Friday, June 13, 2008

Happiness is...

It is 11:25am. The 7th graders are at the waterslides in Roseville, the 8th graders had their graduation ceremony at 9:30 and have gone home. I am sitting in an empty classroom, listening to Dennis Prager on the radio. All my valuable items that will stay in the classroom through the summer are locked away in my cabinet. My Parent Contact Phone Log has been cleaned out; my email inbox has been cleaned out; my desk is stacked with a small number of items that are going home with me; my classroom desks are straight, and the chairs are stacked; my microwave oven has been cleaned.

Now I just have to sit around until 1:40 when our minimum and final day of the school year ends. After school ends, I will meet with some of my fellow teachers at Chevy's for a well-deserved drink and some of my beloved flautas. Tonight, my parents arrive to check out my new house and stay for the weekend. Waiting for me at home are my beautiful wife and my two lovely children with whom I am about to enjoy an 8-week summer vacation.

Life is good.

Good Day to You, Sir

4 comments:

Darren said...

I'm one week into mine, and tomorrow I leave for DC to attend the Concerned Educators Against Forced Unionism conference.

Life is good.

Don, American said...

Definitely enjoy it. When you're retired you get no vacation.

Law and Order Teacher said...

Enjoy. I knew there was reason I got into this teaching gig.

nunoftheabove said...

Congratulations on making another year. Enjoy your downtime.