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Self-Care Saturday

Last weekend I declared it “Self-Care Saturday” but after the week I’ve had, I’m now declaring “Self-Care Saturday AND Sunday.”

You with me?

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In North Carolina, we officially got the word from our governor yesterday that schools are closed for the rest of the year. And I am so sad about that. It’s kind of like the death of someone who is terminally ill — even though you know it’s likely to happen, you’re still devastated when it does happen.

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I know it’s the right decision and it’s meant to keep us all safe. But the abrupt ending to our time together in the classroom doesn’t feel right. Knowing that our fifth graders will not get to do the usual end of year celebrations is very sad for me.

Next week, we will begin brainstorming ways we can celebrate our fifth graders virtually at the end of the year. And I’m also focusing on this important reminder:

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Enough of the sad stuff! Let’s move on to making sure we take time to rest and relax this weekend.

Here are a few things I’m doing today and tomorrow:

*Baking my favorite cinnamon rolls from Amy Hannon’s Love Welcome Serve cookbook. They are THE best!

*Making my favorite baked ziti from Family Savvy.

*Enjoying time outside, taking a walk or sitting on my porch.

*Planning my week ahead and building in time for relaxation and self-care daily instead of waiting for the weekend.

*Making that list of 10 good things from the week so that I can stay focused on the positive.

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*Write letters! I have some older friends who are even more confined to home and who are dealing with health issues. A note or a card is a small thing for me but it will be much appreciated by them.

*Trying Chalene Johnson’s PiYo workouts for something new!

*Continuing my bookshelf decluttering. I’ll share some favorite nonfiction tomorrow!

*Doing a little online shopping. Here are some new finds I love on Amazon:

*these lightweight sweatshirts are cute and comfy and come in a range of colors

*this scoop neck tunic shirt

*fun t-shirts with positive messages like THIS and THIS

*buying more of my new favorite shorts

*if you like a maxi Dress, these are very cute and are super soft.

*this dress is new favorite for summer. I love the range of colors and the fitted (but not too body-hugging) style.

*to dress up your t-shirt or casual dress look, you can always add a denim jacket or a cute cardigan and some classic earrings like these hoops, these drop earrings or these pearl stud earrings.

I am also a big fan of Loft. Here are some of my favorites:

*LOFT Curvy Slim Pocket Skinny Jeans in White – my favorites!

*LOFT Dotted Flutter Split Neck Top

*LOFT Bar Back Cropped Shell. This also comes in a pretty lime color.

*LOFT Petite Petal Sleeve Mixed Media Top

*LOFT Halter Outfit-Making Tank

*LOFT Shimmer Cutout Back Shift Dress

*LOFT Bloom Flutter Swing Dress

*LOFT Petite Eyelet Cropped Tank

*LOFT Pocket Open Cardigan

*LOFT Floral Scarf

*LOFT Scrunched Headband – I bet these will be in my future soon, since my salon is closed until June!

I’ll be back tomorrow with another round of bookshelf decluttering selections!

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