Ahhhh. And RANDOM!
The first two days are over. I am tired, but in a good way. I am still in denial that I will have to walk into a classroom on Monday afternoon. There is so much to accomplish before then, that it seems like a long way away.
My office is mostly unpacked. I have one more box to file away. The next big task is going to be finding and buying bookshelves. I hope I can find the perfect shelves. I also need a new candy dish. And maybe a new pen holder? I NEED to go to the office store. (I can’t wait.) I also have to go to Kinko’s to get an image blown up into a poster. I also have to hang my lights and possibly look for a cute little lamp. My office is the only office that is WHITE. No accent wall. HOSPITAL WHITE. It is glare-y and I get headache-y. I need to decorate in order to bring some warmth into it. I have some ideas. I have already hung some pictures. I am so excited to have my own office! Oh. It is such a HUGE privilege!
Have you ever noticed when you are really tired and you sit down, you don’t relax right away? My body is always super tense. I have been sitting in the over-sized chair that I love and my feet are on the ottoman. I can feel how my limbs are getting heavier. How they are sinking down into the chair and ottoman. I finally had to lay my head back because it is getting to heavy to hold up. And, now I am starting to yawn. I don’t want to move.
The kids are all up in bed waiting for me to kiss them goodnight. No stories from me tonight. I wouldn’t be able to focus. Jeff is up reading his stories to them as I am writing to you. I can hear the murmur of his voice lilting through his story. What a gift my children have, with their father reading to them. I don’t think that my dad ever read to me. And, the “read to” part of literacy is so important, through-out their lives. I hope he never stops.
Now Nicholas is rubbing my sore, sore feet. He is the best son EVER.