Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Thursday 13

13 things to do this summer

Our last day of school is next week – yippee!! Here are a few of the things going on…

1. Basketball! Season tickets to the WNBA Phoenix Mercury. We’re going to the playoffs this year…hope springs eternal.
2. Graduation parties. Tis the season. Kinda strange when baby K is just 9 months old and all our other friends have kids in college now!

3. Machine Quilter’s Showcase in Kansas City. I am scheduled for three full days of classes with very talented longarm quilters.

4. Continuing education with my school district. I am going to learn “Blackboard” which is a program that a lot of colleges use. Maybe someday I will be an online instructor!

5. Back to work at Cotton Fields. My parents are taking a trip to China and I’ll fill in at the shop a few days while my mom's gone.

6. Family vacation to Minnesota. Any hints for a plane trip with a baby?!? Yes, we’re taking Benadryl. We hope to see my brother and my great uncle in the Twin Cities, then we’re going to spend sometime in the great outdoors at a friend’s cabin north of Duluth.

7. Weekly movie date with a teacher-friend. Diane and I met at the New Teacher orientation in 2000, and by chance our classrooms are right next door to each other. Most of the time our schedules have coincided so we eat lunch together every day.

8. Quilt Camp in the Pines! It will be my fourth year. My roommate is so fun, and a very talented quilter. I am taking classes with Jennie Rayment, Martha Nordstrand and Karla Alexander.

9. Swimming. Mom and Dad have a pool, and Baby K enjoys bathtime so much that I think she will have lots of fun.

10. Reading. I haven’t reserved a copy, but I’ll have to get my hands on the final Harry Potter book in July.

11. Knitting. With several plane trips on the horizon, I am hoping to get several pairs of socks done. Then maybe I can get back to the sweater vest that is almost finished!

12. Quilting. I have several tops lined up for the longarm and a few things to finish piecing. (hahahaha, the UFO pile might be NEXT week’s Thursday 13!)

13. Lesson Planning. This is one of those eternal inhabitants of a teacher’s to-do list. I taught AP Government for the first time this year, so I need to go back and revise everything now that I have some experience with the subject! Of course, August will roll around and I will be saying, where did all that time go?!?