- I organized, advertised, coordinated, and executed a successful community-wide yard sale. In the process, I met quite a few people in my neighborhood and received many compliments for my efforts. Oh, and I earned over $300 while getting rid of some old stuff we didn't need anymore! It was a nice way to spend the weekend.
- I submitted my letter of request to the school board asking for a leave of absence for next year. I was not ready to burn that bridge entirely, I guess. So, I'll give myself a year to try "something else" and see if the grass is really greener before permanently kissing my teaching career goodbye.
- I set up my profile on a website that connects freelancers with individuals and companies looking for specific skill sets (writing, editing, web design, etc.). I even submitted several bids for writing and editing gigs. Wish me luck!
This weekend, I am fighting off a cold of my own (surprised it took this long to catch me!) and taking care of my baby boy (who is getting over RSV... ick!). My husband and daughters are up north until tomorrow evening visiting my inlaws and taking part in one of their most important cultural traditions. I am sad that the baby and I can't be there too, but part of me is a little relieved. It's always a lot of work, and very little sleep, for a daughter-in-law. If I was up there right now, with this cold coming on, I'd be very unhappy indeed. Thank goodness it's a three day weekend!