I like this carnival over at Susanne‘s. I get to think about my five favorite things this past week….and what a busy week, thus my lack of blog posts. 😦
But I am thinking things should start to slow down next week. So in anticipation of a slower week, here are several relaxing moments I enjoyed this week.
#1 – I enjoyed a couple of good cups (well actually it was a styrofoam cup) of tea this week. I am not a big tea drinker, but I do savor a nice flavored tea in the fall and winter.
#2 – I put on a relaxing instrumental Christmas CD, cuddled under a warm blanket to read a book, and promptly fell asleep on the couch!
#3 – OK this qualifies as relaxing since it helped me out. I confess that I stopped at McD’s for dinner the other night. But let me give you the full story. I was coming home late from several different appointments, I was tired, and knew I would be rushed to get dinner on the table. So I stopped at our local McD’s and bought four .99 cent double cheeseburgers for a grand total of $4.24. I brought them home, added chips, carrots and apples and we had a nice dinner together. And I was pleased with the ease of dinner that night, and I didn’t spend a ton of money.
#4 – We had a nice visit with my dad, he came over and had dinner with us on Monday. That was another easy meal. I had bought ham steaks on sale, I had this wonderful Boars Head brown sugar ham glaze that I spread on the ham steaks. Baked the ham for a half hour, and you have the start of a wonderful dinner!
#5 -I had a great time in my classroom last Friday carving pumpkins with the students. The each loved having a chance to plunge into that pumpkin with those cool pumpkin cutters.
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I liked your fave 5. Came over from Susanne´s and checked it out. Sounds like you had a good week. I think it´s important to focus on the good moments!
That’s a wonderful picture of you and your student. I can “see” you are an awesome teacher!!!
Hi I’m over from Suzanne’s blog. Your picture makes me miss the classroom! I’m a retired teacher.
You must be from the Philly area – I was glancing voer your blog and saw the picture of the parade – my nephew and his fiance were there. They live in the Wyncote area.
I love your # 2 – I need to get my Christmas music out!!
Hope you have a great weekend!
How does fall get so busy?! The book, tea, and comforter sound wonderfully cozy!
I love the picture of you and your student carving the picture. Priceless! I think lots of moms understand stopping at McD sometimes for dinner. Sometimes we need a little help.
I saw your user name on Mimi’s (He & Me +3) comments and had to come by. You gotta love a woman who loves Jesus & Dark Chocolate. Two of my favs in life!
Hooray for tea, Christmas CDs, and simple meals!
Hey I love creative dinners in a pinch! Good thinking :0)
Carving pumpkins with more than one kid would make me nervous!
I hope you get more tea and comforter moments this next week!
Carving pumpkins looks like fun…I’ve never done it before!
Christmas music is so soothing. I am ready to start playing ours. Love this time of the year.
Awesome picture of you and your student.
Love the pic with your student….just awesome!
Come on over and pick up the award I just awarded you!!
You’re not the only one who’s ready for Christmas music! I’m ready to decorate!
Hi! I love your McDonald’s idea – jazzing it up with apples and salad – that makes a great quick dinner.
Nice list, I love tea.
#2 sounds just heavenly! And I am so thankful for fast food — it has pulled me out of a jam many times. Your ham dinner sounds mouthwatering.
I love the photo of you with your students! Easy meals are great some nights!