Thursday, July 30, 2015

A Sign

The box of art supplies that I neither need nor have room for arrived today.  I squealed with delight when I opened it this morning.  The brushes reminded me that this was a product of some late night paintbrush shopping.  Just buying the brushes was going to cost me shipping, so I found a whole lot of other stuff to receive free shipping.
That logic is a tell-tale sign that I've got vacation brain and maybe a little too much time on my hands.  I love break so much, but if it lasted much longer I'd be broke. Kids start back to school in 12 days - sad for me, but good for my pocketbook.

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  1. I've been known to add unnecessary items in order to qualify for free shipping. Certainly not a crime. ;) Just look at all the fun stuff you ended up with!

    I hope you'll share photos of what you create with some of it before your break is over.

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    1. And seriously, twelve days??? When do you have to go back?

      The summer has flown by!

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    2. Yes! Fun impulse buys. But like many impulsive decisions, there's always some regret. :)

      I know, right?!?! The first day of break seems like yesterday, and although I have relaxed the heck out of the last two weeks, the thought of starting a new year makes me very, very tired.

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  2. Well what else would you do but cover the cost of P&P. You're going to need them before the year's out anyway so it's an investment, really.

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    1. Right! That sounds like a good excuse to me. :)

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  3. Wow your summer has passed pretty darn rapidly. I thought I was the only one convinced March and April vanished this year !.
    Mind you it seemed your one last year was way shorter. I know you went to DC but I thought of that as wholly work related. Did you get a tax credit for that trip BTW. Or even can you.

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    1. I heard the other day that there only 20 week until Christmas! The year is FLYING...and therefore my vacation was a just a drop in the bucket in comparison. :) I think the two weeks of work (90+) hours and the week traveling made it seem a lot shorter to me also. That was three weeks that didn't feel like a break, ya know. I say this every year, but I'm not working next summer!!!
      Yah, the DC trip was last year and work related, but it was only 5 days and I only worked a week, not two. Last year I started stressing over going back sooner because I had to unpack my room AGAIN because of the work they "did" over the summer and didn't finish until after school started. I was a bit panicky by mid-July knowing what needed to be done and not being give the time to do it. This year, it's just a normal room set up (knock on wood) for me, so I made a pact with myself not to even think about work until August.
      DC was paid for by the district, including a per diem for meals. So I didn't write any of that trip off, but if it had been for work but not paid for I'd have been able to write it off.

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    2. We have a new building being built at school and the intention is for it to be open for the start of this school year. The teachers moving into that building were just notified that they can't even get inside until the 8th...school starts on the 12th and we are in meetings all day on the 10th. So they will have 2-3 days to move in AND set up. When I opened my last school, that happened to us too, and it is just ridiculous. Everyone will make it work, but it's an anxiety filled couple of weeks just thinking about all that's needed to do and no chance of getting it done until last minute. I'm stressed out for them. But relieved it's not me. :)

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