Monday, June 13, 2016


Oh, blessed summer!

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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.

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It reads:
  • Grand Canyon
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Camping
  • Beach
  • Stargazing
  • 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!!!
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