When the back-to-school commercials start in full force, I get sad. Summer is always too short, I always pack way too much in, have a great time and am not quite ready to go back. But, hey, it's a job and the pups and I have to eat and keep a roof over our head, right? Definitely not complaining...just a little whining.
School starts in a couple of weeks and between then and now I need to:
Recover from sinus surgery. Man, the surgery is not too terrible (beyond the not being able to breathe through your nose for a long while) but the recovery is slow going. Today was particularly brutal as I had to get some of the packing in my sinuses removed. And, yes, I'm one of the 11% that passes out (or comes close, anyway) when things muck about in my sinuses. Oh, and I get to go back next week to get more packing and my splints out. Yay.
Write curriculum for my brand-spankin'-new Journalism classes. I'm excited about this but it's going to take a serious amount of time because, even though this is my "guinea pig" year, I want to get it as "right" as possible.
Put my classroom together. Right now, the classroom is packed up in 14 boxes stored in the brand-new school's gym and cluttering up my parents' basement. Luckily with high school, stuff doesn't need to be cutsie and not every wall has to be decorated. But I like it...and I have to be in it 8 hours a day so there you go.
Come up with a strategy to incorporate both yearbook and newspaper production into my Journalism II classes, which are very small at the moment (as happens at brand-new schools), and still be able to hit our deadlines.
Busy, busy! (heh, this is what happens when you put stuff off because you don't want to acknowledge the imminent demise of summer break.)