OK. So, let's do a little review.
-Went home for Christmas vacation...
|local brews...ahhh :)|
|schnauzer froggy doggy <3|
|Christmas dinner...SO GOOD!|
|happy hour=bloody marys.|
|Ben's rental car...a 2011 Camaro. :)|
Ok, so that's a QUICK xmas overview. It was a wonderful week at home with my parents and sister...it's so nice when we can all come together and celebrate a holiday! It's hard, now that Katie and I both live 800 miles away from home...so reunions are especially wonderful. <3
Came back to North Carolina only to get AWFULLY sick with a head cold...I had meetings all week at work and was able to take a half day off one afternoon, and then took a whole day off at the end of the week, which I totally needed. I spent the day snuggling with Isabelle and watching MTV...perfect!
|snuggle snuggle...sorry for the blurry pic!|
|Oh you husband <3|
This week I've been busy at school (and tutoring)...though it was a short week! Monday and Tuesday we had snow/ice days, Wednesday we had a 2-hour delay, and then Thursday and Friday our students took quarterly assessments in reading and math, which I helped administer to small groups of E.C. students.
Saturday morning I tutored for an hour, and then received some sad news...my 93 year-old grandfather passed away. He lived a LONG and very full life, and we will all miss him. <3 After that news, I really needed to just rest and relax...which I did all day, with Ben, in front of the t.v. It was perfect.
Yesterday I spent some time with a few girlfriends and their mom, who is visiting from Michigan. We went to a pottery-painting place, which I LOVE! I've done it a few times in the past, and have made a bowl, a plate, and a spoon rest. Yesterday I decided to paint a big mug for coffee and tea! Take a look at this bad boy...
|Fancy pants cup.|
|mmm avocados GET IN MY BELLY.|
|more delightful groceries|
|highlight: off-brand skinny cows :)|
(Sorry my pictures are all different sizes! I need to figure out how to move them from my phone to my computer without messing up the format.)
Alright, one more picture of tonight's dinner...it was AMAZING. I really wanted something with lots of veggies, and with my new feta and avocado...JACKPOT. I made roasted butternut squash with olive oil, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The other colorful concoction is: rice, Trader Joes curry and garlic chickpeas, chopped bell peppers, feta cheese, and avocado.
|omg. SO GOOD.|