Today was it. The last day of winter vacation. Back to the salt mines on Monday. Sigh.
I have really, really enjoyed this break! I loved having the kids home more. They slept a little (and I do mean a little) more. I let them watch a few more movies. We had special breakfasts on weekdays too. Lindsay started reading her BOB books and is thrilled. We went to the school library, which was open this week, to check out more books. Both girls picked out all kinds of animal books. I got Jane Eyre for my book club read.
I have never been one to have New Year's resolutions. I usually do my "goal setting" on an academic calendar. Yet there is something that feels very "new" about this year indeed. Maybe it is anticipating the changes that this year will bring with moving back to the States next summer and having new schools for all the kids. I have the desire to embark on some internal and external spring cleaning.
Maybe this zen state of mind was brought on by a foot massage I had today (big smile). Whatever the reason, it is time to get back to packing backpacks and lunch boxes. I'm a little bit sad about it! But I am also feeling grateful for the important things that happened in 2008 and hopeful for the same in '09.
Oh ... I also installed Photoshop yesterday. I have not a CLUE how to use the darn thing but I'm still excited about it. I had to tell somebody. (Lawsie, someone get this woman a friend!)
Peace to you this new year and namaste!