Friday, August 15, 2008

Summer goals check-in

Mary Lee over at A Year of Reading has challenged us summer goal-setters to come clean.

How did we do with our goals?

Here were my goals back at the beginning of the summer:

  1. Take African drumming lessons
  2. Sign up to be a Meals on Wheels substitute driver
  3. Spend as much time as possible on my screened porch
  4. Update all my brochures and create some new promotional materials
  5. Remember how lucky I am
So how did I do, you ask?

Wait, first let me get my umbrella to protect myself from all the rotten tomatoes that will be flung my way...

Because I did GREAT!

1. Not only did I take African drumming lessons - but I'm still taking African drumming lessons - and actually getting better!

2. I wasn't needed for Meals on Wheels, so I am a "friendly visitor" - with a new friend named Dolores, whom I visit every Friday. We watch Animal Planet and documentaries about migration and sea life. Next week we are going to watch a Shirley Temple movie together.

3. I am ON that porch, baby! Every spare minute of the day - and night.

4. Updated brochures? Heck, yeah! New promotional materials? Heck, yeah!

(Those are pdfs. If you can't open them for some reason, you can go here or here to check them out.)

5. Remember how lucky I am? Every day.....

So - go ahead - fling those tomatoes. My mission is accomplished.


Megan Germano said...

No tomatoes just KUDOS!

Mary Lee said...

NEVER waste good tomatoes by flinging them! For shame! Let's slice them and have them with fresh mozzarella and basil (and a glass of wine, but of course) while sitting on your porch listening to you drum! Congrats on goals well-met!

Karen said...

Very impressive!! And, if you're having a tomato and wine party on your lovely screen porch, playing the drum for entertainment, while we browse through your new promotional materials, I'm there!!

You did much better on your goals than I did! Congratulations!!

On a side note, I just did a blog about possible read alouds for my 5th graders this year, and it got picked up by the Choice Literacy website. In short, in the last 2 days, over 1,200 people (and they're still pouring in!) have stopped by our blog from Choice Literacy, and know that Greetings from Nowhere or How to Steal a Dog are on my list. It's been amazing tracking this unexpected gift to our blog; hope it translates to an unexpected gift for you, also!!

Barbara O'Connor said...

Wow! Karen - that's wonderful news. Thanks for being so supportive.

Franki said...

Wooohooo! You are the first person I have seen to accomplish all of their summer goals. If I were ever going to write summer goals again, you would be my inspiration!

What a great summer!

Cloudscome said...

Congratulations on a great summer! My favorite is the porch. I love mine too!