However, since it is the first official day of summer vacation, it's Canada Day, and the school year ended very well yesterday, I'm trying to relax a little and spend some time in the porch with the dogs and my new iPad.
Yes, I did just say iPad.
At our last staff meeting of the year, fifty-two teachers at my school received one of these beauties to play with over the summer. It's part of a pilot project to integrate the technology into programming at my school. We are the only school in Western Canada to do this - and I think it will work very welll with the kind of program in which I teach. (Plus, it's so much fun!)
Lucille (my laptop) may find herself somewhat neglected throughout the summer as I am considering taking the iPad (I need to find a name for it) with me to Italy and France. It weighs a heck of a lot less than Lucille does. The only problem is, I don't have a "camera connection kit" that will allow me to upload photos to my blog(s) - plural because I have another blog for the Italy trip so parents can see/hear what we're doing for those 10 days. I have looked everywhere for one of these gadgets, but they are backordered 4-6 weeks in North America.
Hmmm... should I take the chance that I might be able to pick one up in Italy?
It wouldn't actually be a tragedy if I didn't post Italy pics, since we're only gone for a few days. But if I can't get the gadget before I go to France, I will definitely have to pack two-ton Lucille along because I'll have lots to share for the month.
Anyway, I'd like to wish all my Canadian friends a very Happy Canada Day! Bonne Fête du Canada! It's cold and windy here - perfect for avoiding large crowds, small children, and traffic jams in the city in favour of staying home and doing... nothing.
Oops, wrong picture. Once a Brit, always a Brit?
I really do love my adopted country.
Have a wonderful holiday!