“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” ~Sam Keen
Here we are, past the middle of July – I can scarcely believe how quickly the summer is flying by. Though laziness is a bit elusive for me, I keep searching high and low for opportunities to be just that. A drizzly Sunday morning seems just the right time to kick off my flip-flops, plop on the couch and do a quick check-in post before the days get away from me…
My trip to ISTE earlier this month was amazing. I recently posted all about it in a blog post on the IntelEDU Teachers Engage website. You can read all about it (and check out the photos) here:
The Brooks family has been hard at work, keeping our eyes peeled for license plates. We have already found 47 on our list! Have any of you been playing The Great Summer State Plate Race? Be sure to share your progress so far. Here is our list:
Our house is still coming along since it was flooded back in December. We have 3 major projects left to do, but have gotten quite a bit done since school let out. Our latest project was finishing the basement (again), so the kids have a place to hang with their friends one side, and our playroom on the other side is now a home gym!
Carson and I worked together to refinish this smelly old weight bench I bought, using a LOT of paint and elbow grease:
Mrs. Brooks will have no excuse for not exercising more, now!
Soon the 4 of us are headed to Washington, DC. Mrs. Brooks will be attending in the ASCD Leaders to Leaders conference, and the rest of the Brooks family will be sightseers. We have carved out enough time for all 4 of us to visit the Holocaust Memorial Museum and to take a night tour of DC. It should be fun for everyone!
So how is your summer shaping up? What have you done so far? What are you looking forward to? I’d love to hear all about it! Feel free to say hello!!