Well I did it.
I worked over Spring Break.
Sunday, I went shopping for decorations for the baby shower I am throwing for a friend next month. I spray painted a bunch of stuff gold. Then drove to visit a friend in Coffeeville, KS.
Monday, I sort of took the day off. I spent most of the day driving back from Coffeeville and then taking a nap. After that, I worked on the seating arrangement and name tags for my women's retreat. I spent over an hour looking at the names and figuring out who could sit where. I also helped my husband reseed our yard. He did most of the hard stuff Sunday afternoon....but on Monday after he returned from work, I helped him rake and water the new seed and clean stuff up.
Tuesday, I had to drive my husband to work (after dropping his truck off to get the windshield replaced). Then I went up to school to hand some artwork. The anxiety and worry of having so much to do after spring break made me crazy. I hung an additional 4 classes of masks, and prepped another 5 classes. Since I had 2 classes up, I just have one more to prep, but I have 6 more to hang (out of 12). I'm halfway done and would've done more I needed to leave wall space for the fundraiser. Then I had to rush over and pick up my husband at work so he could pick up his truck at the windshield place. Then I had to be at home so the home security guy could come by, which he never did. My 4:00 hair appointment allowed me some time to figure out some details of the baby shower because my hair gal is helping with some stuff.
Wednesday, I woke up early and baked banana bread. I also packed for a camping trip. Then I went to the DMV to get my driver's license renewed. Then I ran a few errands for the camping trip, we needed a few last minute things. Since my husband was leaving work at 1:00, I had a little time to kill, so I made new seating charts for all 12 classes. Then we packed up and headed to Devil's Den.
Thursday, while we were at the campsite, I worked on finishing up decorating the name tags for the retreat and I also worked in my art journal. Fun stuff, but still sort of work as the art journal is for an archive at Spiva and some of the pages will be displayed, there is a deadline and a little pressure to do something cool. I also read an entire book and hiked 3 miles.
Friday, we packed up early from camping because it was going to storm. When we got home, we spent the afternoon unpacking all of our gear and putting it all away. There is always a lot of laundry after camping, so I washed several loads of that.
Saturday I removed the old screens from a bunch of screen print frames and put new clean white silk screen on them. I'm going to recreate some designs that just weren't working anymore. I also made crepes for the first time, worked on laundry and cleaning.
Sunday we spent the day planting our new bushes and getting ready for the new school week ahead.
Don't get me wrong, I took plenty of naps and watched an entire season of Parks and Recreation. All of the 'work' stuff was done at a leisurely pace. Some of the stuff that I consider 'work' is definitely not work to other people. But checking the items off my to-do list makes me feel like I accomplished something.
I would've rather gone out of town and done a little traveling, but it was a productive spring break and I am sorry it is over.
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