Summer Plans?

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Summer Plans?
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Wed, 06-14-2006 - 12:34pm

It's about that time!!!! Summer is here and teachers are free. What plans do you have for the summer? How much is pleasure and how much is job-related? What good books are waiting to be read? Trips, housework or laziness..whatever it is, please share it with us.


I started teaching a summer course yesterday with nineteen students in an undergrad tech course. It's five weeks for two hours each morning.

Sherry

 

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In reply to: cl_sallen06
Thu, 06-15-2006 - 9:14am

My favorite time of year.

There are always some cleaning projects waiting at my house. Can you say clutter?? My plans are to attack it a bit at a time.

I have about 10 years worth of photos that need to be put into albums or have something done with them. Scrapbooking is just not going to happen in a big way anytime soon.

The day after school was out, I was on my way to San Antonio. I went with my 2 boys, my SIL, MIL, niece, nephew, and nephew's friend. We visited my stepson who lives there (with his wife and 4.8 kids), went tubing on the Guadalupe River, visited the Riverwalk, watched my neice's tumbling competition, and went to Schlitterbahn.

I have a huge trip planned in July. One of my friends and her 2 boys are coming with me and my 2 boys to visit a friend of mine who is a cloistered nun near Philadelphia. I am a little worried that my friend's 13 year old is going to drive me over the brink, but other than that, I think we'll have fun. We are stopping in Chattanooga, visiting Hershey, PA, seeing the sights around Philly (Valley Forge, Independence Hall, the Crayola Factory, etc), visiting my aunt and uncle in NJ briefly, planning an excursion into NYC, and visiting Niagara Falls.

Next week, I'm working at Cub Scout Day Camp all week. Can you say "hotter than he!!" I wish I could be like other moms and just drop my 2 at the gate, but NOOOooo, I drive in the gate, park, and spend the day in the heat and humidity swatting at mosquitoes.

Job related? I'm signed up for some kind of workshop on August 1 for ELA teachers. All I know is that we got an email asking which date we preferred and telling us we would get a $20/hour stipend.

Reading? I finished the 6th book in the Shadow Children series. I'm working on a book from Catholic Home Study. I'm scared to find out how much I owe the public library. I'm afraid alarms will go off in I walk into the place. But Janet Evanovich's new/upcoming book is definitely on my list of "want to reads".

Laziness - I've got that covered, too. I think I feel the need for a nap...

Karen

 


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Registered: 03-24-2003
In reply to: cl_sallen06
Thu, 06-15-2006 - 11:06am

Uhhh, explain that again! When will you have time to relax, read and be lazy? Sounds like you've got summer pretty well covered! Have fun!!!


Sherry

Sherry

 

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Registered: 07-14-2005
In reply to: cl_sallen06
Thu, 06-15-2006 - 9:24pm

Two weeks in & 4 to go...

Got my rec room completely torn apart, literally! Finally got all the daycare stuff I still want to get rid of stacked in the shop building (to someday set up a yard sale !!?? - not likely to happen real soon :). We ended up pulling down the garage shelves that were up around the tops of the walls after we pulled out the workbench; as well as the bare lightbulbs attached to the ceiling, & the older washing machine plumbing & welder wiring. (This was a double car garage before we installed french doors & set up my "day care room". Day care never flew, so we got a pool table & slowly moved daycare stuff into the basement & my sewing stuff into the rest of the rec room. Meanwhile I got the rest of the interior of the house repainted year before last & have been awaiting the tile job completion in my bathroom shower between my office (3rd bedroom) & the rec room to begin even thinking about the painting of those two rooms. Now DH is into the room rennovation big time. Now that I've got a blank slate to work with, I've been online a lot trying to get ideas for sewing rooms/spaces that I can blend into the use of the room for playing pool also but still look relatively finished at the same time. Decided on a pegboard wall which will also cover some of the pipes that have to be left, recessed ceiling lighting that will replace the light bulbs & add to the fan lights. Think I've finally figured out what I'm buying for new storage cabinets that will work w/what I've been using & settled on a room layout. Now to make a final decision about the floor - have a couple different ideas (18" dk terra cotta tile, or 12" black & white - vinyl tile squares?).

Outside of that, I've finished one book "I Know This Much Is True" by Wally Lamb, & am about 3/4s of the way thru "Deception Point" by Dan Brown. I finally am getting some work done on GS's quilt - maybe (If I can keep it up & actually get it done before break is over) he'll get it by the time he's 7mos. old (next month). I've gotten together, gone thru, & uploaded a years worth of pictures to finally get developed as I prefer to have hard copies of family pics in my albums. Tho now w/digital I use Shutterfly to get them developed & never have to leave the house. I have redone my welcome back letter & classroom policies/consequences now that I better know my C track kids behaviors & tendencies, & have all intentions of tweaking 1st qtr lesson plans for the 8th graders (I'll have two classes of them & one 7th this year). I've mowed the lawn once (even tho we've been in the triple digits now for the past month) - made it to a wedding in So. CA; planning a trek to SD's & SIL's in Mountain Home, Idaho over the July 4th long weekend - both younger boys (S16 & S19) are planning on going w/us after they request time off work - as soon as DH gives us a leave plan...

With the quilting comes staying up late & catching up on movies (but then I can now sleep in TOO)! w/the internet research & uploading comes the occasional game of Spider. W/everyone gone I don't have to cook or answer to anyone if I just feel like vegging - which I do have a hard time doing w/o feeling a little bit guilty as there's so much stuff I need to get done, & not very much time to get it done. Other than the time passing too quickly, I do enjoy the thought of not doing much of anything occasionally tho!!

We report back July 14th - kids return the 21st.

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In reply to: cl_sallen06
Thu, 06-15-2006 - 9:30pm

I visited a friend out of town the first week in June. I'm working the summer camp program that is being held at my school. I only work 3.5 hours in the morning. I have 5 weeks left. The week after that I should be going to a Reading First training where I get paid my hourly rate, which should be really nice. I have to keeping checking the website so I can register for the training. If I go during the year I have to give up Saturdays.


Annelise is taking swimming lessons as long as DH will get up early to drop me off so he can have the Blazer. Right now we only have the one four wheeled vehicle. DH has a motorcycle. He has a "project" truck so hopefully it will be done by the beginning of August.


Annelise and I are just hanging out. She's


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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: cl_sallen06
Thu, 06-15-2006 - 9:34pm

Teachers' summer started on May 23. I have since become a chauffeur to my daughter & nephew..lol. We do a lot of library stuff, plus camps & summer school.

Tomorrow, I'm attending a social studies conference, and at this point, that's all the "school" stuff I have planned until Aug 7 when we report back for school.

I've been reading, but I'm weird...I like to read YA books..lol. I've finished The Westing Game (great book) and The Little Prince (good story). I'm reading Flush right now. I loved Hoot and Flush is along the same lines..so far so good.

Alysha