I am so thankful that it is Friday! Friday is my favorite work day!!
Favorite 1 – A Likely Story. This is my local bookstore that celebrated their 12th anniversary last night with author Laura Lippman. Debbie, the owner, is doing such amazing things for the literary community in our area! She brings amazing authors to the bookstore! She teams up with local schools to bring authors into schools FOR FREE! In my three years at my school, Debbie has partnered with me to bring 7 inspiring authors to my students! I have a nook, but I just can’t make the total leap to ebooks.
Favorite 2 – Sunshine. The sun started shining on Monday evening and it was glorious!! The sun kept on shining Tuesday and Wednesday and warmed the temperature up to the 60’s. The sunshine on my cheeks brightened my spirits in a wonderful way! The neighborhood kids were all outside and that warms my heart! Jack and Luke played tons of basketball and rode bikes for hours.
Favorite 3 – Girlfriends. A few girlfriends and I booked an Airbnb in Frederick, Maryland Saturday night and we had the best time. It was super cute and we brought some yummy snacks for Saturday afternoon/evening. Then we headed out to La Paz Mexican restaurant! The tacos and margaritas were divine! Our waiter recommended The Cellar Door for good dancing later that night. The Cellar Door did not disappoint. We shared our fabulous dance moves with Frederick and had a total blast!
Favorite 4 – Groovy Science Night. Our PTA hosts Groovy Science Night annually and it is one of my favorite events. The kids have a great time with their friends. There are over a dozen stations with different science concepts, experiments, computer coding, and opportunities to learn about robotics. The grown ups have a great time with their friends too! They stations are all manned with adult and middle/high school volunteers, making it pretty independent for the kiddos. This year they added a Science Teller, story teller that uses science to tell the story. He was super entertaining and educational – a big favorite!
Favorite 5 – A Day Off. I took Thursday off this week for an afternoon appointment. It was wonderful to get my long run in outside this morning before the rain. I went out to breakfast and ran some errands all by myself. I love to have the boys with me, but an occasional day to myself is always a favorite!
Favorite 6 – Running Mail. I found these on my front porch Saturday afternoon. This hoodie from Fellow Flowers is so cozy and soft that it is an instant favorite. March’s Fun Run Box challenge looks like it is going to be a good one too. I love finding a package on my front porch, even when I know exactly what it is.
Favorite 7 – High School Sports. Even though my kiddos are still in elementary school, I love going to high school games, especially basketball games. Our local high school, Go Lions!, played their first playoff game on Monday. They happened to be playing their local rival so that made it extra exciting! The game was close until the last few minutes and the Lions came away with a win!
Favorite 8 – Nail Polish. Now that I am taking a long break from gel manicures, I am back to painting my nails every few days. I love being able to change the colors frequently, but I do not love the chipping. This is a new to me color, Meet Me On The Star Ferry by OPI, and I love the shimmer and color. I always use Essie Gel Setter as a top coat to extend the life of regular polish. This is a great color for March when I am ready for spring colors but it isn’t quite time yet.
Favorite 9 – Dino Readers. This is our school-wide book club. We are reading The Mouse and The Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary this year. I love the conversations that we have at school and at home. Overhearing students talk about their favorite part or questions they have throughout the day is a definite favorite!!
That’s it for the week. I hope everyone has a great weekend! We have swim practice, a soccer tournament, and a basketball game. I am looking forward to some sunshine this weekend even if its a little chilly.
Personal: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng I am also most finished and loving it!
School: The Mouse and The Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary, Drama by Raina Telgemeir, and Pax by Sara Pennypacker