Monday, September 03, 2007

Last Day...

...before school starts up again. Where did the summer go?? I know, I know, I can't complain. No other profession gives its employees 2+ months off during the most beautiful weather of the year (of course, I could--and do--make the argument that no other profession requires 2+ months off to recharge and regain emotional sanity the way teaching does...)

So I'll spend today finding something to do with 10 pounds of tomatoes from my FIL's garden (any easy suggestions?), sending out a round of press releases for One Night in Boston, getting things together for tomorrow's bright and early start, and perhaps reading the latest book I'm reviewing for LASR. It's a western, and I deliberately picked it because I have decided to read and review books for that website that I would never normally choose.

By the way, I've also started reading The Time Traveler's Wife: very interesting novel about a man, Henry, who travels back and forth through time visiting his former and future self, and the woman he's married to, Clare, whom he also visits at various points in time (though she lives a linear, chronogocial life: no time travel for her). It's taking me a while to get used to the premise, but the writing is lovely. I'll let you know what I think when I'm a little further on.

And yes, I will spend some time later today picking out my "first day of school" outfit, the same way I did all those years ago when I was the student rather than the teacher. Funny how some things don't change all that much, hmm?

Have a wonderful Labor Day!


Diane Craver said...

You might make salsa with the tomatoes. I use a mix by Mrs.Wages to can salsa. I've given jars of salsa with bags of tortilla chips for presents.

A teacher needs time off to recharge. I used to teach and my husband's a teacher so I know how it is. And parents are ready for the kids to return to school after being home for the summer. LOL

Good luck on your first day of school! Hope you have great students.

meowminx said...

Happy Labor Day! Yes, one more day of "vacation" before school starts tomorrow. Good luck!

I like Diane's suggestion of making salsa with all those tomatoes :) Mmmm!

Marianne Arkins said...

Mmm... salsa. Good idea, Diane! Or you could cook it up for sauce. Or... eat 'em up like apples (that's what I do -- Did, in fact just yesterday. Ate three HUGE maters one right after the other. YUM).

For your meme letter -- I give you "B". Not "X", LOL.

Happy last day of summer :-)

Judy Thomas said...

I think it's unanimous... salsa was my first choice as well.

The Time Traveler's Wife sounds like it should more be about Claire. And it reminds me of that book by Kurt Vonnegut.. oh, what is the name..... bother.

Rebecca said...

aww - condolences on going back to work and the end of summer holidays. But you've got all the beauty of Autumn to look forward to now (while we down under enjoy our spring - hee!)

Allie Boniface said...

Oh ho, Rebecca, I know you are one of those mommies who cannot wait to send her kids back to school with us, though!! :)

MaryF said...

Hope you had a great first day! I always have a special first day outfit, which I couldn't wear this year because my school DOESN'T HAVE SIDEWALKS. Um, ruin many shoes that way? Maybe I can still wear it in October when they're supposed to be done!