Work-filled & Wonderful

Rise and shine, it’s Saturday morning and it’s not any regular weekend morning…  It’s the first morning of a 3-day weekend WAHOOO!

Yesterday afternoon was spent:

  • Working…

Working in bed def beats out working at a desk 😉

My mindset: the more I get done this weekend, the less I’ll have to do and stress about during the week.  I already know that I have a couple of meetings after school and the seasoned teachers keep warning me not to get sucked into the “first year teacher syndrome” [aka working 12+ hour days]…

  • Snacking…

Lightly Salted Rice Cakes + Cottage Cheese Mixed with Cinnamon and Stevia

For years, I used to eat rice cakes a lot…  I would use them as a base for pizzas, sprinkle them with a little cheese and toast them, top them with tuna fish, or crumble them on top of salads [I don’t like croutons] but I totes forgot about them until last week when I picked some up from TJ’s 🙂  This was a great afternoon snack!

  • Working out…

Reeebok EasyTone Sneakers

I’ve recently started wearing these Reebok toning shoes again.  To be honest, I started wearing them again because I thought I lost my Ascis running sneakers but really, they’ve just been hiding in the front hall closet [oops]!   I got my first pair of toning shoes last fall and really liked wearing them to walk around campus but I never really noticed if they did much toning- they def made it a little difficult to walk because of the air pockets located on the balls and heels of the shoes that make you feel off-balance…  Well, let me tell you, my legs and buns have felt a little more sore than usual since I put these shoes back on!  Maybe they really do tone?!

And the evening was spent:

  • Watching a Nat’s game at the ball park…

Beautiful night out at the ball park!

Let’s be honest- DC is not known for its sports teams, except for maybe the Cap’s [hockey team], I hear they’ve had a couple of good seasons in recent years.  The Nat’s have definitely gotten better over the years since they came to DC but when they’re having an off-night, they’re bad, like “stinky bad” [the wise words of the 6ish year old boy sitting in front of us last night :P]…  Too bad last night was one of those kinda nights :/  Hopefully they’ll have better luck tonight!

  • Being silly and watching the post-game fireworks!

I guess he didn't get the "silly face" memo 😛

Cheesin'

Boom, boom...

Pow!

I love, love, love fireworks and was so excited when they announced that there would be post-game fireworks!  Who couldn’t like an explosion of sparkling beauty in the sky?!

Unfortunately, I don’t think I will be following the wise words of Bill Watterson who said,“Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.”  Like looking for silly animals…

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My weekend is gonna be spent getting ready for the first day of school on Tuesday *gasp*!  But I’ve also got some funsies scheduled in between color-coding my planner and calendar, printing and copying worksheets, reading over school procedures, and responding to emails…

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Tonight we’re headed downtown to another Nat’s game [with a performance by Lifehouse post-game], coffee catch-ups with some girlfriends, making a trip out to Costco, buying a new bed and mattress with my Dear, and enjoying a relaxing mani and pedi at the nail salon!  I think that’s a pretty comprehensive weekend- fun outdoor evening entrainment, quality time with friends, shopping, and pampering…  What else could a girl want?!

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“The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.” 

~ Chuck Palahniuk

Question:  What are your 3-day weekend plans?

Question:  Have you ever worn any of the Reebok toning shoes?

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3 responses to “Work-filled & Wonderful

  1. I plan to help my sister get prepped for her 1st day of third grade (she’s a teacher) which starts Tuseday! Yippeee! 🙂

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