Tuesday, May 31, 2022
How was your 3 day weekend? I am sorry I didn’t let you know I wouldn’t post yesterday – I didn’t know, either! I was out late Sunday night and it just didn’t happen.
Today I am closing out my school year with a few meetings and a retirement luncheon for our pretty big group of retirees. I will have to count, but I think I am in a group now of about 10 of the teachers who have been there the longest – out of about 120 teachers!
Let’s go back to Friday…I suggested to my department that we have a departmental brunch to start our day. We had no meetings but grades were due at the end of the day and we could spare about an hour to do this. It was so nice!
Do you say “pitch-in”? They are the best because everyone usually brings one really good thing. I made Krusteaz coffee cake. That is really the best brand in the baking aisle.
I worked until 2:30 and then did a library pick up.
Here are a couple of things I read on the patio on Friday after work:
We decided to stay home for dinner and I made Tom a charcuterie board. Mason was working and Jack went out. I honestly was still full from the brunch.
Tom had leftover Mexican restaurant fajitas and I had this:
New fave! I added cut up dill pickles and grilled chicken.
Saturday morning I hit the gym and did legs and then…I tried my first Jazzercise class in a really long time. It was so much fun! They have a summer special until June 6 for $143 for unlimited classes for two months.
I went to Target with Mason and piddled around the house. Then, Mason went to work and Jack went to a friend’s house. Tom and I went to the first outdoor concert of the season at a nearby neighborhood. We were supposed to have two couples join us, but one wife got a migraine and the other couple were working on a home improvement project that took longer than expected.
We got food truck Mexican.
Sunday morning started out chilly, but that doesn’t stop me! Oh, and I gave myself a bright blue pedicure the day before!
I was reading this and it’s cute, but a little slow.
I made a Spanish omelette and took a break from exercise because I was so sore from Jazzercise! I really wish they would change the name; it sounds so 70s! If you want a laugh, look up “Prancercise” on YouTube.
I also made a vegetable mixture because I had some veggies that were going to turn on me. I am really working on less food waste!
Then, we got the boat out for the first time this season!
We ordered hummus for me and chicken strips and onion rings for Tom and then our friends met us there.
We joked that we “went to” Forecastle, the big music festival happening on our riverfront.
After we got off the water, I had plans to check out Elizabeth’s new place and her new puppy Banana was very photogenic.
She lives very close to Shakespeare in the Park, where Mason works this summer.
We enjoyed a lovely night, even though I don’t really speak Shakespeare.
Monday morning was so nice and I spent lots of time on the patio.
I started this and I cannot put it down. I am still trying to finish The Roughest Draft, but I needed a break. This is my first Sally Hepworth book.
I made another omelette.
I kept reading and reading and then made a Greek bowl for lunch.
And, the long anticipated movie was finally here and Tom and I had tickets.
My Dad was an Air Force fighter pilot and joked that he was way better than Tom Cruise in the looks and flying departments.
It seemed pretty appropriate to spend Memorial Day that way. I was outside all day Sunday and half of Monday so it was ok to be in the theater, I thought.
Tom and I agreed that the movie was amazing. I was surprised by how emotional it made me at first – the music, missing my Dad, thinking of how movies used to be in the 80s. Did you see it this weekend?
My nieces and nephews were in my hometown and took a photo with my Dad’s flag!
And, they visited his gravesite. My niece put this on Instagram – so sweet.
We had the most beautiful weather, too. It was a gift!
I hope you had a wonderful 3 day weekend!