I love being a teacher for so many reasons.
I would be lying if I said summer vacation was NOT one of those reasons.
Honestly, this summer is going to be insane, and there will be very little “vacationing” going on. I’m writing assessments and curriculum for the county, taking two graduate courses, starting my Master’s thesis, and bouncing up and down the east coast to do my annual “visit family and friends while I actually have time” trek. It’s going to be busy and productive, but I’m not complaining. It’s still nine weeks where I do not need to be up before the sun or grade papers. Sign me up!
This weekend, Nick and I kicked off my summer break by indulging in some of my very favorite summer things. We watched Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s performance of Romeo and Juliet in the ruins, celebrated my birthday at The Dogwood (again), ate an entire gigantic watermelon in two days, and made ourselves the perfect summery meal on Sunday:
Chicken and red pepper burgers, topped with spinach, sharp cheddar, and homemade guacamole (1 avocado mixed with about 1 T plain Greek yogurt, a splash of lime juice, sea salt and pepper). Served with a side of Alexia sweet potato waffle fries.
After dinner, we headed to a new ice cream shop that serves Taharka Bros. ice cream. If you are unfamiliar with Taharka Bros., come to Baltimore and get acquainted with them immediately.
(Honey graham for me, cookies and cream for him. Both to die for).
Summer so far = pretty darn great.