Oh, blessed summer!
I haven't felt this way about summer break since I was a child in elementary school... the sense of freedom, the spark of possibility.
Last fall I wasn't even looking for a job when the position at Elisabeth's school just seemed to materialize out of nowhere. And then, bam! I was working.
At the time I vowed to myself that I would not drop any balls on the home front; that even though I wouldn't have my days free to tackle my to-do list, I would find a way. And I did.
I found those extra hours in the morning. My alarm started going off at 4 am each morning and I would rise and tackle the day. By the time I went to work at 8:00 the house was clean and vacuumed, laundry was washed and put away, lunches were packed, children were presentable. I kept my promise to myself, I didn't drop any balls. In fact, my productivity rate skyrocketed! Because I knew how limited my time was, I became extremely efficient, accomplishing household tasks, caring for the children, and keeping up with my exercise and music, too.
Friday was the last day of school, meaning that I have 11 weeks of glorious vacation ahead of me. Don't get me wrong, I won't be sitting around sipping lemonade all day...I have things to do, my friends! And summer break means that I have time to do them.
In addition to a personal to-do list that I made, the girls and I composed a summer bucket list.
- Grand Canyon
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Whale Watching
- Go to Yogurt Beach (frozen yogurt)
- Make Ice Cream
- Attend a Baseball Game
- Go to a Play
- Have fun at the Big Red Wagon in Spokane
- Eat the Ramen Burger at Red Robin
- Go Bird Watching
- Hot Air Balloon Ride
- Go Mall Walking
- Bake Macaroons
Now to tackle the list.
Ready, set, go!!!