July is over.
August has passed.
School starts again on Tuesday.
Just what did I do this summer?
On a much needed light and breezy note, I've decided to join (thanks for the link, Betty), Joanna @ The Fifty Factor in the end of Summer/Winter meme.
|Summer Off Of the Top of My Head|
Here are my Seven Off-The-Top-Of-My-Head List of Summer Happenings...
- The shed at our Coldstream house has been culled. Kudos to my reverend and my step son who worked like mad men getting things sorted and ready for the dump, mission, recycling depot...
- The unfinished basement/storage dump in the basement of our Coldstream house has been sorted and reorganized thanks to me! To quote the Bernstein Bears, "I can actually see the floor!"
- As mentioned in a previous post, I traveled to a variety of beautiful BC destinations. I live in an amazingly beautiful province.
- Wedding plans are coming along nicely for my middle's October 1st wedding. Most importantly I have my dress and my shoes. Woohoo!
- We had some delightful one on one time with three of our grandchildren. What a treat. What lovely memories.
- I wore my bathing suit once. It was not my finest moment.
- My first tomato plant has survived the summer, and watching the tomatoes ripen has been a source of much joy.
We're winding down our week in the Okanagan feeling good that the upstairs of our house is clean and ready for the Middle and his soon-to-be new Bride to live in after their wedding. We have almost restored out basement suite; and we call it suite loosely - no stove, laundry sink only, mini fridge, random floor coverings, to a comfortable level for our quick visits back and forth from the coast.
Apparently my union has served strike notice and will be rolling in this newest school year with BCTF endorsed/LRB sanctioned job action. I'm not exactly sure what that looks like for me as a counsellor, but I do know it means no staff meetings. I plan to keep my head buried in the proverbial sand for as long as possible, while endeavouring to do my work to the best of my abilities, whilst straddling the middle ground. I will NOT, not even a little bit, miss this battling of opposing forces. With any luck this will be my last set of negotiations before retirement.
It is my hope that you have enjoyed your summer/winter depending on where you are in the world. I am looking forward to getting back into a routine of work, eat and sleep; or am I?
My next post is my 100th.
Happy Labour Day Weekend,