Up at 5:30,dress, feed cats, tend to cat litter boxes, zip through Starbucks, at work by 7am. Hang flags, unpack stuffed animals and puppets (I have hundreds), set up new books, tinker with Accelerated Reader, catalog Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, try to help new teachers feel less confused, shuffle 2 months worth of mail and muse on math manipulatives, schedule classes, answer questions, questions and more questions. Lesson plans still await me. Set Outlook profiles, fiddle other teacher's computers - it's amazing what happens when you plug the thing in!
Leave work, duck in and out of the rain drops and zip in and out of the post office, office supply store, grocery store and dollar store.
Home to unload, opt for bread, cheese and fruit for dinner. Answer e-mails, list books, tend to auctions.
Head upstairs - I have books to pack before I sleep.
Can you tell summer break is OVER?
I expect to spend the next week in an exhausted stupor.