As I mentioned in a previous post, Calvin & Hobbes is one of my (still) favorite comic strips, and this one seems especially appropriate at this time of year. I really need a break.
My colleagues and I have spent the last month cleaning up and packing up, and not just for summer--but for good. Our school is closing at the end of the week. It's a sad thing readying a school for closure. What a mix of emotions! I'm angry and melancholy and bitter and grateful, and I'm trying to keep it together in front of the students on top of everything else.
So, I'm definitely ready for summer vacation after this week.
I'm ready to read books on my front porch.
I'm ready to visit outdoor festivals and dine al fresco.
I'm ready to sleep in.
I'm ready to sit on a blanket and listen to local bands and watch outdoor movies at our local park.
I'm ready for my dear friend's wedding to a great man who loves her.
I'm ready to stick my toes in the sand and feel warm right through to my bones.
I'm ready to spend unhurried hours with my two sons.
I'm ready to drink wine on my best friend's deck and laugh until it hurts.
I'm ready to feel a summer breeze float through my bedroom window.
Right now, I'm ready to cry.
But I know that soon, I'll be ready to squeeze every last luscious and satisfying drop out of my summer break.
I'm feeling pretty blessed, despite everything.
Enjoy your break, too. :-)
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