Well, the year is now over. Graduation ceremonies are complete, the luncheon afterward is over (and I ate too much), and now there is a bed calling me to a nap with my name on it. I’m feeling quite overwhelmed and over-emoted.
And I need a little standing room right now, or at least napping room.
Several of my students have been “too close” over the last few days, ignoring issues of personal space in an effort to get in a few more hours or me. It’s been good, but also trying. One student in particular has been around, morning and evening, for forty-eight hours. I just checked his room, and it’s empty. He’s gone. And I miss him already.
Some years I get great presents — books, ties, clothes, little toy-like dolls from Korea or other stuff. This year, it’s been considerably less outpouring — only three cards from parents or students.
I did get one nice gift this year. The parents of one of my students gave me a check for $250.00. It was a grand gift to get, and it may make the grocery shopping a little easier this week — or it will fatten my savings account a little bit more. Of late, I’ve been putting monies received into my savings rather than my checking, because there isn’t anything that I want just now, but I know that I want a house or condo in the next few years, and I know that I’ll need to replace my car soon. Time to start with the savings.