Monday, January 31, 2022
It is the final day of January! Don’t let the door hit ya on the way out, January!
So…where do we begin…I will begin with the fact that I had a runny nose for a few days and then the mildest sore throat for like a day and then the mildest congestion for like a day but didn’t think much of it. I got my booster shot in December, by the way. The teacher two doors down had Covid along with her two daughters on Monday so Wednesday morning before school I took a home test and it was positive. I really didn’t think it would be! Then, the teacher between the one with Covid and I texted me that she was positive! I called in sick and just did nothing basically that day. I didn’t feel that bad!
The home test:
Later that afternoon I made an appointment for the drive through testing site. I had made it almost two years with never getting tested! Ha!
I drove through Chick Fil A and picked up groceries while awaiting my results! I had 5 real nuggets and a small fry with my grilled nuggets and a small vanilla shake. You gotta do what you gotta do when you are a little under the weather. The shake sounded really good.
I got my results and it was officially positive. By the way, Tom did the same drive through about 30 minutes after me and he was negative. So, I moved out of my bedroom into another bedroom and wore a mask when Tom was home and if I needed to be fairly close to him.
I made arrangements to teach from home Thursday and Friday if I didn’t get worse. They sent my students to the library and I used Google Meet. I didn’t have tons of energy and I couldn’t have taught in person even if I was allowed, but this seemed ok.
I ordered Panera delivery for lunch and tried their new Thai chicken soup – yum – and got a mediterranean vegetable sandwich but I put it in my own low carb wrap.
A couple of kids took pictures of our class. It was cute!
They wanted to see Ernie.
Thursday was the day I felt the worst I think and I was questioning my decision to try to teach online and not just rest. But, I finished up for the day and rested the rest of the afternoon and evening.
I woke up to this on Friday and hadn’t even known it was a possibility!
I made myself a homemade bagel sandwich and started teaching.
It was cold!
In the late morning, we got word that they would be dismissing school at 11:45 so I didn’t have to teach the whole day.
So, over the time at home I had some good tv to watch.
Watch this! It is on Netflix.
And this! This is on Hulu or network tv.
And, this is on Hulu.
Friday when Tom got home I walked Ernie with him and the fresh air felt good. Ernie goes crazy in the snow. He just turned 9 this year, by the way. He still seems so energetic and I do not want to think about him getting older.
Erica had dropped off her meals on my porch that I didn’t get to eat – Meatloaf and shepherd’s pie for around 6 WW points each. So, Tom and I split those for dinner with a couple of other leftover tidbits.
I am also really into this book and I’ve been reading while not watching t.v.
And, I think these glitter manis are lasting so long…
I have been going to bed at 9 every night and really trying to get the sleep I need.
I can imagine how challenging this would be to have lot of people in the house. Tom has left everyday at 7 and come home around 6 and then I just had to be careful/wear a mask when he was home.
I woke up Saturday morning feeling great! One of my goals has been to reduce food waste and use up foods. I had some holiday foods lingering – I made a half recipe of monkey bread. For some reason, I had used one of the cans of biscuits I bought, but not the other.
And, Chex Mix with Cheerios. Did you know they have heart shapes in the regular boxes now? They have some regular o’s and then the hearts! So cute for Valentine’s Day!
And, then I ate too much of each on Saturday. Oops.
Because February 1st is coming, I want to try one of these this week but with glitter! Lol! I also plan to wear my heart clothing! And, any red and pink I own!
I wouldn’t do the hearts and the dots – just the color pattern.
Sunday morning I had a Target drive up order and I had a testing appointment at 12. It is so nice to have delivery and drive up options for times like this.
And, Sunday afternoon I got a:
Tom knew I needed to get out. We went to an Irish pub called The Raven.
a Harp beer:
fries with curry:
I got a leek soup and Tom got a seafood chowder.
And, Tom wanted a Guiness chocolate cheesecake.
They also sell Irish candy so we bought these but haven’t tried them yet.
It was just what I needed. Today is back to school but I’m really happy! I have a super busy week and so much to get caught up on, too. But, I’m happy to tackle it.
What was the highlight of your weekend?