sister, pam, and i are going back to the desert for our winter art retreat. this will be a combination birthday/recovery gift to myself. i will have just survived the first 5 days back on the force. i will be tired and ready to run off to the desert for the holiday weekend. to recover and lose myself in sketching the flora and fauna. then on tuesday i'll be in worker bee status again. ready to educate the young punks of los angeles.
i have no idea where i will be stationed. i may just be filling in as a sub until something permanent comes along. i receive my same salary/benefits whether i'm in one permanent location or filling in at many schools in case you were wondering. which you probably weren't. but if you're a los angeles teacher who isn't sure how leaves of absence work...this is how. at this point i am thinking popping in and out of different schools sounds rather nice. but i could just be deluding myself. whatever gets me through, right?
sister and i are going somewhere else in june. i've arranged that to occur 2 days after school gets out for the summer. in order to maintain my delicate mental health i simply MUST have trips arranged. stars glimmering on the horizon. pointing me to new adventures.
if you've got something delectable planned do fill us in!