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The Home Stretch

August 31, 2010 Leave a comment

This one month, post-a-day blogging challenge only has a few days to go, and likewise my summer “vacation” ends in a week.  Next Tuesday classes will begin and life will go back to more of a routine.  I put the finishing touches on my syllabus today and tomorrow it will go out to the printers.  I have a few meetings this week and next Tuesday will be the first time I leave the house before 8 AM in over 4 months. 

We have done a lot around the farm this summer, we have managed to go on several fun trips: people got married, kids had birthdays, mountains got climbed and lakes got swammified, but still I would love for the summer to never end.  Hell, I’d take the snow and staying home.  I am very lucky that I have a job that gives me a lot of flexibility time-wise.  Only about a quarter of my work week is “gotta be there right now” time and the rest can be pushed back or forward to fit around life.

I didn’t really have this plan in mind going through school, becoming a teacher and having a big family, but am I ever glad this is where life has taken me.