Monday, December 20, 2021
Not sure if the link up with Heather and the others is happening today but I thought I would still recap my weekend. I don’t know how much I will post this week so I would like to just keep my schedule loose. Hope that’s o.k. with you! I would say it will be quiet in blogland, but this is when I have more time.
Let’s go back to the end of the day Friday. Friday was fine. I was glad that I did my exams Wednesday and Thursday because that made Friday less stressful. We were able to do a few fun things and I returned exams and they knew their grades before the break. There was a TikTok challenge/rumor to do anonymous security threats in high schools so that was fun – not. When will this end? Do we really need another challenge besides Covid?
My sweet twin girls in AP gave me a mug that said my teacher name by Rae Dunn!
Another sweet AP girl gave me a gratitude journal that says “Good Vibes” in Spanish.
I also got a lottery ticket! How creative! I got a few coffee gift cards and a donut gift card. I don’t expect anything and a note is still always my favorite and I save them all!
After school, we had a faculty happy hour at a place nearby called “Joe’s Older Than Dirt”.
I did not indulge in the happy hour snacks, but did have a couple of drinks.
Me, dreaming of a two week break:
I don’t know where we got the energy, but I stayed about 4 hours. I had only planned on staying for 1 hour!
This was really funny; the bartender announced that someone wanted to make a toast but the “toast” was a request for the only remaining administrator to buy the next round and he did it!
Yup, this 50 year old hung with the young ones who were the last remaining except for a couple older than me. I went home and ate a later than normal dinner with Tom, Jack, and Mason.
Saturday morning I enjoyed my new mug!
Then, I had a peppermint mocha cold brew protein!
At 10:00 I met my friend Victoria at an indoor flea market.
Egg nog with bourbon! I waited until about 11:00 – don’t worry!
We had a lot of fun chatting and shopping. We both found a few things.
That evening we had a party to go to. The hosts Mike and Beth are married and both were in my high school class.
Tom with another high school friend, Dan:
Yum! Don’t worry the recipe is coming below…
Their lovely daughter was the bartender:
Both drinks were delish and I plan to make them! Maybe you need a cocktail for this week?
Now I want to make chocolate fondue for our holiday!
It was really nice!
Sunday morning I got up and enjoyed my coffee and then did not do meal prep. It was nice to take a break from my rigorous weekly meal prepping. I did laundry, cleaned, organized and felt so free because no school on Monday! I also evaluated all of my gifts and made my list for Monday shopping.
Tom is off this week, too, but he will go back to work two days after Christmas. Tom and I are going to be shopping today because we didn’t want to fight the traffic and crowds this weekend.
Yesterday was a super lazy day and I needed it!
What are you up to today? I hope you have some time off, too!