This was our Valentine’s Day dinner last Saturday. We had cheese fondue with bread (all sorts), asparagus wrapped in proscuitto, and broccoli. Plus we had bruschetta.
And wine, of course.
That was our dinner. There was no main course. I prefer snacking to actual meals so this was Steve’s present to me.
And we watched Friends.
For dessert, we had chocolate fondue with bananas and strawberries.
And wine, of course.
And we watched Friends.
If you can’t tell, it was a perfect Valentine’s evening.
On Sunday, we attended a memorial service for our friend, Jenn, who lost her battle with brain cancer. She was actually Murphie’s trainer and Steve had become good friends with her husband through all of the Schutzhund work they did together. I can’t remember if I ever blogged about the Schutzhund work Murphie did two days a week for the first year of her life, but you can check out this link. It is pretty amazing and Jenn was one of the trainers, plus she helped me with basic obedience every other Saturday. We would probably still be doing Schutzhund if it didn’t take such a big commitment. Murphie loves it, plus she’s good at it if I do say so myself. 🙂 Not to mention, now Murphie’s bilingual because of it and speaks both English and German. True Story.
Jenn’s memorial service was held at the training site (which is beautiful) and it was sad, sweet, perfect, and a true celebration of her life.
Afterwards, there was a BBQ and some Puppy Therapy time. The puppies need to be socialized and we needed comfort. Puppy Therapy is a real thing! Jenn truly believed in it and I do, too. 🙂 I will forever say that teacher work rooms need puppies.
I know it’s not just me.
Aren’t German Shepherd puppies THE CUTEST?
It was really hard not to kidnap one.
I was mad at myself that I didn’t bring a bigger purse.
Lastly, we planted a tree in Jenn’s honor and ate cupcakes.
It was a hard day, but it was also really special.
BOGGLE! Finally! This has only been up on my wall since the beginning of the year and I just now (this week) told my kids all about it.
I’m aiming for Teacher of the Year, if you didn’t know.
I meant to blog about it this week (not that you don’t understand Boggle or what it’s for, but still) and I didn’t. So I hope to come back this week with some pictures and some details of how I introduced it to my class and how one little girl said, FINALLY, I’VE BEEN WAITING ALL YEAR FOR THIS!
Here’s pretty much the reason I didn’t blog about it.
I went to bed a little early a couple of nights this week. Which isn’t like me at all. I love love love sleep, but I actually need very little to function. I’m all about getting the most out of my evenings, which includes eating, watching reality TV, catching up on schoolwork, reading blogs, writing posts, and working on a new TpT product (possibly, but most likely not). Oh, and there’s Murphie and Steve, who also take up my time. In a good way.
But this week did me in. So I just went to bed. And that’s all I remember.
Now, we are in VEGAS!
I think I did that wrong.
We flew here last night to meet up with Steve’s brother and sister-in-law who are here from Tennessee (and almost didn’t make it due to the weather!!!!).
We didn’t get in until 9pm and all I kept thinking was how I wanted to go to the hotel and get in the robe and get all cozy . . . and how in the world would I be able to stay up . . . and the next thing I knew it was 2am.
WHO AM I?
I guess, in all actuality, I was going to bed early this week as some sort of sleepsoyoucanstayawake training for this weekend.
We had some dinner, walked the strip, had a drink at a pub, and then finally came back to the hotel.
Today we are off to do some sort of Scavenger Hunt Look For Clues Tour Thing that Steve’s brother set up for us. So that should be fun. 🙂
And maybe we’ll gamble a little bit tonight. Maybe. I’m not what you would call a good gambler because I have a hard time handing over my money. The first time I lose any amount of money, I’m done. WALK AWAY, is what I always say.
GET A MASSAGE INSTEAD, is what I always say.
Have a happy Saturday!
That's a whole lot of highs and lows for one week. Enjoy Vegas. I've never been there, but some day iIhope to meet you there for that conference y'all always go to. xo
Shannon Porter says
Love, love, love your posts!
Wow, have fun in Vegas! I'm laughing at the Boggle board part – I've definitely done similar things in my room, too. No judgment. Not to mention, I love that Boggle board! 🙂
Have a great time in Vegas!!! xoxo
kelley kinnaird says
I just got back from Vegas and like you, am not a big gambler. But I had an awesome time with all non-Vegas (ie: gambling) activities. We toured the Hoover Dam, and hiked trails in both Valley of Fire and Red Rock Canyon. Beautiful landscape! Enjoy!!!
Catherine Newlin says
ITA about teacher work rooms and puppy therapy, especially during testing times! I think it would be a win-win for both us and local shelters. …but so far my administrators have not given in.
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