School is out.
I'm never quite sure how to feel about that.
My classroom is bare and messy at the same time. My lunch bag is stuck away in a hard-to-get place. I suddenly have too many nice dresses. I haven't seen a live person since Lee left this morning. I haven't done any math in a week, and I haven't cracked a single lame joke in... never mind.
The last months were frenzied. Field trip, grad party, program practice, final tests, Mother's Day, birthday parties, and contracts. (I didn't sign mine this time. I'm extremely emotional about it.)
Somewhere in the mix, probably while realizing I was the worst teacher ever, I read this comforting blog post and felt better:
Whew. Maybe I'm doing okay after all.
My class made poetry books for Mother's Day gifts, a collection of all the poems my students wrote this year. Our covers followed a similar theme and all turned out lovely.
(My niece made it.)
And now for some writing news.
The first printing of White Horse to Bucharest sold out (cartwheels!), so for a few weeks it was listed as out-of-stock on Gospel Publishers' website. However, the second printing is now finished and available for purchase.
The book is also now available from Christian Light Publications. I'm so excited about this, as I think CLP will help it reach a much broader audience.
And that's my mishmash update for today.
This summer I plan to write. (After I cook and clean and do all the things.) Hopefully I'll share more here, too. I have a book giveaway planned for sometime this summer.
Keep your ears peeled!
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