I keep saying I’m going to sit down to write a post, and the days turn to weeks, the weeks roll into months and then you blink and its the end of Spring Break.
I post on Instagram, a lot, and if you follow me on Twitter you know my feed is basically links to my Instagram posts and an occasional retweet here or there. Sometimes I feel like I miss writing, especially when I’m scrolling through my camera roll and thinking about all the stuff going on, but mostly I’d just rather sleep. I know you can relate.
So here’s a recap on what’s happened so far this year, with pictures to remind me, because otherwise I’d forget and just ramble on about nothing.
January: SweetPea got this really cool set of story cubes for Christmas and we had some fun rolling the cubes and writing stories. Lego sets remain an ever-present part of our daily lives, and we have learned the hard way that if Mom steps on a Lego that piece is gone forever. We finally got some rain – in bursts that flooded everything, everywhere – and SweetPea joined a Girl Scout troop as a Daisy.
February: Bella helped me hold down the couch as I recovered from a sinus infection, we survived Girl Scout Cookie season, I marveled at the ways the sky changes colors every morning on the walk from my car to my classroom, and I turned 40.
March: Saw the optometrist a few times to check, recheck, and double-check my prescription. We got more rain (and more flooding), saw an improv troupe in the theater, and we went to The Broad. My kiddos got to experience the joy that comes from using KleenSlates instead of boring old white boards, we survived Parent-Teacher Conference week, and I was told I’ll most likely be teaching 1st Grade again next year, which I’m thrilled about! I spent the first half of Spring Break trying to get the soundtrack from Cats out of my head, filing taxes, doing laundry, visiting with family from out-of-town, catching up on grading and lesson-planning, and watching our new baby clownfish nest in our bubble anemone. I spent the second half of Spring Break recuperating from LASIK.
As my vision becomes more clear over the next few months, I’ll attempt to catch more moments and keep them from blurring together. I have 41 teaching days left of this school year – time to make each one count.
**Title of post from Take A Picture by Filter