Five For The Last Friday Of Summer Vacation!

The last weekend of summer vacation is here, and it's already Sunday which means that I'd better hurry up and link up with Doodle Bugs for:

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This week I made the most of summer by going to the gym and in my pool.  I love spending time outdoors.  It even got close to 90 degrees.   I read in the Boston Globe that people are complaining that it hasn't been hot enough this summer; we've had 4 days of 90+ degrees vs. 17 days last summer.  I have loved the weather this summer!






My classroom is in pretty good shape.  Of course, there's always more you can do, but I've done quite enough, and my desk is neat and organized.  My library look great!  I'll be working on odds and ends all weekend at home, but it's good to know the room is clean.  Here's a picture of my rug area:





The reason I'm a little late this week is because we went to a wedding in Walpole, NH which is about two and a half hours away.  I decided to wear my first day of school outfit which I now need to clean after I spilled ice coffee on it.  Here's a picture of me and my dog, Gabi before we left:


I'm wearing my new Stella and Dot necklace that I bought with my Dot Dollars as well as my new Franco Sarto sandals that I got in the markdown rack at Marshalls. 



I started reading a new book which I am enjoying:


Here's the summary from the back cover of the book:

From the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of The World We Found and The Space Between Us comes a profound, heartbreakingly honest novel about friendship, love, and second chances.
An experienced psychologist, Maggie carefully maintains emotional distance from her patients. But when she agrees to treat a young Indian woman who tried to kill herself, her professional detachment disintegrates. Cut off from her family in India, and trapped in a loveless marriage to a domineering man who limits her world to their small restaurant and grocery store, Lakshmi is desperately lonely.
Moved by Lakshmi's plight, Maggie offers to see her as an outpatient for free. In the course of their first sessions in Maggie's home office, she quickly realizes that what Lakshmi really needs is not a shrink but a friend. Determined to empower Lakshmi as a woman who feels valued in her own right, Maggie abandons protocol, and soon doctor and patient become close. Even though they seemingly have nothing in common, both women are haunted by loss and truths that they are afraid to reveal.
However, crossing professional boundaries has its price. As Maggie and Lakshmi's relationship deepens, long-buried secrets come to light that shake their faith in each other and force them to confront painful choices in their own lives.




Today (Sunday) my son, Andrew, is leaving for Malta to do a pharmacy co-op.  Of course, he hasn't done any packing or laundry so you know what I'll be doing most of today.  Tomorrow I'll be cleaning up the disaster he has left behind while he's enjoying this:



Happy Long Weekend!





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