90 minutes of hot yoga, quick perusal of the Farmer's Market (so many people!), hours of weed pulling, grass seeding, and flower bed preparation. All of that before 1pm on Saturday. It must be spring!
Lunch and Dinner from Native Foods (Mexican Cobb Salad).
Cranky Remy, post-bath and still drying. (He decided to roll in something smelly while I was working in the garden)
Sunday morning Cocoa Oat Bran...
Afternoon cheezy kale chips
Evening work prepping lunch for Monday-Wednesday.
Stir-fry veggies actually not stir-fried. Oven roasted and tossed with two ramen bricks (once cooked). Tofu marinated in TJ's Soyaki and baked in the oven on top - you'll see it on Tuesday! I feel like summer will be here before I know it - quickest spring ever!
Three weeks from today, I am on summer break!!! Yes, I'll have to go back the next day to turn in my keys and check out. Yes, Monday and Tuesday of the following week I have to go to all day meetings with the entire English department. But still - the freedom from everything else! Woo hoo! Aside from this realization, today was a typical Thursday. Started with a toasted Everything Bagel with Tofutti:
Oven roasted green beans, baby potatoes, marinated tempeh.
Remy's walk prior to my spin class.
A stop by TJ's on the way home to satisfy my craving:
Hello! The week was ridiculous, as expected, and I didn't really sleep the nights we were in the mountains. However, the students had a great time and I took a lot of pictures of them - which I can't share, obviously - but I did get a handful of nature shots. I drove up with two other teachers (we needed to have a few vehicles available in the event a student needed to return to Denver due to illness/anxiety), and once we made it over the pass we stopped for a few pictures.
It was snowing on top of the pass, but only raining off and on in Granby. The students participated in lessons focused on post-secondary options and senior year timelines. In between the workshops, they signed up for a variety of activities including archery, horseback riding, mini golf, rock climbing wall, rec center, and yoga. All of this was planned and executed by the teachers - we were all so tired! The view from our lodge (students were in quad rooms - I named each room a mountain animal, with a sign on the door, and a den mother/father. Ex: Mountain Lion, Moose, Hummingbird...) Adults slept in triplets.
Our meals were in a dining hall - buffet style, and I had the same breakfast twice: bagel and fruit. My other three meals (two dinners and a lunch) were pb & j sandwich and salad, roasted potatoes and salad, and veggie burger and salad:
The morning we left (Friday), the fog was heavy and it had been raining and snowing overnight.
The mountain pass had about a quarter mile visibility and was snowing, so I took those switchbacks nice and slow! Friday afternoon and all day yesterday, I slept and put my life back together. Clean house, laundry, groceries, and a friend invited me out to a mani/pedi. I feel like I have my life back!! I'm going to spend the day with my family celebrating Mother's Day, but it's not exactly patio weather, so we'll be inside:
It rained all day yesterday, and last night it turned into snow! 10 inches of moisture total. It snowed on Mother's Day last year, so perhaps this is the new normal?! Ha!
There are four (easy) weeks of school left, and I am so happy to have time for myself again! I hope you've been wonderful, and are enjoying your weekend!
There isn't much to this post, other than trying to stay afloat. In between the SAT prep in the wee hours of Saturday morning, and Prom last night - I took naps. Yes, plural. Laundry? Nope. Cooked? Definitely not. I dislike living a life where all I do is work, and then recover from work. Only to work again. But that's where I am, and will be, until Friday. Thus, a few images:
See you on Tuesday - which is the day before I'm fully submerged!