Thursday, June 17, 2010

Oh happy day! Last day of school , which means this Lunch Lady gets a couple months off. Not great to go without the paycheck, but since I have to, I am going to admit that I am so glad to have the summer off. I will still be taking college courses (guess who made the Deans List last semester?) but having the morning to get things done will be such a blessing.
So I spent the last 3 hours cleaning the school kitchen and came home guessed it, a messy kitchen of my own. I don't think I can deal with it right now. Maybe after a nap, or bright and early tomorrow morning. I know, I'm such a slacker.
I also came home to the cutest package in the mail.  A little somethin, somethin, from my friend Sherry at Bella Rennie.  A wonderful artist who makes gorgeous cards and tags and other things. You can find her shop here and on my sidebar.  Look how cute she made the envelope! The tag has the prettiest graphics and ribbon and it is postcard size so if I wanted to send it to a friend I could write something lovely on the back and send it right out. I think I'll keep it. If I need one for a friend I know where to get another.
Love the nest. And speaking of nesting, I have a summers worth of cleaning and decorating and organizing to do. Projects to finish, projects to start and just the general list of housework to do. The very thought of it all is so exhausting that that nap is sounding better and better. What do you have planned for the summer?


  1. Kathy..congratulation..Dean's List!! Way to go !! I hope you enjoy your summer..and get all your projects finished. Try to sounds like you need it!!

    If you want another project ..stop by blog and see what is up. lol

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  2. I hope you are getting that nap right now. You are NO slacker, my dear. Kudos to you for all that you are doing... and getting done.
    You deserved a great summer off.
    Ladybug Creek

  3. Dean's List? Yay, you!

    Cute stuff in the mail, too. A day to celebrate, for sure.

    Love ya!

  4. WooHoo..Deans list!!!! So proud of you Kathy ;-)

    Enjoy your time off and I will be looking for some creativity coming from your corner of the internet!
    Now go take a nap.
    Janet xox

  5. Yay for making the Dean's List!! I hope you're proud of yourself. Juggling school,work and family is hard and then to do all that AND do so well in school that you made the Dean's List is quite an accomplishment!

    Yay also for having summer off. I think you should be allowed to be a slacker for a while!


  6. I am glad you are getting a break, Kathy and I recommend a nap every afternoon until fall!! Congratulation on making the dean's list...that's not an easy thing to do!! I am so happy for you.

    Summer is in full swing and other than some family get togethers, I am just rolling along!! ;-D

    Have a great weekend!


  7. Congrats on the dean's list!!! I would love to have a job that I had summers off. I have three children that teach and they love there summers!

  8. Enjoy your time off! Congrats on Dean's List...!!

  9. Whoop! Whoop!!! Congrats on the Deans List Kathy!! You rock!

    Well, let's see. This summer, I hope to get ALOT of the re-landscaping done here. I hope to have many bar-b-ques, dinners fresh from my garden, take hikes to the waterfalls, visit family out of state and figure out where I want to go with my business.....

  10. I tired to save chickadee this month :( Yes...I do love birds!
    Have a wonderful summer and that is awesome that you made the Dean's list.
    Lots of projects here...where do I start??!! LOL
    Deb :)

  11. Yeah! School's out! Scream and shout! I know just how you feel. I finished last Friday. Woo hoo!

    Wow - that is a fantastic accomplishment - Dean's list. You are awesome! Will you take any classes this summer?

    My plans for this summer are to drive to swim lessons and swim team practice. But thankfully that ends in July and I'll have a couple weeks with no having to get out the door to something. I also plan to work on a few projects around the house. I would love to paint my china cabinet. I would love to change the colors in my kitchen. I would love to paint my living room. But I will be happy to just enjoy this time with my daughter and husband and be happy with whatever I get done. Hey! Thanks for asking!

  12. Good for you getting on the Dean's List. It is quite an achievement especially considering you are working full time, have a family, house, etc. Congrats!

  13. Hearty congratulations on making the Dean's List. My goodness, but you are SMART !! You and your honey both!!
    Love your sweet surprise..I'd keep it, too. ;0
    Now, don't you work too hard thru this summer. Take lots of naps and eat ice cream....:)))

  14. Whoo-hoo! The Dean's List! Good for you! Enjoy your time off this summer - you deserve a nap or two and some fun things along the way.

  15. Super Awesome! The Dean's List! What an accomplishment! Thanks for sharing you beautiful gift from Bella Rennie!

    Glad you will have some time off to take a breath or two! Happy Summer ...Alice

  16. I like the card and am always drawn to anything with a bird or nest theme.

  17. Hi Kathy
    Congtratulations on making the Dean's list! I'm sure you are going to enjoy having a little more time to do some creative projects. Make sure you take some time to relax too.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  18. I think you deserve a real rest. You've been a busy girl this year. Congrats on the deans list. Way to go girl. Mimi

  19. Congratulations on making the Deans List. Hope with also studying that you get some 'me' time over Summer

  20. What an adorable header on your blog!

    My summer project is about to begin. It entails redoing some things before my MIL comes for a visit! ;-)


    Sheila :-)

  21. Congratulations on the Dean's List! How nice it will be to have summer mornings to do whatever you'd like. I hope you can fit all your ideas and plans into this one summer!

  22. Oh, to have the summer off! Jealous! : ) Maybe you will be adding some things to your Etsy some of those pretty linen hearts...hmmmm
    Best wished on makeing the Dean's List!

  23. My first time visiting your blog. Found you via sweet up north mornings blog. Love your style and will definately be checking back in. Yea for you for having the summer off . . but I don't envy you the school work. Stay true!


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