’s on the menu for me. I’m taking my camera with me and if the weather cooperates, hope to get some good pictures along the journey.
Once I’m back home, I’ll be doing quite a bit of work around the house to make it more presentable. I’ve gotten quite a few things for the house during my recent Saturday antique shopping adventures and need to figure out where to display it all. I’ve got some ideas on what I’d like for it to look like, but actually getting it done is a whole other story. We’ll see how that goes.
I will be doing quite a bit of reading and writing during the week off and yes, will do a bit of lesson planning for the week of school when I get back. It’s just a part of who I am and what I do.