8 weeks….

…did I blink?

(Quest to write posts with numbers in the title to ten.)

Exactly eight weeks ago was the last day of the 2017-2018 school year. The key to my classroom came off its ring, faster than my bra when I arrive home on a weeknight. I handed the keys over to the administrative assistant, gave everyone a group hug, and quickly rolled off to commence my summer freedom.

See what I mean!!!

When you take the digit eight and turn it on its side it represents the infinity symbol. My eight weeks didn’t feel infinite, in fact, eight weeks may only seem infinite in dog years. I am not complaining, perhaps a bit whining for the quickness of the summer weeks.

I was able to do one important thing this summer and it involved some therapeutic self-diagnosis. Admitting that I am and always have been grateful for who I am, my family, my friends, my job, and the ability to laugh at myself. I have self-prescribed the following to continue my good mood toward my final days before I head back to school.

I think this may be the magic pill, but don’t talk to the Hubster, he’s my therapist…he still thinks I have a long way to go in the worry, fear, and anxiety department, however, Hubster is behind me all the way!

Nine is up next,

until then,



  1. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    Gratitude does indeed work wonders. I’ve often thought I would have enjoyed a year-round school both as a teacher and parents because then, the “off” times come more regularly and not in one big lump during the summer, so there’s more free time to look forward to – or at least it seems that way. Enjoy your last days of freedom and be glad you aren’t a banker! You’ll be fresh and rested for the students! Thanks for the reminder to count blessings.

    • Beemie says:

      No need to worry about enjoying my last days of freedom…I am reading, writing, poking around the yard, and spending time breathing in and out before constant bouts of hyperventilation become the norm. Blessings are counted all day long, even when I am in teacher mode. Take Care!

  2. janey says:

    ….even tho I loved the smell of the school halls on the first day of school, both as a student and as a teacher, I am A-ok with retirement!!! it’s all and more than I’d dreamed. Love your end of summer and know how thankful we all are that you do what you do with such pride!!
    I definitely believe in rainbows….no matter what causes them!!
    Can’t wait to catch up…I’ve been way too lax about reading my friend’s blogs lately…

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