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Five on Friday Week 16

This gorgeous winter scene was taken in the UP of Michigan by my friend Bobbie Blackburn.

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Welcome to Five on Friday Week 16! 

  1. Christmas Overalls-We finally got to wear are super cute matching Christmas Overalls to work this week. They are so super cute and comfy! We created quite a stir. Kids were popping into our rooms all day to see us. We have decided that we will were them every Thursday for the rest of December.

    Me, Heather, Katherine

  2. Board and Brush-Last Friday I got to hang out with some amazing friends at Board and Brush. We had so much fun personalizing our boards and creating something for our houses. I can’t wait to go back!

    Krystal, Me, Jessica

  3. Stocking Holders-I have had our Christmas stockings out for a few weeks now, but they were just hanging on the entertainment center handles and not looking very Christmasy. I am excited that this week our new silver snowflake stocking holders arrived. They look so much better and more festive. It is the little things.
  4. Holidays with my Class-I have said it many times, but I just love my class! This year they really wanted to celebrate Christmas. I set up a pallet tree in the corner of my room and Alice the Angel Bear showed up on Tuesday. Alice is just like the elves that are seen all over this time of year, but our classroom elf had to stay up at the North Pole to help Santa and sent Alice as a replacement. It makes me so happy that they are happy! 
  5. Comforting and Quick Recipes-I’m beat! It’s getting chilly outside tonight and the only thing I want is a massive grilled cheese sandwich and some yummy, spicy tomato soup. It’s a good thing I have everything in the pantry to throw together one of our favorites. Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup. I think you will like the recipe too.

 


 

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Five on Friday Week 15

These gorgeous flowers were on my desk on my birthday from Mr. Teacher. They are so pretty!

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Welcome to Five on Friday Week 15!

My birthday was pretty great this year! I just want to say a great big thank you to everyone who made it special!

1.Birthday Flowers- I received some really beautiful flowers on my desk from Mr. Teacher. I LOVE getting flowers at work! It is wonderful to have them sitting on my desk and getting to tell everyone that Mr. Teacher is so awesome for getting them for me. I have been enjoying them all week and I will bring them home today to enjoy the rest of the weekend.

This was so fun and a great way to start our Thursday!

2. Two Birthday Cakes-At the beginning of every school year, we draw names for birthdays. We get a cake for that person and we have a little celebration during on of numerous meetings. It’s always very nice. Not only did I get to share a cake with everybody on the day of my birthday, my wonderful friend Beth got me another cake and pumpkin donuts to have today in a small morning celebration. Heather brought the Starbucks and Chex Mix. It was a sugary, fun filled way to start the day! 

3. Jingly Cat Ears-Heather and Katherine got me the cutest pair of red and green jingly cat ears. We have been watching numerous students at school wear various styles of cat ear headbands for weeks now and kind of making fun of the trend. It was hilarious to get a pair of my own. Of course I wore them all day! And I will also wear them tomorrow with my Grinchy shirt to celebrate Grinch Day. The kids really got a kick out of my cat ears too! 

4. Thoughtful Gifts-There were so many thoughtful gifts this year. My mom got me a pretty new Alex and Ani bracelet to add to my collection and my most favorite Zesty Bread and Butter Amish Pickles. I received several new shower gels, body spays, and lotions, and some awesome, new, and desperately needed, spatulas that say “For the love of food” on the bottom. I even received a few gift cards which were a wonderful surprise.

5.Favorite Gift– In case you didn’t know I love spicy food and I am collector of hot sauces. I think we probably have about 30 kinds in the refrigerator at any given moment. My favorite thing was a glass gallon jug of Garlic Tabasco Sauce with my name printed on the label from Mr. Teacher. This hot sauce is amazing!!! I can’t ever seem to find it anywhere though. Now I have a whole gallon to enjoy.  I will have to figure out some way to pour it out of the huge bottle. Any ideas? I want to save the bottle too. In addition, he also got me a small bottle of Raspberry Chipolte Sauce to try for something different. I’m not ashamed to say I shook a few drops into my mouth as soon as I opened it and it was delicious! 


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Happy Friday! Merry Christmas!!!

And thank you everyone again for making my birthday special!

 


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Six on Saturday Again

 

This gorgeous leaf picture was taken in the UP of Michigan by my friend Bobbie Blackburn.

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So usually I do a weekly post on 5 things that made me happy. This week, was of course insane again, so instead of 5 on Friday, I am doing 6 on Saturday. Next week I will be back to normal, hopefully!

 

      1. 2 More School Days Until Thanksgiving Break-Well we made it through another full week. The kids and the teachers are all in need of a break. Monday and Tuesday will be filled with fun Thanksgiving division and a moon phases project with Oreos. I think will also have to watch some Charlie Brown Thanksgiving during lunch too. We will stay busy, but we are ready for 3:20 on Tuesday!
      2. Pallets-I am so glad that I have several wonderful helpful parents in my class this year. One of them scored our class a bunch of free pallets that we can use to make awesome planters and benches in the school garden. I can’t wait until after the holidays to get started on creating things with the kids.

        Oh the projects we can complete! Thank you Dawn!!!!!

      3. Date Night Last Saturday-Mr. Teacher, our friends and I all really enjoyed our dinner out last Saturday at the Rodizio Grill. We stuffed ourselves on their huge sides bar that had everything from basic salad to shrimp chevichi. Then we tried 14 different kinds of meat including chicken hearts, rattlesnake sausage, and frog legs. It was a wonderful night out.

        The picture is a little fuzzy, but we had a wonderful time!

        Rodizio Grill

      4. Christmas Overalls-After dinner we decided that we needed to go to Target. What else would 3 couples of thirty somethings do on a Saturday night after drinking 3 bottles of wine do? Heather had found these absolutelly adorable overalls. We all decided we needed to purchase them to wear at school during the holiday season. They are so cute and comfy!

        Yes, I’m wearing a birthday hat glittery hat and yes, I am still finding glitter everywhere.

        We can’t wait to wear these to school!

      5. New PJs-As embarrassing as it is,  usually wear a pair of of holey leggings and an old t-shirt with the arms cut off to bed and around the house. It’s very comfy and if I am cooking and something gets splashed on me, I don’t worry about it. So needless to say, some of the shirts were looking a little ragged. I decided to splurge and order a few new pairs of pajamas from Victoria’s Secret. I love them! They are adorable and comfortable too. I will have to be careful when I cook in them but oh well. At least I don’t look completely homeless. You can see them pattern here along with Baby Tootsie who decided to snuggle with mommy. 
      6. Onion Wraps-I am happy that it is almost Thanksgiving and I just got home from crazy, packed Publix with all things I need so I can start prepping for our family’s dinner. One of the things I will start making is Onion Wraps. They are a family tradition. We don’t do holidays without them. They are only 3 ingredients and super easy to prep ahead of time. If you make them with low-fat cream cheese they are too horrible for you either. We all love the crunchy spicy onions, with the creamy cream cheese, and the salty dried beef. My mouth is watering already. I just might have to make a few to tide me over until Thursday. You can find the recipe here too. Onion Wraps.

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Happy Saturday and Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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Six on Saturday

This gorgeous leaf picture was taken in the UP of Michigan by my friend Bobbie Blackburn.

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So usually I do a weekly post on 5 things that made me happy. This week, was of course insane, so instead of 5 on Friday, I am doing 6 on Saturday.

Next week I will be back to normal, hopefully! 

 

      1. 7 School Days Until Thanksgiving Break-Well this week was a little crazy at work and I am super glad that today is Saturday. My fellow teachers and I are exhausted. We love our jobs, but we haven’t had a day off in weeks. We have done report cards, and interims, and clubs, and after school, and school programs, and pictures, and book fairs. The list in never ending! My friend Jenny pointed out that we have only 7 more days of teaching before we get a small break for Thanksgiving. I am ecstatic! I can’t wait for a few days of relaxation and Thanksgiving is one of my very most favorite days of the year. Image result for image of teachers needing a break
      2. Stranger Things-Well Mr. Teacher and I completed season 2 of Stranger Things on Netflix. We did limit ourselves to only 2 episodes a night, which was very hard to do If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend doing a refresher of season one first. I really wish we would have done that, but we were so excited to finally watch season 2. It was awesome! Now we have the long wait until season

    1. Groupon Deals -We love Groupon and get discounts on all kinds of entertainment, restaurants, and items all of the time.  A few weeks ago we bought a Groupon for a new Brazilian Place called Rodizio Grill at Coconut Point. I just got another deal for Tijuana Flats this morning which I know will come in handy on busy nights. I hate paying full price when you save money! Check out Groupon if you haven’t  already done so!
    2. Date Night-We shared the Groupon information about the Rodizio Grill with a few of our friends and tonight we all get to dress up and have nice dinner. I am very excited to try every type of meat and yummy looking item on their side bar. Plus each couple gets a bottle of wine with the Groupon, it was a very good deal and we get to enjoy some much needed friend/couple time. Rodizio Grill
    3. Publix Deals-I love to go grocery shopping most days. It is relaxing to walk down the aisles inspecting the fruits and vegetables, and talking with other costumers and employees. I enjoy trying the food samples and getting recipe ideas as well. My favorite thing about Publix though is the weekly BOGO sales. I always check them out on Thursday via the app. I get even more excited when items I need are BOGO and have money back on IBOTTA or Checkout 51. This week Publix had some awesome deals to help you get ready for the holidays. I stocked up on BOGO peanuts, grape jelly, Ferrero Rocher, bacon, and pork chops. BOGOs are great!
    4. BOGO Pork means Smothered Pork Chops-I love this simple and yummy pork chop dinner. After a crazy week and getting pork chops on sale, I decided that these pork chops would make the perfect Friday night meal. You can check out the recipe by following the link. I know you will love them as much as we do.                                                                 
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Happy Saturday! 

 

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Five on Friday Week 12

This gorgeous leaf picture was taken in the UP of Michigan by my friend Bobbie Blackburn.

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Welcome to Five on Friday Week 12! 

  1. Oktoberfest-We had a wonderful time at Oktoberfest in Cape Coral with our friends. We drank super delicious giant beers, pigged out on schnitzel, brats, sauerkraut, and potato pancakes with apple sauce. We also got black forest cake, apple strudel, and this fluffy almost marshmallow dessert too. We sang toasts,danced the Chicken Dance at our table, and tried miserably to say the name of the beer correctly-schofferhofer. It was a super fun and much needed day!

    Heather and I -PROST!

    Brats with spicy mustard and sauerkraut, giant potato pancakes with apple sauce, and pork schnitzel sandwich on rye bread with mushroom gravy, more sauerkraut, and German potato salad.

    Our dessert. Sorry, I ate the cherry from on top of the cake before the picture was taken. OOPS!

  2. Coffee-So anyone who reads this or knows me, knows that I LOVE coffee. It’s not just for the need of caffeine, it’s the smell and flavor. I love an ice cold coffee with coconut milk. I am totally addicted to Starbucks frappuccinos made with almond milk and cinnamon powder or just coconut milk. Mr. Teacher calls them my coffee shakes and I can drink a venti in about 2 minutes flat. SO GOOD! But now that the weather is cooler I am back to wanting my hot coffee again made in fancy French press that Mr. Teacher got me a few years ago for my birthday.   Well Mr. Teacher found this awesome small craft coffee roasting company called S&W Craft Roasting. Their coffee is AMAZING! They focus on single origin coffees. They’re super polite and helpful. Their website gives you information about the several kinds of coffee they offer. They have a sampler pack that you can try too. I have yet to try a coffee I didn’t like! The company was so kind and generous, that when I received my order this week, they had sent me a few extra kinds to try! I was so excited to get this yummy smelling box in the mail! This week I have been drinking Costa Rica Finca San Luis Black Honey and I absolutely can’t wait to try the rest.

    Look at all this amazing coffee!

    They even wrote me a nice note!

  3. Cooler Weather-Well it finally happened in Florida, it officially feels like fall! This morning it was actually chilly out. I got to wear a super cute long sleeved dress, my favorite burnt orange fringed cardigan, and my cowboy boots. I know I should’ve take a picture, but today was a bit crazy. I might even have to wear a hoodie tomorrow morning because it will only be 66 out. YEA!
  4. Halloween Party-I am really excited that we get to go to a Halloween Party on Saturday night. I can’t wait to play games, see everyone costumes, and hang out with our friends again. We are bringing Demon Eggs to the party. You can find the recipe here. It should be a spooktakular evening! I will post pictures of our costume next week.  
  5. Baked Apple Cider Donuts-Well I said I was going to post the recipe and I like to keep my promises. These donuts are YUMMY! I just bought more cider at Publix too so I can make us another batch. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Baked Apple Cider Donuts

 


 

 


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Five on Friday Week 11

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Welcome to Five on Friday Week 11! 

Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers

 

  1. Almost back on track-Well it’s Friday again, and I am almost caught up on sleep, the house doesn’t look too crazy, and I don’t have a ton of work to do for school this weekend, so it is looking like I can FINALLY get back on track with posting some recipes. I am so sorry that I have been neglectful! I have some really yummy stuff that I can’t wait to share with you! They perfect for fall and Halloween. I just know you will love them.

    Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

  2. Date Day-This weekend we get to go on a double date with some good friends to the Cape Coral Oktoberfest. I can’t wait to drink some beer out of a big stein, listen to some music, and eat a ton of German food. Bring on the sauerkraut and pretzels. I will share some pictures next week. You can check out all of the fun at Cape Coral Oktoberfest here.
  3. Cooler Temps-I LOVE being warm and living in Florida. I grew up in Northern Michigan and I even though I have lived in the South for several years, I swear I haven’t warmed up yet. And even though I love it hot and sunny, there is something about this time of year that makes me want to put on a pair of cute boots and sweater. Next week it looks like I just might get that chance. It is supposed to be in the 60s in the morning when I leave for work and it will only get to the mid-70s during the day. Bring on the cute fall layered looks!
  4. Quarter 1 of school is OVER!-We actually made it through what had to be the craziest First Quarter of the school year ever. I am so grateful that in the last few weeks we have gotten back on track with teaching and our weekly schedules. We have completed 3 weeks now without a holiday or hurricane day or tropical storm day off. Report cards are done! I ready for Quarter 2 with my amazing class.
  5. Halloween Costumes-Mr. Teacher and I have been going back and forth over what to be for Halloween this year. We have been invited to a costume party and we’re super excited to get dressed up. We just could not agree! He wanted gory and scary! I wanted cute and easy to put together. Well, after about a month of heated debate, numerous Google, and Pinterest searches, I am happy to announce we have come to a consensus about our costumes. We are super excited about it, but sorry, it’s going to remain a surprise.

 Coming to The Teacher’s Table Next week:

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup, Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers, and Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Baked Apple Cider Donuts


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Five on Friday Week 10

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Welcome to Five on Friday Week 10! 

1-3      Well the Hurricane Drive is over. I have been in distribution and clean up mode all week. We have helped so many in need! It was so amazing to see the faces of the people when they were told to just pick and take whatever they wanted or needed. The animal shelter and homeless shelter were also incredibly grateful!                                                                                                                                    I couldn’t get an exact count of all the items because I lost count when we got in the hundreds of each thing donated. Here are the estimated numbers: After helping numerous children and their families at school who took carloads of clothing, household supplies, bedding,strollers and more, we still donated 75 fifty gallon bags of clothes and shoes to the local homeless shelter. We donated 10 bags of bedding including sheets, comforters, and blankets to the homeless and Puerto Rico.  We donated about 1,000 lbs of dog food, cat food, cat litter, puppy pads, and dog bones to the Buckingham Animal Shelter. We collected 20 boxes of kids toys, 3 chairs, 3 car seats, 15 boxes of food, and 4 cases of water that will go to the Salvation Army. We collected dozens of packages of toilet paper, paper towel, diapers, feminine products, shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes to be sent to Puerto Rico.   A set of bunk beds and a twin bed was also donated to kids in need at our school along with gift cards so they could purchase something new and needed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you to my wonderful sister who runs the Gulf Coast Town Center Starbucks and who is sending these items to Puerto Rico for us. Thank you to my awesome neighbors who are in the process of dropping off the donations to the homeless shelter.  Thank you Sheri for calling all of the people in need and getting them to come to the school. Thank you Janet for dropping the pet supplies off at the shelter and picking up furniture with me after school. Thank you to my co-workers who have helped get stuff to the stage, collected items, encouraged others to help, and who have put up with me running on very little sleep. Thank you to my students for getting your families involved, for helping to get stuff organized in the morning before school started and while attending the after school program. Thank you Ms. S and Ms. Torres for letting me take over the stage the last few weeks. Thank you to the janitors for helping to set up tables and carry heavy items.  Thank you to Mr. Teacher for putting up with take-out food, me being over tired, and a slightly messy house over the past two weeks. Thank you to everyone who donated time, money to purchase gift cards and items, or items. Words can not express how much you are appreciated!!!!!  If I have forgotten anyone I am truly sorry, it was not done intentionally!!!!

This is me with my wonderful class and a few amazing co-workers along with the stage full of donations. Sadly not everyone could make it to the picture.

Please ignore my messy counter! OOPS!

These turned out great! They were also really easy. You’re going to love them!

4. Some gracious person donated 3 huge boxes of peppers to the food drive portion of my hurricane drive. I put them on the stage and asked everyone if they wanted peppers. Apparently many people are not huge fans of bell peppers. When none were taken by the needy families, I begged the janitors at school to take some, and I also convinced my dear friend Sheri to take a few too. It was Friday night at 5:30 and I still had about 50 peppers that I didn’t want to rot, so I decided I had better take them home and put them to good use. So Saturday I washed and prepped the peppers. I ended up with a gallon bag full of sliced and 3 bags of hollowed out ones to put in the freezer for later, I kept out a container of sliced for Mr. Teacher and I to eat this week. I also decided it was the perfect time to perfect my Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers which I did using the orange peppers to give them a Halloween touch. Here is what they looked like. I will post the recipe next week. 

5. Today is Friday. I am so happy that I can sleep in past 6 tomorrow! I am so happy that it’s Happy Cart Day at work and we get lots of coffee! I am so happy that I have the weekend to get caught up on housework, report cards, and sleep! 


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Five on Friday Week 9

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Welcome to Five on Friday Week 9!

  1. I am still super happy and flabbergasted by the outpouring of support and donations we have received to help those in need.  I will be posting the numbers of what was collected and where it goes next week. Below are a few pictures of the stage at my school. I can not say thank you enough to everyone who has helped promote, gather, and sort all of the items! 
  2. One of my dear friends and co-workers got me a Teacher Box from Penzeys. I wouldn’t have bought one for myself, but I thought they were super cool. I love the pins, the bumper sticker, and the book! They are now decorating the handle of my teacher work bag and the bumper sticker is on my computer. Thank you Beth! 
  3. I’ve discovered Penzeys Pumpkin Spice this week. I used it on top of Dave’s Killer ‘Raisin’ the Roof’ Bread that I had toasted and spread with cream cheese. I’m now addicted! The Pumpkin Spice is delicious and has a hint of vanilla,. It makes this breakfast bread even more special. I put my toasted raisin bread, cream cheese, pumpkins spice breakfast in my environmentally friendly Lunch skins. Also, If you haven’t tried Dave’s Killer Bread you need to! They are a wonderful company, doing wonderful things, and they have a wonderful product!

    I used organic low-fat cream cheese to add a bit of creaminess and extra protein.

    Lunchskins are awesome! They come in all sizes and have lots of fun patterns.

  4. I have been waiting impatiently for my DNA results to come back from Family Tree DNA. They finally came back last night and revealed some surprises. I can’t wait to do some research this weekend! I can’t wait to further explore my families history.
  5. I am so happy that Tijuana Flats is close to my house and offers a teacher discount on top of their weekly deals. After this very busy week, I’m beat and too tired to cook. They made my night a lot easier! Mr. Teacher and I both had a big beef burrito with black beans, guacamole, queso, chips, and an assortment of hot sauce for the grand total of $17. Sometimes you just need take-out.


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Five on Friday Week 8-The Gift of Giving

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It’s time for Five on Friday where I post a list of the top five things that spread some joy this week. If you would like to spread some joy and help people directly affected by Hurricane Irma, please email me! 

I know I usually talk about food and products that I really have enjoyed over the week, but lately I just can’t get away from Hurricane Irma and her aftermath. I want to help! I want to make others safe and comfortable again. Here is a copy of what has been shared on Facebook around Lee County and with parents at the school where I teach. Please feel free to copy and share it as well. I know there are so many in need right now all around the world, but one small donation can really help! 

HELP NEEDED!!!

Hello Friends. We have quite a few families at my school who have lost everything as a result of Hurricane Irma. Lots of our students are now living in hotels or with family or friends because their own homes are uninhabitable. Several of our parents now have no income because of the devastation Irma caused our area.

We are collecting items at school to give to these families with the hopes of alleviating some of the burden and challenges these families are facing. Specifically we are asking for donations of clothing & shoes (all sizes from infant to adult), bedding, household items, diapers, and children’s toys. Think of everyday items that are needed to take care of you & your family… these are the things that are desperately needed!!

We are also collecting pet food, pet toys, litter and puppy pads for Lee County Shelters affected by Irma.

In addition, we are doing a non-perishable food drive for the Salvation Army in Lee County.

You may also send gift cards and needed items will be purchased for those in need.

Anything at all that you can do to help is greatly appreciated !!!!

PS… any items that are not used by our Gateway families will be sent to help with the hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Here is what is spreading joy this week! 

  1. Back to work-I have truly missed the kids in my class. I am so happy to be back to work and teaching. Even my kiddos who were affected by the hurricane and lost everything are back more ready and willing to learn than ever! We have a lot of stuff to fit in, but we will somehow get it done.
  2. Make-up days-I am grateful that the school board of Lee County approved days for making up the time we were off from the hurricane easy to manage. We thankfully will still have a holiday break, and a spring break.
  3. The gift of giving- I am truly excited that I get to teach the kids in my class what if feels like to help others and to give not only of gifts, but of time and energy. Yes, I had students in my class whose families lost it all, but even those kids are willing to help others. Yesterday was the first day of our clothing, personal items, household goods, pet food, litter, pet toys, puppy pads, and non-perishable food drive. My students eagerly helped to unload cars of donations. They helped carry boxes. They help organize the items. They just want to make the world a better place. I am very proud of them and I can not wait to see what happens over the course of the next week.
  4. and 5.The snowball effect-I am so thrilled beyond belief of the outpouring of support I have already received for this donation drive.  What started out as a non-perishable food drive has turned into a drive to help 4 different charities simultaneously, all of them local and with all of the unused items being sent to help others in Puerto Rico.  Word is spreading about this drive thanks to my wonderful family, friends, and co-workers who have posted and shared this information on Facebook, told their churches, friends and families.If you are a teacher in another state and would like to involve your students in  It is wonderful to have everyone coming together for a common goal.

 

The hurricane was awful, but at least it is bringing people together and bringing out the best in each of us. If you would like to help the Lee County Animal Shelters,Lee County Salvation Army, or The families of children in Lee County Schools please email me and I will get you the information. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

What has made you smile this week? I would love to hear your top five too. Please leave me a comment with your top 5 below. Don’t forget to sign up for the weekly newsletter! 

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Five on Friday Week 3

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Welcome to the third post of Five on Friday. Every Friday I post a list the top five things that made me happy during the week. It could be anything from a new kitchen tool, new product, new food, recipe success, or maybe just a life event. No matter what it is, I share it with you here every Friday.

1 and 2 this week are combined. -I am so happy that this year I have an amazingly sweet class. I got to spend yesterday getting to know them. I am super excited to help them learn and grow this year. I am also very grateful that school started on a Thursday this week, so I can spend two days focusing on setting up the room, getting to know everyone, and teaching procedures before we actually start new lessons next week.

3-This week I ran to Publix for a few little things. I knew it was going to rain, but I thought I could be in and out quickly, however I was wrong. Just as I was checking out the clouds burst with rain. I was very grateful for the  gentleman who works there. He watched my groceries, gave me an umbrella so I didn’t get soaked getting to my car, and loaded the groceries into my car for me. I know I have said it before, but this kind of customer service is wonderful and I love Publix!

Also, if you someone does go above and beyond to help you at Publix, please call and let the managers know. The reward the helpful person with food! Everyone loves to be appreciated and it only take a minute to call.

4-I am happy that I get both Saturday and Sunday off this week. Last week we had open house on Saturday and I am very tired!!! I can’t wait to sleep this weekend and go for a long run before breakfast.

5-School is back in session and I am so happy that I made some easy Curry Chicken Salad for lunch. It can be made in advance, it’s low-fat, is made with yogurt for extra protein and probiotics, it has a bit of sweetness from the grapes and a crunch from the almonds, and tastes amazing on crackers or a bed of lettuce. You can click on the link and it will take you right to the recipe so you can try it next week for yourself.

 

I would love to hear your top five too. Please leave me a comment with your top 5 below. Don’t forget to sign up for the weekly newsletter too. Let’s spread a little joy and be happy for the little things in life. Happy Friday! 😀

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