Looking back over the past week, it was quite a good week. Funny at the time I was deep into end of semester exams and wrapping up grading at school so it seemed very disconnected. Plus one of the dogs had surgery and my mom fell so besides having piles of work to do, there was some worry. Well the dog is back to herself minus the bald spot on her side where she was shaved, and my mom's fall didn't land her in the hospital. By Saturday (when I visited) Mom was back up on her feet and having to be told to use the walker and to slow down. There was no apparent injuries. All good news since she is 90.
So with that going on I didn't have time to think about the good things. But now that I am no longer focused on the worry and the work, I can see it was actually a very good week.
I found out I was going to be a great-aunt for the first time when my nephew's wife has a baby in July.
The dog's lump biopsy came back as non-cancerous.
And on Friday a rare event happened in my life. My husband brought me these.
He said I needed to celebrate being half way through the school year and getting closer to the halfway point of winter. (Close enough he said to call it halfway.)
They were much appreciated!
And one day before going into the grocery store, I took one of my walks through Hobby Lobby to get some more steps in. (And use the bathroom, as theirs is always really clean.) And that's when I noticed those bright orange markdown stickers and I had to go back up front to get a basket.
I don't know if it is good thing or bad thing that Hobby Lobby is next door to the grocery store. I can admit that most of the time I walk through and come out empty handed-really.
And, I went out to eat not once but 4 times. (That didn't even dawn on me until Saturday when I was able to look at the week as a whole.)
Last Monday was a no school holiday to celebrate Martin Luther King day. I should have been doing something to celebrate civil rights, but instead I went out to lunch with my daughter, who also had the day off from work.
I had a salad with a diet Coke.
And Thursday after work my book club met. We met for an early dinner, some book talk, and lots of catching up. We've been a book group for close to 20 years now, and even though some people have come and gone, three of us have been there from the beginning. But we're all friends, so it is easy to get distracted from the books.
I had a Sam Adams beer with a fried fish sandwich.
And although I have no photos from lunch on Friday, most of my department went to a local Greek restaurant. We like to eat there because the food is yummy and they have fast service which is good since we have to get back to school. I had a veggie wrap, Greek green beans and a diet soda.
And lastly this past Saturday my husband and I drove down to check in on and visit my mom. We usually go down to visit her in the late morning, and then stop for a bite to eat on our way home. One of our favorite places to go is the 99 Restaurant.
They serve popcorn while you wait for your meal. You can also see my diet Pepsi.
And I've had this meal before (and shown you before). Saturday's temperature wasn't really cold but it was raw and damp so a nice big bowl of pasta tasted good. And this bowl is so big I get leftovers to have another day.
That is always a good thing!
All my drink photos are my ticket to T this week.
I hope this week is quiet and goes by quickly. We shall see how that goes. My new classes started today (Monday) and it is still too early to tell what they will be like. First impression not bad except I have to get used to my non-academic class. For 12 kids I have a team teacher and 2 paraprofessionals. I guess they are going to be a needy crowd, seeing there will be 4 adults for 12 kids. Other than that I am happy the days are getting longer, the weather is predicted to be winter mild, and there are no big snow storms in sight, at least according to the weather this morning. And that is good for me.
Thanks for visiting!