18 days people.
18 days until I am in Germany with my cute husband sipping lattes and reading like it's my job because I literally want to make relaxation my job this summer as I have pretty much forgotten what it feels like (with the exception of sitting in the steam room this past weekend after working out in California).
I feel like so much is going on in the next 18 days and I am going to be 12 kinds of busy. (totally stole that line from Babbling Abby...love her!)
I feel like I am in a race to complete my core paper and now that I can see the finish line I am just in an all out sprint to eek out every last drop of mental energy that I have left. I stayed up until about 1 AM doing work last night, then promptly got back out of bed after getting in so I could plan math for this week. Then, upon returning to my bed, I was awake for what felt like the entire night unable to sleep because visions of core papers were inundating my brain. So much for good night's sleep. Needless to say I am really tired today and wish that it was feasible to get in bed and go to sleep at 5:00. But, alas, I need to keep trucking away on my paper so that a really truly honest to goodness final copy actually materializes!
Fairy godmother....magic wand...where are you?
My mind is so focused on this giant culmination of all my hard work over the course of the past two years, I feel like I am in denial that it is almost the end of the school year. In two weeks, my kiddos will be leaving me and that just sounds bizarre. Not to mention that we have a field trip that I need to prep for, I have to assess, alphabetize and bind 43 alphabet books, make thank you gifts for parent volunteers, make sure I have taught every little thing I need to teach this year, and clean/organize/sort through my classroom and put the rest of my personal belongings back in storage before heading to Germany. Just writing this is making me even more tired.
Time for some food and maybe a teeny tiny nap before I get cracking on my paper once again. I think champagne is in order when I finally click send on the email to turn it in because it feels like a celebration!