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Spring Break 2021 Goals

 Spring break 2021 has arrived and I will not be traveling. It does not have much to do with Covid, I just prefer to not travel at this time of year. I usually save travel and vacations for the summer. So this means my spring break will take place in good old Brownstown Township this year, as usual. Here is what I have planned for my week "off."

  • Finish and review my March Read of the Month, Nick
  • Clean and organize my home office
  • Walk every day, but Thursday looks quite awful here in the downriver final blast of winter for everyone that remained in Michigan for spring break
  • Shop for new shoes; all this walking means it is time for new shoes. Also, middle school track starts a week from today so this coach needs new shoes
  • Find a book for my April Read of the Month
  • Go back to camera shopping. This is something I was doing way back in November and put on hold. I think I will treat myself to a new camera in June for Father's Day.
  • Watch John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise on Peacock. It pops up everytime I turn on my television so I might as well give it watch.

7 mile walk last Saturday in Lake Erie Metropark

I think that seems like a pretty reasonable list. The week will go fast, but so will the remainder of the school year, especially once coaching is added to my daily mix. June 11th will be here before I know it and then I have quite the break. Be safe everyone and have a great spring break.....wherever you are celebrating.


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