So it’s supposed to be “Spring Break” this week but it’s actually been the busiest week in about 27.
What do I do to PRETEND like I’m on a break?
Here are 7 ways that I tend to entertain myself and have a mock-cation… Oh, HERE, let me SPAZ count them for you in this video !!!(don’t forget to un-mute that … you don’t want to miss the annoying tone)
Here’s the video (watch at your own risk):
#1- VINE. Period. NOTE- is both addicting and ridiculous (as seen in the video above) hello, VINE App you’re a real treasure. On a side note, I act like this 80% of the time in my life (you can get validation from anyone that has lived with me). Yes, with complete sobriety (in case there was question).
#2- PINTEREST… somehow you’re the one place that I can get lost in home facials, crocheted hats and how it is humanly possible to turn a large old t-shirt into a sweet scarf.
#3- Laughing… lots and lots of laughing. I can achieve this by A. listening to my son’s weird comments, B. watching my husband do his amazing dance moves or C. doing things that make me laugh at myself (made up songs, strange faces in the mirror, rad dance moves, you name it!) I’m good at cracking up at any or all of these.
Okay, they’re not really “fancy” and I eat them at home… but I take more than 15 minutes to make them and they’re not PB&J… I eat them while watching re-runs on the “E Network” of women who live in New York and wear Jimmy Choo heels (wow, this one makes me sound kinda sad but I don’t care… it’s what I do).
#5- Watching movies made for girlies. These typically do NOT include either super heroes or robots. This week? What To Expect When You’re Expecting and Pretty In Pink. Unfortunately I viewed these while doing work… yes, multitasking at its very best (or worst). I really just wanted to watch these movies while laying horizontally, eating chocolate things. I’ll take what I can get.
I am known to create the most enormous bubble mountain in a tub of really hot water…it’s a talent. I surround the bath with tea lights and then smother my face in a mixture of Greek yogurt, honey, lemon and brown sugar. I sit in the sudsy hot water until the muck on my face dries like a rock… it’s satisfying and also presents a glow (either that, or my face is flushed from my body temperature as I’ve inappropriately boiled myself in ridiculously hot water for over 20 minutes).
#7- Pictures of Far Off Places. I have a desktop series of photos from Ireland that cycle through in front of me as I read curricula and letters about student teacher objectives. This situation satisfies both my urge to be in Dublin, clinking glasses of Guinness with the locals AND the fact that St. Patrick’s Day is this month… I try to be efficient in all things.
So… I leave you with this Irish blessing…
May The Road
Rise Up To Meet You
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand
Now, go… go have your own mock-cation… how will you spend YOURS?