What are the three things on my mind this week?
1. Sunday morning marked the start of softball season for my daughter. I know what you’re thinking. It is early. This is “spring league” season, which is immediately followed by the regular high school season which runs from May to July. For the next six Sundays, we will travel at least 45 miles to watch her play two games. We won’t play Easter Sunday, which is nice, but it does eat up the other Sundays. I almost think that softball in March should be outlawed! They had to keep blankets on the bats to keep them warm for goodness sakes! We started playing at 9:00 am and it was 47 degrees. When we left at noon, it was still 47 degrees. I didn’t thaw out until about 8 pm that night! I love softball and love watching her play, but I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a fair weather fan. I can’t enjoy myself when I’m freezing. You would think that living in Iowa all of my life, I would be used to the cold, but I am not. And the older I get, I understand why the snowbirds fly south in the winter.
2. We started the 4th quarter at school on Monday. With nine more weeks to go, we are in the homestretch!! We will pack a lot into those last nine weeks. The weeks will be full with track meets, prom, standardized testing, the aforementioned softball, and then the dreaded laptop check-in at the end of the year. We are a 1:1 school and have been since I started with the district in 2009. This means every student receives a school-issued laptop at the beginning of the school year and then checks it in at the end of the year. We have to inspect for damages, clean the computers and get them ready to give back to the students again in August. Our two busiest times of the year are the beginning of the school year and the end of the year. I still work at school on and off during the summer months. The smaller paycheck makes life a little bit of a struggle, but do enjoy the time off to recharge my batteries!
3. My favorite Pin of the week has to be this cool Ikea hack from Little House of Four! I love a good Ikea hack and this one does not disappoint. Our school is in the middle of a major renovation project, which means there are a few cool items I’ve been able to add to my
hoarding crafting stash. Last week, I was able to bring home several sets of metal lockers. Two banks of the lockers aren’t what I would consider vintage. They will be great storage for my garage. I was able to snag one very cool vintage set of little cubby type lockers. Unfortunately, I can’t post a picture of them just yet. They came out of the boys’ locker room. My friend, who teaches PE, labeled them for her sports equipment and the boys decided to put their own spin on them. Let’s just say the modification on the word Hockey Pucks isn’t suitable for my blog.
Anyway, I decided to do a search on Pinterest to see what cool things people were doing these types of lockers. That’s when I came upon this beauty:
While these are not vintage, they certainly have some nice vintage elements applied. It looked like a pretty simple and straight forward project. Unfortunately, the closest Ikea is about 3 hours away, but I did notice they can ship these to you and the shipping cost wasn’t a total deal breaker. If I wouldn’t have scored the vintage lockers, this would have been a great alternative for my mud room area. So creative!
And that’s this Thursday’s Three Things.