The impending 2009-2010 school year has temporarily derailed an otherwise stellar July and August here at RWL. I drove home from my sister's abode last week-- in shockingly dry conditions-- only to be sucked into an academic vortex: twelve hour stretches of orientation meetings punctuated by mass distributions of paperwork and capped by mandatory dining and socializing experiences. I finally turned my attention today to my classroom, which I received as an empty canvas--tabla rasa, if you will. After searching in vain for any combination of wall decor from my former art classroom or new adornments of the same ilk, I opted to depict the elements of art in paint on the concrete walls, a decision that hasn't exactly had a freeing impact on my current schedule.
Fortunately, classes begin on Friday, which is not a work day for this part time teacher, so life will begin to settle into a new normal. That schedule includes three days a week for me to focus on various writing projects, so the current lull should be regarded as strictly temporary. In the meantime, stop on by late tomorrow or early Thursday for a virtual tour of my new digs.