Monday, January 3, 2021
Well…the break couldn’t last forever! As you are reading this, I am either in a teacher work day or getting ready to leave for my teacher work day. I thought it was going to be great to let me get my ducks in a row for this week, but we are in meetings basically all day. So, the work I really need to do will be on my own time. Also, we are expecting lots of kids in quarantine, so that requires more online resources. Sorry to start on such a Debbie Downer note.
Jack and Mason are home until Wednesday, so I also want to have some time to spend with them. Their college is going back on time an in person, but they are mandating the booster.
I am linking up today with Heather, etc. right here!
Thursday afternoon, Tom and I took Ernie to swim in the river.
The river was high and it’s been quite grey here. We headed home and I made burrito bowls and we watched tv with Jack and Mason.
Friday morning I met Elizabeth at Gralehaus. New favorite place! It has rooms to rent upstairs and downstairs it is a brunch place – only open from 9-2, I think – with a German-ish vibe.
There are maybe 6 tables inside and a bar where you can sit, but it wasn’t very cold and we chose to be a little safe by sitting outside in the garden area.
I got the “ugly frittata”. It did not taste ugly!
Eliz got the sourdough with burrata and apple butter.
We both loved it and I can’t wait to go back.
As Friday progressed, it got super sunny and warm!
I did a fun NYE mani on my patio with my dark purple/black and an overlay of OPI confetti polish I had. I also read and I am super into this book!
Look at these temps!
That night, for NYE, we went out at 4:40. Yes, I said 4:40! We are old. We met our friends at Harry’s to watch the end of the Cincinnati game because they have a family member on the team.
I had prosecco because I was wearing my new prosecco earrings I will show you on Wednesday.
We got the spinach and artichoke dip with the pasta noodles!
I also got sushi and Tom got his favorite salmon salad. Mason ate the rest when we got home around 7:00! Crazy NYE! Mason went to a party and Jack hung out with us.
Saturday it was warm and rainy and I love to visit my covered patio and sit in the rain.
Mason finally was ready to tackle his closet with me. A couple of the bags were my stuff. It felt so good to get this out!
I took it to the drop off center immediately and then did a grocery pick up for the rest of the time J and M are home and for the week. I am going to try really hard to not go to the store until next weekend.
Tom went to the gym and brought home donuts; balance, right?
Mason and I watched Disney’s Encanto.
We stayed home the rest of the day because it literally rained all day and it was just a good day to stay home.
Sunday was clean, meal prep, and then relax and get ready for a long and busy January. I’m trying not to be too depressed and I do miss my students and I have some fun things to teach and some fun projects coming up.
I will leave you with a few things I really liked!
This is my jam! It’s just such a good song that you can’t help but to sing and dance even if in a public place.
Have you been seeing all the CDC memes? So funny! I really liked this one:
And, this one:
Jack and Mason like to make fun of signs like this!
And, of course, Betty…
What a life, right? I started this post on a negative note, but Betty will help me to end it on a positive note.
I know many of you are ready for routine again after not knowing what day it was and after having so many holidays so close together, right?
Thanks for reading,