Catch Up—Part 1

So, I have been kinda quiet the last month. You may be wondering what I have been doing since school is out. I will attempt to catch you up on my life. Smile Be prepared for it to be a rather long post. Winking smile

Well, first off I had to sort through everything at school and clear all of my stuff out and prepare things for the next teacher.

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This is only one of the piles of trash I threw out. I think it was maybe 3 trash bags in all.

Thankfully, a girl from Georgia took a lot of my decorations so I didn’t have to pitch them.

I also did some projects I hadn’t had time to do during school, like organizing this construction paper.

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L to R: Before. During. After. Smile

I also made a filing system for student records. (Below)

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Besides sorting through my school stuff I also had my stuff at the house to go through.

I took quite a few boxes to yard sale and then what was left I took to Salvation Army.

Here is the car full of stuff for yard sale.

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Once I sorted things at school, thing I had to figure out where to go with those things at the house…

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I packed up three boxes of books and sent them to Virginia. Media mail is wonderful! Winking smile

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I did have some fun times amidst my packing and sorting. Smile

I helped Brenda clean church the one day and then we went shopping.

Another afternoon I went for frozen yogurt and to paint pottery with some of the church ladies to celebrate Ashley’s birthday.

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Something else fun I did was take a mini vacation with Brenda. We went to Ouray and went shopping and hiking. Then we spent the night at Box Canyon Lodge where we enjoyed soaking in the hot springs. Ahh. After a laid back morning the next day we headed to Montrose and had lunch and did some more shopping.

Cascade Falls

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The first picture is water from one of the hot springs coming down over the rocks. The second pictures is the hot tub filled with water from the hot springs.

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And the view from the hill above the lodge.

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I was privileged to be able to attend  my student Micah’s graduation party before I left Colorado.

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The Saturday before I left the men were working calves so we went to watch and enjoy the sunshine.

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So much stuff to try to pack. And so much left behind. But finally I got it all sorted.

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When I got to Grand Junction the lady at the check-in counter was fussy about the weight of my suitcases. No luck with getting a couple extra pounds through this time. Then when I got to security my backpack and carry-on (purple one) were so full they pulled them out and searched them while I sat there quite impatiently but trying to be patient. I got to the gate with only a few minutes to spare, hoping and praying they would not fuss about my stuffed carry-on. The gate attendant looked at me and said in a kinda grouchy tone, “Next time don’t bring that big of a carry-on. We have to follow FDA regulations.” I just said, “Ok” and quickly hurried on through, thanking God that I had been able to get it on the plane!

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Amazingly all my flights went well and I made it pretty much on time to Wisconsin.

I will continue the story in Wisconsin next time.

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