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It's July 19th.

In a month's time, I'll be running around frantically trying to get ready for the first day of school.

We start August 23rd with students.

I am enjoying my summer. It's going to be hard to get back into a teaching routine. 

Here are some of the things I'm going to have to give up sooner than I'd like:

Quiet mornings. Not that I don't have quiet mornings when I'm working, but summer mornings are quieter and seem to last longer. They're not rushed and they are peaceful.

Late nights watching movies. All kinds of movies. By myself. With my husband. With my son. I have watched so many movies this summer. I will miss my movie nights.

Reading until my heart's content. I have been reading a lot! Professional books. Middle grades books. Novels. Blogs. I will miss not being able to steal an hour here and there to just read. What a luxury!

Writing and writing and more writing.

Spending time with family. Not only have I had a lot of quality time with my husband and son, but we are getting ready to celebrate my oldest daughter's wedding this weekend. My son-in-law's family arrives in the morning and my second born daughter flies in at night. After months and months of preparation, it's finally time. I'm excited, nervous, and joyful all at once. More to come next Tuesday...

So, what will you miss when you return to school in the fall?

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