Monday, June 23, 2014


Its Monday morning, and officially the first day of my summer vacation.  Before I do the happy dance, remember, I only have a week before I go back (my school is an 11 month program, so we get a week in June and 3 weeks in August as our summer vacation).

Today, I'm linking up with The Teaching Tribune for their Monday Meet-Up...

Since I only have a week off, I really want to cram in as much as possible!  I want to be productive and spend lots of quality time with my babies (4 and 6 months) - but I also don't want to do so much that I'm exhausted after my break!  I have planned a few fun activities for the three of us (my hubby still has to work:-( )  We will go to the movies, go swimming with some friends, and on Friday - we are going to the DC Zoo!  Woo hoo!  We took Big D to Philadelphia Zoo when he was about 6 months old, and we went to the Baltimore Zoo sometime last year, but this will be Little D's first zoo trip.

I also have some goals for myself (although I might have to buckle down and get them done in July when school lets out at 1:00pm, rather than stress myself out trying to tackle everything this week).
1. Craft a wreath for my front door (I've seen so many cute ones on pinterest and Monday Made-It!)
2. Print pictures for scrapbooks (I have lots of t-ball pics and pics from a recent trip to KY)
3. Start scrapbook for Little D (when her brother was this age, I already had made 3 scrapbooks for him - I've got to get on the ball!)
4. Make t-ball pages for Big D's scrapbook.
5. Find a piece of furniture to re-finish for our living room (I need some sort of something for right next to the front door).
6. Create and post at least 1 new product to TPT.
7. Get and start using Photoshop (I went to a training last week, and I REALLY want it!!!)
8. Get my house clean - really clean.  I always try to keep everything tidy, but I want to deep clean!
9. Work out everyday - I really need to get back on the working out wagon.  I feel much better when I at least spend 20-30 minutes on the elliptical every day, but it is so easy to just not do it!

I can't wait to see what everyone else is linking up!


  1. WOW! You have a lot of goals!! Maybe I should make a to-do list. :) That's neat that you taught middle school math. This will be my first year trying my hand at that. I think we also hope someday to move back home. We moved because it was SOOOO HARD To get teaching jobs in Michigan, that we needed to go out of state. It would be nice to one day get back home.
    Mixing it up in Middle

    1. We really want to move back, but we have been trying unsuccessfully for 5 years! Thanks for stopping by!


  2. Hmm... a technology coordinator how great! I definitely need all the resources I can get when it comes to technology. Enjoy your summer vacation and accomplishing all your goals. Mel from the had some great ideas on planning and time management.
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