We are enjoying a few truly nice days here in Minnesota. I am wearing shorts and sandals! Pretty awesome. Also, as a teacher, I'm relieved this held off until right near the end of school. Holding classes when everyone would rather be outside is challenging.
Today, Matt and I planted several tomatoes, a bell pepper, and some annual flowers. We are doing a modest garden but still something. This is actually the first summer in a number of years that we aren't doing any big trips (though I suspect we will still have our hands full!).
I'm excited to do a little beautifying around our place. Yard work is the somewhat bummer of living on a campus. While it's nice to not be required to mow, we both miss being able to putter around the yard. Our garden is limited to containers and the small area around our porch, especially since we no longer live in a free-standing house. That reminds me: I still owe you all pictures of our place. I'll have to do that once school is out and we are able to do some significant tidying up.
In terms of school, we are doing with classes. My AP bio class has no final, so just 35 of my students will sit a final on Tuesday. The only work I have to do this weekend is write my ecology class final and grade a few remaining AP bio labs I never got to. Oh, and I have to write the summer assignment for next year's AP class (meanest teacher ever).
Freedom is so close. I can't wait. We will be readying the baby's room, cleaning up clutter, and getting our lives more organized. We both plan on doing some curriculum work and prep for next year to make teaching with a child less work.
Bonus pic for today: me at the tail end of 34 weeks. So grateful for maternity shorts! It is 82 today. In the picture, I'm in the hallway of the big girl's dorm. Nothing says homey like strange portraits from long ago.