Today marks the first day back to work for me. Tuesday I will begin working with my little 6 and 7 year olds. Oh, how a change this will be from my 10-11 year olds.
This summer was the best! I was always busy, but I think that's what made this summer so great.
Let's take a look back:
★ Kicked of my first weekend of summer camping with the BF and a couple other couples!
★ First weekend of June we went camping again, and took in a great Bret Michael's Concert at the Casino!
★ Attended a cousin's wedding.
★ Completed my 3rd outdoor sprint triathlon on a tough, but rewarding course (1st outdoor triathlon of 2010)
★ In attempt to clean my spare bedroom, I found water seepage and had a company dry out my drywall...and rip up my carpet and carpet padding.
★ Bought my new car! My 2009 Toyota Camry LE... black!
★ Taught 4 weeks of extended school year (special education summer school) to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students.
★ Said my final goodbye to some of my 5th graders heading off to middle school this year - they gave me hugs and all!
★ Went to my first Twins game at the new Target Field over the Fourth of July weekend! Witnessed some of the best fireworks I have ever seen in Chanhassen, MN!
★ Attended another cousin's wedding.
★ Attended (as good friend and personal attendant) a friend's wedding over looking Big Pine Lake in Perham, MN.
★ Finished my summer grad class
★ Took a trip to San Diego, CA with the BF!
★ Attended a friends bachelorette party at a cabin on Long Lake in WI.
★ Finally made a decision on flooring for spare bedroom (mentioned above) and had carpet put in. Room is still empty.
★ Got to see the Twins play again at Target Field with fireworks to follow. What a treat!
★ Participated in 2nd and last triathlon of 2010
★ Went home for a week to visit the BF and family - got to have a nice dinner with the BF's family, dinner with my family for my Dad's birthday, dinner with my Grandpa, and some wonderful relaxing and downtime.
★ Going to the BF's cousin's wedding this coming weekend...
In addition to that, I have proceeded to run 79.77 miles, bike 269.47 miles, and swim 16,100 Yds (or 9.1477 miles) Since the 1st of June!
Things I will miss about summer:
★ Staying up past 10pm, but not much later than 11pm.
★ The occasional cool summer mornings or evenings
★ Reading on my patio while soaking in some vitamin D.
★ Flexible workout schedule - which meant I could do workout at almost any time of the day.
★ Riding outside... even though I didn't do this nearly as much as I would have liked to..
★ Being able to pick up and head home to Bismarck almost any day of the week, for as long as I wanted.
Things I look forward to this school year:
★ Working with a different age group of students (I think)... I am so used to working with upper elementary students. This will be a huge adjustment for me!
★ Trying to bring more positivity into the school setting - with students (especially) and with my coworkers. This goes hand in hand with trying not to get sucked into the negative "teacher's lounge" crap talk. Teachers - you know what I am talking about.
★ Getting back into a routine - working out most mornings, an occasional second workout in the afternoon, getting up and going to bed at a regular time; eating better and drinking more water on a consistent basis (yes I do this better during the work day than any other day).
★ Sleeping with my windows open, until it get's too cold.
★ A friend's wedding in September, in MN.
★ Possibly a couple 5K's and a 10K race (October, November, December)
★ Brad Paisley Concert in October
★ Maybe a Half Marathon next spring (May)
★ Crossing off a couple more grad classes (one per semester) off my list of classes to earn my Autism Credential.
★ Turning 30! Birthday's aren't usually a big deal for me - I don't like making a big to-do of them, and I don't have a problem with turning a year older. However, this year, I am looking forward to joining the 30's club! Be prepared for a possible virtual race in December!
★ What am I missing?