and the living's easy.

It's already week 3 of Summer break.  <jumping for joy!>

{For about a minute} I entertained the thought of getting a job this summer.


Most days thus far consist of sleeping in, consuming large quantities of ice cream and sweet tea, minimal time spent outside (it's in the 100's this week), hanging out with friends, and doing stuff I never have time to do during the school year.

Things like Real Housewives all day marathons and baking cupcakes for breakfast. Win-Win!

Things like doctors appointments. These are kind of a hassle, because you can never just go right to the doctor you need, you have to get referred there. That takes extra time and extra appointments. Luckily, Summer break is great for these. Tomorrow I go in for a general check up so that I can get a referral to a dermatologist and an allergy specialist. ~ All that time in the sun left me with a couple new moles beauty marks that need to be checked out. And ever since moving to Texas, my allergies have been out of control. I don't usually look forward to going to the doctor, but I spend a lot of money each month to have good decent insurance and I am going to get my money's worth!
Bonus: the appointments are at 1:30 in the afternoon so as not to interfere with my sleep-in schedule :)

Things like game nights with friends. Ladies totally rocked battle of the sexes!

Things like pool parties. Completely necessary.

Things like miniature golf. At 8 pm when it cools down to 90*.

Things like applying for a one year teaching credential. (Still waiting to receive all the documents so I can apply for a full time teaching position next year.)

Things like researching the great white north.  Yes, we have grand plans for next month...

We are going to Alaska for a family reunion!
First we are driving out to California, which means we have to pack for a wide range of weather conditions. This might be the trickiest vacation to pack for yet!

Challenge accepted!