Friday, August 20, 2021
Happy Friday! How was your week? Mine went by surprisingly fast; it was our first five day week of school so the students and I were super nervous! The last time we had a five day in person school week was March 9-13, 2020!
It was a good week! I really like my students! I have about 40 of the same students from last year (they went on from Spanish 3 to AP) and the other 100 are new to me. I taught them my routine this week. I am very routine oriented – we do certain things on certain days of the week. I really think it is a good thing – or at least it works for me – I hope!
I am linking up today with Andrea, etc. right here today.
Monday night was the last dinner as a family of four before the boys left for college on Tuesday. I got takeout from Shiraz, our favorite mediterranean place. Rice, chicken, salmon, sidewinder fries, and roasted veggies and pita is what we always get.
I had a salad with salmon because I was being healthier.
I made a plan of boxed brownies.
So, move in this year was very underwhelming. They were taking a car to keep on campus this year so they loaded it up and only took one trip and loaded my car up the night before. They drove earlier in the day and I came after school with a load. Tom was going to come, too, but the unloading took like 5 minutes for my car. Jack is in the same dorm as last year second semester and just down the hall from where he was last year so he said I did not need to go in. Mason moved just across from Jack with his roommate in a different dorm but he had to hurry to get somewhere after we unloaded. So, I was on campus for a very short time. No pictures were taken, sadly. I think Tom and I will ask to see the rooms this weekend.
Everything is made so much easier since they are close to home. Mason plans to come home to get more stuff this weekend and I think Jack does, too. They are minimalists, too. So, for this year I have only spent $120. In addition, their college is now including textbooks in their tuition without raising tuition.
A year ago, move in day looked like this Facebook reminded me!
We are watching Kim’s Convenience with the boys, but taking a pause until they come home. So, Tom and I started watching Champions on Netflix. It’s cute!
The house has been quiet. I think I am doing much better this year.
I scheduled a Kroger pickup for right after school last Friday and then again yesterday. I think I like having fresh groceries for the weekend and I love doing the pickup right after school and before I get home.
So, for now I will only be doing Kroger. A Trader Joe’s run might be in the near future, but I’m not sure. I did see that their fall stuff will be out September 7th, so that will definitely go in my calendar! They do fall really well!
My youngest sister’s birthday was last week and I sent her this headband and
this top. She said she loved both items! I believe Sophie of The Big Boo Cast recommended the headband and I can’t remember who recommended the top. My sister doesn’t shop much for herself so I like to pick out things for her.
Ernie loves string cheese and ice cream. We used to always get him a frozen dog treat that my Kroger stopped carrying. I asked an employee and he said this was the replacement. Ernie approves.
This weekend I want to do this – a faster method for stripping your towels. Mine are in bad shape, but with a Master bath not done and a hall bath not done or started, I don’t want to buy any until I have made color decisions. I will probably just get white, but you know. Carolina Charm posted this and I had been wanting to order the Tyler Glamorous Diva Wash for a long time!
Yes, I am excited to do laundry!
The lunches that my co-worker Erica and I are doing are so good! Look what Erica made one day this week. Actually we both cook on Sunday and just pick one meal we want each day.
This was zoodles (zucchini noodles), chicken, diced tomatoes, onion, and a bit of olive oil and cream cheese. I told her it was restaurant quality! She also made chicken salad wraps and skinny margarita pizza this week and I made roasted veggies and sausage one day and burrito bowls one day. We are eating well.
I splurged you all! I thought I deserved this after 3 days of school – ha! It could be an expensive year, right? This was recommended by Kelly of Kelly’s Korner. It came with the leopard and I ordered the Gucci-ish strap. This is exactly what Kelly did. I”m a copy cat.
Well, that was quite a hodge-podge. What were your favorites from the week?
Happy, happy Friday and happy weekend to you!