i feel like i have to hit the ground running today, but my feet are walking instead. i have a list a mile long and no energy to do it!
sometimes it just feels good to sit in a coffee shop, eat a yummy feta/spinach croissant, drink a hazelnut latte, and pour out my thoughts.
spring break, well any break, does that to me! i so enjoy the time off of teaching that its really hard to get back into the swing of things and back to a routine.
how was your spring break? mine started out great – even involved a couple days of deep cleaning! but then it went a bit south. i think the lack of any schedule sent my kids into a bit of a tailspin and every day was filled with more and more bickering, which is exhausting for me!
but we had some wonderful family come and visit us from wednesday to friday and that perked us all up quite a bit! sometimes a good distraction is all we need!
then this weekend we packed in a little more fun and went to santa cruz, about 3 hours north of us. my sister, if you don’t know already, lives in australia with her family. she and my almost-2-year-old nephew are going to be up in santa cruz for at least a couple months! i am so excited! its been a year since we saw them last, so even though we only had a couple days to see them, we packed up the car and made a weekend out of it.
only problem with being spontaneous like that is the aftermath. we’re exhausted today. i drove the kids home late last night (thankfully they all slept the whole way), while sean headed north for work until tonight. getting the kids out of bed today, silas especially, was really hard. their normal bedtime is 7:30 and we are pretty consistent with that. but for the whole week off, they never got to bed before 8:30, many nights much later than that and i think they are going to be exhausted this week getting re-aclimated.
so while the kids are at school today, i am going to do as much catch up as i can. wanna see what’s on my list for this week?
– set up blog calendar for the week
– cut for new products
– pack for france. wait, did i not tell you about that yet?….
– write blog posts for while we’re away.
– write kids schedule for while we’re gone
– do spring decor installment at the kids’ school (this is going to be a fun one!)
– prep products for a photo shoot this week (!!!!!)
so, france. yeah i am pretty excited about this! just sean and i in france for 9 days. all expenses paid. sean owns a company that sells hunter douglas window coverings and when you sell a certain amount of products you earn trips, and this year we get to go to france on a river cruise up the seine. a few years ago we went on a mediterranean cruise with the same group.
i am so excited to be with just sean. he is my favorite, after all ;) but the prep for being gone is going to be insane. so i should probably say good bye to you and start checking things off my list!