Tuesday, August 23, 2016

We're baaacck...

Home again, home again. We had a great time in Cancun. We floated in the gulf, lay in the shade on the beach, visited with family, ate and drank. I want to thank you all for some great advice before we left. You all pointed out that ‘all inclusive’ did not mean you have to eat and drink everything in sight! And you were right! It would probably have been even better if I’d taken that advice, but that’s not necessarily true. Gratefully, I’m still under the weight at which the dreaded cane comes out. And I’m going to be working on losing a little the rest of this week.


My view for most of the week. 

I wore my dress, I felt a little silly, but I wore it. I think the bride and groom were the most comfortable. He wore a white shirt, khaki shorts and went bare foot. She had on a lovely long white dress and was also barefoot. Nick was the wedding photographer and he got some great shots.

Monday was back to the real world. I headed off to school. The school had a breakfast buffet that would have been fine, but even though I looked hard, I couldn’t find the champagne to make the Mimosa – what the heck? Last week the champagne bucket was always right by the orange juice. I also explained to my dear partner Megan that it was time for my mid-afternoon strawberry margarita, but even though I said ‘por favor’ she did not trot off to get me one and bring it to me as I basked in a hammock. And she wonders why I want to retire.

Oh well, even thought the service isn’t as good as Mexico I still plan on enjoying the heck out of my last few months teaching. Because of the way we’re teamed I’ll have approximately 140 students this year. I guess that will keep me off the streets for a while.

There will be a brand new Cassie book out by the end of the month – much more about that very soon!

Written by PK at 6:30 PM

21 comments

21 Comments:

At 4:22 AM, Blogger Roz said...

Hi PK, I'm glad you had such a wonderful time, the view looks amazing. Glad too that you have avoided the cane.

Lol, getting back to reality again sucks doesn't it. 140 kids, wow, that should definitely keep you out of trouble!

Congratulations on the upcoming new book. Awesome news, I can't wait to read more :)

Hugs
Roz

 
At 5:27 AM, Blogger lindy thomas said...

PK your trip away sounds amazing. Beautiful view! Good for you staying under the number which brings the cane out. OUCH!
!40 kids boy that's a heck of a lot of them. Hope it makes the time go faster. Enjoy your final months before retirement. Then you'll be relaxing in the sun all the time and wondering how you ever had time to fit work into your schedule.

Can't wait for the new Cassie book, congrats.
Hugs Lindy

 
At 5:28 AM, Blogger Rosie Jones said...

Just looking at that view makes me feel relaxed; so glad you had a great time. This year is flying by, you'll be retired before you know it.

Looking forward to the new book.

Rosie xx

 
At 5:59 AM, Blogger ronnie said...

I love being by the ocean. Sounds like you had a wonderful time away.

140 kids that seems a lot.

Cassie book will come out just in time for my holiday:)

Love,
Ronnie
xx

 
At 7:22 AM, Blogger Terpsichore said...

So glad you had such a wonderful time. :-) Hugs

 
At 9:19 AM, Blogger Eva said...

Come visit me. It isn't quite the same as cancun but I will gladly serve you mimosas while you float in my pool or relax in the hot tub!!

 
At 10:15 AM, Blogger an English Rose said...

Hi PK, glad you had a great time, shame about the whole school thing :( Still last year, that is something good, tick off those days
love Jan, xx

 
At 12:47 PM, Blogger Leigh Smith said...

Welcome home - so glad you had a wonderful time and the dress was epic (right?). I'm sure Nick's pictures will be there to remind you for years to come.

 
At 3:12 PM, Blogger Laurel said...

Glad you had a lovely time, now it's back to reality. Enjoy your final school days, retirement will come before you know it.

 
At 7:40 PM, Blogger PK said...

I think I just realized how many kids I have when I ran off some papers today. Counting on those that lose theirs, that's 150 per worksheet!

I'm really excited about the book.

 
At 7:42 PM, Blogger PK said...

I'm already wondering how to fit work into my schedule! There are so many things I want to be doing.

I really hope you'll enjoy Cassie this time around.

 
At 7:44 PM, Blogger PK said...

The more crazy, stupid things that they are coming up with for us to do this years makes it feel like retirement can't come soon enough.

 
At 7:45 PM, Blogger PK said...

I'm so happy Cassie will be going on vacation with you!

 
At 7:46 PM, Blogger PK said...

I did enjoy it. The gulf is becoming one of my favorite vacation places.

 
At 7:48 PM, Blogger PK said...

We may be back one of these days. But now we'll have to wait until you are off.

 
At 7:51 PM, Blogger PK said...

It is lovely to be at this place in my career. I hope I can spend as much writing as I did teaching.

 
At 7:52 PM, Blogger PK said...

Honestly the dress was fine - I just wish I was five inches taller and 75 pounds lighter.

 
At 7:54 PM, Blogger PK said...

Sometimes reality isn't all it's cracked up to be. But I'm still trying to enjoy it.

 
At 10:18 PM, Blogger Cat said...

Welcome back, PK! The nerve of your partner...not providing your afternoon margarita! Hopefully, this school year will move quickly for you. Looking forward to the new book.

Hugs and blessings...Cat

 
At 6:12 AM, Blogger PK said...

I couldn't believe her actions myself! I'm hoping it goes pretty quickly.

 
At 7:30 AM, Blogger Ella said...

Firstly, since I have seen a few pictures, I must honestly tell everyone that you not only looked OK, you looked gorgeous right down to your sandals.

You need a countdown clock for these last few months. And screw district policy! Do things the way you know they are best for the kids. Go out on your own terms. What are they going to do? Fire you?

Hopefully Cassie is going on my vacation, too!

Hugs From Ella

 

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