Anyway, today was the first day of Florida Algebra 1 End of Course Exams in the county I work in, so I've been sending positive vibes to all the students taking that test this week! I know the teachers I work with have put forth so much effort to prepare their students, and I really hope the kids do their best and remember all the things they've learned this year in Algebra 1. Helpful hint: this ISN'T going to be one of the answers:
I decided to semi-unplug this weekend (looked at some internet/social media, but not much). I got to spend a lot of time socializing with others as a result, and it was really fun!
After teaching an EOC review session after school, I headed home to relax some before Joe was done with clinic. We met some of his classmates at our favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner, as usual. Definitely needed a margarita since I didn't have one on Cinco de Mayo!
We then headed to one of his classmate's houses for some social time and Power Hour (1 shot of beer every minute for an hour). I didn't fully participate, but we played a 90's/early 2000's pop/hip hop power hour. It was so much fun listening to the different songs, talking to people about memories from their childhood the songs brought up, and just hanging out with good friends.
I began my Saturday earlier than originally planned with some coffee and reading. Tequila decided to snuggle with me, too, so that made it even better! The next item on my agenda was BodyPump! I got to the class early to ensure I had a bar (you have to be like 20 mins early to get one at my gym), and I had plenty of time to set myself up.
After soaking up some sun, we got ready then headed out to the Cubs baseball game. They were celebrating Mother's Day with some interesting pink and blue camo jerseys, and we all got a kick out of those.
I started the day the same way as Saturday: coffee and reading.
I also surprised Joe with breakfast in bed! I picked up some Taco Bell breakfast, and we ate our waffle tacos in bed when I got home. Spoiler Alert: they're just all right. I think I'll stick to McDonald's biscuits if I want fast food breakfast. BUT the Cinnabon bites (or whatever they call them) are DELICIOUS!
It was then time for church. I love the sermon series we have going on right now, Spring Cleaning. This week we talked about cleaning the gutters of our lives--the world's expectations that keep us from letting justice and righteous flow through our lives (Amos 5:24). We've previously talked about cleaning the clutter (things to do, busy-ness) and the cobwebs (guilt, fears, and past hurts), and I can't wait to hear the rest of the sermons!
After that, I grabbed lunch at Panera (strawberry poppyseed and chicken salad is back!!) before heading over to babysit for the afternoon. Joe's classmate wanted to take his wife out for Mother's Day, so I got to play with their three kids for the afternoon. I've watched them before, and once again, I had a great time.
When I got home, it was time for dinner, chores, and relaxing before the work week began. All in all, great weekend with lots of productivity AND fun!
This week wasn't a good one as far as workouts went. Teaching review sessions every day after school kind of threw my workouts off. I did workout Tuesday (15 minute treadmill incline walk + CXWORX class) and I got to BodyPump on Saturday. The goal this week is to get back to my workout routine!
Question for you: How did you socialize with people this weekend?