My first full week of summer break is about to wrap up and it’s been one for the books.
I had a long list of to-dos to accomplish this first month of break. I’m teaching summer school in July and I know I’ll be working on curriculum for my new 5th grade Language/Reading position in August, [more on this later], so this is the month of getting projects done!
But June isn’t JUST about projects, June is bringing and has already delivered some great memories, practicing being present, and with family and friends.
For starters, I have the most beautiful peony vases in every room of my house. I’m going to be so bummed when they’re no longer blooming. Their fresh, sweet scent has me waking up every morning, feeling like I’m somewhere tropical.
This past Sunday my sisters, Tony and I treated my dad to his Father’s Day activities. My dad is always one to be out and about; he loves to people watch, bike ride, and drink beer. He’s always up for a good time. We started a small brewery near my sister’s downtown condo, Sisyphus, made our way to Fulton Brewery, and ended with lunch and patio sitting at Surly. It was awesome to spend the afternoon catching up, joking, and making memories with my family.
As for this week:
I’ve organized my teaching materials into plastic, see-through bins in the basement.
I went through my closet & set aside clothes to be given away and donated.
Tony and I went to The Lumineers concert with friends. We saw them a couple years ago, too, and they were just as amazing this time around!
I painted the half-bathroom off of the kitchen. Ugh – did this project drive me nuts! I tried to patch holes in the drywall, which, by the way, I have NO IDEA what I’m doing. Why our builders thought they needed wall anchors to hang a towel rack is beyond me. I’m now on to figuring out how to shiplap a couple walls myself next week 🙂 It’s always a look I’ve loved and it will cover up my not-so-hidden plaster holes. I’ll give updates on the progress of this project later next week!
And finally, one of my favorite events this week brought:
It’s the word, enjoy, in my grandma’s handwriting. It’s from one of the last cards she sent me, [to celebrate completing my masters]. I’ve known for a while I wanted to incorporate what she wrote in the card into a tattoo, but wanted something small and simple to match my other tattoo. This is a perfect reminder; to just enjoy the moment & obviously, it is a perfect reminder of her. My mom responded quickly when I showed her, “Yep, that’s her E.” In a way, this tattoo helped heal my heart just a little; we all still miss her everyday, but I’m lucky I get to have a piece of her with me forever.
Now, this weekend – Tony and I are off to Denver for a quick getaway to celebrate our FIVE year anniversary! I can’t believe it’s five years already, I’m looking forward to a couple days away for just me and my husband.
Off I go, there’s packing, bubble chasing, and lunching with friends to do in this Thursday afternoon.
xo my sugar-snaps.