1. READ all the books I've been tantalizing myself with. "If you finish the assigned stuff, you can read the fun stuff." Titles include, but are not limited to: The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan (a collection of Medieval stories about kick-a$$ ladies),
2. CLEAN my house and get ready to move later in May. I love to get rid of superfluous crap and moving is an excellent time to do it. :)
3. EXERCISE like a mad woman. My husband and I go to New York as my graduation present in June and I will enjoy myself AND have my picture taken!
4. MOM it up in ASD style: making picture schedules and social stories. For those of you who are unfamiliar with these terms-- a picture schedule is exactly what it sounds like. It's like a magnified planner with pictures of where you're going to go and what you're going to do so that way your child can prepare himself. A social story, on the other hand, can be about anything-- it's basically a picture book which explains something you or I might have no problem grasping, but a child with ASD has no inclination that it's not cool to lick the windows. "Sometimes I get mad. When I get mad, I hit people. Hitting is a bad choice. Etc. Etc." 'cause you can't really say, "One day, you're going to hit someone bigger than you and get mauled, so stop hitting 'cause people think you're a jerk." My son needs pictures instead. :)
5. FIGHT with whomever I have to, to get my son some ABA schooling next year.
6. NOT worry about reading ahead. Too many times I've tried to get ahead and then teacher has changed the reading list and/or syllabus. Extra work for nothing? No thanks.
7. NOT worry about Spanish.
8. ENJOY my quiet time alone! WOOT!
Here's wishing everyone a very happy summer! And, to those of my friends who graduated this semester, congrats and good luck in the job hunt!