Friday, November 22, 2013

I posted this photo on Instagram last week, and my sister asked if I had taken it at her house. Yes, I had. I hang on to the photos on my phone for a very long time. When I get bored, I'll scroll through the photos to see if one inspires me to play for a while. I'm not sure which apps I used on this one, but I loved how it turned out. With a few apps and cropping tools, it's easy to give a photo a whole new look.

If you thought you heard me sigh around 4:30 this evening, you probably did. That was when I walked out of the school and got into my car. I headed home for a week's vacation, and I am ready for it to begin.

I'd love to get into the attic and pull down all of the Christmas decorations this week. I want to have them ready as soon as the turkey and dressing have been eaten and the dishes washed and put away. Christmas is coming quickly this year.

Between attic exploration, eating delicious food, and getting ready to decorate, I'll be grading essays, too. While I enjoy seeing how my students progress with their writing, part of me thinks that teaching history or science might be a bit easier, at least when it comes to grading.

It's also time to see a few movies. Hannah and I saw Gravity last weekend. I always wanted to be an astronaut, but getting stranded in space would be scary to say the least. If you saw the movie, did you notice Sandra Bullock's toned self? Hmmm. I'm thinking it may be time to start exercising again. The Hunger Games movie comes out tonight, so that one's on my list. And The Book Thief. I read that book several years ago and wrote about it here. I definitely want to see the movie now.

There's nothing like having a few days off to relax and enjoy yourself. I'm definitely getting ready to do just that. I hope you have a great weekend and week, too!


augcott said...

That photo IS lovely!!!
I have been MIA in Instagram Land lately so I missed seeing it there.
Relaxing!!! Ahhhhh!!!!
When I was in the workforce there was nothing like time off!
Have a great week!
diane @ aug's blog

Kelly said...

You KNOW I love this photo and it should be a little card and sent to your friends(wink wink!) enjoy your time off and I do want to see the book thief and gravity-love Sandra bullock.

beth said...

ohhhh i want to see the hunger games movie, too...hopefully this week.

did you see the previews for the secret life of walter mitty coming out at christmas? oh it looks sooooo good.

no decorating for us this everything at my sister's house.

hugs to you and enjoy and your time off !!!

Anonymous said...

Great picture - love your plans - enjoy!!!

Caroline said...

That is a beautiful photo! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! And I wanted to tell you that my old blog is gone…but this comment will take you to my new one! Here's to new beginnings! xoxo

Relyn Lawson said...

It's Thanksgiving Day, and our family eats an early dinner instead of lunch. Just now there is a lull between the hectic preparations and all the guests arriving for the meal. I wanted to take some of that time to visit my blogging friends. I needed to say thank you. Thank you for the inspiration you provide here in your place and for the comments you leave behind when you visit mine. Happy Thanksgiving, friend.

miruspeg said...

Roban I am SO glad you still blog because I love reading your updates.
I feel like we are sitting in the same room chatting to each other, sharing our news.
Be well dear friend, waves of love and light beaming your way.
Peggy xxxxx

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I love this photo, it's so simple it's amazing ;P

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