Monday, June 14, 2010

Keeping Busy

I've been keeping fairly busy this past week. I've gotten a lot of weeding done. Minni (the cat) has obviously been lacking in human love; she likes to jump on my back when I'm bent over- making weeding very difficult. Sometimes she even drapes herself across my neck like a fur stole!

I decided the back beds needed more height so I added an arbor. Dad and Stephen were reticent but they were still very nice and helped me. We gathered wood from the back forest and when we went on a hike last week we brought some wood out with us! I've planted some English Ivy and a Clematis to climb up it.

Mom decided to make the sewing room into a play room (great idea!) and I made some paper flowers to hang from the ceiling-very fun!

Other than that, I ran a 5K up in Bonners Ferry Saturday. I did NOT get my best time (29:59 instead of 22:something). It was still fun, though. The best part was the huckleberry shake on the way home. Mmmm, the Elmira store knows how to make those things! I've been working on creating a Peter Pan script (time consuming but interesting) and...that's about it except the usual-lots of digging in the dirt and reading!!! I love summer!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Summer Break Has Begun!

I've been home for almost a week now! There has only been one day I haven't taken a nap-and we're not talking 20 minutes, more like 1-2 hours!! It always amazes me how draining teaching can be. I don't have time during the year to really think about how exhausted I am but when I get home I crash. Luckily I have 2 weeks to recuperate before I have to be Aunt Mel and entertain the kids!

It's been pouring rain ever since I got here but yesterday we had some sun. Dad and I went on a long walk before breakfast. He collected worms for the garden (I helped find but did NOT pick them up-yuck!). He got about 200!

This is me working. Yes, it's true, that is a script in my hands-hard work! I'm still trying to find stellar plays for next school year. I've read about 10 scripts-blah on all of them. So, I've begun to cut The Taming of the Shrew or I may write my own Peter Pan script. We'll see how ambitious I get!!!