April Break is Over

Rural school children, San Augustine County, T...

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Today is Saturday and April Break officially ended yesterday and I need to get back into school mode. In other words: correct papers, update my grade book in Infinite Campus, do the research on what I am going to do, prepare lesson plans, prepare my weekly plan, print-out what is needed, to get ready for next week. Then go in Monday and start the stretch run to the last day of school for this year.

Bah humbug. I could very easily get used to the life style that I lived last week. No external deadlines, except for the ones that the wife has for me or that I make, not having to be someplace or do things that I don’t really want to do and not having to get up at 5:00 A.M. every morning. It wasn’t perfect, but I know that my stress level went down considerably, I ate a lot better (maybe too much better) and I was able to relax and figure out a lot of things that were bothering me.

I hear so many people say that you would get bored if you didn’t have to go to work – that is a crock of B.S. with capital letters.

That is just the Puritan work ethic propaganda to make people believe that sitting around doing what you want is a sin. I have already retired once and sometime in the next 1-5 years will do it again and start enjoying my life beyond the daily grind. Actually I have a feeling that between the honey-doo list and writing, getting involved in local issues, that I would be working just as hard as I am now, but only do it for myself on things that I want to do, instead of for someone else at their direction and schedule.

Can’t you tell that I am very excited to start getting ready for school next week.

Oh well, time to get started. Am I whining yet — yes I am.  🙂

Have you started preparing for next week yet?