Monday Motivation

by - June 27, 2022

Happy Monday, friends.

I've been sitting here racking my brain for how to start this week's post. Truly, when I look at the last week, there's not a whole lot for me to tell you about.

Alexis had her first art camp of the summer. She spent every afternoon at our local art museum learning and creating mini-masterpieces. She had a blast and is already asking when she can go back.

We are about 10 steps closer to being fully moved into the house. We started hanging stuff on the walls, my husband finished unpacking all of his clothing, and we're down to one unpacked box of Alexis's stuff. The backyard fence is nearly completed, and the permit process for my husband's building has been started. We have a plan for storing all of my shoes, and I got in some kitchen organizational tools that are already making a big difference. So a lot of progress there.

Over the weekend, I took my teacher ethics course and got that out of the way. It took the better part of a day to watch all the videos, read all the policies, and take a bunch of quizzes, but it was a pretty big step in the process of becoming certified. I also have decided on at least one of the books I'd like to teach and have started to tentatively map out a curriculum for the school year.

I don't have a lot to say about the magazine right now. Things are about the same, and I feel like I've hit a wall that I can't figure out how to get over or around. At this point, it is what it is, and we're working with what we've got, making changes as we go to keep providing this service, but I'm not sure how any of it is going to work out in the long run. We're not giving up or quitting, but with the current economy we're having to make some really tough decisions that I'm not sure everyone will understand.

In other news, it's still hot. We've cooled down marginally, but it's really not a big enough difference to make a difference. Last week we hit 100 or higher every single day with low or no rain chances. This week we're looking at 90s for highs every day with low to moderate rain chances. So it won't be as oppressive but still pretty miserable.

I'm not sure what we're doing for the 4th of July yet. All of the fireworks and festivals in our area are set for before the holiday so that's kind of throwing us off kilter a little bit. We'll definitely hit up at least one celebration, just don't know which one yet.

That pretty much sums up things for me. I've got some errands to take care of today and some follow-ups to do for the magazine, so I'm going to get busy with all of that. I hope everyone has a great week and a fun and safe Independence Day.

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