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Preparing for a Summer (Almost) Alone

Posted by Shannon L. Buck on June 12, 2009


Zowie leaves for Upward Bound on the 19th. She made peer counselor for the program, and is a student with the program. The peer counseling will be good practice for her, as she is planning to go to college for Adolescent Psychology.

Her summer courses for UB are: SAT Prep, Geometry, and Advanced English.

She will also be doing work experience.

All of the above is for a college prep program at the local university. She attended last summer as well. I may only see her one or two weekends during that six week program.

When she comes back home at the end of July, she will be doing a lot of US History studies for the AP US History course she is taking next year. This will give her a college credit, I do believe, as does Upward Bound.

Zowie is very focuses academically.

I had a laptop that I recently handed over to Phil, my brother-in-law. He is refurbishing it, adding more memory to it, and has set the desktop and everything up with a Battlestar Galactica theme. Why? Because I gave to to Zowie as her birthday gift for Upward Bound, her last year of high school and college. I know. I rock. She already told me so.

So, I intend to be doing two things this summer:

1) Cleaning and organizing most of the rooms in the place, at one per week.

2) Writing. A lot. As a matter-of-fact, my goal is to finish the book of short stories that  I am working on. Wish me luck!

Zowie is doing some basic cleaning tasks before she leaves so that it will be easier and quicker for me to do the deep cleaning.

  • washing out trash cans, organizing the dvd’s, dusting all of the shelves, washing the tub area completely…you get the picture.

The rest is up to me. And it will be a lot of work, considering that I am a pack rat as well as completely unorganized.

I plan to make meals/snacks ahead and freeze them in preparation for my very busy summer. This will cut back drastically on cooking time.

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