Today is the first day of the rest of our Christmas break. It involved teaching, napping, cooking, driving, reading, (not all simultaneously) and now writing followed by resting followed (tomorrow) by shopping. Sunday will be more driving and then visiting my family in Louisiana.
This year has been busy and full and hard and exhausting, but we are all healthy and under one roof and blessed beyond belief.
I left all school work at school. My desk is as unburied as it has been all year long. There are still papers to grade–and other papers to SAY I will grade until the end of the nine weeks when I will recycle them and suffer the ensuing guilt. But, for now, for today, I have a two week vacation staring me in the face, and I plan to enjoy every second of it. I can say in all truth and honesty that I have EARNED it.