Monday, April 22, 2013

Too Many Irons in the Fire....

 ... lead to my not posting for over a month! Wow, can that be true? Even as I type this, there are a few groceries still waiting to be put away, a sink overflowing with dishes, a load of delicates whirring in my washing machine, a stack of grades to be input to my online gradebook, and dinner waiting to be fixed. Oh, and now my phone calendar is dinging at me about yet another something I was about to forget to do! 
Summer please hurry! 

 While everything may seem overly stressful in the mad dash to finish this school year, I take heart by remembering this ~ in a mere five weeks, summer break will be here! 
Which means the bliss of:
  • Blogging time!!!
  • Williamsburg Vacation to celebrate anniversary number 2 with the hubby
  • A cross country drive to visit my sister in North Dakota
  • Baking to my heart's content
  • Piles of books to read for pleasure
  • Sunshine warming my shoulders
  • Cool breezes fluttering my curtains
  • Plenty of "crafternoons"
  • A house that will be clean top to bottom (yes, oddly enough the thought of having time to truly scrub down my home pleases me greatly!)
  • More excursions with Mimsie to discover the small towns and burgs of Ohio
  • Thrifting during the weekdays when it is less crowded

And the list could go on and onI am really looking forward to this summer break.

 Just writing all that insanity down helped me feel a bit lighter, so thank you for indulging me in my tirade, dear friends. I needed that. ;-)

Speaking of dear friends, I am honored to be featured on Koralee's beautiful blog Bluebird Notes. Hurry over and have a sneak peak into her completely inspiring book Everything Goes with Ice Cream. This was sweet cheer to discover on this harried day, for sure!

What cheers you on a busy day, my friends?


  1. So happy to see you are well! I've been popping over now and again to check in on you. Here's to a great last 5 weeks till your summer break! I love Williamsburg and I look forward to hearing about your trip!

  2. Your list sounds wonderful and I hope summer comes soon for you!! Congrats on being in sweet Koralee's book!! It is a darling apron!! Have a great week! xo Heather

  3. So glad to see you blogging again. The school year will be over before we know it! Your list of summer "to dos" matches mine almost perfectly. I am most looking forward to books and trips to the beach. 10 weeks to go!!

  4. Only 5 weeks to go? Let's hope the weather warms up by then! :)

    Your list of summer pleasures sounds (and looks) delightful. Hang in there and thanks for taking time to sit down and blog a bit.

  5. WOW!!! Five weeks till summer vacation does sound good to me, too, and I am no longer working as a teaching assistant at an elementary school, Aurora :-) I remember the last dash of testing and packing away the class materials each spring as being especially busy times. I'm going to go check your link...sooooo happy for you :-)

  6. Oh how I love the summer holidays!!! :-)

  7. Life is busy that is for sure. I am looking forward to Summer holidays too....hugs for a relaxing weekend.

  8. I know this time of year is a mad dash for teachers. What makes me happy is knowing that soon I will be outside picking veggies from my garden.
    Blessings, Joanne

  9. forgotten sorry...soooo much greetings from Düsseldorf/Germany


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