School is painful right now because the kids are all so ready for a break. I keep thinking that we never came back from the break last year. What a long strange time it has been since then! I see the national and state graphs coming down and keep waiting for an end to it all. It doesn't seem over quite yet though and we keep quarantining new kids on a daily basis after contact with known cases either at home or at school. Then the quarantined kids come back positive and we start all over again.
I do feel better though knowing that I have had a vaccine. It should be fully active by the time that we all return from the holiday. After hearing the kids share their plans of grand trips and travel adventures, I can only imagine the round of contact tracing that will follow. Glad that isn't my job! I will just keep teaching them biology. That is something I can do. And I can make quilts. Those two things are fully under my control.