Monday, June 1, 2009

To Do List for the Summer

At the beginning of the summer, I like to create a list of goals that I would like to accomplish by the time that summer is over. Some years I do really great and cross off everything, other years I don't do so well.

Well, today was my first official day of SUMMER BREAK, so here is my list of stuff that I would like to accomplish this summer. You will notice that there is a common theme.

(in no particular order)
1. Clean out/Vacuum/Get car back in order I am notorious for having a cluttered car, well, cluttered everything. I was doing really well with my new car--not having it get messy, etc. I live in my car because I am always going and doing something. So, the car got messy.
2.Organize Craft Room (the front bedroom of my house) If I want to get my business underway, then I need to have my room that I can shut the door on everything. Right now I cut things out on top of my bed, I sew at my kitchen table, and I draw/paint/etc. on my couch. I need a room to keep all my things in and a place where I do all my stuff.
3.Organzie Guest Room Luckily, I don't have too many people coming over and wanting to stay in my guest room. (Mainly for the fact that they couldn't sleep on the bed right now because it is covered with stuff.) However, by the end of the summer I'm going to have people knocking down my doors to come stay at my house. I've never really decided on a decorating scheme in that room in all the time that I've lived in my house and this summer I have decided that it is going to be it. It shall be done.
4.Paint and finish redecorating the Guest Bathroom I decorated the guest bathroom with pink, black, and white. Very cute, very girly. I felt bad for Micah everytime he used that bathroom because it is so very girly. By the end of summer, girly it shall be no more. It will be gender neutral, but very fashionable. I'm painting the walls a deep blue--not navy, not bright turquoise. The part I've done so far looks awesome. I am really expecting to do a lot when I return from the beach.
5. Organzie Garage Micah has pointed out to me that my garage is technically a TWO car garage, but right now there is a spot for just Jennifer's car. I plan to change that.
6.Keep track of the books I read this summer I love to read. Have been doing it for forever. I even joked with my Momma that I could have saved a ton of money had they not taught me to read. I wouldn't have had to buy a TON of books. My Momma pointed out that I really would be good for much of anything if I didn't know how to read. She was correct in that point. So, I plan to keep track of what I read this summer. I am hoping to be pleasantly surprised with the amazing amount of books I'll read. We will see.
7.DeClutter House I plan to just try to get rid of things that I'm not using anymore and give it to people that will find it useful. I just have too much stuff around me.
8.Lesson Plans for the Year I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have my lesson plans done for the year. I plan on working on them during the evenings at the beach. It would be wonderful to have them ready just to print off during the year. I may have to tweak them a little bit, but that's totally okay.
9.Calendars for the Year I like to let the parents know what is going on in our classes and calendars are a great way to do that. Problem is, the year gets so crazy that it's hard to create a calendar for each month and keep up with all the things you need to do just everyday. SO, I'm going to work on it now and have them ready. What's that you are thinking? I know, it's BRILLIANT!!!!
10.Spend time with Family and Micah During the school year, I can't leave during the week and weekends are filled with church, so that doesn't leave me much time to go spend with anyone else. Micah has to work throughout the summer, so I plan on going down there as much as I can. I also plan to spend time this summer up in Fayetteville with my family. I was lucky enough to go home over Memorial Day and my sister, Alex, was there. It was so good to see her. Out of all my sisters, I don't get to see her enough because she lives in Knoxville and it's just so hard to fly to Fayetteville or to drive there. So, I did get to see her some this summer and it was so good. My other sisters, Mary Margaret and Victoria, were there, but Mary lives in Fayetteville and Victoria is home from Tulsa for the summer, so I know I'll be able to see them easier than I will be able to see Alex.

This is what I have now. I may add more as the summer progresses. We will see.

I will keep you updated on this list as I go through the summer. Today, I am pleased to announce that I was able to cross off #1. I had my oil changed today and my car dealership washes the cars when they are done, so I knew that I wanted to get the car cleaned out and then after it was washed I could vacuum it. Well, I did clean out the stuff inside there, got the oil changed, vacuumed it, and wiped down the dashboards and stuff. It looks so good. I am very pleased that I was able to do something productive today!

Do you make summer goal lists? What are yours?

1 comment:

Mary Kate said...

Hui, great list! I can't wait to see your guest bathroom and other rooms when they are done with their make-over. Also, I don't know if you are on there, but you might like to join You rate the books that you read on there and can see what your friends are reading. Very fun.