have you missed me? (insert sound of crickets chirping here)
i have missed writing. and reading. and laying on the couch watching HGTV all day.
but it is summer time and the living is easy. and there are marathons on HGTV. and i have been home for 6 days with NO CHILDREN HERE! and i am just getting around to writing...
BECAUSE HGTV, MAN!!!!
and i just needed some decompression time. and so did some areas of my house.
it has been a good year. a good (but hard) transition back into the classroom. back into a very scheduled, every minute purposeful, every minute planned with twelve things that have to happen before the next minute is up or someone is going to drop a plate that she is juggling. and i have loved (almost) every minute of it.
this is how i feel about my theatre teaching job this year...
i work with some wonderful teachers who have become friends as well as mentors to me and it is stressful and involves over a hundred middle school kids EVERY STINKING DAY, but it is glorious, and gritty, and good.
and i am profoundly and profanely grateful.
i was talking to someone about being OVERWHELMED this year and she said, "i think overwhelmed just means that you got a ton of great things at once and you just don't have the shelf space for all that goodness. yet."
and i think she might be right. so i am trying to figure out how to make shelf space. moving some things off the shelves. maybe building new shelves (you know i love new shelves.) or just figuring out what needs to be out on the shelves right now, and what can stay back in the box for another time out on the shelf. and what needs to go to goodwill. and what needs to go in the trash.
overwhelmed is better than underwhelmed. that is what i say...