Happy Friday! With a work day on Monday and unexpected snow days on Tuesday, Thursday, and today, this week was nice and fast. I can handle school weeks where we only have students one day. 😉
As is tradition, five favorites from my week are below! Let’s gooooo, weekend!
one. So, if you remember from a couple weeks back, I mentioned getting a surprise visit from my K-State aide student who I thought I wasn’t going to have. She popped in (without a heads up from K-State) and I put her right to work! Well, on Sunday, I got an email from another KSU student saying she was so excited to be in my classroom this semester and wanted to meet to set up a schedule with me.
I thought, whoa, whoa, whoa. I only signed up for one student helper. I wasn’t ready to handle two! In addition, this new girl would be coming to me for her Block 2 work, which meant she would be in my room a lot and there would be a lot of paperwork, etc. for me to do for her, as it is the semester before you student teach. I quickly emailed my principal to get it figured out, assuming K-State had made a mistake and just didn’t realize that I already had a student aide for the semester.
Well, it was no mistake actually. I think K-State has a hard time finding teachers who want to take in students to work with so they loaded me with two! After a few emails to the KSU coordinator, it is now taken care of, and the girl is getting a new placement with a teacher who doesn’t have an aide yet. Wheh! That would have made for a hectic end of the semester!
two. On Monday, after our PLC/Work day, I jokingly told my coworkers that since it was getting so cold, maybe we would luck out and get a snow day on Tuesday. One of our team members even did a little lucky snow day dance and we laughed, not assuming it would actually happen.
On Tuesday, I woke up at normal time, got ready, and headed down to my kitchen for breakfast to notice that I had a missed call from our Wamego school alert number. I checked it and saw that we had a two-hour delay due to the freezing, icy rain that we had gotten Monday night. I made myself some tea and let myself read before I finished getting ready. Then, about thirty minutes later, I got another call that school was canceled because of the bad road conditions. (Travis said it wasn’t actually that bad, but I guess they were being extra cautious).
Then, on Thursday morning, I again woke up to a notification that we would have a two-hour delay and received a new call later that school was actually cancelled! Woohoo!
I was actually ready to go back by Friday, but again, I’m not complaining for an extra long weekend!
It didn’t look bad out (not much snow and just a little ice) either day, but nevertheless, I’m not one to complain about a snow day. They are one hundred times better as a teacher. 🙂 I’ve told Travis that us getting way more snow days than usual this year is because God realizes that I have a rough group of kids this year, and it’s his way of saying “sorry, I know this year sucks”. I think of each one as a little gift (or an olive branch of apology) saying that I will make it through. 😉
three. Instead of having a lazy day on Tuesday, I decided to be productive, and I got so much done! I did some blogging, organized my closet and got rid of some stuff.
It’s a squeeze to fit all of my shoes in, but I’m loving how organized my closet looks now!
Then, I was motivated to move around decorations in our upstairs guest bedroom, bathroom, and my office. I also baked some delicious Bananas Foster muffins, which are Travis’ favorite. (They’re a labor of love with lots of ingredients and lots of different steps, and I realized that I hadn’t made them since Travis and I were dating back in high school. It was overdue. They have a rum glaze that goes over the top to make them delectable!) Finally, I did the dishes, called my grandma, got in a good workout on the treadmill, and read. 🙂
Thursday, I can’t say that I was that productive. 🙂 I did some cleaning, worked out, and then I let myself be lazy! It’s all about balance, right? 😉
four. So, this is a random one, but I thought it was the sweetest thing ever so I have to share. On Wednesday night, I decided to take a warm bath to relax and was going to use one of these nice bath bombs I had gotten as a gift. I had an episode of Grace and Frankie queued up on my tablet, a drink beside me, and my bath bomb ready to be dropped in… I was feelin’ fancy and ready for ultimate relaxation. 😉
I filled our tub up with hot water, got in, and….it was lukewarm, almost cold. Our upstairs guest bathroom runs out of hot water fast, and I’m not sure why. Usually I can get enough to have a warm bath, but that day, it ran out quicker than usual.
Ain’t nobody okay with a cold bath.
I yelled down to Travis, “Dang, the bath is cold” just kind of looking for some pity- ha! In about five minutes, Travis came back up to the bathroom to check on me and brought in pans of hot water he had boiled on the stove. Unprompted. He made several trips back and forth to bring them in and add them to the cold bath water for me so it was bearable and warm. The sweetest! I felt like I had my own butler to take care of me, and I didn’t even have to leave the tub throughout the whole ordeal. 😉 Everyone needs a man who is willing to boil them water so they don’t have to suffer through a cold bath- ha!
five. If you missed the first round of Lobster Loves this week, you can read it here. Basically, I try to rationalize all of my online shopping/browsing by finding new and desirable products to talk about. (Someone has to do it, right? 😉 ).
Question of the Day: What is a sweet thing someone has done for you lately? (It doesn’t have to be from your spouse!)