Friday, September 2, 2022
Happy Friday! Boy, am I glad to see this week come to an end and a long weekend ahead of me! The grind of getting up around 4:45, leaving for work at 6:45 and working all day is getting to me! Do I really have to adult? Yes, I was spoiled by summer!
Linking up with the ladies here for Friday Favorites!
First of all, some business…I will be back on Tuesday for Prime Purchases with Tanya, Wednesday for Weekending where I will share my weekend, Thursday for Fashion Files, and Friday for Favorites. I am taking Monday off for Labor Day and because my twins turn 20!
So, this week has been like starting school over again because I had to switch a study hall (I just monitored the kids while they quietly did homework) that I had into a Spanish 1 class. We have had so much demand for Spanish 1 that we couldn’t keep up and I now have a class of kids that came from 3 different teachers. I’ve spent the week creating new lessons and handouts for them and trying to teach them my routines – that are probably vastly different from the routines they had established with the other 3 teachers. I didn’t have any other Spanish 1 classes, so this was all new prep for me. I now have 3 preps, as we call them, so it’s not that it’s hard necessarily, but it is definitely more time consuming to plan and prepare for 3 different classes.
One evening I was upset with myself for eating dinner and immediately turning on the tv, so I went outside to read instead. The evening was lovely, but the mosquitos love me so much! That’s one thing I will not miss about summer. I started this – didn’t finish my last book The Spanish House – I liked it but it was slow…
This is so cute so far and my niece is named Nora, so that appealed to me, too!
The sun and the sky really changed my mood around!
One day I made cauliflower rice, AmyLu cherry sausage and roasted frozen vegetables for our lunches.
One day I made Mexican spaghetti squash bowls.
And, one day I made buffalo chicken stuffed potatoes but I forgot to take a photo. This was my week with 3 meals and Erica made orange chicken and fajita bowls. Again, we are eating well!
I savored The Pioneer Woman magazine over the weekend. It’s just so good!
I was happy that Ree talked about blazers for fall.
Kellyann, I think she shopped your closet!
And, I had thought camo was out…
I was really happy to see this because I have several camo things that I still love.
I made it to the gym twice this week again.
I stopped to take in the beautiful sunrise one morning in my school parking lot.
I had not seen my friend Beth in a long time and we have very conflicting schedules now that school has started. We met at Red Hog. This is truly one of my favorite patios in town.
I ordered the best Paloma I have ever had. If you like tequila and grapefruit, you should try this!
We had to have their fries with curry mayo. These are some of the best fries in town. I have done extensive research.
We usually just have appetizers, but we met at 5:30 and had dinner. We decided to split the half roasted chicken and corn.
It was fabulous! I love this place. They also have a little butcher shop that sells other things like fresh bread from their sister shop Blue Dog Bakery.
I love my chairs. Can one love a chair this much?
This is my chair from Walmart last year – we have two. We take these to hear music or watch outdoor plays. I also like to use it on my patio sometimes.
And, this is my anti-gravity lounger that I just replaced. Ahhhhhh…love this chair.
One night for dinner I served this roll/bread on the side and Tom was talking about how much he liked it. Tom is not a big bread/carb eater, so that is big for Tom to say that. Pick up a bag from Walmart deli. They are great as a bread on the side or for a little sandwich. They would be great for Sloppy Joe’s, BBQ, and maybe even a burger. They are only 100 calories each and 3 WW points. They have a European flavor in my opinion. What is European flavor? I am not sure but they have it. I keep these in the freezer and just take one out as needed.
How was your week? Any favorites? What are your long weekend plans?
Happy, happy long weekend!