Greetings. We’re still here. It’s just that time of year. And The Paper Graders had kind of a stressful week at school.
I’m holed up today at a cafe. My view through the wall of windows is of the sparkling sunshine, the breeze gently caressing the baby spring leaves on the trees, and the mountains towering just there on the edge of town. I’m imagining all the people I cannot see from this distance who are winding their way along the trails that weave through the trees on those mountains.
The view quietly reminds me that in five more weeks, I can spend my Saturdays (and my Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays and Sundays too for that matter) playing outside in the sunshine instead of here at the cafe attempting to get through the work my stressful week at school made impossible. (Ok, I do have some responsibilities over summer break that I’ll have to attend to, but certainly not within the first couple of weeks when I’ll be recovering from another break-neck paced school year.)
Now to that work I need to do…