Well, it is finally here. when I leave here today I will not return until early Monday morning for the very first day of the 2009/2010 school year. The preparations are already done. My room is straight, clean, smells good, looks pretty....and I am sitting here blogging because I am ready! I am ready for my 90 students to arrive on Monday morning. I am so excited I cannot contain myself. I have my itunes up and running and I am just shaking with delight. I have rearranged decorations in my room countless times this morning. I have cleaned all the desk tops. I have moved furniture around til I finally just decided to leave it where it was. I have sat in my room and listened to happy people in the halls talking to each other. It is a joyous day in Karendom. My world is in harmony and all the planets are aligned. God I love what I do! It is days like this that I remember why I teach and I am glad this is my chosen profession. I truly believe that I was born to do this. I am no different from any other teacher....I look forward to the summer...but about week two I am looking forward to coming back. I miss this place when I am not here...it is in my blood. I guess if you cut me I would bleed chalkdust. Tomorrow, Mary and I are going consignment shopping in Birmingham. I have scouted out several places we want to visit and I am excited about that too. So as today ends...it is T minus 3 and counting. I can't wait for liftoff!
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.