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Summer so far...

August 8th, 2016 at 10:36 pm

Well I finished my summer class last week. My daughter finished her summer class last week. I also finished teaching the summer school session as well. I'm down to just my part-time job where I am only working 10 hours a week over the summer (just 6 hours during the school year). So it feels like I have a lot more free time on my hands.

I will be on out of town trips for the next two weekends. Then teachers go back to class to prepare for the upcoming school year. I have accepted the specialist position for next year! Terrified, but excited by the challenge to stretch myself, professionally. I am sure I will miss being in the classroom, but I will be working in the same hall with the kids, and working closely with the students and teachers.

The girls and I are wrapping up our summer with another trip back home a few hours away, shopping for the upcoming year, and trips to the pool. They will also be spending another week with their dad, they spent the first three weeks of the summer with him. Hopefully they have enjoyed their summer. It wasn't too exciting because my oldest had several hours of online homework a day, but we've tried to make the most of it.

My bills are covered for September, without having to dip into savings. That means the summer school check I get next month can go towards my final tuition bill. I get paid 10 months a year, so my next full time paycheck will be at the end of September, which is why it is so important to set money aside monthly and build a cushion.

I am still exercising, but not staying diligent about the early morning classes. It is tough to motivate myself to get up early when I don't actually "have to" get up early.

Lastly, the tenant in my little condo moved out last month. He bought his own place, after renting mine for the past 3 years. We have stayed there a couple weekends this summer, since it is in my hometown and on the beach. It is the first time the condo has been vacant. I was happy to leave it open to spruce it up and enjoy it as well. It is very inexpensive, and I'm a little tempted to keep it vacant for us to use...if it wasn't so small I would consider moving us into it after my daughter graduates next year!