Tuesday, October 23, 2012

We’re Back in Vermont

 

Long pants, long-sleeved shirts, socks…we must be back in Vermont.  It feels like vacation is over.  Funny how we had things to get done at the Florida house, but it still felt relaxed—like a vacation.  As soon as we got back (about 1:30 p.m. on Monday), we were both, “OMG! So much to do!  How will we ever get it all done?  OMG!  Where to start?  Winter is coming.”  Kind of ridiculous, actually.  Mike went out to mow the lawn while I unpacked.  I went grocery shopping. Two days without the computer on—87 posts to catch up on.  This morning we were out raking and all the while I am itching to get at my sewing machine to finish up a project.

 

Breathe.

 

I once went to an educational conference where a doctor from Washington state was presenting a program on what brain research had to tell us about learning and, thereby, teaching.  It was a good workshop, but I particularly remember her saying, “We on the west coast think that everybody in the northeast suffers from Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.”  I am feeling exactly like a red squirrel on too much Red Bull right now.

This is my face:

Breathe.

 

Two months and we will head back.  Life is always slower in the sun.

11 comments:

  1. Interesting west coast/east coast comment. Not sure that is the case in my circle of acquaintances.

    I like you - got to get it done - especially after returning from a "vacation". My real vacations happen in my recliner after the work is done.

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  2. So glad your trip home was safe. I wonder why the Wash. state doctor made that remark. ADHD? Not so.
    Stay relaxed -- it'll all get finished in the end.
    Peace,
    Muff

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  3. Living in two homes seem rather stressful. But glad to know you are looking forward to the sun.

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  4. There is always time, so don't stress. I bet it's pretty there in Vt - and feeling crisp at night. CO is expecting snow by tomorrow evening. I'm in Denver, but sure hope the mountains get some. We are too dry.

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  5. ADHD...yes maybe we do have it. But there are worse traits.

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  6. I thought about spending part of the year in Texas and part in Oregon but after spending time in Oregon I have no desire to spend time in Texas.

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  7. A red squirrel, huh? When I get like that, I usually describe myself as a "hicken with its ched cut off" That's really getting my unders in bundle. Good luck with everything. R-e-l-a-x... the world won't end, if you don't get everything the way you want it. Stay warm,and stay calm, my friend.

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  8. I think the west coast can be a bit of rat race as well. We all need to learn to remember to breathe.

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  9. Home is where the heart ... I mean, where the work has to be done. But you must be enjoying the autumn leaves.

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  10. And you are the poster child for what that west coast person said.

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  11. I love change. I remember spending two month in Muskoka every summer. I loved it.
    Now, we stay put! Well, as you know, Daycations.
    Deep breath!
    I, too, went to many workshops on Brain Research for teachers. Glad to be retired. Couldn't stand the new generation of Principals!
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

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