So I’ve been working at my new job for 2 weeks… and now I get spring break!! HOORAY!!!!!! But the joke is on me because it was snowing on my way out the door!
Unfortunately (sort of), I still have all my piano students next week… none of them seem to want a day off. I would have taken it off, but I didn’t want to take another week off after I just took one in February for our vacation. Although, I have to admit it sort of melted my heart to see an eight-year-old boy cheering that he still got to come to his piano lesson during spring break. :)
Takeout from Pizza Public
Kevin and I channeled our inner college kids and kicked of spring break with PIZZA. He’s not on sb — he actually has a super busy week at work. Boo!
My #1 goal for spring break is definitely to sleep and cuddle the dogs more. Seriously. I have like no voice from talking for about 12 hours straight every day… and about 8 of them over children and instruments. My throat is rebelling.
Throwback from last August of sweet Pippa C
And the poor dogs have been neglected. Except I think Boyd definitely loves his dog walker more than me, and Pippa is always exhausted on the days they go to the dog park!
#2 Try CrossFit. Haha. We are. We’re going to two Foundations class this weekend because we have no time in our normal schedule to go to the regular one. Wish us luck… we had to do something because I haven’t been really working out at all (unless you count standing & dancing all day + commuting on foot). I needed something structured for me, and Kevin agreed to give it a try with very little coaxing so that must be a sign. Plus Bob Harper says it’s cool. We have a box that’s close to our local Sprouts so I see this working well. Not sure we’d choose to afford it if I wasn’t currently working two jobs, but I’m hoping it’s a good choice for now. Plus I think it’d be a good place to meet friends. Yeah, I’m still convincing myself if you didn’t notice. I’m not totally sold on it, and I know I’ll be super annoying if I start drinking the kool-aid. Wish I lived closer to GPP.
Just to even things out… I’m going to bake a cake! Maybe Funfetti Oreo Stacks? I also want to try this PB2 + TruWhip frosting idea. Sounds genius.
A little of both can’t hurt.
Choose some paint colors. The back two bedrooms are next on our line up to be painted. I’m having a really hard time choosing, and I REALLY want to wallpaper (hello spoonflower) at least a little something, but perhaps just the front closet.
I have a raging new obsession with minty colors (more on the green side obviously than the blue!!!). But I also really like emerald. I probably have to paint the kitchen green due to some unfortunately colored countertops so I’m not sure I want green overload in the back of the house.
Read & write blogs. Workout whenever I want. I miss it 2PM workouts and snacking in bed while reading the internet!!
Plan some fun things to do with my friends when they visit next month. Including some stuff for them to do while I’m working — they booked the trip before I was offered this job. Bummmmmer. Any thoughts on where I should send them?
These girls! Hopefully it will be nice & warm by then.
Do some serious lesson planning + plan a recital for my piano studio. It’s worth it to be ahead, trust me. And I do really enjoy the creative process of planning. I thought this was a funny corner of my desk — just the essentials — coffee, water, chapstick, lysol wipes, and my recorder!
See also: spring cleaning — A Floor-to-Ceiling Guide to Spring Cleaning. Or at least tackling the current layer of dog hair!
And, most importantly, observe Good Friday & celebrate Easter next week!
I’m really thankful we have spring break during Easter week since I know not every school does!
Do you have a spring break? If not, what’s the most fun thing you ever did back in the day when you did have one? I’m the lamest spring breaker ever. I lived in the DR for 3 years and never once went to the beach during spring break! I stayed home twice and went to Minnesota once. Haha. What can I say — being around people constantly wears me out and I need a little down time. :)