Monday, August 9. 2021

I may be at work as you are reading this! Today and tomorrow are teacher days and the students come Wednesday – ready or not! It’s a big deal, y’all. We have not had 2000ish students in our building since March 13, 2020. That’s a long time. Last year we had about 700 kids on A Day and 700 on B Day. Our other kids remained totally virtual.

I didn’t plan much for last week on purpose. I was super lazy and it was good and intentional. I did finish Outer Banks! Priorities!

Friday morning I did my veggie prep. I do zucchini, onions, and mushrooms once or twice a week. I just use olive oil Pam and spices. I have a veggie scramble most mornings, but the veggies are great to have on hand for lunch and dinner, too.

I also started washing all of the college bedding. Our staging area this year is just a corner of the basement. Last year we had our old Master bedroom entirely empty for this purpose.

For lunch Friday I had leftover bbq, a small potato, apple slices, and two of the cutest little breadsticks you have ever seen from the skinny pizza dough – with a bit of spray butter. It may seem like I have eaten out a lot this summer, but I really haven’t! I have had the majority of my meals at home. I just show you the restaurant foods more!

I did not go anywhere Friday during the day! I really just stayed in my pajamas until 2, then showered, and just did cleaning and tasks around the house all day. I was really nice.

Friday was the night we got to see Jack perform in our Central Park downtown. There is a permanent amphitheater there and they have 2-3 food trucks and a bar. It is a free event and they do 3 productions during June, July, and August.

Mason and Tom

Amy and Mason

Jack and Mason’s friends’ parents (and our friends) came for the first half.

Jack was the duke.

We got there early and got to see the warm ups.

I got a veggie bowl and it was delicious. I will try to create this at home!

The play didn’t start til 8 and it ended around 10:30. I stayed up way past my bedtime. Jack is so happy to have had this experience. He talked the whole way home about it. He agreed to ride with us since we were all going, but the other nights he leaves around 6 and gets home after 11. I have waited up for him because I’m a mom. I’m tired!

Any Food Network fans? Damaris Phillips is from Louisville and one of my favorite personalities. She is a professor at a college in culinary arts and has written a cookbook. I follow her on Instagram, too. Anyway, I noticed an elaborate picnic table in the back. There are picnic tables you can use and also some green space where you can lay out blankets and pillows. The elaborate spread was Damaris’! I went back and watched her Instastories and she showed what she made for her friends. I want to do that!

Saturday morning I had my every 8 weeks or so hair appointment. I always take the first appointment of the day and it came early.

Awkward, but better.

Then, I went to Kroger to get boating supplies.

We went to a party on the river at 4:00.

I bought and tried my first High Noon in pineapple. Yum!

The party involved going up a staircase onto an “island” where there was bbq, corn, beans, and a few other things.

It was fun and I was wiped out by the time we headed home around 8:00. I got home around 9:00 and watched Big Brother with Mason while we waited for Jack to get home.

Sunday morning I prepped for the week – faux egg McMuffins, Mexican quinoa, egg roll in a bowl, and sweet potato lasagna. My friend at work is making me two lunches a week and I am making her two lunches a week. One day we will be on our own.

Then, Mason went to a movie with friends – Suicide Squad and Tom and I went to Jungle Cruise. We liked it.

What was the highlight of your weekend? I may not post as much in the coming weeks; I’m just going to see how it goes!


11 thoughts on “Hello Monday

  1. Enjoy being back, the excitement of the first week will probably be even moreso this year! And the exhaustion but the weekend will be here and thank goodness it’s only 3 day so kids!
    You had another fun and full weekend – mine are so boring so I love living vicariously through you – ha!!
    How cool to see Jack perform and he sounds like absolutely loves it!


    1. Thank you! It probably will be! Darn the masks, though! Thank goodness it is a 3 day week!
      I bet your weekends are not that boring! But, boring can be good!
      It was so cool. He really had a great experience.


  2. We finished up Outer Banks last week too and went to watch Jungle Cruise as well. Best of luck with your back to school week!!


  3. Congrats to Jack on his performances! I love that you and a friend are making lunches and sharing. That’s a great idea 🙂 I hope you have a great week back to school!


  4. Your hair is long, I like it! I haven’t done my hair since the beginning of June – I really don’t want to go in to the city and sit in a chair for two hours!
    How fun that your son is enjoying his acting career! Teseus – a great part to play!
    So, back to school, right…? The weather here is really trying to show that summer is going to an end… I hope it will be better soon. Enjoy your students, they will be thrilled to be back! In person teaching can never be replaced!
    I totally understand if you don’t have the time to post every day, but I’ll look forward to when you do!


  5. I hope you have an amazing week with the students and that the boys have a great sophomore year! Your lunch idea is really great! We will miss you but you must get re-acclimated and we all understand that! PS…hair looks great!

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    1. Thank you! The only issue is she is on WW blue and I’m purple. I may be able to post more but we shall see.
      Thank you for the compliment on hair and thank you for your kind gesture!


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