Inspired by the interesting artwork on E.Craig's blog, I decided to liven up my blog as well. I found this one by doing a Google search and I really like it.
I love coffee. What's crazy is that for most of my adult life I didn't like it. I gave my ex-husband hell most of our married life for making a mess on the counter with his sugar spills and coffee spoons. I made fun of people who obsessed about it. And now, I've become one of them.
Today I stopped by my favorite local coffee shop and picked up my usual large mocha latte, only today I got it iced. It was good. I think I need that extra boost in the morning, either from my own coffee pot or from the coffee shop.
Today is my second "official" day of summer break. Yesterday I cleaned like hell and got a lot accomplished around here. I absolutely drove the kids crazy with making a schedule, assigning jobs, and generally trying to get things in order.
I think I have come up with a pretty good system. This week Rachael has Driver's Education every day from 8-11, Daniel has football camp from 10:00-11:30 every day, and Aaron has swimming lessons from 10-11. In the midst of all that, Joseph is trying to get a job, but it's looking good for Kroger, Target, or Penn Station. I really don't care. They are all close and they're jobs.
Today I went over to the school we're using for summer school, which starts next week. I am partnered with another teacher, and together we have 17 1st graders for 3 weeks. It looks it is going to be fun, and it's salaried pay above and beyond my regular pay. Can you say "family vacation money"? I am really excited about the extra funds!
I am feeling a little stressed about all the things I still need to do. I'm trying to remind myself to pace myself and to breathe.
There IS going to be time to relax, right?