Well it is here.....the day teachers and students dread.....parents rejoice in.....the day that is destined to happen each and every summer. Today is the last official day of summer break. On Monday I will get up at 4:30 and begin making the treck each day to Alex City. I have to admit it has been a mixed summer. Amanda and I went to Ramona's for a weekend early into summer, Frank and I hosted the Rock Mills BBQ and Still Magnolias sang, I went to AEA Leadership Conference in Mobile with Frank, I went to an AEA AR training at the Grand National in Auburn, I went to Cape Cod, I read books (lots of them), and I went back and forth to Birmingham to go to the hospital to see my friends Mary and Beth. All in all that is a relatively good summer. I would have liked to spend some more time at the beach....but to be really honest....it has been entirely too hot. Today on my last official free day I know you are wondering what I am going to do.....well....I am going to clean my nasty house, put the finishing touches on a powerpoint, work on a shutterfly book, move some furniture around, and read. I plan to put in a full day of enjoying what I am doing because on Monday....I will be at inservices/institute/working in my room...and you know....I love my job....so I am actually looking forward to Monday. Remind me of this at Christmas ok? I truly can remember my own first days....my mom took a picture of each and every one of them. I thought it was so dorky to stand on my sidewalk and smile with my new supplies. I will say I have always loved those first days. It was a time to start anew, get new supplies and clothes, it was almost as good as Christmas. I loved elementary school more than high school. I had wonderful teachers....Mrs. Lohr, Mrs. Davidson, Ms. Reynolds, Ms. Carlson....and truly believe I teach today because of those wonderful ones. I won't lie....I had some not so wonderful ones....and they were the reason I hated school.....but you know....I eventually have forgotten their names. Isn't it funny how that happens? So I have a question for you....what do you remember most about your first days of school? Where you excited? Unhappy? Tell me what you remember in a comment.....Oh and Happy Friday to you!
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.