Aug 5, 2013

What I Did This Summer

Tomorrow I go back to the classroom. I can't believe summer is over but here in Alaska, August is generally when the clouds roll in and the temperature drops. We haven't had termination dust yet but it's only a matter of time.

My summer highlights:


Got a new wood floor in our house

Turned a nice shade of brown and peeled a few times

Grew a bodalicious garden that is keeping me hopping picking, preserving, weeding and freezing

Watched my youngest child grow two inches

Replaced our deck 

Visited several colleges with oldest child and began to feel panic over Last Year At Home

Found an agent for my YA mystery

Read this awesome ARC: Red Rising by Pierce Brown, which comes out in Feb. and is MIND BLOWINGLY AMAZING

Wrote a semester's worth of curriculum for this fall

Began a revision for my YA sports contemporary

Visited six states in the Lower 48, plus a Canadian province, and nearly melted in Washington DC

Lolled on the beach

Lolled on the couch reading everything I could get my hands on. (I won't reveal how many books I read...it is embarrassing.)


And now, it's back into the fray!! I can't wait to meet my students, to invest in their lives and watch them grow, and meet all the challenges this next school year holds.

What are your summer highlights? Have you read anything great lately? 

8 comments:

1000th.monkey said...

Sounds like a good summer :) Which Canadian province did you visit?

If you drove through BC to the USA, you should have send me an email when you hit Vancouver ;)

ilima said...

Wow. You got a lot done. I'm just trying to get some revising done before we leave for vacation tomorrow.

Krista McLaughlin said...

I'm impressed - it sounds like you have a very nice summer! :) Congrats on everything!

Nicole said...

Wow, that is quite the summer! Sounds like you packed in a lot of fun.

Suzi said...

Okay, I'm feeling quite lazy about now. We just hung out around home mostly. Hit my parents' lake cabin, which is always fun.

One of my highlights is getting to go to a writers retreat and meeting some awesome writers for the first time.

We've got 2 1/2 weeks left til school starts, so a little more time to enjoy summer.

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