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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.

        Remember it’s the little things that count! Have a wonderful weekend and don’t forget to share your top 5 below. Also don’t forget to sign up for weekly emails!

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.                                                                 
      Remember it’s the little things that count! Have a wonderful weekend and don’t forget to share your top 5 below. Also don’t forget to sign up for weekly emails!

Happy Saturday! 

 

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Five on Friday Week 13

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Welcome to Five on Friday Week 13! 

 

    1. The weekend is here-Well this week was a little crazy at work and I am super glad that today is Friday. My fellow teachers and I have been dealing with pre-Halloween excitement, Halloween candy overload, then sugar crashes, all on top of the book fair being in the media center selling dozens of little trinkets and invisible ink pens. I also did an owl pellet dissection in small groups with my class. They LOVED it!!!! I was super grateful to have a few wonderful parent volunteers. It’s been fun every everyone this week, but I’m exhausted! I can’t wait to sleep in past 6 on Saturday!
    2. Free pickle buckets-So it was brought to my attention that my school garden would be torn up over our holiday break. I have several plants that were killed in the hurricane, but even more plants that I have planted in tire flower beds that were thriving. In order to save the plants and to be able to continue to keep the garden growing, I was tasked with finding planters without spending any money. I happened to be driving through a parking lot this week that has a McAllisters when I saw a man pushing a cart filled with buckets. I was instantly inspired. I quickly drove over to the man, who turned out to be the manager of McAllisters. We struck up a conversation and he offered to save all of the pickle buckets for me. The buckets are white and will make excellent planters. Best of all they are FREE!

  1. Stranger Things and relaxing-I am super excited to binge watch season 2 of Stranger Things on Netflix with Mr. Teacher this weekend and relax. Last weekend was busier than we had anticipated. We had a great time at the Halloween party. Mr. Teacher doesn’t want his identity revealed, but here we are, all dressed up. We were Bob Ross and a happy tree with our pal Chippy. 
  2. Grilled Cheese-Today is actually National Sandwich Day. We celebrated early this week with this super yummy Brie, Cabot Sharp Cheddar, Granny Smith apple, and Dave’s Killer Raisin the Roof Bread. It was awesome! I will post the official recipe this weekend, I just honestly don’t have the energy to do it right now. I know you will love this comforting grilled cheese. 
  3. Anniversay-November 1 marks the 3rd anniversary of Mr. Teacher and I becoming an item. It’s been a wonderful 3 years and we are looking forward to many more happy years together. I would like to again thank our wonderful co-workers for hooking us up. You did a great job!

Remember it’s the little things that count! Have a wonderful weekend and don’t forget to share your top 5 below. Also don’t forget to sign up for weekly emails!

Happy Friday! 

 

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Thankful on Thursday-Irma’s Impact

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Over the last week everyone in Florida has been under an insane amount of stress. We were scared for our homes, our pets, our friends, and our families. We have prepped and planned and waited for hours to find out when and where the worst of Irma would hit. We are grateful that it wasn’t worse. We are exhausted. We have been without sleep and without power. We have seen the worst of humanity with cruel individuals leaving animals out to die in the storm and people looting businesses and homes, but we have also seen people come to our rescue. We have seen neighborhoods come together to help one another to help humans and animals alike and that has been really refreshing.

Normally, I would post a recipe on Tuesdays, a blog post with another recipe on Thursday, and then my usually Five on Friday post, but needless to say this last week or so has been a little messed up.  Since I do not have wifi, I am using my iPhone as a hotspot just long enough so I can get this message out to everyone. I just need feel the overwhelming need to say I am thankful.

  1. I lost my precious kitty, Baby Turbo on Friday before the storm hit. I am thankful that I had his last few days on earth off from work. Yes, I was busy prepping,but we got to play and snuggle a few extra times because I was home. If you have been following me, you know he has been terminally ill for several months. His medicine quit working and his little heart just couldn’t take it any more. 
  2. I am thankful for the vets at Specialized Veterinary Services who quickly helped Turbo pass over without having to suffer any more.
  3. I am thankful for the generous and kind manager at Panera. I do not know your name, but when you saw that I was crying, you gave Mr. Teacher and I some free scones and that really did help. Losing a pet is hard enough. Losing a pet while prepping for a hurricane is worse!
  4. I am so very thankful that the hurricane was not worse. I know many lost everything, but somehow my family and friends made it out with minimal damages. We are all alive and will live to tell the tale of Hurricane Irma. I am grateful that we had time to prepare for the aftermath.
  5. I am thankful that Mr. Teacher is brave. He went out into the eye of the hurricane to unplug the drain so our garage and my car would not flood.
  6. I am thankful that Verizon is giving us free data for the next few days. It really has been helpful to stay connected and to be able to find numbers for people in need.
  7. I am thankful for my family and friends in other states that kept an eye on us and checked in on us to make sure we were all safe. They have also made sure we have had entertainment in the form of phone calls, funny jokes, and constantly playing Words with Friends.
  8. I am thankful for our family and friends here who have banded together to help others stay safe and be cared for, like my awesome sister who donated pastries to the first-responders yesterday from her Starbucks. If anyone in Florida can help these people out, please do so!
  9. I am thankful for the line-man and workers who have come to restore electricity and to try to reestablish some normalcy in our city again. This week has felt like a month. Also, if you can help these people out, please do so as well! Many people are getting power back, but some will be without it for another week or so. Patience is needed!
  10. I am thankful that we have been allowed to have time off of work to re-cooperate and to get our lives back in order. I miss my class and teaching, but this week has worn us all out to the max. I am hoping we won’t be in school until August of 2018 because of all the time we have had away from school. Fingers are crossed! We couldn’t go back to school right now anyway. Our building is flooded and there is no power. I am grateful it isn’t worse. Some schools have much higher water and received damage to their buildings.

I know I am forgetting people and things that have happened over this past week. I am not meaning to do so, but my brain is tired. Next week I am hoping to return to my regular posting and get back on track. Hopefully next week will be better for everyone!

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