As of 5:30 p.m. on Friday night, I have been on spring break, not just from school but also from work (both spring breaks happened to fall on the same week).
Saturday morning I started my break with a big breakfast, hosted by Justin Andrews. We ate delicious food, talked, and laughed. Then we meandered over to Anna’s going-away garage sale where I picked up a new bag (after straining under the weight of school books and notebooks for seven months, my old one finally snapped this week), a garlic press (hallelujah!), and an armful of beautiful fabrics.
From there Derek and I rode down to the library where I perused the shelves for some fiction to read (I find it so hard to find good fiction sometimes). Then we packed a picnic dinner and spent the evening at Loose Park, sitting under a budding apple tree. We ended the night with a movie (the second Jurassic park, if you must know; I’d never seen it and spent a decent percentage of it calling advice to the characters and gripping Derek’s arm).
On my list for the rest of this week off:
- Go to the Kansas City Community Garden’s office and sign up for a membership.
- Start our garden. I confirmed with the landlord this week that it’s still okay for us to plant one and posted a flyer by the mailboxes today inviting the neighbors to join me. My goal is to get the plot tilled and a temporary fence (to keep out animals — especially the neighbor’s dog) this week.
- Start (and perhaps even finish) my observations for my child development case study (yes, I do plan on doing homework this week unfortunately).
- Begin researching Reggio Emilio for my curriculum comparison project (and decide on my second curriculum focus).
- Begin research for my program spotlight project.
- Finish research for my risk factor project and write the paper.
- Write eight activity plans for my curriculum class.
- Write four activity plans for my internship class.
- Set up my observations at Plaza de Ninos.
- Finish reading, reviews, and application activities for my health, safety, and nutrition class.
- Read fiction
- Spend time outside (it’s supposed to be sunny and in the 70s for the first few days this week)
- Catch up on letter writing (I have at least five that I’ve been meaning to write)
- Make something creative (perhaps that toilet paper role wall hanging? Or some flowery branches for our dining room?)
- Write a blog or two (maybe. No promises…)
- Do laundry (and all that everyday stuff that still needs to happen).
Actually, now that I look at that list, I have quite a bit of homework to do. Ugh. But even so, I plan to spend time relaxing and enjoying break, too.
Unfortunately, my body seems to have it’s own plan of being sick this week….