I experienced my first pedicure, and now I have a new guilty pleasure! I laughed out loud while the woman massaged my feet. At one point she took out a heavy-duty mechanical file. I was reminded of the scene in Dumb and Dumber when Jim Carrey gets his nails filed. I chose purple sparkly nail polish. I took my beautiful feet to the beach and enjoyed taking my six-month old niece into the water for the first time. She liked kicking her toes in the water. We’re hit with a heat wave, soI feel real lazy. I cleaned up my desk and I’m going to get my hair colored later. I enjoy pampering myself during summer vacation. Make sure to take time for yourself this week.
One thing I love about my job as a teacher is that all throughout the year there are checkpoints that help the students and teachers to evaluate progress. Now that summer is here, I have a large chunk of time that I want to use wisely. I have ten weeks of vacation, and I want to accomplish some goals, but also take time to rest. I plan to devote an hour per task each day for a whopping seventy potential hours devoted to these goals. The rest of the time I am free to do as I wish. I am keeping track of my projects, so that at the end of the summer I can check my progress. One goal for the summer is to walk daily. I also am devoting time to my writing. Finally, I hope to do some major reorganization at home. The area where I need the most motivation is in organizing the house. I plan to get rid of a lot of “stuff” that has accumulated and that we have grown out of. I already enjoyed a long, energizing walk. Today I am treating my daughter and myself to a pedicure. I have never had a pedicure, but since I do so much walking, my toes need some maintenance before they are displayed for the world to see in flip-flops. So, now I have to earn that pedicure by doing some much-needed clean up!
Today was a rainy Saturday. I love rainy days because they are a great reason to hunker down at home with a good book. Usually I am running around to fulfill various obligations, so my house work piles up. Rainy days give me a chance to stay home and putter around the house. Today I cleaned up my kitchen counters and sorted some recycling. My son installed 4 new light bulbs to the dining room ceiling fan. I did some vacuuming and laundry and made some brownies while taking frequent reading breaks. I am really enjoying the book Pillars of the Earth. It takes place in England in the 1100s and describes the lives of different people in society as they work building a cathedral. There are themes of love, war, revenge, redemption,and forgiveness. It has been a Serene Saturday! I hope you get some rest this weekend as well.