Monday, January 01, 2007


It's a new year. Last night our kids had some friends over. It went well. No one was hurt, I got to bed around 1am, and am awake before them all this morning. Success.
We had sparkling grape juice at midnight and I kissed the Husband.
Today we plan to go see Charlotte's Web at some point. I love the pig on the previews. I believe today I will fall in love with him on the big screen.

I have every intention of having a good year this year. Of course, as they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I wonder if that applies to me? I do not want to go back to work. I am anxiety ridden just thinking about how much work awaits me on the first day back, which is only a teacher day - no students. I will have three different preps. That means I have to make three different subjects worth of lesson plans for the semester. That is a lot. I have ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders this semester. Among things to do include research papers, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Ceasar. Man, doesn't that sound like the best? *I am not a big Shakespeare fan. Call me horrible.
I'll get by, as I always do.


Annie, The Evil Queen said...

I'm with you on Shakespeare. I feel like I should love it, but I just don't. Goes double for Charels Dickens. Happy planning!

Candi said...

For once, I can see this - I LOVE to read Shakespeare.

They make these books that have the real Shakespeare on the left side of the page, and the 'today' English translation on the right - so very helpful...

wordgirl said...

Some days...I think I miss teaching. Others? Maybe not. But the joy of watching that light bulb go on over someone's head as the finally "get it"? Pretty awesome.