Hello Summer

When you are in education, most folks think you get the summer “off.” It’s not quite like that, at least when you are in administration. Summer break is a time to get things done that are hard to do when the campus is filled with students and teachers. So I look forward to a more relaxed schedule and checking things off my To Do list.

I am also feeling the need to make stuff so starting the summer break with a quilt retreat is perfect. I mucked around with one idea for part of yesterday, moved on to sewing triangle blocks, and finished the evening with some knitting. I am also begging to sketch a bit. I did this one a week ago but there are some beautiful wild flowers and trees outside so I think I will venture out and make some more marks today.

I am also working on cultivating a habit of gratitude this summer so today there will be coffee, a bit of time on my mat, and catching up with my quilting friends.

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

7 thoughts on “Hello Summer

  1. I like your idea of cultivating a habit of gratitude. Hoping the summer finds you in a more relaxed pace/place at work. Pretty sketch – hope you show more.

  2. Summer is my season and as a way to keep summer in my heart all year I thought I would create a small book of drawings. Then…I got a puppy and I pour everything into him. Today we (the puppy and I) will take a sketch pad out to the garden and I’ll draw while he sniffs about. Thank you for sharing your habit with us.

  3. What a lovely post … and a beautiful frame of mind to approach the summer! A quilting retreat sounds like a perfect beginning to what I hope is a season full of creating and gratitude. xxoo.

  4. As a retired educator, I know exactly where you are coming from. I worked in a program that provided summer services to kiddos with disabilities. The summer was more relaxed but there was still work to be done. Thank you for the reminder about gratitude. What we have is often more than enough. Enjoy.

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