Everyone talks about how teachers get three months off and so their job must be the best of both worlds-to get paid for three months when you aren’t even working! Ha! Follow a teacher around for a while and you’ll get the real picture. They put in so many hours during the school year, that you’d need six months off to make up for it. I will also say that most of them, including this one, would not trade the work for anything!
I look forward to summer though for a variety of reasons. I like to take classes to both continue my striving for excellence in teaching, and to continue to study my craft:writing. I also need the uninterrupted time to write, none of which I’ve found at any length yet. Right now, we are deep in farming mode due to the very wet spring that has delayed our normal work. When the fields can be worked, then that takes precedence over everything-sleep, food, and plans. Of course, I’m also teaching a pretty full load of summer students and trying to keep up with their varied short time periods to finish an entire semester’s worth of work.
Eventually, it will even out some and I’ll have those hours I need to continue Isa’s story. I do wish I had some kind of APP for my phone that would allow me to “write” using my voice as I run with the tractor up and down the field. And, I have noted that in spite of everything, the sun still seems to rise and set in the most beautiful way on God’s schedule. Blessing.