Ten Things I Loved In June 2013

For the last few months I have been doing these reflection posts after being inspired by Rosie’s. Taking time each month to reflect on the good things that happen each day/week/month has done wonders for my ability to actually stop and notice the good stuff. 

ten things june 2013

Ten Things I Loved In June

Things I/We Did

1.      School’s Out for Summer! Having a teacher husband makes for super sweet summer break times. Can you say spontaneous family road trips to the Bay Area when it gets to be 100 degrees?

Also not really knowing the days of the week is kind of awesome.

2.      Swimming pool business meetings. Possibly the best thing that has ever happened. I love talking business and I love standing in a swimming pool on a hot day. Yup, standing. A glorious combination.

Also recommended: reading whilst standing in a swimming pool.

3.     Curvy Yoga Certification, baby! In case you haven’t heard, I completed my Curvy Yoga certification. I’m busy setting up some yoga for all bodies workshops and scheduling one-on-one sessions. If this is something you are interested in, contact me as soon as possible to get on the schedule!

4.     Roamed rural Minnesota for a week with the grandparents. We played endless games of cards and board games, got schooled hard in ladder ball, ate popsicles on the deck, got chewed on by mosquitoes, caught lots of fish, cruised the lake on the boat with the two-year old driving (with grandpa), continuously ate crackers on all the flights (baby) and pretty much unplugged for a whole week (mama). All in all a seriously excellent trip. Hooray for Minnesota!

5.     Escaped the blisteringly hot valley into the cool Bay Area – two weekends in a row. Point Isabel, Tilden Botanical Gardens, Redwood Valley Railway (aka Steam trains in Tilden), Fernandez Park, Cheese Park (LaMoine), Cordenesis Park…. love, love, love them all. Thank goodness for living so close to the Bay.

Products and Services I Dug:

6.   PicMonkey. I love this service. You can do so much photo fun stuff for free. If you haven’t tried it yet, do it.

7.    Feedly. With one click of a button in a Dairy Queen parking lot I was able to transfer my entire Google Reader(RIP)  blog roll. That’s some service!

8.    Windows Movie Maker. Have I mentioned the yoga video part of The Healthy, Happy, Sane Teacher program? No? That’s because I wasn’t sure how to make it a reality until I downloaded this program. Can you say totally intuitive and ridiculously easy to use?

In My Blog Reader

9.     The Healthy, Happy, Sane Teacher is having an Independence Day Sale! Rosie said it best:

The Healthy, Happy, Sane Teacher  is the program we both needed most when we were teachers trying to navigate lesson plans and life plans and coming up short on the life part over and over and over again.  We know that we aren’t the only teachers who put themselves last in order to put everything else in their school building first.  And we also know, even though we didn’t back then, that it doesn’t have to be that way.  You can still totally kill it in the classroom without killing yourself.

10.     .What To Do When People Disappoint You (Or Act Like A-holes or Dillwads) by my favorite, Yes and Yes.


Are you a teacher or know one who loves teaching, but wants to have more work balance in their life? Have you heard about The Healthy, Happy, Sane Teacher: Sustainable Self-Care for A Successful School Year? Check it out!

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So what are you loving lately? I’m always on the lookout for what is delicious in food, drink, fashion, and life. Leave me your favorites in the comments or write a post of your own and link back here.

Image Source: v3 original of me and my kid playing at the park.

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