August 9, 2013

Throwback Thursday (on a Friday)

I had planned to get this blog post finished and posted on time yesterday, but I was so traumatized after my visit to the dentist that I had trouble functioning for the rest of the day. I'm kidding (mostly). A word of advice: don't wait five years between dental cleanings. I didn't have any cavities (35 years and still cavity-free), but I do have go back in two weeks to get one of my molars bonded (I had never even heard of that term since yesterday, and frankly, it scares the crap out of me), have my teeth polished, and pick up my night mouth guard (because apparently, I grind and clench my teeth, thus causing my gums to recede). I've learned my lesson: I will never wait so long again!

I decided to throw back to the Summer Bucket List that I made at the end of May. I'm amazed by how many of the things on my list that I actually accomplished! Lots of family time, beach visits, book reading, and relaxing. (I apologize in advance for the disgusting pic of my pink eye!)

Originally posted on May 24, 2013

I am literally counting the days until June 10th. While I adore my kiddos this year and will be sorry to see them go, this year has definitely had its challenges. (Case in point: a parent actually slammed a door in my face this morning. What a way to start the day!) Also, right now, I look like this:

I've had viral pink eye for almost a week now. So gross and miserable. Hopefully, the steroid eye drops I got today will help.

So, I am really, really looking forward to summer. That brings me to my Summer Bucket List.

Right now, I am daydreaming about hot summer days, eating ice cream on the porch with these two goofy kids:

Notice the ring of ice cream around both of their mouths. Princess A couldn't even be bothered to look up from her cone long enough for me to take the pic!
Usually, we spend a lot of time at a nearby beach, known to locals as "The Strand." It's on the Tred Avon River in Oxford, and it's perfect for little kids. 
Here's Deedle, skipping rocks at The Strand on one of the first warm days we had a few months back.
I can't wait, however, to take our annual trip to the Outer Banks. This year, Gram and Pop Pop are coming, too, and I am really looking forward to spending the week with them (I will also admit that I'll be glad to have a few extra hands to help with Princess A and Deedle!).
My little beach boy by the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse last year.
 And my sunshine girl, soaking up the rays.
Leisure reading is at the top of my list, too. Elin Hildebrand has a new book coming out in early June, and I can't wait to read it while relaxing on the beach, drinking a Corona, and watching the kiddos play in the sand.
I have a few work-related things on my list, too (believe it or not!). I'd like to get the rest of my Houghton Mifflin Science units edited and posted on TPT, and I have a ton of little odds and ends that I'm hoping to post (eventually!).
Bring on summer...June 10th can't get here fast enough!
Head on over to The First Grade Parade and link up!

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Oh my goodness...that pink eye looked PAINFUL! I got the night guard this past year and it's the best $600 that I spent. I wake up with less headaches because of that thing. I've actually started grinding into it a little bit and it makes me aware that I'm lucky I haven't ground my teeth out of my head before now. The only thing I notice now is that I'm clenching my teeth more often when I'm awake. Sometimes I have to go grab that thing and put it in my mouth if I'm just watching TV or reading stuff on the computer. NO way in the world am I ever wearing it out in public though. Lol!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. Yikes! $600? I'm sure it will be worth it, though. I'm tired of waking up with headaches and a sore jaw. I will never, ever wait so long again between dental visits...I've learned my lesson!