Grateful: To have a job, especially after being a "casualty" of the budget cuts here in IL at the end of last school year
Dread: Of the uncertain "environment" we'll all be in because of those same cuts-teachers switching grade levels-some with only a week's notice, 'new' teachers to the building, teachers having switched classrooms over the summer-there are many changes to wrap one's head around
Excitement: To see all of the students & my returning coworkers
Anxiety: Because I finally found my groove for "staying home" with Luke right about mid-late July & now it's going to be over (at least until next summer anyway)
Glad: That Scott & I started working out our 'morning routine' for getting everyone out of the house again at the end of last week, hopefully, that will lead to a smoother transition tomorrow & next week
Hopeful: That despite all of these mixed feelings, this school year will get off to a great start & be one of the best yet!