Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Today might have been the last day of summer.

The temperatures have started to dip a little bit, the air feels more crisp, and I am ready (excited, even!) for school to start.  For most of the summer, I feel that this freedom plan could never be long enough, but inevitably each year, I start to feel ready to go back to school by mid August.  Don't get me wrong, I have so much to do to actually get ready, but I look forward to a classroom full of new kids, brand new school supplies, and stacks of books.  I'm ready for some routine again.  And I am totally thankful that I have a job that gives me an opportunity to RESET every single summer. 

This morning Susan and I ran with a bunch of former students; we love to make the college kids wake up early.  They are all leaving for college in the next week so we said goodbye for now.  What a great crew.  See you all on Thanksgiving morning at the Turkey Trek, if not sooner!

After a 3 mile trail run with these guys, I tacked on 2 more on my own afterward.

I am going to work tomorrow and Thursday, and then the following week is basically a full week, so today was kind of the last day when we found ourselves thinking:  "what should we do today?"  That's not going to happen again for a while.

We decided on a drive to Sandy Point beach.  It was so beautiful and cool, and we had the place to ourselves!  Jackson ran 5 miles with me this morning and then ran and swam himself silly at the beach, so he is currently snoring on the couch.

Here are some pics from today.

Back to reality! I am super busy organizing an evening reading this week for the creative writing students I've been teaching all summer, and Sparrow Magazine is one week away from launch. I've had a lot of late nights in the last few weeks working on pulling this all together, not to mention getting ready for the school year.

My business partner (and life-long friend) Kelly and I cannot wait to show you Sparrow Magazine's first issue.   It is full of such good stuff, and we will be very proud to share it on September 1st.

Beach day is over, now it's work, work, work time.   Hope you're having a good week!


Anonymous said...

Oh Emilie....I love all of your posts SO much....but have to tell you that I was longing for a Jackson picture.....love the last one so much....hope he had a great summer too! Your friend, Judy :)

Jen said...

I am not ready to go back to school this year - I am SOOO nervous! New school, new staff (same district) - lots of change. I've been avoiding school at all costs this week. We start back on Monday. Enjoy your next few days at school & I cannot wait for Sparrow's debut!!!

Susan B said...

Oh man, you are killing me with your crisp and cool.