It's back to work I go! I have no idea if this is a sad post or a happy one. Christmas vacation is over. No more afternoon naps, no more watching daytime drivel on TV, no more mindless grazing on Christmas treats, no more extra hours to cruise the blogs and catch up on my reading. And worst of all no more waking up slowly and making love before the rest of the house wakes. I really am going to miss all these things. I don’t expect a great deal of sympathy, at least not from anyone except other teacher. Certainly not from Nick since he gets very little time off. But Eva and Snow know what I’m talking about.
But on the other hand, I probably function better when there is a bit of structure in my life. Hidden deep within me, this year very deep, is the love of teaching. Going back means the rush and stress of Christmas is behind me. Going back means that summer vacation is creeping closer. Going back means that I will keep a much better track of what I am eating. And strangely enough it means that I will make it to the gym more often. Daily routines do help.
I had a wonderful New Years day! After my rocky end of the year I emailed Nick – you folks do keep telling me to communicate! He is such a good guy. With Mollie at the house he decided we needed to check things out at my parent’s old house – the empty one. We checked things out but then I got what I really needed. With no toys around the belt worked just fine! At least I will be going back to school with a smile on my face. That’s always fun and it really bugs the other teacher! But I really am going to miss the naps!