Sunday Night.

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Nothing Cooler Than a Dog in Sunglasses.It’s here.

No more talking or thinking about it.

It’s officially the last Sunday of summer. School starts bright and early tomorrow (6:00 am… unless I’m overcome by Edusomnia and can’t sleep… then it will be
4:00 am)

My wife doesn’t understand the significance of Sundays. How they should be dreaded and feared.

She considers Sunday to be the last day of a restful weekend. To her it’s a gift. It’s a calm and peaceful day.

I consider Sunday to be an annoying precursor to what is sure to be a long and hectic week.

Basically, it’s Pre-Monday.

To me it’s nothing more than a reminder of how far away we are from Friday afternoon.

As I have said before, I don’t dread school. I look forward to it. I just hate to let summer go.

But as I sit here (as I seldom type standing up), I have come to the realization that time is once again slipping away.

This little tidbit of information once again slapped me in the face when I got my eyes checked last week.

The optometrist pointed out that while my eyes haven’t drastically changed in the last 12 months, he isn’t far from recommending I get bifocals.

I said bifocals are for old people.

He said exactly.

He did point out that wearing a pair of reading glasses in addition to my contacts might help.


How blind am I that I first need to insert contacts into my eyes, and then put on a pair of glasses?

It won’t be long until I need a Seeing Eye dog (a real dog… not that thing that lives in my garage and thinks he’s a human).

Getting old stinks.

Summer being over stinks.

Sunday nights stink.

But there is good news. School starts tomorrow.

And it doesn’t stink.

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10 Responses to “Sunday Night.”

  1. Margo
    on Aug 16th, 2009
    @ 3:50 pm

    There is nothing better than seeing the kids on the first day of school and not a lot worse than seeing summer end. It’s funny how the two extremes of emotion happen within a matter of hours….

    Have a great start to your school year!

  2. Tyler Sherwood
    on Aug 16th, 2009
    @ 5:29 pm

    Throw a bit of dirt on top of the box that holds the summer memories and good luck with the new school year!

    We’re back in two weeks (staff back next week) and I’m looking forward to the first day as well.

    I always look forward to your blog posts Michael – they’re always interesting and a good read.

    Sleep well!

  3. Curt
    on Aug 16th, 2009
    @ 9:46 pm

    It’s 12:45am. My teachers come back to work in 7 1/2 hours. I just finished getting ready for the staff meeting. Time to go to bed. I agree with the wearing shorts to work, I’ll miss summer too.

    I refer to the Sunday-issue, as the “Sunday Blues” … my wife doesn’t get it either. :)

    Good night.

  4. Pat
    on Aug 17th, 2009
    @ 5:00 am

    I used to have to wear reading glasses after putting my contacts in. Then I had lasix surgery! Ta da!!! Now I only need my reading glasses (aka dollar store cheapo glasses). I hear this is a stigma of old age too. (sigh!). Hope your first day back goes well!

  5. Kathy
    on Aug 18th, 2009
    @ 4:09 am

    “I said bifocals are for old people. He said exactly.” Great line–and so recently relevant. Our first day isn’t for a few weeks, but I’ll be rereading this one on the Sunday before.
    Ya gotta laugh or cry—I choose laugh.
    Enjoy the first week back and thanks.

  6. Peter
    on Aug 20th, 2009
    @ 1:49 am

    I read lots of education blogs, but there is nothing out there like PrincipalsPage. I have added it to my favorites and I look forward to your future posts.

    Keep up the good work.

  7. Beth
    on Aug 20th, 2009
    @ 6:50 am

    When my mother retired from education, she said the best part of retirement was Sunday night.

    I get what you are saying.

  8. Diane
    on Aug 20th, 2009
    @ 12:07 pm

    I’ve been wearing reading glasses on top of my contacts for years. It isn’t so bad. Except for when I’m wearing my regular glasses, forget they’re my regular glasses, lift them up in order to see something, but instead make myself virtually blind.

    I start student teaching on 9/8 and I’m thinking I should get one of those very attractive chain things for my readers. Otherwise I know I’ll misplace them within minutes of entering the classroom.

    P.S. Wait until you ask your family to help you find your readers-and they’re on top of your head (another sign of old age). I did that once and my kids will not let me live it down.

  9. Lacy Pattum
    on Nov 12th, 2010
    @ 3:10 pm

    Thanks for this blog. Now I will dread Sunday Nights as well.

  10. Daisy
    on Dec 5th, 2010
    @ 5:54 pm

    I’m having a difficult year, and I honestly feel ill on Sundays. It’s the kids who remind me why I stay in this career. When I have a really bad day, i come home and write grants or fill out referrals for those who are really needy.

    Now as for the glasses, I’ve worn reading glasses over my contacts for six years now. I gave up hanging them from a rope around my neck; I kept putting them on and seeing my ID and jump drive hanging off one side or the other! Now I just push the glasses up on my head when I’m not reading. You’ll probably use a pocket; being a guy.

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