Sunday, June 15, 2014

What I Am Looking Forward to This Week #5





Happy Sunday Night/Early Monday Morning!  It is that time of the week again: time for another break down of the happenings that I am most looking forward to in the next seven days. 

Monday June 16—World Cup Matches for Group G
The World Cup started last week and I have found myself intermittently glued to a TV screen for days.  I am especially looking forward to tomorrow’s Group G matches between Germany and Portugal and the US and Ghana.  While I do agree with Jürgen Klinsmann’s assessment of the US team’s chances, I can’t help but root for ‘merica tomorrow . . . but my [metaphoric] money is on Germany for the Group win and the WIN win. 

Tuesday June 17—Professional Development Days!
Tuesday through Friday of the coming week, I will be at a professional development series at work.  Since the Common Core standards go into effect in the fall, we have a few last minute touches to put on our school’s instructional model before it’s “go time.” Since these work days are beyond those stipulated in my contract, I’ll be paid extra for my time.  Really, you can’t beat professional growth and extra money!  Win win!

Wednesday June 18—Netherlands vs. Australia
Though the smart money is on the Germans to take home the World Cup, my heart will always will always belong to The Flying Dutchmen.  On Wednesday, I am looking forward to watching my team trouncing the Aussies and get that much closer to total Group B dominance. 

Thursday June 19—Wrapping up Another Chapter in My German Class
I am already proficient in German, but I haven’t taken a class in the language for thirteen years.  As yet, I am breezing through my online German class this summer and I am looking forward to making my way through the next chapter in the book.  Also, my class is doing a cultural presentation on a German-centric topic of our choice.  I will be soaked to get my presentation done by mid-week.

Friday June 20—Finishing Orange is the New Black: Season 2
I have six more episodes to go in the second season of Orange is the New Black.  For the most part, I have been able to avoid spoilers up till now; however, I am not willing to tempt fate.  If I watch at least one episode a night [more like two, knowing me] I should be able to complete the second season by the end of the week. 

Saturday June 21—Breath!
I am looking forward to a restful weekend.  I feel like I have been going at full tilt for quite some time and it will be nice to have some time to myself, for myself!

Sunday June 22—Prepping for My First Summer Library Shifts
A week from Monday I will begin my summer shifts at the library.  It will be nice to get back into the library after a few weeks away . . . and to earn a few extra pennies!

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