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Two Writing Teachers
We are all making progress in my house this June. We have many different goals and dreams, but everyone is taking small and large steps.
My youngest daughter (nearly 15) conquered her cluttered, tchochke-filled room and closet with just a little help. She felt better about sending her stuffed animal collection to the basement or my classroom ("Mom, the kids need to have a Read With the Bears Day in your room!").
Her room is nearly ready for a fresh coat of paint, now that we've removed some furniture (*See my progress below) and cleared her space.
My oldest daughter (gulp, a senior) has been applying for a part-time job and deciding which colleges she needs to visit this summer before diving into the application progress. I've tried my best to give her space and not nag her about the job apps (I'm failing miserably!). She's asking lots of friends about where she should apply and has successfully answered hundreds of personality and work style questions on these 45-minute applications.
My husband is now at the 5-week mark after heart surgery. He wasn't cleared to drive yet (UGH!) but he has helped me fix up a few items around the house with a screw gun and circular saw. This week he plans to spend some time in his office and maybe work a touch on the basement. He's determined to get into cardiac rehab ASAP so he can start working out.
I took the bookshelf from my youngest's room and plan to house my home library collection in the basement. I bought clear shoeboxes and started sorting a few shelves of books. The basement floor is a total disaster, as I only work on this project when we have crummy weather. I'm so glad that I've started to sort what I have - I didn't realize how many books need to be in my classroom library. Once I can get back into school, I'll purge and organize there, too. This project is long overdue, and I'm excited to finally be making progress.