Today was the last day of classes! The kids were beyond excited which really translates into “bouncing off the walls” but it was still a really great day. At the end of the day, the teachers all went out with the kids and waved to them as they departed on their buses even though we will be seeing them at different times over the next week for their finals. They only come in when they take their specific tests and don’t stay for the full day.

It was a crazy sight with the entire faculty standing out there on the bus platform. It’s a huge middle school and I feel like there has to be at least 200 faculty and staff. Maybe I’m bonkers but that seems about right. We stood there and waved as all the buses honked their horns (and made us deaf) and the students waved goodbye to us. I saw one or two kids give the finger which I thought was not too smart considering their teachers are all right there and we will be seeing them for their finals! Sometimes they don’t think and get caught up in the moment, I guess.

The first final was today. The Social Studies final. During the Social Studies Final today, I had a student ask me if how a certain present “changed the status of slavery” was like changing their Facebook status. I was baffled. You just can’t make this stuff up.

I have been really out of the loop this week. Yesterday, I got home from work at 3:30 and went to sleep. I didn’t wake up again until 6am for work again. I was just so out of it and, to be honest, so down in the dumps that I just let all that time pass while I stayed in dreamland.

I am feeling a bit better today. I am a bit frustrated because I realized today that I don’t know when my last day of work will be. I am not sure if I am needed until the last day of classes next Tuesday or the last day of final exams the following Friday, the 25th. I would really like to know so I inquired both yesterday and today but I bet I won’t find out for the next couple days. It usually takes a lot of asking around to figure out something like that.

My parents are going away this weekend and they are entrusting me with watching their things! I’m going to be housesitting while they are away. I am going to take this opportunity to use their pool a lot and take Baylee (their adorable golden retriever) on lots of fun walks. Oh, and I am also going to take a lot of pictures hopefully. I have gotten back into the swing of blogging. Now I need to get back into the swing of taking pictures, too!

Today I went to my friend Elaine’s college graduation party. I had a pretty nice time despite the DJ being way too loud. I felt like an old lady but the bass was shaking the entire room. The cups at the tables the furthest away from the DJ had the liquid actually moving in them. That’s a bit too much, in my opinion. It was still a very nice party, though, and I was really proud of my friend.

One thing I was upset about was that I brought my camera and took not one photo. The place was on a beautiful location that overlooked the water and even as we were leaving the sun was setting over the water and my camera was right there in my bag being idle. In the party, I had plenty of opportunities to snap a picture of people but I just didn’t. I really need to try and sort out what my problem is. I think I have been a bit discouraged with my photographs lately and it has made me not want to take any at all. I expected to be better than I am at taking photos now, I think. Practice makes perfect, though, and I need to keep reminding myself of this fact and keep trying.

It feels good to be blogging again… even if it’s just a little tidbit each day. I really missed it. I caught up on a lot of other people’s blogs over the past few days, too. I didn’t leave as many comments as I usually do but I read almost every post I read through google reader and left some spare comments here and there. I had over 1,000 blog posts that I had missed due to my falling off the face of the internet for a while there but I think I’m getting back into the swing of things now.