We’re baaaack.

Not a lot of art content today. It’s the first day of school. I’m dressed in my matchy matchy team outfit, which involves multiple layers I don’t usually wear. I refused to do dress-up day tomorrow. Nope. Ninja yes. Dress no. We do have sort of a uniform on Fridays and a plan on Mondays, but this is ramping it up.

Am I ready? Hellz no. I just edited my intro slides for the 17th time. None of my boards are done, because we are piloting new curriculum and we don’t like their big idea/overarching question, and we didn’t have the brain power yesterday to write a new one. I have about 17 documents I need to make from scratch because I don’t have access to the files for the pilot. Well, they don’t give us access, because they don’t understand that teachers need to be able to edit stuff for their populations. Annoying. I have lunch prepped for today, but not any other day this week. I have book club tonight, and I’m pretty sure I’m not going. I read the book, but I haven’t copyedited since Saturday, and it’s due in a week and a half. I didn’t quilt last night either.

I did self care! And work. I went to the gym, which was lovely, and made it so I slept last night, which is good, because usually I don’t sleep the night before the first day back. I slept deeply even. Super lovely. And then I came home and packed up a quilt to ship it to the Surface Design Association show Beyond the Surface, which will be in St. Louis, MO, in October and November. It’s a HUUUGE quilt, so I had to iron it, dehair it (another use for the giant-ass light table), cut the slats, send the boychild off for another box so I could Frankenstein them together, roll it, tie it, wrap it, box it, and do all the shipping labels, including a return. It was about 2 hours. Yeah. Not light work. I put a label on it Monday night. But it’s done! Rolled, ready to tie.

Seriously, that’s a big box.

I’ll have to come home and ship it. I can’t do it this morning…I have to be out and handing out schedules way earlier than I thought I would have to. And it won’t fit in the boychild’s car.

When I left for work yesterday, my phone suggested I go to the gym.

Sounded good to me, but too early, phone. You are on the summer schedule. You need to get on the school schedule.

The other thing I did yesterday was set up a local connection meeting for SAQA (and others!) members here in East County, although anyone can come. These are art quilters though, so keep that in mind.

If you’re local and interested in art quilts, we’ll be doing this once a month at the library in a community room. No programs at this point…I can’t handle that level of planning. Just bring something to talk about and share, and then something to work on. I’m hoping Tuesdays work out, because there weren’t enough Thursdays available…I have tutoring Tuesday…I may need to rethink that schedule. We’ll see. No decisions yet.

OK. I need to get out of here. I haven’t eaten yet though. Minor issue. I’m hoping to copyedit and quilt tonight. I’ll probably be in bed early though. I was last night. All good. Let’s go, 2019/2020 school year. We got this. (My enthusiasm isn’t really awake yet. Plus caffeine. Plus I’m really not one of those rah-rah people as it is? So yeah.)

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