I go to bed at night excited for coffee and breakfast. Is that weird? I also wake up STARVING. Always.
Lu was living her best life yesterday while I did ALL of the grading. This time of the semester isn’t my favorite. Students see their grades and freak out and try to submit every assignment they didn’t turn in. It gets hectic trying to finalize grades while still trying to grade late assignments. I need to just not accept late things, but I feel bad and want to help. Maybe one day I’ll find a balance.
While grading, I took a lot of breaks to sip on coffee and stare at our tree. I want to leave a tree up all year...think Jake will go for it?
Almond butter and a banana for a snack. Any time I open a banana, I have to share it with Lu. She LOVES bananas. And carrots.
Lunch was two turkey and bacon wraps with Nut-Thins and hummus. Mmmm.
Jake’s Grandma is the best baker. She made us some of these delicious treats. I may or may not have had three of them yesterday.
This box from Mighty Spark Food was delivered yesterday! I am so pumped. I love this company for a lot of reasons. Not only do they make delicious things, but for every package you purchase, they donate a meal to a hungry kiddo in need. How awesome is that?
Look at all of these goodies! I can’t wait to try all of them. Thank you, Mighty Spark Food!! <3 I have had the blue package, the turkey, sweet potato, lentils, and spinach, but I haven't gotten to try the others yet. I loved it and actually ate it the night before my marathon because it didn't bother my stomach at all. I am so excited to try the rest! I'll share each one with you!
This girl is going to the kennel this weekend. I’m going to miss her.
I have been obsessed with pistachios lately. This bag was half full on Monday. It’s now gone.
Dinner was delicious and super easy. Spaghetti squash with chicken meatballs and a salad.
I knocked out 8 miles on the elliptical this morning. I wanted to do 11 (for 11 years of being in school) since high school), but I ran out of time. That Huma gel was delicious.
I was starving when I got home from working out. I inhaled this plate of goodness.
I cannot believe today is my LAST graduation. I started thinking back on my other graduations and how special they all were. This was my college graduation. My undergrad is in elementary education. I graduated in December of 2011. Crazy to think this was 7 years ago. My Dad gets to co-hood me tonight at the ceremony. How awesome is that?
My master’s is in literacy and I graduated with that in May 2014. I started my PhD program in June of 2014! Fun fact, I used to be super blonde. I loved it, but don't miss the upkeep. I was getting my roots touched up every 3-4 weeks! My hair grows super fast and it's so dark, so I felt like I was always getting it done. I did like matching my Momma, though!
I’ve got a couple things to knock out, then we’re off to Columbia! Here’s to my last graduation EVER!
Happy Friday, friends!
Have I told you about my favorite meal? BREAKFAST. ; )
Tuesday morning started with some sleeping in and a breakfast date with my grandparents and Momma. We went to Early Bird, which was delicious.
Okay, let’s pick up on Sunday! Jake’s race didn’t start until 9, so we got to sleep in a little. It was COLD. I was pretty thankful I wasn’t racing. We had breakfast, packed up all of our stuff, and headed to the race start.
We had such a fun weekend! We got to do so many different things. Since I don’t want this post to take you an hour to read, I’m going to break the Weekend Wrap-up into two part. Today covers Friday and Saturday!
Friday morning I had some training and paperwork for subbing (I mentioned the other day that I’ve been bored and missing my time in the classroom, so I’m going to sub a little bit while I’m on the job hunt.) Before that meeting, I chowed down on this delicious breakfast. Beets, mushrooms, zucchini, eggs, and bacon.
I love the Timehop app. 10 years ago today my family and I were in Chicago for a Christmas vacation. It was a blast! Here’s my sister and me - I'm sure we had either just finished eating or shopping...two of our favorite things!
I stole this from a friend on Facebook. It made me laugh SO hard!
I am loving these Might Spark turkey and sweet potato sausages. They have a maple flavor in them, too, and it just makes them so delicious. I got them at Lucky’s. On sale!
Since I don’t have to dress up and go to school every day right now, this is my daily struggle. I have decided I'm going to apply to volunteer in schools right now while I’m not working. I miss kiddos! Don’t worry, I’ll wear real clothes.
Friday morning pre-run breakfast - honey doesn’t bother my stomach, but syrup does. Is that weird?
I write about whatever is going on each day. I want to use this space as a place to document my dissertation and training journeys.