Monday, August 2, 2021
Hello Monday! I’m linking up today with Heather, Tanya, and more here.
I’m not really happy to see this Monday because It’s my last one before I start back full time a week from now. I love my job, but once I get on that train it is a long and sometimes arduous journey. Fellow teachers know what I’m talking about!
I had a really good weekend after a hard week.
Friday night we played host to some people on our boat. We rarely take the boat out in the evenings and every time we do we question why we don’t do it more often! So, my high school friend connected us with a 27 year year old new to town named Hooks. You may remember me taking him to the flea market. So, Hooks, my high school friend Dan (who is also helping him to connect here in town) and his wife Kara, and my co-worker Elizabeth and her boyfriend Andrew all came out. Elizabeth and Andrew are close to Hooks’ age so I’ve been trying to connect them, as well.
The young crowd:
Hooks, Andrew, and Elizabeth
Dan and Kara (part of the old group – sorry!)
Elizabeth and I (part of the old group). Tom is in the background talking to….
Jenny, another high school friend who happened to be at Captain’s Quarters. I went to high school an hour from here, by the way. Dan and Jenny are loyal readers of this blog. Thanks, guys! Dan called this photo “#blogworthy” so I had to include it. Dan may very well be the only male reader I have.
I ordered a grilled fish (#healthy) with fries (#balance). I only ate 5 fries and then I made the young people eat them.
And, I made up for the lost calories in Trulys, a blueberry seltzer that Andrew gave me, and this Unicorn Fart beer.
This is why we should go out in the evening more!
Hooks and Andrew got the full tour of the downtown from the water. We had charcuterie and apps that everyone brought and then ordered food at our riverside restaurant. We toured a bit more before heading back. I think we were out from 6-9:30.
Jack and Mason went to Shakespeare in the Park to see Henry V. They said it was awesome. Now, Jack’s show opens this week – Midsummer Night’s Dream. They start so late because they are outdoors – 8:00 and run until almost 11:00. Don’t they know I go to bed early? Hopefully they won’t have rain.
Saturday I was pretty lazy. I did start Outer Banks Season 2 so I will be able to relate to my students. Just kidding – I really do like it.
It really irritates me that they say “John B”. I guess that is his name, but how about just “John” sometimes? ” J.B.”?
Well, my hydrangea and I are in sync. She has flowered most of my summer and now as my summer is fading, so is she. I appreciate her solidarity. See ya next season, beauty.
Saturday night was so much fun. Jack and Mason stayed home with sushi and Tom and I took our sushi and sushi for our friends to a neighborhood that was having a concert.
I also bought a frose (frozen rose).
We all took our shoes off to practice “earthing”. Have you heard of this? It’s about the connection of the human body and the earth and if you go barefoot you can reap the energy from the ground. Anyhow, it can’t hurt – unless you step on a yellowjacket or a nail and impale your foot. Friday I had gotten a pedicure with “Funny Bunny” which I heard is being discontinued. My feet look especially “Flintstone” in this photo and for that I apologize.
People were up and dancing and it was so nice to see.
Sunday Tom, Ernie, and I went out on the boat. Jack and Mason had two friends over to play games.
Then, Tom and I saw a late afternoon movie – Snake Eyes. It wasn’t very good but I like Henry Golding from Crazy Rich Asians.
It was a full weekend.
Today as you are reading this I will be doing my classroom set up. We get a day’s pay for doing it and we get to pick which day we do it. It’s very nice.
Our school board voted that we will be going back in masks regardless of vaccination status. Then, we got word that all student desks must be facing the same direction and we needed to get as close to 3 feet apart for the desks as we can. I usually do a horseshoe shape with my desks to make it more communicative. My sister wanted to know if the students would be allowed to turn their heads.
Maybe I was naive, but I didn’t think we would have to wear masks if we were vaccinated. At the high school level, every single person has been offered the vaccine. Darn you, Delta variant. You can go away!
What was the highlight of your weekend? Is your summer coming to a close?
I would love to hear!