Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Productive Week

I love vacation. Vacation is the only time I feel like I’m able to have some fun. When we are in school I am so exhausted at the end of the day I don’t have any drive to accomplish a whole lot of anything. And then getting up at 5:30 in the morning…forget about it.

We had this past week off for Fall break. It was lovely. I had a very relaxing break but it was also very productive. I think the reason it was productive is because I am a night person. When I’m working I have to be a morning person which I hate with every fiber of my being. Instead, on vacation, I can sleep in until I decide to get out of bed, get my jobs done for the day, and still stay up late for some fun.

There were a lot of things going on this week…dinner with friends,

blog 011doctors appts, working in my classroom, cleaning my closet, game night, movies, and two Thanksgivings. In addition, my cute little coffee maker arrived so I had time to experiment.
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Even though I kept busy, I still had some time to myself. More than anything, when I’m home, I love to play in my art room. However I don’t like to work on my art when I only have an hour or two. I like to be in there when I have 6 or 7 hours just to experiment and create. During vacation I’m able to do that. This week I worked in my art journal and got to work on my holiday cards.
The crazy puppy also enjoyed that I was home spending time with her this week. Each day we went to the dog park AND on a walk which definitely helps with the craziness.
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Rigby is pure 9-month-old trouble, but we had some time to work on her manners this week.

All in all it was such a nice vacation. But it’s back to work this week. Setting the alarm was brutal. I’m getting through the let down of going back to work by thinking about winter vacation…starting in three weeks.


  1. 5:30 am.... Oh my goodness. Poor Gary gets up at 5 every day. He works 7 days a week. I tell him he is a super star for sure because if I had to get up even 3 days in a row at 5:00 I would surely die.

    I am so glad you could create in your art journal. It looks amazing from what I can see! I have always thought people that make Christmas cards are so dedicated. I know yours will look awesome since you are a wizard with paper!

    Christmas break will be here before you know it!

  2. Oh, it sounds like a delightful vacation. I am not a morning person either, but I no longer get a say in that. Kinda sucks never being able to sleep in.

  3. As a morning person myself, I don't know what you talking about. Perhaps we should talk on the phone when I wake at 5a.m. and you are going to bed at 2a.m.?
    I'm glad that you were able to relax and kick back.
    Take care.
    Your Friend, m.

  4. You did get a lot of doing in!! That's awesome!

    I want to get my creative on in my art room, but I rarely even go in there any more....that needs to change!!

  5. I know what you mean, I can't wait to go on Christmas break. More time to relax, and do art!

    Sure you don't want to do The Fiction Project with me? Nudge nudge.

  6. I like your art and your coffee maker. :) Looks like a good vacation was had. Your puppy is sooooooo cute! I can't wait to live somewhere that takes dogs, I miss them.