Summer is Over

Summer is over and tomorrow I will go back to my normal routine. It is unbelievable that the past two months have gone by so quickly!

As you know from my last post, my mother came to visit us. Her stay lasted two months of the summer and we kept busy: chatting, sightseeing, shopping, sewing, spending time together. I am sure you noticed that summertime did not include blogging. Lack of social media output had not been my intention but I did find it difficult to include time to spend in front of my laptop during my mom’s visit.

When my mom left, I took a few days to rest  – and to participate in my favourite past time. I curled up on my favourite spot in the living room and read a few books on my to-read list. Once that time was over, and some errands had been completed, it was time for me to get ready for back-to-school. As you may remember, construction is happening next to our school. During the summer, the school board prepared for this and did a lot of construction at the school itself.

The grounds at our school were changed and improved on. New windows were installed and many classrooms received air conditioning units. My classroom was painted (finally!) as were a few others. Due to the construction, we were not allowed on the premises until last week.

When I stepped into my room it was a mess. I noticed that not only a white film of dust layered everything in the room, but also that some of my cupboards had been emptied. I sighed and began the huge task of getting the room in order. The last week of my summer was spent at the school and ended with me finally having the space ready to receive my new students tomorrow.

I look forward to the new school year and getting back into my routine. I have restarted my exercise routine and hope to pick up my blogging routine once I am back at work. The summer is over (as we can feel from the cooler weather) and it was one well spent.

How did you spend your summer?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2017

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26 thoughts on “Summer is Over

  1. Welcome back, Colline! I’m so happy to hear you had a wonderful visit with your mother. Summer is a tough time to keep up with blogging. I have been a sporadic blogger lately. Your classroom looks beautiful. Best wishes for a fabulous year.

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    1. Thank you Michelle. It was hard work getting it sorted for the first day of school. Now that school has begun, I am so busy I still don’t have the chance to blog. Sigh! But a good one as the school year begins and routines are set. All the best as we move into cooler weather.

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  2. The year really moves along at a quick pace. Sounds like you celebrated the summer break especially with the arrival of your mom and her visit. Hope the new school year kicks off well for you.
    Here we are holding onto winter reluctant to move forward hoping for more rain.

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  3. I hope your year has a wonderful start, Colline! It’s sad to see summer, my favorite season, coming to an end.. but all will be fine once I see the lovely turning of the trees and the beauty of nature changing. Hugs!

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  4. I know how difficult it is to blog when you have company. My and son and daughter-in-law came for a visit from England this summer. When I’m at the cottage I can’t blog because I have no electricity or WiFi. Sometimes i would write posts ahead of time and schedule them for dates when I knew I wasn’t in town. Welcome back and good luck with the new school year. This is the first time in over 30 years that I’m not opening a classroom. So far retirement is good.

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  5. Good to see that you classroom is finally back in order. It must have been satisfying to start a new year in a spic and span work space. I spent most of my summer hiding from and dodging the sun. The sun makes me ill nowadays and I get eczema outbreaks on my neck. This was a blow for me because I like walking and hiking, come rain or sunshine.

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