Ohhhh what a week. I feel like I’ve said this a lot lately, but this time of year for a teacher is just exhausting. Wasn’t this a short week? I’d never know it by the way my body felt Friday afternoon. I swear I did sit down to blog once or twice but I think I was asleep on the couch by 9:00 each night. But I did manage to take a few pictures so here are a some highlights from the week.
- We had a low key Memorial Day with a few friends and great food, including these adorable appetizers. Recipe to come!
2. THIS was meal prep this week……
Yes, I ate deli meat out of the friggin container on Tuesday. The lack of food prep this weke was partly due to the festivities we had on Monday, but partly because on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week my 5th graders and I were at an outdoor reservation and I needed to bring a brown bag lunch. Every year our district sends the 5th graders (and their teachers) to an outdoor classroom type reservation to engage in team building activities-camp style. We are there from 9-2:30 each day and it is absolutely my favorite part of the year. It’s amazing to see the kids come alive outside. take risks, and have fun. On those days I did actually buy bread and make turkey sandwiches to bring with me.
3- Can you see why I love this 3 day field trip!?
It’s absolutely gorgeous and we really lucked out with the weather. As a teacher, I have very few responsibilities while we are there because the reservation’s staff takes care of the kids. For those 3 days I got to hike around the lake, explore the woods, and bounce around from group to group. It’s the best.
4. My plants are defying the odds and a few are already beginning to flower!!!!
My expectations are still low because my track record with plants is AWFUL, but I am so excited to see all of my plants are growing and a few actually have buds! If I even get 5 vegetables from this garden it’s a win in my book.
5. Date night included take out and a puzzle. Very low key since we were both too tired to put together a fun date. Nolan has been trying to get me to try the Turkish restaurant down the street so he took care of the ordering.
Top- Sultan Pie- Ground beef, fried eggplant, marinara sauce, and Parmesan cheese Bottom Left- Lamb kebab Bottom Right- beef gyroOverall the food was O.K, but nothing I would be in a rush to order again, with the exception of the gyro. Nolan is much more adventurous when it comes to international flavors and he just loves the Turkish and Mediterranean spices used in the cooking but I could really take it or leave it. But it was really fun to try something new, especially from the comforts of home. And yes, we did a 500 piece puzzle together for entertainment. Now I know some people have very strong opinions about sharing puzzles, Kara, but we both have what the other lacks which comes in handy in most life situations including puzzling. My attention span paired with Nolan’s ability to visualize and his spacial reasoning makes us quite a puzzle team. It may sound very lame but it was the perfect date night in. I just love him
6. My current favorite thing about being a homeowner is mowing the lawn. Honestly, it makes me feel like a badass chick, and there are few smells better than that of freshly mowed grass. This is only my second time doing it but my lines are getting a little straighter! It’s also a great way to get in some steps! I think I hit 22k that day between my hikes around the reservation and doing the front and backyard.
Well that’s about it for this week. Nothing overly exciting but it definitely kept me busy. This weekend I have a few events to go to that I’m really excited for, but today there is nowhere I need to be which is my favorite kid of weekend day.