Saturday, January 09, 2010

Reaching Back

Well, as of Monday vacation will be officially over over - although I've already been attending meetings and planning and preparing all week and throughout the break. Before getting back in the classroom I just want to look back at break - times of fellowship and gaming and celebrating - what a good break we had!!

For the first time since August I got to truly relax . . . ahh . . . so many books, so little time!!We had friends and family over and played lots and lots of games! I even played a game of solitaire Mah-jongh and won. Here's the proof (might not happen again for a while!).We had fun celebrating the season - decorating our new house for the first time - having everyone at our place for the Christmas day meal - getting cards, letters and pictures from friends and family near and far - good stuff!
I love this picture Sierra took of me at our family party!We celebrated at Mom and Dad's too! . . . and the guys opened gifts grom Grandma in Michigan!David and the boys were back at it a week ago - note the somber expressions - actually they've made a good transition back, and I trust I will too, but it's good to look back and remember the awesome (and much needed) break that we had!
Happy New Year everyone!

4 comments:

strangerland said...

Proof

ranfuchs said...

It seems that catching up with all the books in such short time makes your relaxation quite stressful :)

edibooks said...

Heidi, so glad your break was a good one! My break comes after Christmas, not during; it was a blur. I hope to be in Ripon for the almond blossoms, and maybe we have time for a cup of coffee then. It's too long to wait for your visit this summer to GR! Wonderful pics of your family celebrations. You guys are really game-crazy!

Heidi said...

strangerland - I'd love to hear you expand on your comment. I'm curious, but I'm afraid I don't follow :-(

ranfuchs - it's true!! - and I keep shifting from fiction (of various sorts) to mathematics to poetry in my eagerness to delve in - kind of like gorging on food over Christmas!

edi - yes, please! I'd love to get together! I hope I have my act together by that time - new semester - two new preps (tricky ones), and I'm still finding my footing, nearly every moment spent planning - books open while eating breakfast and dinner - but I'd sure better be able to take a break by Almond Blossom time!! :-)

And, yes, we are game crazy!!