Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I'm alive.

Happy summer friends! I am soaking up every bit of it :) I spent an amazing week in Rochester, NY with my best friend and her new baby boy...that baby will always be 2 months old in my heart. Also, I like the sound of Aunt Cait so much more than Ms. Spurry...can I get my masters in being an aunt?

I also chose again to teach summer school. Eh. Enough said. Although I'd rather be by the pool, our first grade unit is on building bridges and I'm kinda becoming a beast at index card construction. 

In other news, we rocked out July 4th in true eastern shore style...

And in more personal news...I haven't blogged in awhile because honestly I've been in a funk. A funk that is apparent in this blog post full of random snapshots of life in the last couple of months. A funk that has found me unmotivated and lacking excitement about teaching...I'm just tired of all things teaching and school right now. I need to recharge! And I know I'm just complaining at this point, but it's so true. The silver lining...I am SOOOO looking forward to getting that kick in the butt come August when I jump into back to school mode, the rush I get when I walk into Target's back to school supply section and the endless Pinterest and blog stalking nights I will spend to inspire this coming year's classroom design. But for now, I am plugged into good books, poolside tanning, tv and naps. And after two years of teaching, I'm kind of sort of understanding that this funk is ok and normal.

I talked to Shafer today for the first time in a few weeks and I felt that little spark of ohh the possibilities of a new school year. She is a motivated mama and she reminded me how we roll! And I forgot to thank her for that...so, thank you! 

 I think this funk may be God saying "Cait, take a breath, you're allowed to not print, plan and laminate for a month" and I thank Him for that, but I also thank him for inventing personal laminators, card stock and colored ink....see I still got it deep down :) 


Anonymous said...

Summertime is designed for us to take a step back and refresh. Enjoy your summer doing what you want to do! You'll be ready to go when the school bell rings again!

An Apple a Day in First Grade

Susie Shafer said...

Aw! You're so welcome! I'm already feeling so much better about this upcoming school year than I did this time last year!

In other news, you HAVE to explain the tradition of serving cheese slices with your steamed crabs. I'm a native Marylander, but I've never heard of that before!

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