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Monday, June 24, 2013

The Nursing School academic year is done. I'll be teaching Computers this summer but not for the next two weeks. I'm taking these two weeks off as a STAYCATION, staying at home. Except that a friend and I will take a three day, two night trip to another town to check out the market and restaurants. During these two weeks I have many projects that I want to work on in my house and home office. Today's project is cleaning my bedroom!

Today's Positives:
1. All of the Nursing students passed my Pathology course.
2. My step Mom is out of the hospital and in a Skilled Rehab Center getting stronger every day, expecting to be able to return to her home.
3. I am on a 15 minutes a day Exercise streak.
4. I am on STAYCATION!

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    I'm catching up on your blog and glad to hear that your stepmom is doing better. As I remember there were other areas of concern when she was first ill. I'm glad your students did well on their tests and that you enjoyed your staycation and from the looks of it your getaway as well. I know that a couple of days away from home can make a difference in one's attitude. I tend to get more things accomplished before vacation only have to repeat what I did when I return home, but I feel refreshed and usually have some lovely memories of my mini trips. Two weeks ago when I had doctors' appts and stayed with a daughter 2 hours away from home for three nights we went looking through resale furniture stores and saw some nice pieces. She bought me a throw pillow with a stage coach and team and a cowboy on it as well. I like rustic design, but I have eclectic things. We also went to a Viennese bakery and shared a wonderful piece of fancy cake and tea and coffee. It was nice to spend time alone with her. She turns 40 at the end of July and has been such a help to me. She and her husband have 3 of our 8 granddaughters and it's nice to go somewhere fancy without the little ones even if just long enough to enjoy a cup of tea and a bite of Sonata cake. It was a little splurge I allowed that day. I deserved it. I got 3 good doctors' reports! Celebrate the little things, like sitting outside on a warm evening just talking with a good friend or family. I'm ready to do that again! They will be coming home for the 4th of July but that will be firecrackers and swimming and kids playing and grilling, fun but not quite the same. I do enjoy both scenarios though and am happy when the kids and grands are at home filling the house with laughter and conversation and lots of hugs and kisses from the little ones. Take care and enjoy your time well spent in Africa.
    1210 days ago
    Love your positives and so happy that your step mom is doing so well. ENJOY your staycation and have safe and fun travels!
    Blessings and hugs,
    1212 days ago
    Great Job!!!
    1215 days ago
    All great Positives!

    Yeah for your streak! I'm proud of you! Keep up the good work!
    1216 days ago
  • KAYTIE22
    emoticon Enjoy!!
    1216 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    emoticon enjoy your time off and emoticon on your students passing their exam... YOU are a emoticon teacher emoticon
    1216 days ago
    Great positives, Carolyn! Enjoy your staycation!!
    1217 days ago

    Enjoy your time off!!
    1217 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/24/2013 10:22:28 AM
    Congrats on all accounts! So glad your mom is doing better!
    1217 days ago
  • GINA180847
    I love the idea of a staycation. Getting caught up is great and very satisfying.
    1217 days ago
    Staycations are great!!! I love them, although I do like to travel too. Try to look for some elephants.....
    1217 days ago
  • KITT52
    emoticon sounds like a well planned staycation....have fun

    have a healthy day
    1217 days ago
  • POPSY190
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    1217 days ago
    staycation is what I do as a profession most of the time Carolyn. Know you are looking forward to it as well as the two night trip with a friend.
    You have some good positives there. God does answer prayer.
    1217 days ago
    Have a good time.

    1217 days ago
    Enjoy your Staycation. Make sure you make some time for yourself.
    1217 days ago
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