Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hot Fun in the Summer time...

Today was my first official day of summer vacation. It was also the first day of my second whack at potty training my 2 year old daughter. I had tried over Spring break, but she was taking an antibiotic for an ear infection. It was so strong it caused her to have diarrhea and a raging yeast infection; I decided it was best to wait. Now that school's out, things will be calm for me for another few days. I'm going to be working half days, four days a week at a program for school-aged kids at the facility where Maysie goes. I'll be earning extra money and getting a nice employee discount on her tuition! For a few weeks I'll be spending my mornings helping out at a friend's performance studio for their summer camp sessions. July is packed with professional workshops AND I'll be starting my online Masters program at the end of June... so summer is not much of a vacation for me; just a vacation from my primary profession. I like to stay busy, though. And it will keep me from wanting to take a cue from my friends and go somewhere fun and then feeling jealous because I can't. I am trying to plan fun activities for the Mays and myself, and Chadi when he's visiting. We plan to go see Toy Story 3 when it comes out; Maysie's first movie in the theatre- should be an adventure! I also want to take a day trip to Turpentine Creek- a large cat sanctuary. Not to mention the potty training adventure....
I've brought home a handful of young adult books from my classroom library to read before my literacy workshop in July (where I plan to pickup more books to read before school starts). There are a few side projects I want to work on too, when I get the chance - in other words, during nap times....
So, already my summer is booked. I'm trying to make a conscious effort not to start thinking about the next school year until July, but I'm meeting my new intern tomorrow -just for introductions and visiting- though I'm sure school will come up.
Oh well..

2 comments:

Sasha said...

I'm so excited that your going back to school. What classes are you taking this summer? We want to go see Toy Story 3 also, but we will have to wait until it's in the dollar theater. it cost almost $50 for all of us to see a movie at a regular theater just for the tickets. I totally understand your feelings of jealousy. Most of my friends are going on fun vacations to the coast and such. I've been searching for free fun things for us to do with the kids that are close to home. I think we will be going to the local lake a lot. There is a decent beach there and its almost free. Is Chadi staying in Baltimore all summer?

Sasha said...

Oh, and I love the new picture up top, but i cant see your face LOL.

and you need to post more pictures of Maysie. Audrey love to look at them.