|Some of the books to return to school|
|Pile of stuff to take to school|
With three weekdays left of summer break (I have professional development on Thursday), I am determined to drown out the woulda-coulda-shoulda voice in my head with there-is-still-time, look-at-what-you-have-done reassurances.
So here's to taking stock of my summer. I have:
- worked out 33 times
- read over 25 books (and I'm farther ahead on the Bluebonnet nominee list than I was at this time last year!)
- helped my daughter prepare for her study-abroad semester
- cooked some really good meals, and planned them through August
- written 18 blogposts (not counting this one)
- attended four days of professional development
- made one book trailer
- made two quickie flipped lessons
- become a little more familiar with my district-issued iPad
- put on a garage sale with my family
- filled the bird bath almost every day--and enjoyed bird-watching as a result
- watered my outdoor plants A LOT to try and save them from our TX heat
- enjoyed afternoon naps
- participated in a Write Away Day at the Writing Barn with my children, where I finished three book reviews and journaling and worked on some fiction pieces
- participated in a colleague's Visitors' Day as part of her Central Texas Writing Project Summer Institute
- met up with friends from two campuses ago, commandeering a table at Panera Bread for over three hours
- nursed my son back to health after his wisdom teeth extraction surgery
- spent lots of time with my husband, daughter, and son--the best-spent time this summer.
Just putting this list together makes me feel better! There are still two or three major tasks that I must absolutely get done before next Monday, but I've already scheduled in a bit of fun with girlfriends on Friday afternoon.
For all you teacher-types out there who are heading back to work this month, I encourage you to make your own list! I'm guessing you got a lot more accomplished than you give yourself credit for.