I think it’s safe to say that we are actually back into routine mode now. With only one day of school last Thursday and then a snow day on Friday, it basically feels like we haven’t gone back to school yet, which is a-okay with me. Long live Christmas break!
A lot of marvelous things went on this weekend, so the extra day off was definitely welcomed. Can Friday just be added to the weekend?
Linking up with the fabulous Katie for Marvelous in My Monday!
Here’s how my weekend looked:
Snuggling up by the space heater.
These things are called space heaters because they look like UFOs, right? I love it because it warms me up (if I hog it and sit right in front of it), but it also creeps me out. Whenever it heats up, it makes a weird metallic noise that is like a sound effect from a horror movie….Which means it has to be from outer space.
Sledding with Ben!
I cried on Friday night because Ben left for college on Saturday morning after staying with us for a whole semester while he was doing his work-study program here. Our last bro-sis quality time before he left was sledding, something we’ve done since we were nuggets. It was not the most successful round of sledding (we think we’re getting too heavy), but I just loved spending time with him. *tear*
De-grossifying our floors.
I try to help clean the floors in our highest traffic areas regularly, because they can get nasty really quickly. I just wish I had some birds to come sing on my shoulders and other creatures of the forest as cleaning buddies.
Discovering the InstaFood app.
My mom heard of this app from a friend, and she wanted me to buy it to try it out (ya know, since we’re basically food photographers now). It’s a pretty fun app if you love taking pictures of your food (especially at restaurants, since it shows the location and time of where you took your food picture). It does cost $1.99, which is $1.99 more than we usually spend on apps, so this is for strict food enthusiasts only. 😉
Epiphany (Three Kings Day)!
This is the cover of my prayer book for this month (we subscribe to Magnificat if any Catholics were wondering), and the king with the green sleeves made me laugh. It totally looks like he’s saying, “Imma hook Baby Jesus up with some frankincense.”
Sunday was also the first day back at religious education after the break. I did a mini lesson on Epiphany with my third graders, and we did a game where one student hides a small paper clip (representing Baby Jesus) somewhere in the room while another student stands outside so he/she doesn’t see where it is hidden. Then the student outside comes back into the room and the other students give hints to help him/her find the paper clip by saying “The star is dim….getting brighter…VERY bright!” I got the game idea from online somewhere, and they enjoyed it! That’s a big win in my book, because I feel like I can easily start lecturing to those poor third graders.
Surprise birthday dinner for one of my best friends, Daliza.
I didn’t actually get any pictures, except for my food. Whoops.
We went to The Cheesecake Factory, and I ordered the chicken, pear, blue cheese, and endive salad. It was delicious!
Afterwards, we tried finding a frozen yogurt place, but all of them were closed. So instead, we went to ShopRite and bought a carton of Yoplait peach froyo to share. Straight from the carton, baby.
First company rehearsal of 2014.
I have no pictures of this, but yesterday, it was back to Sunday brunch and a four hour rehearsal with our new choreographer. I missed dancing with my girls!
A lovely lady pinned the Daily Moves and Grooves banner onto her “Favorite Blogs” board. Sometimes, I still can’t believe people actually read my blog. Thanks so much, Ms. Unruh! This put a huge smile on my face. And thank you, everyone who reads this little blog of mine 🙂
Those are the highlights! Of course, I loved the less exciting, but equally marvelous things that went on: avocado toast (twice!), watching Youtube videos, reading blogs, working out, and spending time with my family.
Hope you all have a great week!
So tell me:
Do you use space heaters?
Do/Did you like sledding?
Tell me three things you loved about this weekend!