Somebody pinch me because it’s July and I have been out of school for an entire month already. What?! Today is a bit of this and that, so hang with me. =)
First up, I updated my Facebook Fan Freebie so be sure to grab it if you haven’t yet. It’s a one-page academic calendar. I don’t know about you, but I am all about the organization. I like to keep a yearly calendar under my planbook on my desk for reference. I put a few motivational quotes on there for ya.
I spent most of the day Sunday on the computer. I had several blogs that I needed to install or finish designing, plus a few products to wrap up. I put my man Bon Jovi on and happily worked away while my husband worked outside on a stand for this:
Ahhh, can you feel my productivity going down already? We love Nag’s Head Hammocks in the Outer Banks and bought a double hammock while on vacation several years ago. The matching swing is our 2 year anniversary gift. Love it!
I know it’s summer, but my brain is all “do this, do that!” and “work, work, work!” because, well, it’s summer. Being in the classroom all day takes so much out of me that I don’t have the energy to come home and work on all of my products so I take full advantage of summer break. It feels so good to have an outlet like TpT and Design by Christi that also helps financially. Even though I’m “working” it doesn’t really feel like work. I completely agree with Farley about getting out too. Blogger butt happens quicker than you might think, trust me. I learned that last summer. 😉
Finally, advice. To me, one of the best things about Blogging is the networking I’m doing with other teachers. Read blogs, leave comments, join networking groups, make friends. If it’s just you plugging away at your computer, you’re going to tire out. Be a real person. Share some of your life. It feels genuine. And don’t sell me something in ALL of your posts. I want to see our products, but I want to see other stuff too.
I think that’s it. The hammock swing is calling my name.