I made it through conferences and have today off as a comp day. Halle-freaking-lujah! It’s officially spring break!!!!
one. My mom’s big birthday was this past Tuesday. I won’t say which birthday, but it was a big one, which means there will be lots of celebrating! 😉 Travis and I are going home for the weekend, which I am so pumped for. I’m planning on staying a few days of next week too. We are overdue for some family time/being in the country time.
two. Along with two other coworkers, I helped throw a baby shower for my coworker, Erin on Wednesday after school. It felt like a crazy week after having conferences Monday and Tuesday nights, but I made sure to do my baking last Sunday so that I wouldn’t be too stressed during the week. 🙂 I made my new favorite flavored popcorn again, pumpkin spice flavored, which I’ll have up next week on the blog!
Erin is having a baby girl so we enjoyed decorating all things pink and making some sweet treats to share as we showered Erin with advice (not me though- because I kill my houseplants so I’m not the best to ask 😉 ) and gifts.
I’m so excited for Erin, and I’m really going to miss her next year, as she and her husband are being relocated to Alaska. She has become my teaching “bestie” and she’s my favorite person to plan with, complain with, and just talk with when we’re avoiding working. 😉
three. On my first Lobster Loves post, I mentioned wanting to try this teeth whitener. Well, I bought it last week and have been using it every night in the evening before I brush with regular toothpaste.
It’s definitely a strange feeling to see the black charcoal all over your mouth, making your teeth look dingy, but I’m hopeful it will work! I love that it’s not inconvenient to use (just brush with it before normal toothpaste) and you don’t have to sit around with whitening strips on for awhile. Maybe it’s me being a little too optimistic but I feel like it’s already made a slight difference on my teeth just in a few days.
four. I have to share another Pinterest recipe win because I’ve tried enough bad ones, and you just never know until you try sometimes. This Basic Bulgogi recipe was divine! You cut the pork loin into very thin strips and let it marinate for awhile. The end result is tender, slightly charred bites with a teriyaki flavor.
five. One of my boy students asked me on Wednesday if we would have poetry homework over Spring Break and complained when I said we didn’t. I told him to write me a poem over the break, and that genuinely made him excited. I’m loving that this group of kiddos have become little poetry fanatics. It’s the small things that make my teacher heart very happy! 🙂
Travis started clearing out our front landscape beds this week, which means next week might be landscaping time! Our house has been in dire need for some curb appeal. I’m loving this weather and the longer (brighter) evenings! Have a great weekend!
Question of the Day: What are you most looking forward to this weekend?