Yes, it is indeed summer! My last days of school were this week, and my classroom has been packed up and cleared out. My job ended, but as it was a leave replacement for the year, I wasn't exactly blindsided by that fact. I was, however, really sad to leave. It was such a wonderful place to work, and the people I worked with were fabulous. I loved working there, and it was really hard to drive away for the last time.
The good news is I have a new job. The bad news is that it's another leave replacement for a year. But, with education tanking left and right, I'm thrilled to have a job at all. It's in a great district, the school is beautiful, and the people I'm working with seem terrific. All in all, a good start.
The kids are home from school and enjoying the beginning of summer. It's not too hot out, so we can all enjoy the nice weather without melting in our little apartment. Not a bad way to begin (except, of course, for the piles of junk I dragged home from my classroom and haven't yet dug through...).