Today was my first day of school with kids and it did not go well, to say the least. Not to bore you with the details but suffice to say that everything that probably could have gone wrong seemed to have. I left the school tired and depressed and not looking forward to tomorrow.
My spirits were lifted greatly when I was greeted to three bubble mailers and one box of cards waiting for me in my mailbox. I doubt I'll have time to scan the cards until later this week when I get my teaching sea legs underneath me, but I just wanted to thank Dennis of Too Many Grandersons and Robert of $30 A Week Habit for their trade packages as they are top notch. I was even happy to see the Rich Hill auto/patch card I bought to send to Dennis for our trade. It is a real beauty and I'm half tempted to scan it myself to show off before Dennis can, but I definitely don't have that kind of time to steal his thunder. A pair of Murad T51 cards rounded out the packages.
It's crazy how simple pieces of cardboard and a few manufactured patches can really do wonders to improve the psyche and mental health of this teacher. I promise not to constantly bore you with my sorrows as I reenter the teaching profession (in fact, I plan on this being the last time I mention my job on this blog) but I wanted to give credit where credit is due while I had a spare moment.
Now, I'm off to cook dinner for my gorgeous wife, which will be followed by some episodes of Dexter: Season 5, which she picked up today on her lunch break. If fresh cardboard, a few MGDs, and exploits of a serial killer can't improve my mood, I doubt that anything will.