And we haven’t even reached 40 days of school! I really hope I make it to the end of the school year. It has been particularly hectic lately because I have been scrambling to get my Post Fellowship Report in for my Fund for Teachers grant. I finally finished my Reflective Report the night before last at 1:30 AM. Somehow, I forgot that part. Or just how big it was supposed to be.
I did a Power Point presentation about Arts and Mexico. I started out saying that I was just going to do it, and not worry if it was not perfect. But, of course I wanted it to be perfect. It may actually come in handy if I find some way to go to some ESOL convention and present.
I spent the week before last making those skull magnets to send to the Sampler. I sent it on September 17th with what I thought was a signature confirmation. The deadline was September 20th, so I was sure it would get there in time. But so far I have heard nothing from USPS, nothing is posted on the Sampler contributors page, and although I have sent two e-mails to them, no one at the Sampler has responded. I will be really upset if they are lost in the mail.
Add to that having to attend meetings that I didn’t expect to have to attend, writing completely new lesson plans, etc. Okay, enough complaining. I consulted Tarot.com and was told to go and spend some time alone to “assimilate and process.” So, I’m going away for the weekend. Alone.
I started my research last night – looked at B & B’s, searched Travelocity for hotel deals, and found one place that I had been wanting to visit for a while: Serenbe. It’s this country inn/farm/community that is being developed south of Atlanta, in Palmetto, GA. I called them several times and didn’t get a call back, so this morning I did some more searching and found the North 40 Lodge. It’s in the opposite direction – north, in the hills.
I packed a bag last night, so I am going to leave right after school. No husband, no dog – I’d like to say “no computer” but let’s be realistic… I have the end of my book on tape – Darkly Dreaming Dexter – to listen to. Ahhhhh, nothing like the story of a serial killer to help you wind down for the weekend!