opalmirror (opalmirror) wrote,

Summer planning

It's finals crunch time... a big final project due Tuesday, and exam Wednesday, and a lot of homework. I'm excited about where school is leading me, but it does require making it a priority. Priority wrestling is on my mind, as I figure out what I'm going to do with my Summer. The contenders are school, old home, new home, and outdoor activity.

First, a sidebar of celebration: So far this year I have determined a new life direction, moved all my essential things to a new home life which is going very well, my relationship has grown so much, proving to be all I had hoped it would be, and my first term of school looks like it will be a big success. I feel happy and fulfilled!

School has gone great. Next on the program study course list are Massage I, Hydrotherapy and Anatomy/Physiology/Pathology II. I would dive into it for Summer quarter if I felt I could afford to make it my top priority. Analysis: The courses will still be there in Fall, so aside from installing a quarter of delay, I don't think it will hurt to take the quarter off if other things are more important. I can review course requirements and make sure to take one class in Summer if it eases scheduling for Fall.

Old home: Over the last eight weeks my previously-inhabited home has slipped further and further from my mind. This project has been hung up on 1) me getting my stuff out of it, and 2) some minor repairs/cleanup to prep it for sale. My friend Valerie is planning a garage sale for the next weekend, at her home in Clackamas... I thought that may be a good option, but all that has stalled due to priorities at my new home (school and unpacking are higher than old house). Analysis: I need to prioritize getting it in shape for sale. Unpacking is a lower priority than emptying and repairs so it can be marketed. I can garage sale from Katrina's place, the more local to where I sleep, the better. In the interim, storage options may help.

New home: Office, pantry, books and most of the hobby stuff are all unpacked and in use. Several additional boxes are staged for unpacking in office and kitchen, primarily. Garage, tools, and artwork also are still packed or haven't made it all here yet. Some of the packed items have been awaiting time when school and other activities are at a lull and Katrina is around (esp. for kitchen stuff).

Outdoor activity: I have a garden to dig for the dahlias, which I believe will live on the strip of land between the front yard grass and trees and the alley that goes down the South strip of the property to the neighbor's houses behind. The dahlias are awaiting their new home and soil, all here and in bags in the garage. I'm also wanting to get some time in Central Oregon soon, and later in the summer camping and backpacking.

Other stuff: I heard from my youngest niece, Carol, who is getting married in Las Vegas in mid-July... and am looking forward to joining family there. This will give Katrina a chance to meet my Las Vegas family too!

So, looks like I have my priorities together. School may have to wait a bit, but I'll be less distracted and have the house sale project underway (I hope) three months from now, and be able to study knowing that its going to get resolved. I'm very excited about this coming to pass!
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