My To-Do List



My To-Do List

18 June 2013


I’m a teacher.  People think I have “summer’s off.”  I am contracted to work 185 days.  My salary, however, is divided over 12 months.  Essentially, I’ve earned the eight weeks.


But, here’s where I get a little crazy. 


During the school year, my alarm goes off at 5:00 am (but, I’m usually already awake thinking about my first period class).  I drink coffee, return emails, walk the dogs and arrive at school at 7:00 am.  From the moment my students walk in the door, I’m on.  Sometimes I joke that I don’t teach.  Instead, I do three stand-up shows each day for three very different audiences.


After school, I come home.  I feed the dogs.  I walk the dogs.  Between reading essays or stories and planning community service activities, I reply to emails from parents and students.  Somehow, I squeeze in laundry, snow shoveling or gardening, and housework.


With summer, I am without a schedule. 


Here’s today’s “to-do” list:


Drink coffee

Peruse Facebook

Walk the dogs

Clean garage

Drink a beer



Tomorrow’s “to’do” list:

Drink coffee

Peruse Facebook

Walk dogs

Read The Fault in Our Stars

Do not get in car

Drink champagne


Or, none of the above. 

About Julie Hooker

I'm a teacher, writer, and editor. In addition, I'm an animal rescuer, yogi, and friend.
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3 Responses to My To-Do List

  1. Sherry says:

    Add “Go visit my dear friend Sherry in Charleston, where we will drink mimosas on the beach” to your “To Do” list! 🙂


  2. Penguin Girl says:

    Your use of peruse makes my happiness twinkle.


  3. Olivia says:

    I’ve nominated you for the super sweet blogging award because I love your blog:)


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