Tuesday, April 30, 2013

24 more days until school's out!!!

As you know, I teach elementary school and while working in the classroom is amazing there are certain times of the year when the students seem to lose their minds... i.e. right before Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer Break.  So this is when the light and warmth of summer is so close the teachers start to get a little giddy.  For example, I went out to eat with my team mates tonight and had a great time.  We laughed and joked and tried to lessen the stress we're feeling about paperwork (more on that later).  We had a great time but didn't discuss any fun plans we have for this summer, and that got me thinking... what do I want to do this summer?

Well, there are things that must be done and then there are things that I want to do.  Last year I taught myself to crochet so either I'll be crocheting all summer or maybe I can get other stuff done.  Here goes:


  • Marcus and I must paint the upstairs trim... we've put it off for 2 years now!
  • We need to repaint the spots where our dry-wall was repaired (once from when we re-insulated the attic ourselves and once from a crazy lightning strike that took out an ancient pine tree and destroyed our entertainment system electrically).
  • I need to clean the house top to bottom: fans, baseboards, windows, vacuuming furniture, sweep, mop, wiping/cleaning surfaces, etc.
  • We need to repair and repaint the furniture spots that puppy-Birdie chewed.
  • I need to go through all my clothes, shoes, accessories, and other stuff for Goodwill (I do this once or twice a year).
  • I'm sure there's more...
  • I want to crochet pillow cases for our sofa pillows in the den.
  • I need to finish crocheting the large blanket I've been working on.
  • I want to learn how to use crochet thread and take over my Grandmama's tradition of making baby blankets for the family (and my friends).
  • Again, I'm sure there's more... maybe I can update later.

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