I have a meeting next week with my advisor to hopefully finalize my class schedule for Operation Abby Goes Back To School.
In the meantime, I've looked over my requirements and the upcoming schedules. It's looking like there will be time conflicts with crossing guard duty.
Today was most likely my last day as a member of the Xtreme Crossing Guard Elite.
So it felt a little bittersweet being out there for this last day of school for 2012/13. I won't miss the frigid mornings and numb toes. I won't miss obnoxious winds. I won't miss holding a metal sign aloft during lightning storms...
But gosh darn it, I'll miss the kids and their friendly moms and dads. I'll miss Daniel who rode his bike every day through rain, snow, ice, wind, sun. I'll miss Nathaniel and his skateboard and his ridiculous stories. I'll miss Lexie and her drama of all the boys who like her. I'll definitely miss Tyler who kept me company every afternoon, and he didn't even need to cross the street. I'll even miss Val and having to remind him, "No, we don't gesture to the drivers". And all the other little people, whether they crossed every day or were just the fair weather walkers, I'll miss them.
And it wouldn't be right to not give a shout out to my grownup friends: Bike Lady, Miss Chick Fil-A, Bunny, Mr. UPS, and the friendly fellow hideous vest wearers - snow plow drivers, garbage men, road crews - that always waved.
Today, everyone seemed extra friendly. Maybe because it's the last day, or maybe because I was thinking of how I would miss them. Parents drove past, waving from their cars. A few, I swear, mouthed "HELP ME!"
But it really is time to move on.
"It's safe, let's go"