To put into words how happy I am that it is Saturday is way too hard.
Let me just say this.
I haven’t been home for the last three weekends.
I am not going anywhere this weekend. Unless I’m allowed to wear pajamas. And bring my ice cream and wine.
I was so busy this week (we’re getting ready for Open House at school, plus a Field Trip, plus it was windy . . . and if you teach in California, then you know the wind can throw anyone for a loop) that I didn’t even have a chance to take pictures.
So my Five for Fraturday is just going to be words.
The words are going to be about this weekend, and not the prior week.
I’m breaking all the rules.
Steve and I planned all week for our Friday night evening at home. The planning involved food, as I’m sure you were already aware and don’t need me to tell you.
We decided on appetizers.
I posted a pic on Instagram and Renee at Fantastic Froggies commented that “Appy” Fridays are the best.
I wish I had come up with that.
We had bruschetta (I could live on bruschetta), mozzarella sticks, and mini meatballs.
Plus wine, of course.
We watched a documentary called The Wrecking Team which was about music, but not at all about Miley Cyrus so I was pleasantly surprised.
I was in bed by 9pm. And by bed, I mean asleep on the couch. And by 9pm, I mean 8:30pm.
This morning we have plans for breakfast paninis (I wonder if I should make this into a foodie blog or a weight loss blog) and then we are taking Murphie to the park. Steve has decided Murphie needs to learn how to play Frisbee.
She already knows how to play soccer and basketball so I guess this makes sense.
I’m going to catch up on some schoolwork. Isn’t that what weekends are for?
I need to enter grades into my grade book, prep some banners for Open House, buy snacks for Open House (I always have a snack table), stuff Homework folders, finish prepping my spring plays for Advanced Readers (I only prepped three of the ten plays and my kids went nuts for them and asked if there were any more – they love Murphie and Milo as much as I hoped they would!), and then I need to look at my list and see what else there is to do because this is just the stuff I remember off the top of my head.
The other night Steve and I were in the In and Out drive-through (I love their fries lightly well done — delicious!! And there I go talking about food again!) and I was watching all of the workers running around cooking and flipping and making and ringing up sales and taking orders and whatever else their particular job was (they alternate), and I actually thought:
It might be nice to work at In and Out.
When I got off work, I wouldn’t take anything home with me.
And if I did, I would just eat it!
I am reading two books.
I have no idea where I am finding the time, but it is true.
My friend, Natalie, recommended the book One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd (someone else likes long titles like I do!) and it is really good! I woke up in the middle of the night one night this week and couldn’t fall back to sleep and so I started reading it.
DUH! THAT’S where I find the time. In the middle of the night like other normal people.
I am also reading Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy with God in the Busyness of Life (another long title!) during my morning devotional time and it is also really good. The chapters are kind of long so I can’t read a chapter a day, but I do recommend this book if you’re looking for something along these lines.
Last, I need to catch up on Reality TV.
Currently recorded are:
Real Housewives of Melbourne, Beverly Hills, and Atlanta. (NEW YORK IS PREMIERING SOON!)
19 Kids and Counting
And those are just the ones I’m willing to cop to.
What are you reading, watching, prepping, eating, doing this weekend?
Shannon Porter says
Love your blog! I'm also catching up on reading and studies this weekend. I may gorge on TV tonight!
Shannon Porter says
I just got around to prepping my Advanced Readers plays this morning, too. I went to the TpT page and left additional info, but thought you might not see it due to it being so far down. There is a small error with the Gardening play–daffodils and tulips come from bulbs, not seeds. (I mean you plant the bulbs for the flowers to come up, they may have seeds as well, not sure.) I just changed them on mine with some white-out tape, but thought you might want to change them on your page or put different spring flowers on them.
Shannon Porter says
Sorry, it's called The Garden, not gardening
Bethany J. says
I'm currently still in pajamas watching multiple episodes of House of Cards. Perfect way to start spring break.
LIsa Perris says
Happy Pi Day! So now you must go eat pie in honor of the day. I brought report card stuff home :(. I have the terrible habit of binge watching Dr. Oz while eating all the stuff he's talking about not eating. Have a wonderful weekend.
I always think about other jobs that don't bring work home with them! I think that In and Out burger is a great idea! My coworker and I talk about this all the time, I want to be a Disney princess in Orlando and she wants to be a mailman. She's convinced that no one would bother her, she wouldn't have to take work home, and if she didn't deliver the mail one day no one would really notice. I think she has a better shot than I do of becoming a princess. Oh well dreaming big is what it's all about right?! I hope you have a great weekend at home!
Teach Talk Inspire
Tanya Dwyer says
Reality TV is my guilty pleasure. Watching all of that silliness makes me feel much better about having a sane, relatively normal life, lol! Enjoy your weekend at home! =)
Renee Dooly says
Maybe "Appy" Friday is a NorCal thing, but it happens most Fridays! What is really fun is when you go to happy hour with co-workers on Friday and then bring home appy's from the happy hour establishment! My husband can't cook like yours, so that is how we roll. His idea of appy's would be chips and cheese from a jar. I will wave to you and my other SoCal bloggy friends as I drive through your hood today, we are Spring Break bound. I hope you have a very relaxing weekend and your spring break arrives soon.
Fantastic First Grade Froggies
Mrs. Federico says
1000 white women is my favorite book ever. I hope you love it.
Carolyn Kisloski says
I totally get your In and Out Burger job idea. There are days when a job like that seems so dreamy. My husband is a Superintendent- and I remember one day around Christmas a few years ago, walking in the mall by a fudge shop- and him saying, "I wish I sold fudge in a mall." So… you are not alone. 🙂
papa young says
nike roshe run australia closed his eyes. sale nike roshe run australia well versed in this, and slowly close, kissed had very nike roshe run australia soft. Eat ice cream, I bought a vanilla, you like the taste, and nike roshe run sale I've often nike roshe run australia seen you eat. cheap out two plastic spoon, then put ice cream open, cheap nike roshe run shoes dug a chunk to a .