Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday Five (9)

1. Today is my last full day in Costa Rica. I am so sad about this. We leave tomorrow morning and head back home, and I think my family will have to drag me kicking and screaming. There is not one single thing I don't love about this country. Not one. I'll try to do a recap post next week some time, but until then, this pretty much sums up what I've been up to:
Yeah, that doesn't suck.

2. I will say that I'm looking forward to running back to the waiting paws of my little pup. I haven't seen him in almost two weeks, and I miss his fuzzy butt! Luckily my cousin is watching him and keeps posting pictures of him being cute on facebook, so I know he is happy and doing well.

The latest from my cousin's facebook. Apparently he had just chased a cat out of the yard. I've never seen him even care about a cat before!

3. Even though I was on vacation, I still managed to participate in WriteOnCon as much as possible. We have free WiFi here in our condo, and I can see the ocean from the deck, so even when I was browsing in the WriteOnCon forums, I was stil enjoying my vacation. 

I was hesitant to participate on the forums since I've been in such a weird place with my writing since SCBWI LA, but I'm glad I did. I got a lot of positive feedback that made me feel a little more confident. I'm still in a state of confusion with my WIP, but I have been doing a lot of thinking about it while I've been down here, and I think a well-timed email may have sparked something that could untangle it. 

4. When I get home I need to deal with the reality of going back to work. I've loved my two months off, and I'm in serious denial that I will have students in less than a week. My classroom is still in a shambles, and I have done NOTHING to prepare for the new school year aside from reading a bunch of YA books for my classroom library. I'm such a failure as a responsible adult. In the past I've always had my department chair (who teaches the same classes that I do) to help me pull it together, but she got promoted and now I am the lead on one of my courses. People are going to be coming to ME for help. Yikes. I think I know what I'll be doing on the flight home. 

5. Okay, I need to get out of here. No more talking about work...I'm spending my last day in Costa Rica ziplining through the jungle. Again, that doesn't suck. PURA VIDA!

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