garden shots taken last friday at arlington garden on the last official day of my sabbatical
i've landed right back in the rabbit warren of working life with a thud. i completely forgot how exhausting it is to talk, listen, comprehend, and form sentences. with other people. little people! for 6 hours a day. all the while motoring down the trail and trying to avoid snaring my ears or tail in brambles. oh dear.
i can report that it is a huge relief getting my little sub voucher at the end of each day. i drive off campus and the next day i'm at a new school in a different part of LA. no planning, no paperwork, no conferences looming, no report cards, no meetings. 2 days down, 93 to go till summer. eventually i'll land somewhere permanent. but i am in no hurry to inherit a permanent class and it's great fun to see different schools. next school year is soon enough for me to commit myself to one class at one school.
i'm heading to palm springs with pam & my sister on friday. off for a long weekend art retreat. i can't wait to sink into the hot bubbly spa outside. frank sinatra on the hi-fi. a cold drink in my hand. stars overhead. a giant stack of journals and art supplies waiting on the table inside. someone's taking her weekends v.v. seriously. maybe it's me!