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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Will Summer and I be friends?

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Wowza. Who knew that the last couple of weeks of school could be so insane?! I feel like I'm literally dragging myself out of bed every morning. Every day I'm more exhausted when the alarm goes off than the last. I'm assuming that it has more to do with knowing that a break is so close than actual tiredness. Otherwise there's no way I could have worked tirelessly through my summers the past few years.

I hope I'm good at having a summer. Everyone tells me that summer vacation is wasted on me. They might be right. Honestly I am a tiny bit nervous about summer. There have been a million times when I've found myself trying to research summer job opportunities just to avoid losing my mind.

It's no secret that I have a very nagging conscience that really never allows me to truly relax, so as soon as I can remove the "work" excuse for a few days, I'm going to have a to-do list a thousand pages long.

Finish painting the trim.

Paint the doors.

Take down the heinous wallpaper in the bathroom and paint.

Teach the puppy how to fetch.

Teach the puppy everything else important in life.

Make the yard look as perfect as possible.

Have a garage sale.

Clean the house.

Clean the house.

Clean the house.

Clean.

Clean.

Sanitize.

Clean.

...Attempt to stay current on my Google Reader. I have a love/hate relationship with blogs because sometimes I feel like it's a chore. Yet I cannot dare let myself skip reading a single post because I might miss something. So very sad. It makes me strangely anxious whenever I have more than 10 blogs to catch up on. Please don't think I'm psychotic. Yesterday I logged in and I had 87 unread posts. I got it down to 63. Life has been THAT crazy.

One thing is for sure: I'm going to get my summer tan if it's the last thing I do. I've never been so pale in my life.

Surely these fears are all ridiculous anyway. Summer is going to be the best thing that has ever happened to me. If nothing else I will have a completely blank to-do list by August (and brown skin).

Now I'm going to pick myself up out of this chair, throw in the new Brad Paisley cd, and clean this classroom like there's no tomorrow!

2 comments:

Blabber said...

I get you on the exhaustion at the end of the year. I always got sick the last month cause I was so run down. You deserve your summer break! Enjoy!

bee said...

You DESERVE a big break. Teachers work so hard all year that they need that summer break. Enjoy every single minute. Do what you want to do. I am a bit jealous, but I know that you have worked hard to be able to have this "me-time". I sure hope we get to see you sometime this summer.