Summer is here! I forgot how hard it is to keep up with a blog and teach full-time, so it’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to post anything. We’ve had some major changes happening around here, and I can’t wait to catch you up and share some of them with you!
School got out last Friday and we’ve already celebrated with a weekend beach trip. Now we’re back home and I’m settling into my summer routine, which is usually pretty laid back since I’m a teacher.
This summer is going to be completely different, though, because we are only 8 weeks from the arrival of our first child and I’m slightly freaked out about all the things I still need to do.
My to do list is about a mile long, but I end up running on empty around 2 in the afternoon and just can’t seem to get anything accomplished. (Is it normal to be completely exhausted during the third trimester? Because I feel like I’ve been hit by a bus pretty much all day.)
A couple of things I’m working on this summer (besides growing a human) are:
- Making the bed every morning (My morning might be noon right now since I’m not working, but whatever. Baby steps, people.)
- Cleaning the kitchen before bed. This is a habit that I really want to start. I feel so much better waking up to a clean kitchen. It makes the whole house look neater, and since I’m probably going to have a lot of drop in visitors once Baby Jack arrives, I want the place to look as nice as possible.
- Reading. I set a goal for myself to read 24 books this year. That’s two a month. Shouldn’t be hard for an English teacher, right? Well, it’s June and I have only read 3 books. I need to majorly catch up here, and summer is usually the best time to do that for me. My list of books to read is growing and changing all the time, but here are a few of the ones I’m going to be diving into soon.
- Finishing the nursery. We are doing a woodland/mountain theme and I’m pretty pumped about it. There are a few more things we need for it to be complete, but it’s coming together s…l…o…w…l…y…
- Writing lesson plans for a new grade level. I made it through my first year at a new school and didn’t get pink slipped (yay!), but I did get assigned a new grade level for half of my classes next year, and since I’m going to be on maternity leave when school starts, I have a LOT of planning to get done over the summer.
I’m also hoping to do a lot more blogging this summer, but we’ll see how that goes. What are your plans for this summer?