I have thoroughly enjoyed this weekend. Yesterday was great- I got to spend the whole day with my hubby, stay up sort of late, and then sleep in with him this morning. I even got to spend about half of the day with him, which was awesome! Although, there was one not so happy part of the weekend. My wonderful hubby, in an attempt to do something good and keep all of the laundry caught up, made one small mistake that ruined a whole load of my clothes. He washed a load of my clothes with one shirt of his, and apparently had a black ink pen in the pocket. Needless to say, all of my clothes came out with polka dots, which are so not the style.

So this afternoon, after he was gone to work, guess who did a bit of clothes shopping! I got a whole bunch of new shirts, which I’ll post pictures of this week. I also made a run to the school to do some lesson planning and get my room in order for the coming week. I still have some planning left for reading groups, but that shouldn’t take too long.

This morning’s breakfast was kinda blah. I guess I’m not too much of a fan of cereal, even thought I always keep tons of it on hand. I love how easy it is, and when nothing sounds good, sometimes I’ll go for a bowl. This morning, I mixed some Nature’s Path Optimum with some Kashi Heart to Heart, sprinkled on a few chopped pecans just to break it up, and topped it off with some Almond Breeze.


Around my normal lunch time, I got hungry, but I wanted to wait and eat lunch with Nate, who was in the shower, so I had a snack of 1 Ryvita and some almond butter to hold me until he was ready to eat. We went to Souper Salad for lunch. And I was bad. I had my salad, which was very healthy (and vegan) and some soup, which was not too bad, I’m sure, but then I got a major craving for some of their blueberry bread. Oh. My. Gosh. I hadn’t had it in ages, and it was amazing. When we left, I was so stuffed that I was sure I wouldn’t get hungry again for the rest of the day.

Needless to say, I was wrong. Tonight’s dinner, though, was pretty quick, easy, and fairly light. I split a banana with Mango, my eclectus, and then got busy sauteeing some spinach. I ended up with this:


Somewhere in there are all of the following:

  • 1 slice of sesame Ezekiel bread
  • hummus
  • sauteed spinach
  • Morningstar veggie patty
  • tomato slices
  • just a touch of fresh ground pepper

I still have to get in a workout tonight, but since I’m home alone tonight, it’ll probably be something here. I have a ton of workout DVD’s that I could/should do, not to mention DDR, which Nate got me for the Wii. I think tonight’s workout will be a combination of the two, and then hitting the bed a little early. I’ve got morning duty tomorrow, so I have to be up an hour early. Thank God it’s only a 4 day week!


I always think it’s strange when people talk about their heart, as in emotionally. I was thinking this afternoon about my own heart. Not in the physical sense, as in the beating organ, but as in all of the things that I have been through in the past few years, and the resilience of the heart.

Relationships are hard. That’s no secret. But I am amazed by my husband, who has stood by me and helped me to heal through some things that I never thought I would be able to. When we started dating, I was at the tail end of a devastating and nasty divorce. I had let go of my ex, but couldn’t seem to let go of the hurt, and honestly saw no hope for truly loving again. I didn’t think I could open myself up to being hurt like that again. He took a risk with me, in that I wasn’t so sure that I could ever love anyone again, and he bet on me healing. He was right, very much to my surprise.

Last night, we didn’t do much of anything special. We had dinner out for the first time in a while, and then did a bit of running around, shopping. Then we came home and just absolutely crashed. Still, it was the first time in a while that we had the chance to really do anything together, so even though it was nothing particularly special, it was special just for that reason. I got the most wonderful text message from him this afternoon:

Hey! I love you! You make me very happy and last night was fun. It’s awesome being married to my best friend.

I couldn’t agree more. It reminded me just how great it is to truly be loved for who I am and to be able to share my life with my best friend. I couldn’t ask for more!

Today was not a good day at work. Basically, our state testing is in 3 weeks (well, 3 weeks of school, but we also have spring break in there, so a little bit more, really) and my kids are nowhere near where they need to be. I have taught all of the material, and at one point they had it, but they seem to have forgotten it. I guess out of sight, out of mind? So now I have to review all of that and bring it back up to the surface.

I also went clothes and makeup shopping tonight. I bought some bronzer and mascara. I have no clue where my old mascara went. I decided to try this one, though, as a replacement. I don’t wear mascara much, but decided what the hey, while I’m at it…

I also bought 4 new shirts, which are all much more suited to the springy weather! Yay!! I have only found pictures of 2 of them online, and I think they look better in person.




I also saw this dress while looking for pictures. It’s only available online, and I hate to buy clothes that I haven’t at least seen. Hmm…. I may have to think about it. I really like this dress, and for $22… well…


I guess I’ll have to think it over.