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dragonfly35 in San Diego is doing 19 things including…

Have a relaxing and productive Spring Break

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dragonfly35 has written 10 entries about this goal

Pretty relaxing and rewarding weekend

and the same goes for Spring Break in general, although in general I got less work done than I intended (and not that much from my actual lists). I did relax a lot and it was much needed. I also got a lot done, so I’m satisfied overall. Technically I don’t have class again until Tuesday night, but I need to get going on my work so I can be ready for class, so it’s definitely time to mark this goal complete.


In spite of feeling pretty low-key today, I got lots done: cooking, cleaning, organizing. I bought some new running shoes. I tidied some of the piles of stuff. I processed an enormous box of veggies from our CSA. I read quite a bit. I did, nevertheless, manage to avoid certain issues and tasks that I didn’t feel like tackling.

This break has been so needed. I wish it could be longer – but I’m planning to take some time this summer, so I’ll just have to wait until then. :)


was not bad, though not too eventful. Had a relaxing morning at home, and then went to REI to try out backpacks. Think I chose my pack for the trip. Then, had lunch out and did wedding crafts at home in the afternoon/evening (and watched some TED Talks). I got in my run and exercises as well.

Sweet Tuesday

I taught a yoga class in the morning, and was ecstatic to realize while driving home that that had been my last obligation of the day. I didn’t realize how much the night class weighs on me on the days when I teach it. Perhaps I will go back to teaching days if and when I have a chance to do so.

As well as doing a little relaxing at home, messing around on the internet and reading and such, I did some cleaning and cooking. I also drove to a new location to do a hill workout. It was fun to do something different. C and I went to a local bar in the evening to have a beer and a veggie burger and talk about our honeymoon hike plans a little. We have agreed on the new plan (leaving the car in the south lot and taking a shuttle to the north end, then hiking in a southward direction). I’m starting to get very excited about it.


Such an awesome day! C stayed home from work – we had breakfast together, then got our laundry done. We went for a run and had some lunch at home; then I went to the dentist and he got his hair cut and took care of some other chores. In the evening, we went to one of our favorite Japanese restaurants, where we did some work on our ceremony draft over dinner, and then we spent an hour at REI, picking out items for our gift registry. It was a relaxing and productive day.

So far

this has been pretty awesomely relaxing. I taught yoga classes on Friday and Sunday, and have kept up with my training. I started the wedding craft project and did some cooking (which is actually fun and relaxing for me, as well as productive). Otherwise, I’ve mostly been reading, spending time with friends, and generally unwinding a little bit.

Today is officially the first day of the week, so I’m hoping to get a little more productive. C is staying home, so we’ll do laundry and work on wedding stuff together.

Work stuff
Even though I’m on Spring Break, I need to get ready for the end of the semester.
  • Redo the timeline for the end of the semester
  • Set up newsletter writing assignment
  • Set up final writing tasks
  • Get a head start on the grammar coming up
  • Grade the late assignments that came in yesterday

Nagging tasks

I’m going to make some lists of potential things to do during Spring Break. These are tasks that have been a thorn in my side for some time now. I may think of more to add later.

  • Catch up on general cleaning and tidying: bathroom, bedroom, hallway, kitchen, living room, office
  • Taxes
  • Make massage appointment
  • Call about alterations
  • Computer file transfer
  • Filing
  • Wedding nagging tasks – see that checklist

The goal also says “relaxing” so I’ll be sure to do plenty of that as well.


Spring Break!

I wonder what I should do… I’m kind of looking forward to cleaning the bathroom. lol

Spring break is FINALLY coming

Next week, there are no classes at the college. I’m still teaching a few yoga classes, but basically, I have a break. I’m hoping to do some much-needed relaxing, and also to get some stuff done that’s been on the back burner for way too long.

dragonfly35 has gotten 10 cheers on this goal.


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