"Snap back to reality..."
Returning to the school this morning with a full day of teaching ahead of me, was not what I wanted to do. I'd complain about how unfair it was that, while the banks, the mail, and federal agencies were closed, my district had us teaching, I won't. We teachers, for all of the griping we do about pay and respect, sure have a nice vacation schedule.
But that doesn't mean I can't complain about waking up for work that first day after vaction. My wife, a teacher as well, had the day off--adding to my morning frustrations--and so I was left to rouse myself from sleep and force myself to get up. I spent an extra five minutes in the shower, see previous post, in order to wake myself. No such luck. Then I had to shave...with my new razor that I hate. With my contacts still blurry because my eyes still wanted to sleep, I knicked myself, twice. It wouldn't stop bleeding until the school day was almost over.
But, it felt good. Two week vacations are too long sometimes, and I needed to settle into routine again.
Mostly though, it means I can get back to writing. I am hoping that this year allows me to be thoughtful and creative in my blogging, if only to satisfy that inner drive to write.