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Out With the Old

What a fantastic weekend!

We didn’t do anything special.
No big events or outings.
No plans with friends.
Not even a sporting or school event.

This weekend we just played it by ear, and it was glorious!

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A Rainy 21st Anniversary Weekend Escape

Finally! A minute to tell you about my awesome weekend.

Last week The Husband and I celebrated our 21st Wedding Anniversary.

In honor of this insanity, and since our marriage can now officially drink, we decided our trip should be inspired by wine and whiskey.

Our weekend started Friday afternoon after a day of meetings for me. We headed out around 2 pm in a torrential downpour. I’m not kidding; the rain was relentless! And we had about a two and half hour drive to Luray, Virginia.

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Work-Play-Eat

That is about the only way to describe my day.

I’m in the last few weeks of the semester, and today was dominated by classes and meetings. As soon as I got home, The 11-Year-Old begged me to take him to the river.

I’ll be honest. I didn’t want to go. It was a long day. I was tired. But it’s so close, and he loves it so much, I couldn’t say no.

So I brought a chair, picked up my mom, and we sat on the sore while he frolicked and relaxed in the water.

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Food Journal Recipes

Weekend Cooking and Geocaching Adventures

I would have loved to write this last night but come Sunday nights, I’m exhausted! Especially now that the weather is finally starting to break and we are doing more outside.

This weekend two things dominated my time, cooking and geocaching.

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Friday Fridge Clean-Out: Poblanos

I’m trying to make this a weekly series because it’s so fun!

As a family, we meal plan dinner Monday through Thursday, for the most part. I try to involve the family as much as possible. Each kid picks a day they will cook or help, and they choose the meal. We go through stages, of course. It all depends on how busy we are and what’s going on.

Friday, however, I like to have a little fun and celebrate the weekend.

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Our Marriage Can Drink?!

As if I wasn’t already feeling old, our marriage went ahead and turned 21 yesterday.

I could go on and on about what I think makes a marriage work. However, the older and deeper I get into my own relationship, the more I realize how irrelevant my opinion is.

There’s no one-way relationships “work.”

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Food Journal Teaching

Catching Snatches and Throwing Avocados

Wednesdays are my busy days. I have three face-to-face classes back to back, and it’s exhausting, in a good way!

I’d much rather be engaged all day than work solo in my office. Plus, the students have more work than I do with the semester wrapping up. My role shifts to more of a help desk position. Teaching technical classes and introduction to programming means I’m constantly problem-solving.

Wednesday is also one of my favorite days at the gym. We call it Weightifint Wednesday, and today was snatch day!

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You Like Me, You Really Like Me!

I. Am. Blown. Away.

On a whim today, I decided to reactivate my old blog Facebook page. I did NOT expect to reconnect with so many people who used to read my blog!

I felt a little like Sally Fields. (Only you fellow old people will get that reference.)

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Finding My Voice (Again)

Nearly fifteen years ago, I was teaching full-time, chasing around a toddler, and managing two blogs. It was a different time then, blogging was just starting to be popular, and I enjoyed sharing and connecting online.

Now, I’m back in the classroom and trying to motivate a teenager while preparing his little brother for middle school. Life is just as crazy but different. The boys have their own hobbies, and the time we spend together is not as exhausting as it once was. We play games and talk about our days.

It’s nice and hard in a completely different way.

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Recalibrating

I tried to run today, and it did not go well.

It may be time for an x-ray as I think I may have some hip joint issues the therapist can’t help with. I go back to see her on Wednesday, so I’ll see what she says.

In the meantime, I’m mourning my runs.