Wednesday, May 10, 2006

11 days and counting

Only 11 school days left. I am so ready! I don't think I've ever been this pumped about the summer. I think it is because I have NEVER taken off an entire summer. I have always worked at least one summer school session and last summer I worked both sessions. Essentially I did not get any time off last summer at all which means I have worked for a solid year. I know the people with "real" jobs have no sympathy for me (mom), but I am so burnt out and so over being a teacher for this year. The awesome thing is that I will leave NAHS on Friday, May 26, and not go back as a teacher until January 2007 (most likely).

No new rumors. I think I reported that Spain is saying the cutoff date will be June 20. If that is true, then our friends Tom and Karen will be traveling with us. Their LID is June 20. I hope that happens for them and for us. It would be nice to be in a foreign country with people we know, especially someone who has already been to China. I'm not getting too excited yet because Spain has not been correct with any piece of information. We'll see.

I keep trying to imagine what it will be like to be on a plane for 16 hours. I am wondering how I will handle the enclosed space of the plane. I'm not claustrophobic, but I can see myself freaking out on about hour 5 or 6. The longest flight I've been on is 4 hours to Las Vegas. I think I will ask my doctor to prescribe me some Xanax or Valium or some kind of mood altering drug to get me through the long flight. I've also been wondering about going over a couple of days earlier than needed to get used to the time change before we turn our world upside down. Lots to think about!

That's all I've got.

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