Hello there . . . says the girl OFFICIALLY ON SUMMER VACATION.
It’s just beginning so, for now, I know what day it is. It’s Fraturday, of course.
This has been my breakfast for the last few weeks.
I know. Look how healthy! Look how colorful! How in the world am I eating this?
But it’s true. I am eating this. Practically every day.
And it’s delicious. It’s regular ole vanilla yogurt (and it’s not Greek — I think Greek yogurt is too thick or something and I also think it tastes awful). But that’s just me. So this is vanilla yogurt, raspberries, blueberries, and some low-fat granola.
I’d love to tell you that I grew the berries in my backyard and made my own granola, but you’re probably having a hard enough time believing that I am eating this healthy concoction that I won’t even try to lie about it. I would also like to say that I do not add whip cream to the top. Anymore.
When I eat it in front of my kids (and by this, I mean I scurry over to my desk and grab a spoonful here and there over the next two hours because I never have time to sit down and eat it before school), they are actually jealous. Much in the same way that I am jealous of their snacks on the way to recess because while they’re taking cheetos and chips and cookies and granola bars, I’m usually staring at a half-ripe or too-ripe or practically black banana that I brought to eat.
So it’s about time they’re jealous of my food.
One of my girls said, “Is that a yogurt parfait?”
And another one said, “Are you going to eat that every day?”
And then someone else said, “Can I have a bite?”
MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE.
Back off, kid.
We had a Game Day this week
because there wasn’t a whole lot of teaching going on because my kids met their AR goals. It was a lot of fun and we played for about two hours before there were any conflicts and before someone got smashed or smushed or whatever in a game of Twister.
The game in the upper left corner is a new version of Twister called Hopscotch Twister and it is a blast. I might have cut in line a few times to play. I highly recommend this game. Everyone was into it. I thought of a ton of ways it could be used in math or language arts, too, so I will definitely be buying my own.
Of course, now that I’m on summer break, I can’t remember any of my ideas, but I’ll know they’ll come to me later.
This is the disaster that happened as a result of me cleaning out a cupboard. You should see the cupboard. The cupboard looks amazing. But my desk . . . well . . .
I put this pic on Instagram and several people told me this was normal and not to panic.
I need these several people to come clean up the mess.
Please and thank you.
This is the DMV.
I am thankful to have survived the experience. It was pretty hairy there for awhile.
I made an appointment (I had to renew my driver’s license because they told me to) so I thought I would be in and out.
HA HA HA.
Big fat HA.
There was an appointment LINE. I had to stand in a LINE for appointments.
When I finally got to the front of the line, I filled out a piece of paper, and then I was handed a wait slip.
So then I waited.
Once my number was called, it did go pretty quickly. But that’s because all I had to do was read the vision chart, make a thumbprint, take a picture, and pay $33. And I didn’t even get to see the picture. Um, hello? For $33, I should get to approve the picture.
I think teachers need to get in there and reorganize the chaos that is called the DMV.
Don’t let my desk in the picture above scare you or worry you. I can organize stuff like nobody’s business. Especially if it belongs to someone else and I’m not that tired.
After my DMV “experience”, Steve and I drove down to Temecula for some lunch and walking around time . . . this little place was so cute and the food was delicious. When I put this picture on Instagram, a friend said that my glass of wine looked like a third of the bottle.
Well . . . the menu did boast that their glasses of wine were a full 8oz pour.
So what’s a girl to do who just spent her whole morning at the DMV and is on her first day of summer vacation?
Mrs. Ashline says
OMG yes teachers need to fix the DMV. I was telling my husband that as we sat there for 2 hours to renew his learners permit. Which I reminded him the whole time if he could just drive I wouldn't have to be there telling him how to fix the DMV and he could just sit there for two hours and not hear me complain.
School and the City says
Happy summer to you!! Sorry that you spent your first summer day at the DMV, but at least you got it over with. I don't like Greek yogurt either – yuck! 😉
School and the City
I'm going to have to check out Hopscotch Twister! Congrats on being on vacation! (I have 8 more days!)
Sally from Elementary Matters
Sailing into Second says
YAY for being on summer vacation!! O'brian and I LOVE that pub!! We stop there to eat when we're in Temecula too! <3 HUGS!!!
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