Monday, June 13, 2011

My first summer read completed!

The Killer AngelsThe Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was really good. The Civil War was one part of American history that I never really cared for, even though I was a history teacher! But after reading this book it made me want to read more about the different battles and army officers. The book made these people come alive for me! The diction was not my favorite--the author's style was a little hard to follow at parts, but overall this book was very enjoyable to read.

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Hiking Little Si ( Happy National Trails Day!)

Today was a GORGEOUS day ( finally!!) and it was only fitting that we welcomed in good weather with a hike ( later on, I found out that today is National Trails Day--how appropriate!). I'm glad we chose to do Little Si instead of the real Si Mountain because I am definitely out of shape. I figured that out very quickly as I huffed and puffed my way up. But the view was worth it. :)

Mt. Si in the background

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My Summer To Do List

If I recall I made a list similar to this last fall when we first moved to Redmond. I knew I was going to have some time on my hands so I tried to set some goals. I accomplished some...and with others I was not so successful. We'll just say those are still in progress.
I've been pretty busy the last few months subbing, but now that the school year is winding down, I have started thinking about what I will do with my renewed free time.

This is what I came up with:

~Rearrange our furniture!

~Plant a potted garden, including tomatoes and lettuce.

~Start organizing a real food storage system that we can rotate through.

~Actually organize things that just got shoved in closets when we moved in.

~Organize my miscellaneous sewing items (i.e. extra fabric, batting, buttons, etc).
Put these into little storage containers.

So this isn't a very fun list. It's more of what I feel needs to happen this summer. Our little apartment is in need of some organizing, so that is what I am going to do!