In just a bit more than 8 hours I'll be embarking on my third year of teaching. I'm utterly in a state of disbelief with regard to this fact, but oddly (and thankfully) I'm free from the feeling of panic I had in my gut just yesterday. Strangely, I've got the feeling I've got things under control. I'm hoping for a decent night's sleep, if such a thing exists the night before the first day of school, and then before I know it I'll be packing those rugrats up and sending 'em home. New school, new grade. Looking forward to another year packed with challenges and excitement. Still, I need to say it: Goodbye summer, I'll miss you.