Yesterday as I walked back to my room after a quick visit to the office, I noticed it.
Fresh air. Spring. The promise of robins and grilling and spring rains and clean. Every once in awhile I would smell it throughout the day. Was someone opening the windows? Was it wishful thinking?
I snuck home to pick up some forgotten papers during my prep period. A half day of in-school suspension didn't seem like a bad trade off for playing hooky. Maybe I should try it! I could
sit out on the deck,
play fetch with Chloe,
plan for spring flowers and
Sounded like heaven. But, I went back to school. There were
classes to teach,
meetings after school.
No hooky playing for me!
The fresh smell kept dancing into my room throughout the afternoon, teasing me.
Finally, at 5 I was done for the day. I gathered up my things and headed to the car. At least it was still light out and I made plans to take Chloe for a walk.