Today is September. Wow. I can't believe that school has started, that the summer is over and that the leaves are going to start falling soon. Hmm, maybe that's a bit melodramatic. The first week of school is actually one of my favorite weeks of the year. Students are excited and there is still so much anticipation for the unknown.
When I was growing up my mom would take off from work on the first day of school and she'd make sure the house was deep-cleaned and bake something delicious with apple pie for dessert. When I started grad school I started doing this for myself. Although my house won't be as clean as it was growing up, I think I might make a pie for the first day of class. And I might take a day off from scoring and folding cards.