I have to start thinking about this more throughout the week - I often find that I end up writing about things that are predominantly weekend related. I've been slack at recognising it this week... but here goes!
1. We just had the YUMMIEST roast lamb for dinner tonight. I managed to put my back out first thing Saturday morning, so I've been a bit foul all weekend. To inject a bit of pep, Phill made the most delicious roast and to top it off, he's bought ice cream and mint chocolate ice cream sauce that will harden into a shell. I am truly the luckiest girl, ever. To further extend this food fabulousness - I get to take the left overs for lunch tomorrow! No looking longingly at my coworkers' tasty looking treats at mid-day - tomorrow, it's mine that is the luscious lunch!
2. A great movie date with Rebecca last night to see Knight and Day. It wasn't the best movie I've ever seen, but a bit of good, giggly fun. Tom Cruise plays (plays??) crazy so well... and he did look good. I also drove the cute red car on the highway there and back and did okay! Rebecca was lovely and supportive (as she always is!) I enjoy my time hanging out with Bexki - whether we're exercising (which admittedly, I've not been so good with) or shopping (she is an excellent shopping partner) or just being. She's always got a sympathetic ear, but also offers wise words and some sensible perspective. I am so thankful that I've gotten to know her better over the past couple of years.
4. We started last week with an hour and a half session in the art room. The kids were lovely and completely engaged the entire time. It was such a beautiful, peaceful way to start the week.
But my favourite moment of the week...
5. While giving a lesson on integers on Friday, one of my girls (who lost her father when she was just turning six) stated (in a very blase manner and seemingly out of left field) "You know, when a life has sorrow in it, it makes you appreciate the good things that much more. Some people don't realise how good they have it. I appreciate what I have." (As she drew her number line from -10 to +10.) I had to turn away so she didn't see the tears in my eyes. If it wasn't inappropriate, I would have gathered her up and hugged her to bits. Thank you, KW (I don't like using my students' names on here, but Katy will know who I'm talking about), for reminding me how good I really have it.
I'm really looking forward to this week - hope you have a great one too!