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March 23, 2013

Rejuvenate & restore SOLC #23

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The girls are on spring vacation, so I'm going to try a few things while they're gone.  
  1. Eat well 
  2. Drink lots of water
  3. Exercise every day
  4. Sit in a quiet spot and just be
  5. Read, write, think, reflect
  6. Enjoy time with my husband
  7. Only start projects that I can finish (cabinet clean out, sorting papers & photos)
  8. Relax
  9. Soak up the sunshine as much as possible
Michelle put it best - absence will make the heart grow fonder.  My wish for the girls is they come back from their trips tired and smiling.  I hope to be calmer and easier to live with as well.  

I used to think that fall was my favorite season, but spring has so much hope and promise.

Maybe I'll change my mind!


  1. I so needed to follow your advice for number 7...that's the one thing I did not do well during my spring break, and now half of my plants are still in need of tending. Maybe I'll get to it during the three day weekend we have next.

    Are you an interventionist, or a special education teacher? I teach special ed in a resource setting for K-5th as well.

  2. Spend only 15 minutes/day doing something you don't want to do. Make yourself stop after the 15 minutes. Come back to it each day until it's done. That keeps it painless.

  3. Sounds like an amazing time if you can do your list! I hope you do end up more relaxed.

  4. I vote for #8 and #9. I heal taking naps in sunbeams. I hope you have a nice rest. All the best.

  5. I am looking forward to #4 and #6 - but I have one more week before spring break. You have just the right hopes in mind! May it be so.

  6. Great list...and it is doable! I hope you are able to accomplish most of what is on the list. I like Chris's suggestion of doing an unpleasant task fifteen minutes a day and return each day until it is finished. I may have to try that. Thanks and have a great spring break. Jackie

  7. That is a great spring break list. I plan on much reading and writing and a trip to grandma's. She and my daughter are starting on the 4H sewing projects. I plan to read while they sew.

  8. Great list. Enjoy the time and the rest you will get.

  9. I almost wrote a list like this today! This is the first day of our break too, and I'm sooo in need of it. I plan to relax, read, and sleep a lot, although unfortunately I have a little schoolwork to do too. I have some photo projects to take care of too! My husband and I had a wonderful day together today, and I plan to spend more quality time with him too. I like your list! :-)

  10. #4,#5 & #8, #9 would be my favorites. Let's see if I change my mind in the next few days (one more week for me).

  11. Sounds like THE perfect spring break, except if I dropped of two little ones at any moment, it may create mass chaos in your plans. :) Hehehe...

  12. These are 9 doable goals! I think #7 is the toughest to do. I start each break and each summer with the grandest of plans... and then I realize it's more than I should try.

    Rest, relax, and recover. Those are the 3 r's of Spring Break!

  13. Your whole list is wonderful. # 4 is my favorite. Enjoy.