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All things expensive

Friday, August 16, 2013

I simply cannot believe that today is the last Friday of summer vacation. Eleven weeks ago, I remember thinking there was So. Much. Time. to get lots of things accomplished. I thought there was so much time in front of me. 

Fast forward to 10.5 weeks later, and I'm having a hard time believing the summer has gone so quickly. I did so much this summer -- two weeks at the ASNE Reynolds Journalism Institute, completely overhauled my home to make it our home, stood up in my best friend's wedding, saw my college roommate Abby get married, found THE DRESS, logged some miles in my running shoes, taught tons of Jazzercise classes, and, most importantly, spent time with loved ones. It was an absolutely amazing summer, so in that respect, I'm sad to see it end. 

But, on the other hand, I'm ready to get back to work! There's a LOT I want to accomplish this year with my newspaper and junior students, and I have lofty goals in place for them (they'll be working their tails off, poor babies). I'm ready to get back to a routine that I can stick with instead of losing hours (or a whole day!) to who knows what. 

Besides school, I'm currently working on all things expensive, it seems. As I type, I'm going back and forth to invitation websites to look at Save the Dates for our wedding. I had no idea there were so many choices. And if you think I'm kidding, Google Save the Dates (not STDs, as that will bring up something else entirely), and see how many there are. I think I've narrowed it down to two, but want to decide quickly since there's a sale through Sunday (yay for a sale!). 

I'm also looking at getting a new vehicle. I have loved, loved, loved my Honda Civic, but my little car had a hard time last winter with open highways and icy roads, so I'm looking for something a little heavier for this winter. I like the look of some of the small SUVs, specifically the Honda CRV and the Mazda CX5. So, it's time to get test driving and shopping to see what we can find. 

I'm so grateful that this summer has been so wonderful. I just know this school year is going to fly with all of the wonderful things going on. It's especially weird to think that this is the last year I will start school as Miss Saoud. But I'm so looking forward to becoming a Putt. :D

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