I resented going to camp this summer. Even good memories of camp cooking didn't put me into a more positive frame of mind. I wanted to keep enjoying my lazy summer schedule at home. I wanted to finish setting up the new classroom, work on the Spanish curriculum, but mostly I wanted to vegetate with a few good books and iced coffee. This last school year was the most stressful and taxing in recent memory. When it was over, I didn't want to do anything else.
Back from camp, and summer is dwindling. Soon the pears will be ripe and school will begin. Again and again and again.