It's that time again, when fall semester will start up soon.
I'm always rushing right about now, trying to prepare everything I need to prepare to teach the new classes, making changes to the old classes, installing software on the computer labs, etc. I typically end up about a week ahead of my students in the new classes, although at busy times during the semester that sometimes drops to only a couple of days.
This year, classes start back on my birthday, August 25th. Not a great birthday present. I remember sometime in either elementary or middle school, when they'd been pushing the start of school back farther and farther into the summer, the first time that the first day of school fell on my birthday. I was pretty upset! To a little kid, that was the biggest disaster in the world!
I guess I've matured since then, because now it isn't a disaster, more a "It'd be nice if school started a week later" sort of thing.
Good luck to all of you who are starting back, too!