The List

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

So today it hit me that I only have about 24 days left of my summer vacation. Wait, what? 24 days? After the wave of panic washed over me I immediately got into list mode. Here are some things that I hope to accomplish before the start of yet another crazy school year.

House Stuff

  • Paint the kitchen a yet undetermined color.
  • Paint the maroon kitchen tile border to white or black..still haven't decided.
  • Touch up kitchen baseboards.
  • Find some GD place mats for the dining room table. (I feel like I have looked everywhere!)
  • Order this fantastic bedding from West Elm for the bedroom.

  • Curtains..I want  need curtains. Opening and closing a bajillion blinds everyday is beyond annoying. Plus they're hideous.
  • Get a hamper for the laundry room.
  • Buy a BBQ grill and make a fabulous grilled dinner.
School Stuff
  • Attend 3 days worth of curriculum revision
  • Supply shopping - markers, colored pencils, desk calendar, air freshener, post-its, and pens.
  • Frame this for behind my desk. 
  • Create some other classroom decor...Martha pom-poms and new door hanger.
Me Stuff
  • A haircut is in order. I have been rocking the ponytail with bangs pushed back in a headband for 8 solid weeks now, I doubt that would be considered professional dress... unless I was the gym teacher.
  • New clothes. I have missed going to the mall and buying clothes for myself since purchasing the house. I have saved a little cash to put towards some new back to school gear to coincide with birthday shopping.
  • Lose 5-10lbs. Did I mention I haven't bought new clothes because I currently can't fit into anything I own without an elastic waistband? It might sound backward to not buy bigger clothing but I pretty much refuse.
  • Turn 26.
  • Read The Help and New Moon
  • Finish up my two Master's classes
  • Move all my Cricut stuff from parent's house.
I better get busy!

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  1. I have pom poms in my classroom! I love them! Also, I'm painting today...sigh...I really dislike painting. Good luck with your goals! :D

  2. Were the poms easy to make? They look it but I bet it will take me a try or two to get it how I like. I plan on painting the last week of July...I have curriculum writing to fill my next week with. I can't believe the summer is already going so quickly...agh!

  3. Pom Poms are sooo easy to make! I have a good paint brush that will help you with the baseboards! It's sold at Sherwin Williams and called the tight spots premium xl. I bought it and want to tell everyone about it....because I am worlds worst painter and my living room looks like a pro did it! Really! It's only like 4 dollars too! :D