So what does Katie do all summer?

Many people wonder what the heck I do with my summer while I don’t work. Most summers I laugh at this questions because I am so busy taking classes toward my Masters and/or getting ready for the fall to teach at least one class I have never taught before that my summer is virtually used up. This summer is different, though.

I did take a class at the beginning of the summer. It started at the beginning of May though, so it was done by the end of June. School let out in June as well. I spent the next two weeks finishing up papers for my class and making thank you cards and wedding programs for my friend, Erin whose wedding was June 30 in Montana. Then we left for vacation.

Now that we are back, I have almost two months ahead of me with no real commitments! This is a FIRST for me! I am not taking anymore classes this summer, and this fall I will be teaching English 11 which I have taught for about five years now, so it’s nothing to stress about…yet!

So what AM I going to do? Oh, I’ve got a nice “To DO” list:
I am going to babysit my nephew, Jack – who may just be the smartest, cutest 2 1/2 year old alive – one day a week
I am going to embark on the scary task of organizing – REALLY ORGANIZING – our kitchen
I have scrapbooking projects
I have card-making projects

Other than the To Do list, Curly and I have some fun events happening too! We have a fun weekend in August where my girls from WMU will be over with their hubbys and kids. The week after that we are going to a Tiger game with our friend, Mat. And the grand finale of my summer? Well that is yet another Busscher wedding, of course!

So I will have lots to blog about and lots of pictures to post, I am sure.

Tomorrow I have to take the cat to the vet. Lord have mercy.

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. hey- make some time to come hang out in chi-town with me and pal and michael stipe! 🙂 p.s. did you check out my new photo on myspace?
    sounds and looks like you had a fun trip out west! 🙂


  2. I’ve always wondered what you do in the summer! 🙂