Sunday, February 2, 2014

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday...

Okay, people. My apologies for disappearing. 

I ended up with another day off of school on Thursday, but daycare was open. Lydia had awful cabin fever by this point, so I took her and William to school. I have no shame in admitting I returned home and did some cleaning and had some lazy time on the couch with Molly, who wanted to sleep in between my legs.

My lunch group does a potluck meal every once in awhile and we did one on Friday. We had planned to do it Wednesday, but due to the school closings, we moved it. I made one of my favorite dishes, grape salad. Don't be fooled by the "salad" part, because it is anything but healthy. It is a mixture of grapes, sugar, cream cheese, sour cream, and brown sugar.

My parents came to visit for the weekend and we had also invited my sister and brother-in-law to join us for dinner on Saturday night. I was getting impatient because my sister was running late, so I sent her a random assortment of pictures. This one of Lydia and me is probably the least ridiculous.

It was beautiful outside today, so we spent some time playing in the driveway. I had been commenting all weekend that we hadn't seen Oliver in awhile. Oliver, as a reminder, is our neighbor's cat who often ends up on our front porch, especially when we have visitors. Lo and behold, I looked up at one point and saw him running across his yard to us. Even though his expression in the picture may say otherwise, I think he was happy to see me.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snow Day...or Whatever...

We are home today due to the snow/ice storm that came through yesterday. We didn't up with much of anything at our house, but areas around us got hit pretty badly with ice. Even so, these two have been glued to this window, giving me updates about the weather.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Well then.

Nice little surprise today! 

Monday, January 27, 2014


It was 60 degrees today and apparently it is going to snow tomorrow. Okay.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Weekend Pictures

On Friday morning, I sat at my desk for a rare moment and noticed some Post-It notes attached to my file box. A couple girls who are student assistants for me had written some sweet notes. One of the girls comes in during a particular rowdy, large class (30 9th graders at the end of the day--enough said) and her note of encouragement was well-timed. The other student had mentioned how much she loved getting to see me each day. Things like this remind me that teaching is what I was meant to do.

A little Saturday group selfie.

And finally, we got new bedding! It makes our room so much cozier. There are actually a couple of pillows missing. The set came with two Euro shams, and since we don't own any of those pillows, I ordered them when we got home, so I am excited to see it all complete.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Work, Work, Work

Papers to grade, emails to read and write, lesson plans to make...

A day in my professional life.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Crabby Jammies

William got this pajama set for Christmas. While I was putting away his gifts, I stuck the hat in a basket and kind of forgot about it and then stumbled across it tonight. The result is above. I can't stop laughing-- his head is a little too large for it. :)