After four days of get-togethers, it's time for a break. About five years' worth, I think.
It was great fun, and even though I really didn't want to go to all of it, I'm glad I did. Today was really nice--it's technically a family picnic, but everyone's families are all grown up so we don't really get many kids. It's very casual, just sitting around and chatting. The food was pretty good, although I didn't think it very professional of the caterers to have the coleslaw and the potato salad sitting out in the sun.
I finally got some good pictures today. I hadn't really taken many pictures this time and knew today would be my last chance. I'm looking forward to getting my scrapbook pages done as soon as I get everyone else's pictures. I already exported my photos onto cds for CP and KR--so they need to get cracking this week some time!
I am so looking forward to going to bed tonight (as soon as I hit "publish post!"!) Being chatty and making small talk for four nights straight wears a little thin--but I suppose it's good for me, as I don't enjoy doing it much. Back to work tomorrow-- with two meetings on the agenda. Teachers come back officially on Tuesday--but I'm guessing almost all of them have already been back at least one full day to unpack and start to get their rooms ready. That is definitely one thing I do miss about being a classroom teacher--I always loved getting my room ready before school started. It was such a symbol of starting a new year. in the library, not much really changes. It looks pretty much the same when I return in August as when I left in June.