1. My senior students last days are this week, so there are finals to grade. Tomorrow is the "Senior Walk" when they all parade through the school in cap & gown to the applause of the entire student body, teachers, and families. My favorite tradition at our school.
2. The remainder of the school year (4 weeks!) find me scurrying to finish covering the mandatory material, writing and grading another final exam, and packing up my classroom for the summer.
3. Memorial Day plans find us trying a new family tradition, but it's a secret for now... Trust me, it's big. I'll reveal all on Memorial Day!
4. I have to complete some "Continuing Education" credits for my employer, which means a few online classes and some brief essays or power-points to complete by mid-June. Yuck.
I'm thinking that I need to institute Summerset's 30-60 minute rule for the next few weeks, that way I can get the really important stuff done, and still keep my sanity. People (who don't sew) think it's weird when I say that I sew for relaxation, but they don't understand that I'm forced to focus on the task at hand, which pushes all the other crap/stress out of my head (temporarily). When I try to sew and think about life's stresses, that's when I make mistakes and it shows. Do you agree with my perspective of "why sewing is relaxing"?
On the table is DH's shirt, just needs side seams, a hem, and buttons. I really like the fabric a lot, both in color and weight, and know it will be a great shirt for the warm weather. The BWOF red silk dress pattern is all traced off, but the fabric needs to be cut. I've got until June 21st, so the 30-60 minute plan might actually be a good one for this deadline!
Hope you're all getting the fabulous weather we've got here. Nothin' but sunshine, supposed to be 80 tomorrow and 85 on Thursday!