The Joy of Doing Nothing: Hello Spring Break!

Spring Break knitting on a Monday morning.

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As some of my students relax on different islands in the Caribbean and in Mexico, I have started my quest to do nothing at home this spring break. Many of my first and second graders inquired about my travel plans.

Here is how the conversation went:

“Where are you traveling to Ms. Pollard?” I am traveling to [hometown]. 

“You can’t travel there. That is where you live!” Exactly! I am traveling to my home. 

“What are you going to do?” I plan on doing nothing, zero, absolutely nothing! If I knit, that is doing nothing; if I read, that is doing nothing; and if watch my Roku, that is doing nothing. Oh, and the one thing I will do is talk to adults because I need to use bigger words this week.”

So, here is my first “nothing” activity: a golden slouchy hat. It has been awhile since I started a knitting project. I usually the energy or focus after spending my day teaching. That is why this feels so good. It is a moment for me to sit back, relax, and have unscheduled time. 

How do you slow down and unwind during your vacation?

 

 

DIY Video: Decorate Your Home with Wine Corks

Wine corks are not only evidence of a wine well spent, but actually an elegant way to decorate. Melissa Averinos, DIY Wine Corks

So Many Wine Corks…

I was looking for another way to recycle my memories of wines past. Lately, I have used them to fill a flower vase and to take up space in my silverware drawer. Melissa Averinos’ ideas appear easy to recreate. 

One point to consider is that many corks are now made from plastic. So, you may have to use sandpaper on the corks before you glue them together. Definitely view this video if you are looking for alternatives to your current wine cork storage

 

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