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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Oh crap...summer vacation is half over

Near the end of the school year, I came up with this list of all the things I'd like to accomplish this summer. Since (gasp) summer vacation is already half over, I thought we'd take a look at my progress.

Complete another edit I have successfully completed another edit of my YA novel and I am planning on actually submitting it for consideration before the end of summer! I am anxious and excited to see what lies ahead.

Paint my bedroom. I am taking baby steps towards this project. I picked out some colors I like and I am waiting for feedback from my hubby. Might have a girls night in painting party.

Enjoy my kids. For the most part, I have been doing fairly well with this. Of course, oldest did spend a week at camp and middle is leaving for camp next week. Plus, they have been participating in summer playground which may or may not be the only thing keeping me sane.

Visit the Crayola Factory. I have my doubts on this one. It is rather pricey and I'm not sure I am gonna attempt to swing it.

Clean and organize my craft room. The brown desk is out and the organization has begun. Pics to be posted tomorrow.

Fly to Florida. We leave on Thursday! White sand beaches and a wedding to celebrate. Doesn't get much better than that.

Summer Reading Club. We are signed up, but out of the 30 savenger hunts available we have only participated in 2. But I do have plans to do one tomorrow....

Scrapbook. My summer goal was 30 pages and so far I am at 4. This one might turn into an epic fail.

Bulletin boards. I promised some friends and co-workers help with their bulletin boards and I am making a lot of progress on this. The craft rooom is starting to look like a barnyard as I have about 30 cows and barns in the works.

Visit friends in Ohio. I don't think we are gonna make it out there, but out of the blue I found out some friends from Ohio will be staying with us in August.

Survive Camp. Done. The best part was all the visits from our friends. They made the week fly right by.

Visit family. The in-laws are coming to keep the kids when we are in Florida and my sister and her family will be visiting at the end of the month for my birthday. Life is good.

Have a fire (or 2 or 3). On Saturday, I had a rockin' good time with lots of friends from school as well as my neighbors. Food, a fire and some friends...who could ask for anything more.

Birthday books and school albums. Seeing as I've only made four pages it is pretty easy to figure out how this one is going...

Recharge. My favorite goal and the one I am having the most success with!

Come August 24th I'll be able to handle anything.

Including kale.

8 random thoughts:

Pat said...

You set some lofty goals there, my friend! I think you've accomplished quite a bit, with summer half gone! Whew! I am hanging my head in shame over here!

Anonymous said...

those are some good goals....and I cant believe school will start up again so soon...time flies

Dan said...

We've been painting the trim on our house. When that gets done, it will be one big check mark for the summer.

BTW, when you get your bedroom painted, I've got a few rooms here you can paint. {*grin*}

Kristie Maynard said...

Over all I think you are doing pretty well. You had a lot of things on that list. As for that "epic fail" with the scrapbooking, well I'll tell ya I think 30 in a whole year would be pretty good! Especially with all the other goals and activities you have going on.
I will tell you, though, that you are doing a marvelous job with the blog!!! I am totally enjoying reading all your posts.

DeepBlue said...

I wish I was as organized as you are. Maybe I should get myself a few kids... that oughta help! LOL!

Gina said...

I love my job but I'm kinda panicky knowing that I only have a couple weeks of summer yet. And then I think about something I adore about work, and get excited. It's a weird thing.

septembermom said...

I'm with you on recharging. That's my favorite goal too. It sounds like you're doing a great job with your goals so far. Enjoy!

septembermom said...

I'm with you on recharging. That's my favorite goal too. It sounds like you're doing a great job with your goals so far. Enjoy!

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