Earlier this summer I posted about all the things I wanted to accomplish over summer vacation (you can find the post here). Since I am going back to work (officially, because I have already been twice this week) tomorrow, I thought I would check out how I did. Here goes...
What was done...
1 - Catch up on laundry and housework
Thank goodness!! I hope to not fall that behind again.
4 - Plan our vacation
Our vacation was fully planned - but the washing machine had other ideas. The first day of our "stay-cation" with more on that story is here.
7 - Go to Busch Gardens
Went several times and, I must say, Verbolten is my new favorite roller coaster.
8 - Go to Water Country
Went several times and hoping to go again before they close for the season.
10 - Participate in a book study (The Daily 5 and The CAFE)
I got a lot of great ideas from the two books I read. Trying to figure out how to best implement them in my classroom
12 - Cook
I found some great recipes and enjoyed being able to give Sean a break from his chef duties.
13 - Work on school stuff
My school to-do list was lengthy, but I am happy that it is (mostly) done.
14 - Paint kitchen
I could not take that hideous border anymore - yay for it being gone!!
What was sortof done...
2 - Go to the gym
I said "sortof" for this one because, though I went to the gym, it was not as regularly as I wanted.
3 - Lose 15 pounds
I lost a pound which is sortof losing 15 pounds, right??
5 - Read 30 books
I read 25 books so I was close. I blame the Olympics. A lot of my reading time was spent watching the events.
9 - Hang out with friends
We had a great time with many friends this summer - just wish we had more time to spend with them.
11 - Travel
We visited friends in the mountains but we didn't make it down to see my sis. Darn!
What was not done...
6 - Go to the movies
I did not go to a single movie this summer. Weird!
15 - Pinterest ideas
I got a lot of items from my "School Stuff" board completed, but not the "For the Home" board. Feeling some weekend projects coming on.
16 - Go to baseball games
No Tides games. :( Maybe before the season ends.
I am hoping to finish off my school to-do list and get ready for the kids first day on the 4th. I have some ideas on Pinterest for the house that I want to work on. I need to go to the gym and train for that 8K in December and get back on the WW program wholeheartedly. I would like to schedule more time with friends in the area and travel to those who are away. Fall is shaping up to be a great season!
Did you get any of your summer to-do list items checked off?