Some of you may have noticed that I've gotten into the groove of posting something new each Monday. As part of the regular posting goal, I try to plan topics ahead of time. I sit down with a blank monthly calendar printed from here or here and jot down my topics. Usually, I'll have a blank calendar of the following month close by in case my brainstorming session gets out of control. I slide the calendars (printed double-sided to save a sheet of paper) into a plastic pocket protector and create my own dry erase board. That way, if I change my mind about a topic or want to switch things up, it's no sweat. Right now, I have topics through April. My next goal is to find a day each week where I spend a few hours several crafting drafts at once.
On a completely different note, the peeps went back to school today after a 10-day spring break. When I jotted down "Spring Break" on my blog calendar, I had in my head that our time together would be packed with memory-making excitement (Ideal Reality). I was like Julie on The Love Boat, dreaming up activities to amaze my little loves. I even created a Note in Evernote just to track my marvelous ideas.
Real Reality: The week wasn't all that excitement packed. For the most part, they just wanted to play on the computer. Yay. As for memories, both girls definitely remember the day I got lost in Kansas City's Union Station labyrinth of a parking garage. That was fun. Not really what I had in mind. We did manage to get in a few activities, including much-needed hair cuts, a viewing of Mr. Peabody & Sherman, picnics on the living room floor, attending Theatre For Young America's production of Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business, a rare breakfast out at our favorite diner, Kate's Kitchen, a tour of the Shatto Milk Company and a trip to The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium for "Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight." We brought Spring Break to a close with a sleepover in the basement. Overall, not a bad haul.
How about you? Any awesome - or not so awesome - spring break plans?
Wherever you are, whatever you're doing ... Keep It Real.