Task it Tuesday: Gearing Up for School

Welcome to Task it Tuesday, created by the fabulous Geeky Blogger and adopted first by Because Reading and now by Bloggiesta!

What is Task it Tuesday? Task it Tuesday is a weekly meme dedicated to the list makers of the blogging world 🙂 It’s all about being productive and organized – on your blog and in real life (if you so chose). By sharing our lists we get instant accountability partners and also get ideas of things to add to our lists (or sometimes ways to tackle tasks more efficiently).

Task it Tuesday: Gearing Up for School

School is now officially no longer in the distance and is right in front of my face. So now I will have two sections, a home and school section. This might actually help me out a lot. I hope so!

HOME:

  • BUJO: Check & Update Monthly Task List — Due 8/1
  • BLOG: Empty email – entirely, no hoarding (file or delete!)
  • BLOG: Visit & Comment
  • BLOG: Link Up
  • BLOG: Draft & Schedule BUJO post for August — Due later
  • BUJO: September Calendar & Trackers
  • BUJO: September Weeklies
  • BLOG: Organize reading plan for fall
  • BLOG/BUJO: Print BINGOs for BUJO

 

SCHOOL:

  • Update PPT
  • Format & Finalize On-Level Unit 1 Test
  • Google Classrooms
  • Set up Ladder – DO IT NOW OR YOU WILL CRY!
  • Yearbook PO
  • Yearbook Bids
  • Homework Assignments ?

Chit Chat – July 2018

The month started with some last-minute to-dos before I left for my cruise. We went down on 4th of July and sailed out of Galveston on the 5th for Cozumel. I enjoyed it, I just wish I had gotten good sleep leading up to the cruise so I could have maximized my time on board. I splurged and went to the spa with a good discount. It was so nice!  I also wish we had splurged and done one of the excursions. We went to one of the cheap resorts instead and just sat on the beach and swam all day. I love that picture of my brother and the one of him and my mom. I LOVE her picture at dinner. I am so glad I bought them, even if they were crazy expensive.

The week we came back, all of my plumbing decided to be the jackassiest jackass. My landlord was going to set up the water line to the fridge…and ended up jacking up my sink plumbing two days after I came back. I had a leak for two whole days. I had to empty the bucket every 3 hours or it overflowed all over the kitchen. 😦 When the plumbers finally came the day after the appointment, that Friday afternoon, I showed him the weird thing I just discovered in my bathroom…water would come up the sink when the toilet was flushed. It was sewage. Not a big deal, they would come back on Monday to fix it all. Well…Friday night my brother yelled at me about 10:30 before he and my mom were about to leave. My bathroom had exploded with sewage coming out of every aquatic orifice! It was so disgusting and it wouldn’t stop. I had to go to a hotel for two days until it was all fixed and cleaned. Then there were more issues with the sink and the original plumber came back and fixed that. Y’all, I am paranoid now any time water won’t drain.

I spent most of the month getting both of my parents on board with smartphones, upgrading from flip phones. There have been learning curves, and my dad is just being a turd. He called me one morning and woke me up wanting my help, got mad, and then tried hanging up on me…except he couldn’t. He didn’t know how!

I have spent A LOT of time with my mom just doing things for her or her doing things for me. I have enjoyed it. She has been over more in this past month than she ever came when I lived with David and the other roommate for a year and a half. And this is why I wanted and needed this move. While the expenses are adding up, I don’t care. I needed this for me. About time I do some nice things for myself.

I spent a lot of time this month just watching TV, on my phone, and sleeping. I did some work in my bullet journal and got everything in line for August. All of my copies for the first six weeks of school arrived…

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We also found out this month that our district’s copy center is no longer. We are always shamed every year about how much we copy or print on our campus (and exactly how much that costs) and how the copy center saves us SO much money…and yet they are taking it away? I am convinced that the new Super is trying to clean up and make the district budget look fucking amazing and non-school employees will not know what is now gone and how detrimental it is. So…what happens when just ONE of our campus copiers goes down now??

I attended two three trainings this month, one of which I got paid for. I got Google Educator Level 1 certified and attending this training for Seesaw, which now I’m thinking I won’t really use. The same day that was happening, the Level 2 was happening. I’d rather have been doing that.

My mom and I also sent off my brother (the one pictured above) to basic training. We went down to Ft. Sam Houston and someone actually turned in the damn list and we weren’t turned away. We waited around most of the morning and then they did their final swearing in, signing contracts, and then he was gone. Unlike my older two brothers who are Infantry, my youngest brother is going into the medic side and is at Ft. Leonard Wood. This time around we won’t be going to Ft. Benning, but it is a shorter drive to Missouri. My oldest brother (in Africa) is trying to orchestrate my parents and a coworker into buying some Brahman cattle and a cattle trailer for him (with his money, just doing it for him).

@sissybearla

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Average Rating:     4.5
Pages Read:            438
Favorite Book:       n/a

May – 611 | June – 508 | July – 870

Reviews:

A Devil in Scotland  |  Unmasking Juliet

Bookish & Blogging Posts:

June Chit Chat  |  Top 10 Tuesday: Red, White, & Blue Covers  |  Task It Tuesday: Starting from Ground Zero  |  Discussion: Returning to Reading  |  Book Blogger: ONE Book  |  Book Blogger: Cluttered Blogs  |  Famous Last Words #41  |  Book Blogger: Proudest Blogging Achievement  |  Top 10 Tuesday: Books with Sensory Memories  |

Personal Posts:

My Bullet Journal: May & June  |  My Favorite…Summertime Memory  |  Cruise Photos  |  Things I Learned on My First Cruise  |  My Bullet Journal: Blogging with My BUJO

Obviously, VERY little progress has been made since March. I am very confident that I won’t meet many of my challenge goals this year, unfortunately. Also, I’ll take this opportunity to officially announce I am completely dropping the Audiobook Challenge.

I am going to stick to these six books for my next reads! I’ve already knocked two off from last month.

How are you doing? What is going on in life?

Task it Tuesday: Summer Count Down

Welcome to Task it Tuesday, created by the fabulous Geeky Blogger and adopted first by Because Reading and now by Bloggiesta!

What is Task it Tuesday? Task it Tuesday is a weekly meme dedicated to the list makers of the blogging world 🙂 It’s all about being productive and organized – on your blog and in real life (if you so chose). By sharing our lists we get instant accountability partners and also get ideas of things to add to our lists (or sometimes ways to tackle tasks more efficiently).

Task it Tuesday: Summer Count Down

I have gotten most of my tasks completed from all of July! I realized when it was down to the wire last night that there were two I could not finish this month. They have to wait a bit. And obviously I am avoiding emptying out that email – but that is my job to do tomorrow! Empty email, link up, visit and comment because I SUCKED at it this month. Look for a fresh list next week!

  • BUJO: Check & Update Monthly Task List — Due 8/1
  • BUJO: Update reading challenge lists
  • BLOG: Check & Update Challenge pages
  • BLOG: Draft & Schedule all My Favorite…posts through mid-August – prompts only thru Aug 22
  • BLOG: Draft & Schedule new discussion post for August
  • BLOG: Draft & Schedule new BUJO post for end of July
  • BLOG: Empty email – entirely, no hoarding (file or delete!)
  • BLOG: Draft July Monthly Chit Chat
  • BLOG: Update Review Archives
  • BLOG: Update Spreadsheet
  • SCHOOL: Format Unit 1 Test for on level class & send to print shop

 

NEW:

  • BLOG: Draft & Schedule all Top 10 Tuesday posts through August
  • BLOG: Draft & Schedule all Book Blogger posts through August
  • BLOG: Draft & Schedule BUJO post for August — Due later
  • BUJO: August calendar and trackers
  • BUJO: August weeklies
  • KINDLE: Delete old PDFs
  • BLOG: Draft & Schedule 2 reviews

 

Task it Tuesday: Summer Check Up

Welcome to Task it Tuesday, created by the fabulous Geeky Blogger and adopted first by Because Reading and now by Bloggiesta!

What is Task it Tuesday? Task it Tuesday is a weekly meme dedicated to the list makers of the blogging world 🙂 It’s all about being productive and organized – on your blog and in real life (if you so chose). By sharing our lists we get instant accountability partners and also get ideas of things to add to our lists (or sometimes ways to tackle tasks more efficiently).

Task it Tuesday: Summer Check Up

I should have checked in last week, but somehow I forgot? Oh, well, it’s OK. I did accomplish a few things on my list, and I still have more to go. I will be sitting down to get busy the rest of the week so that the blog can continue while the craziness of school starts. It is coming so fast! I’ve decided to remove the final item on my list. That can be done on my actual work time, not my free time.

  • BUJO: Check & Update Monthly Task List
  • BUJO: Update reading challenge lists
  • BLOG: Check & Update Challenge pages
  • BLOG: Draft & Schedule all My Favorite…posts through mid-August
  • BLOG: Draft & Schedule new discussion post for August
  • BLOG: Draft & Schedule new BUJO post for end of July
  • BLOG: Empty email – entirely, no hoarding (file or delete!)
  • BLOG: Draft July Monthly Chit Chat
  • BLOG: Update Review Archives
  • BLOG: Update Spreadsheet
  • SCHOOL: Format Unit 1 Test for on level class & send to print shop

 

NEW:

  • BLOG: Draft & Schedule all Top 10 Tuesday posts through August
  • BLOG: Draft & Schedule all Book Blogger posts through August
  • BLOG: Draft & Schedule BUJO post for August
  • BUJO: August calendar and trackers
  • BUJO: August weeklies

 

Task it Tuesday: Restarting From Ground Zero

Welcome to Task it Tuesday, created by the fabulous Geeky Blogger and adopted first by Because Reading and now by Bloggiesta!

What is Task it Tuesday? Task it Tuesday is a weekly meme dedicated to the list makers of the blogging world 🙂 It’s all about being productive and organized – on your blog and in real life (if you so chose). By sharing our lists we get instant accountability partners and also get ideas of things to add to our lists (or sometimes ways to tackle tasks more efficiently).

Task it Tuesday: Restarting From Ground Zero

While summer break began June 2nd, I have been teaching summer school for the last three weeks and getting settled into my new house. I am now on sturdy footing and reading to do the full haul of all the housekeeping tasks that have been neglected in the last 3 months.

  • BUJO: Check & Update Monthly Task List
  • BUJO: Update reading challenge lists
  • BLOG: Check & Update Challenge pages
  • BLOG: Schedule all My Favorite…posts through mid-August
  • BLOG: Draft & Schedule new discussion post for August
  • BLOG: Draft & Schedule new BUJO post for end of July
  • BLOG: Empty email – entirely, no hoarding (file or delete!)
  • BLOG: Draft July Monthly Chit Chat
  • BLOG: Update Review Archives
  • BLOG: Update Spreadsheet
  • SCHOOL: Format Unit 1 Test for on level class & send to print shop

I’m leaving for my cruise tomorrow and won’t be back until the 10th, so I’m going to give myself a couple weeks to tackle these tasks. Maybe I’ll be ready for Mini Bloggiesta.

Chit Chat – June 2018

Heeeyyyy girl! I have been officially gone since April 8th, but I haven’t done a monthly chit chat since February. I am happy to say I am back! I am slowly easing back into reading and blogging, but at the same time I’m trying to make a plan and be productive so I don’t fall off course.

I have moved – again – into a beautiful two bedroom house that I love. And Baby loves stalking my neighbors and their cats. All of a sudden, there are now a million “emergency” potties needed. *sigh* She gets tired of me griping at her and after a while she’ll go on. I am mostly settled in, I am only needing to do a few things: get my kitchen table out of storage, set the printer up, hang wall decor, unpack and decide what to do with box of pictures, albums, and frames.

I also taught summer school in June for three weeks. The kids for the most part were well-behaved, but some of these boys are in for a rude awakening when they hit high school. Overall, it was a successful run and I’m glad I applied for it and got the job. My (work) partner K and I also got everything for our on level and advanced classes sent off to the print shop for the entire first six weeks of school. We felt like such badasses. We’ll be thanking ourselves come August when everyone else is 1) scrambling to get their rooms put up and 2) scrambling to find time to plan and 3) scrambling to send stuff to the print shop knowing it won’t come back in time and 4) scrambling to figure out what the hell they’re going to do now. Yep, teachers are just plain old scrambled eggs!

Now I am preparing for my cruise (I leave on 4th of July for Galveston) and getting my reading ignited again. Oh, and the mountain of bills I can’t pay. Anyone else feel like that?

@sissybearla

 

Average Rating:     5
Pages Read:            368
Favorite Book:       Unmasking Juliet

April – 619 | May – 611 | June – 508 

Reviews:

N/A

Bookish & Blogging Posts:

Instagrammin’  |  Favorite Book Blog  |  Series I’d Like to Finish Someday  |  Books That Awaken the Travel Bug  |  Favorite Thing About Being a Reader  |  Books I Didn’t DNF Early Enough  |

Personal Posts:

Made Me Smile  |  Where in the World???  |  Favorite Thing Next to Reading  |

Obviously, VERY little progress has been made since March. I am very confident that I won’t meet many of my challenge goals this year, unfortunately. Also, I’ll take this opportunity to officially announce I am completely dropping the Audiobook Challenge.

 

 

How are you doing on your goals and resolutions?

Beyond the Books ~ Made You Smile This Week

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Beyond the Books is a weekly meme hosted by Karen @ KissinBlueKaren. Each week features a new topic (mostly non-bookish). This meme is a fun, social weekly post.


This Week’s Topic:

What Made You Smile This Week?

What Made You Smile This Week?

Two things really made me smile last weekend. On Saturday, I attended the 49th Annual Elgin Western Days. It is in my hometown, and all the classes celebrating get together and do a float in the parade and have their parties. There are also vendor booths in the park and it is hot as Hades even in June. My family has been to every single one…we park in the same place, we sit in the same place. Down in the park there was a little petting zoo with the most adorable babies.

There were these two teeny tiny piggies. This spotted one just wanted to hang out under that feed bucket the whole time. The other one was even smaller, and he’d venture off. What was funny was anytime someone petted them, they’d buck like a bronco! It was so cute. I want one so bad. I think that’d be an appropriate baby for Baby. Don’t you think? She gets in these spells where she wants her own baby and it makes me sad that she’ll never have her own. A baby piggy would do. 🙂

 

 

 

Then there was this poor little Brahman calf. He couldn’t have been more than a few days old, which is cruel to think about in hindsight. He was literally terrified – even of the teeny tiny black piggy! I wanted to scoop him up and love on him and take him back to his mom. He was so scared of everything it broke my heart a little. Ironically, he kinda bullied the goats. They’d make way for him if he got up and went around.

 

 

My dad came to my house on Sunday to fix my water hose. The roofers stripped my brand new one unscrewing mine and the one that came with the house. He ended up staying…all dang day. He – and my brothers – act like they don’t like Baby. And here he was playing with her all day, trying to get her attention, patting and petting on her, being nice to her. He always complains about my brother’s dog he left at my parents’ house that my dad babies. Sissy is awful. My dad always asks why Sissy can’t be more like Baby. I take it as a compliment, but then again I actually worked with Baby and taught her. She’s also an inside dog, not an outdoors dog. Later my dad ended up “falling asleep” (he really wasn’t) with Baby.

What made you smile this week?