Monday, February 14, 2022
Happy Valentine’s Day! I will be wearing my Care Bear heart sweater today in case you were wondering!
How was your weekend? Mine was pretty great after two verrrryyyyyy borrrringggg weekends – the first was my Covid weekend and the second was the snow/ice weekend.
I made it through a 5 day in person teaching week, ya’ll! I will consider that a major win! It was actually a really great week. I love my students. It’s time to take the masks off very soon, though. This is my opinion and I’m sticking with it. My sister in Indiana has been mask-less and my sister in Ohio gets to take off the mask today! I’m so stinking sick of talking about Covid but I also think it odd when bloggers don’t address it (again – just my opinion). I need to see smiles and they need to see mine. I have way more reasons, but that’s all I’m gonna say.
After school, Erica, Elizabeth and I went to happy hour. It had been about 3 weeks since the last time we got together for a happy hour. We picked an upscale pizza place near school that has really great apps and cocktails and a happy hour discount.
I got a really good lemon basil cocktail that just sounded good.
These are homemade potato chip nachos!
And, pretzels and beer cheese!
We only stayed for about an hour and then I went home and sat outside for a bit.
Dinner was tomato soup and grilled cheese for Tom and a frittata and salad for me. My dinner was very close to zero WW points after the indulgent happy hour. I went to bed at 9!
Saturday morning I finished this:
I really enjoyed it! I have enjoyed all of this duos’ books.
Ok – follow up… some of you sent me this information and I saw it a couple of other places. The sweater I ordered from Target was quite controversial because it would have had to have been made in a sweat shop for the price they were charging (and I’m sure that is not the only piece of fast fashion and that’s why I really do want to do better with this). I had already ordered it when I heard that. Then, my order was on the way and then it wasn’t so I figured it was out of stock, which was fine. Then, it mysteriously appeared on my doorstep.
It is really short and the sleeves are really long. It was kinda scratchy material. Anyway, I was gonna return it anyway after all of that. So, I went to Target Saturday morning.
I came home with Pixi brand eye patches and I’m in love. Why haven’t I known about these?
They are kinda hard to get in the exact right place but I really saw a difference! Love! I can’t wait to find some less expensive options. Leave me a rec if you have one. They Pixi brand costs $24 and maybe I will only use if I’m going out? So, I love the texture and the feel and they really made a difference so maybe that’s not a bad price.
I also went through the car wash which was much needed!
I was just so happy to be out on a Saturday morning running errands! Isn’t that weird? I think because Monday through Friday were like groundhog day it was such a treat. I get up at 5:00, leave the house at 6:45, get home between 2:45-4:00 depending on meetings and other stuff.
So, Target, car wash, and then Trader Joe’s and I was home by like 9:00 a.m.!
Tomorrow I will show you what I picked at Trader Joe’s! I hadn’t been since maybe December? I have kinda been avoiding it because there are so many temptations there. I want to buy all the fun treats.
So, I unloaded, cleaned, made my breakfast, took a shower, and then sat down to watch a movie and paint my nails. I did three coats of Essie marshmallow.
I watched most of the movie on Amazon Prime called I Want You Back. Oh my gosh – I don’t know if it was just my mood but I laughed out loud multiple times in my house alone. Let me know if you watched it and what you thought. I ran out of time to finish it because Tom and Ernie got home and I didn’t get back to it, but I can’t wait.
Our washer died Friday and Tom took one for the team and went hunting for a replacement that was in stock. He only had luck at a locally owned place (that’s better in my book anyway!) and even though our dryer still works, we decided to buy a new set for the new(ish) mudroom. They said that these appliances only last about 8 years now! So, we went with LG stainless front loaders and they will be delivered Thursday.
Jack and Mason came home together around 3:00! I made snacks and we watched some t.v. and chatted. I hadn’t had both of them home together in quite awhile.
We had reservations at the Irish restaurant The Raven with my high school friends that had come to town. These people all graduated together!
I had the leek and potato soup and
a decomposed salad – yum!
The occasion was that one of the friends was playing in his band but it didn’t start until 9:00 which means later than that!
It was sooooooo loud and soooooo packed. I didn’t make it very long. I was also anxious to get home to my kids and spend more time with them.
Sunday morning meal prep! I decided to do 2 point breakfast burritos this week:
It is just a bit of cheese, egg, and roasted potato. I forgot to get turkey sausage crumbles to add.
All read to grab and go!
I roasted broccoli along with more potatoes:
I made my mushroom and onion mixture:
I made a couple of scrambled eggs with this mixture for breakfast:
And, I started this book:
There was a lot of excitement about the Superbowl around here as the home of the Cincinnati Bengals are pretty close to here. Why does the game have to be on a Sunday? We always have lots of tired students on the Monday after Superbowl and combined with Valentine’s Day?!?!?!? Send positive thoughts to teachers everywhere!
What was the highlight of your weekend? I hope you had a great one!