Thursday, June 21, 2007

It's Over.....


Ever wonder what a teacher does on the last full day of school? Nothing. Zip. Nada. Classes have been out since a week ago Tuesday. The kids come in only if they have a scheduled Regents exam. I don't see them. I've had 7 days to grade finals, do report cards, clean my room, turn in all the required stuff on my blue sheet (that's our ticket out of here....gotta' turn in your keys, grade books, failure notices, yada, yada, yada...) Tomorrow we show up to get our payccheck and have a little gathering with coffee and treats. *sigh*


So here I sit - all day - with with absolutely nothing to do! Yep. That's what we teachers do on the last full day. It's not so bad. Boring. But hey - the stress is over, the summer looms ahead, and September seems a long way off.


I'm planning a trip to the lake on the 30th to spend a week kicking back and soaking up the sun. In the meantime - my walking regime is going to get fine-tuned so that I never miss a day. I'm looking forward to all the fresh veggies at the Farmer's Market as well as the goodies we have planted in our garden at home. Hubby planted corn, beets, sweet potatoes, peppers (all varieties), carrots, radishes, peas, beans, tomatoes, zucchini, pumpkins and garlic. Yumm! Can't wait for the harvest! We grill a lot in the summer so meals are on the healthier edge. It's the darn salads that do me in. Anyone have some good alternative summer salad recipes that are healthy? Or meal ideas too?


If every lurker out there posts one - we can have our own little recipe book to get us through the next 2 months. (My winter friends on the other side of the globe....you can help out too!)
Do share!

5 comments:

Christine said...

I don't have a meal idea for you - but I am kicking myself for not finishing my teaching degree in college! :)

+ Sized Girl said...

Hmm I only have a chicken quesadilla recipe, but I doubt thats what you had in mind! LOL :)

Lora said...

Hmmm....maybe we could come up with a healthy version!

Lauren said...

huh, I don't have any recipes. Sorry. but foodnetwork.com has tons. Also I find the rainbow rule helps. Try and get as many colors as you can into your salad and use lemon juice to spice things up.

Lora said...

Christine~

I never finished mine either! I took a looong break between freshman & sophomore year. (got married...had 3 kids...) You're much younger than I was when I went back. If you want it - go for it!!