Closing Time: A Slice of Life Story

19 Aug

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Today is my last day. I have a two day training tomorrow, marking my return to work. That means summer vacation is over.

Today is my last day of freedom.

Although I am looking forward to the excitement of a new school year and the return of cooler weather, I am sad to let go of vacation.

It’s mostly my morning routine I’ll miss.Getting up early to open all windows and doors to let in the cool pre-dawn air. Hanging out in my pajamas a little longer than necessary. Drinking coffee on the sofa with a dog on either side of me. Having time to read as the sun comes up. Finishing the coffee and putting the kettle on for the pot of tea I will drink for the rest of the day.

Here is Tom Waits’ Closing Time which reflects how I am feeling today.

Every beginning of the school year is two parts exciting and one part nerve-wracking. I’m still in the nerve-wracking stage and have had to wear my night guard to bed because I’ve been grinding and clenching my teeth. Once we are back for a few days I’ll be more in the exciting part. I’ve already looked at the 4th grade class lists and things look OK. By October, it will feel as though summer was an age ago.

 

 

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