Loving: Summer vacation...need I go in to detail on this one? Although I still tutor three days a week and waitress 3-4 nights a week in the summer, it still feels like a full blown summer vacation to me. Not having to be up at 6:00, fumbling with my keys and spilling coffee on myself in the morning is such a nice change. I also made my tutoring schedule and waitressing schedule coincide so that I would pretty much have a four day weekend each weekend. High five.
Thinking: Today seriously rocked. In the morning I walked to the Farmer's Market with my boys and we stocked up on meat, bread, veggies and berries! My street was having a block sale so I got some great garage sale finds (i.e. board games, classroom stuff). I stumbled upon a neighbor who was a former sales rep for a greeting card/paper product/party decor company and he was having a sample sale. Ummm....I died and went to heaven. It was all of my favorite things, brand new, at a garage sale. I'll be blogging about the things I bought there at a later date. The rest of the day was spent cooking, baking, sitting around and talking. My.kinda.day.
Wanting: A KitchenAid mixer. To accompany my berries from the market, I baked a honey pound cake today to have for dessert and every time I bake I long for a KitchenAid mixer. I suppose I have survived this long without one and that's why it's a want not a need. But still. Today I was reminded how badly I want one. I already know all of you people out there with one are going to say "It's worth it!" I know it is because my mom couldn't live without hers. But I just can't justify the investment right now. But I can justify the garage sale stuff?....Such is my life.
Needing: I started tutoring this week and it went so well! I have 8 kiddos all together. I'm covering three grade levels so I tried to be pretty organized with my materials but I needed a week to figure out exactly what would work best for each child. So at some point during this four day weekend I need to organize my tutoring bag again.
Tips, Tricks and Hints for Bloggers: KNOW WHEN TO WALK AWAY. I should have added "and go to bed" at the end of that. I am so guilty of not being able to pull myself away from the computer. Case in point: yesterday my plan was to clean my whole house, run errands and go to yoga. Guess what I did instead? Blogged. Made new sidebar titles. And that's about it. Some nights I get so into something that I can't stop until I figure out how to do it or finish it perfectly. I remember when I first started my blog two and a half years ago, I was literally up all night for a week designing it. I couldn't stop. So my advice is: know when to stop for your own mental health! The blog will still be there in the morning.
So with that being said, goodnight!
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