Friday, January 3, 2020
Happy Friday! I really haven’t known what day of the week it is which is the best way to be during the break, right?
My first favorite is simply the break. I don’t take it for granted that I get these long breaks. But, I will tell you that from August until December, it is a long stretch. When the kids get days off the teachers often don’t. Yes, we get out earlier in the afternoon than most jobs, but we cannot just leave during the day to go to an appointment or to even get real people food. And, you are always on. It is exhausting. I love teaching, but it is exhausting.
The unseasonably warm weather meant I could sit outside many days. Give me a book, a drink, and a candle and that is my best form of self care. This book was just meh but I didn’t have another option and I did see it through.
I just started this below. I have some more books ready for me to pick up at the library. I love my library so much and I am still going strong not paying for any of the 50+ books I read each year!
I love the opportunity to catch up with friends. Monday night I met up with two ladies I met when our kids were in elementary school. We were part of the “walkers” – kids who walked to school and the parents would gather at the back door to walk the kids home. We chatted each and every day and even had nicknames for all the parents – in a nice way, of course! So, they both have college kids and sophomores in high school and guess who is their Spanish teacher? Me! It’s so cool to teach kids you have known since they were tiny.
We had happy hour at Napa River Grill.
We all had martinis. Lemondrop for two of us!
Their guacamole and homemade chips were excellent!
Some product faves I have been enjoying as my skin has gotten dry. I love this lotion that you put on before drying off. I hate to take the time to do lotion especially when it is cold so I love this option. I also switched to this facial moisturizer from Trader Joe’s and I love it.
O.k., I am in love. I happened upon a Glade candle called Cashmere Woods at Target and then proceeded to order the plug in and refills on Amazon. I want to bathe in this scent. I want to plug this in in my classroom and every room of my house. So far hub has not complained. It says it’s made with essential oils and it is a slightly masculine spicy woodsy smell. Please check it out! I love it so much!
I haven’t decided if I will do a goals post yet, but one goal I have is to become the kind of person who wears an apron to cook in to protect my clothing. I ordered a two pack from Amazon for 8.99 and I love the fabric.
I am also trying to become a cloth napkin person. I was unfolding them to wash them here.
And, finally NYE was really fun. Our boys both spent the night at friends’ houses and we went out with some of our best friends for Cuban food!
And this meme applies to me. Crazy, right?
What were your favorites?