Happy Friday! It finally happened! Our week calmed down! It was amazing and I almost didn’t know what to do with myself, but don’t worry I figured it out!
Favorite 1: SUNSHINE!! Oh my goodness! This week has been absolutely beautiful!! I was off Wednesday afternoon to take Luke to a doctor’s appointment. He went back to school and I spent some time reading on the deck.
I had parent teacher conferences on Thursday after school. I volunteered for door duty and got to sit outside reading while letting people in the building for a conference.
I’m loving wearing sandals and lightweight cardigans a little longer. We’ve opened windows for fresh air and it feels so good each afternoon.
Favorite 2: CONFERENCES!! This is a weird favorite, I know, but it is still a favorite. I had parent teacher conferences for both kids and I am so proud of what I heard. Sure, they are doing well at school, but I already figured that out based on their assignments and teacher comments. The good stuff was the social emotional information. Both kids are being respectful students, good friends, advocating for themselves, and figuring things out.
I also love conference nights because it is a mostly free evening for me to get things done at work. I have occasional conferences with parents, but not many. As a school librarian/media specialist, I have the teacher contract so I do 4 conference nights a year like other teachers. I do love that it is a chance to chat with parents if they pop in the library to say hi. Last night was a good mix of seeing parents and being productive – perfection!
Favorite 3: HOMECOMING! We all went to the homecoming football game on Friday night and Jack went to the dance on Saturday. He had a blast! Jeff and I had a good time with some of the parents while the kids were at the dance. Tonight we are heading to another homecoming football game at our local high school. There is a parade beforehand and it’s a fun tradition.
Favorite 4: RUNNING! I am trying to run more this month and I love how I feel when I run and after running. Those endorphins are the best! It is amazing how much calmer and less stressed I feel after a few miles. Note to self – keep running as things get busy in November and December.
Favorite 5: INTERNET RECIPES!! I am so tired of our regular meals and the internet is helping! I’m finding recipes that I follow exactly, recipes I modify to make them gluten or dairy free, and recipes that inspire me to make up my own recipes.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Greek Lemon Chicken Soup
My next internet search will be for quick, high protein snacks for kids. My boys are always hungry these days and I am looking for some new healthy, filling snacks. They love cheese sticks, Greek yogurt, apples and peanut butter, granola bars, yogurt smoothies, and peanut butter crackers. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks sharing!
I was planning on blogging more this week, but all that free time messed with my routines. Oops! I’ll be back on Monday for Hello Monday. Be sure to come back for that. I am hoping to spend a bunch of time outside and get some things done around the house this weekend. Have a great day weekend of sunshine and books!