Saturday, August 25, 2012

Back to the Grind

When am I not busy?

Everyone in my house will be back to the grind starting on Monday. CT will start First Grade, IG will be at daycare full time (where the daycare mom is going to "wage war" with him on potty training), my hubby will have his First Day with students, and I will have my 4th day with students. Per usual, the weekend becomes "catch-up with housework" time when I would rather do something more relaxing.

Oh, wait: I don't know how to sit still. Nevermind on that "relaxing" part.

I am extremely thankful for iCloud! No, I do not own stock in Apple, although I probably should. No, they are not paying me to blog about how fabulous the products are. Our house is a Mac house: MacBook, Air, iPods, iPhones, iPads, and AppleTV.

But iCloud is what I am loving right now. Hubby and I have "synced" our calendars using iCloud. At any time, I can pull up my iCal on any of my devices and see what is on any of our schedules. Instantly. Oh yeah. They only time it sucks is due to user error: "But you didn't put this meeting on the calendar!"

My OCD loves iCloud. All is right in the world.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Summer Goals - FINAL WEEK!!

It is officially the last week of summer break. Technically, it is the last few days since teachers officially report back on Thursday. As always the break has gone by fast. Even though we were fortunate to have 10.5 weeks of summer break in my district this year, time moves fast since I try to cram as much in to that time as I can.

Time to reflect...

Week One: I was super successful with setting and achieving goals the first week. It also helped that I was the only one home!! My husband and children still had one more week of school.

Week Two: Successful at setting goals, but not completely successful at achieving them. The house was full (everyone home), so distractions were constant!!

Week Three: Successful at setting goals, horrible at achieving them...

Week Four: Successful at setting goals...

Week Five: Oops!

Week Six: Doh!

Week Seven: Sort-of successful at setting goals, did not completely achieve them.

Week Eight: Completely successful at setting and achieving goals! Of course, this is simply because I was on vacation and the goals were beach and family oriented :)

Week Nine: Completely successful at enjoying every minute visiting my BFF/sister in California.

Week Ten: No goals set, however I did start a new fitness/meal plan with my husband which should help us both feel more fit and energetic. The challenge will be to keep up with it once our "normal" schedules begin again.

Week Ten and a Half: That would be this coming Sunday through Wednesday, the final days of my summer break.
  • I need to paint the front railing. It is mostly prepped; I guess I should paint it :) 
  • I need to convince my brain to focus on work tasks since there will not be enough time in the day to complete everything if I wait until the 4 days before students walk in the door! 
  • I need to get my oldest son ready for First Grade, which he will start in 2 weeks (this just involves reviewing what he learned in Kindergarten and checking supplies).
I will start that list tomorrow. For now, I will enjoy the view out my front window: