Sunday, October 26, 2014


Friday afternoon I was home by 3:30. That's the first time all school year that has happened, and I don't anticipate it happening very often. Justin's school organized another trip to the opera and I went along.

I don't have a ton of opera knowledge by any means, but of the three I've seen this was my favorite. The story was very interesting (The Flying Dutchman by Wagner), the set and lights were fantastic, and of course the music was great. It was also nice to get dressed up for a night and go out with my husband (along with two other couples and 18 students).

Saturday I went to Party In Pink Zumbathon. It was two hours of Zumba, door prizes, a raffle, and great fun with all of the proceeds going toward the Zumba Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention. It was a great turn out and a ton of fun. If I weren't so sore and tired, I'd be kicking myself for not taking pictures. After a quick shower we headed down to go to church and have dinner with Justin's parents and brother, who is home from college for a visit. 

Sundays are just rough. Something about knowing that the weekend is over and it's back to work in the morning make it really hard to be productive. After being at church at 7:15 to play hand bells, I took a nap on the couch. We finished re-watching the last season of How I Met Your Mother, and I still hate it. 

Trick-Or-Treat in our town was this afternoon. We had a decent turn out and thankfully there isn't much candy left to tempt me. Jethro stood guard and watched the trick-or-treaters. They seemed to enjoy him too. 

What did you do this weekend?

Xo Steph

Thursday, October 23, 2014


I'm going to skip over the excuses about why I haven't been blogging, and spare you the "I promise I will do better"'s (because I probably won't) and leave you with the cold hard facts: I haven't blogged in two months.

I've got a couple of barely started unfinished drafts sitting in my post list, and my bloglovin' feed has over 80 unread posts. But as the modern white girl would say, I just "couldn't even"...with blogging.

Here's some stuff: 

-I'm writing this post at school *gasp*. My school is a unique situation. I teach PreK-K in the morning, and just K in the afternoon. Today my Kinders went on a field trip with the upper grades and my PreK left an hour ago. So I'm taking a breather after some planning and copying to eat lunch and listen to music that isn't performed by Dr. Jean or Laurie Berkner.

-My mom and grandma are coming to visit next week. I am SO excited. I invited my aunt and cousin to come too but then we decided that would be too much estrogen in the house for Justin to handle (see also: they couldn't get out of work).

-Between playing keyboard, handbells, and singing in choir at church I am booked every weekend  until Christmas. Sheesh.

-I've become a single woman again. Calm down. Justin and I are still married. He just spends the majority of his time on the musical he's directing so we don't see each other all that often these days.

And some things:

-On Tuesday my after school care supervisor quit. She is finishing out the week, meaning I have to find someone new by Monday. Yikes.

-We're going to the opera tomorrow. Justin organized a trip for students and I get to tag along. It's fun to dress up and pretend I'm classy for the night.

-I just finished the most delicious bowl of soup. I love soup in the fall/winter. There's nothing more cozy to me than a big pot of soup on the stove making everything warm and delicious. This weekend I made The Pioneer Woman's "Perfect Potato Soup" and it was delicious. I highly recommend it.

And some fun PreK quotes: 
"Mrs. L, is that you?! You look so different!" ...The day the kids sang in church, I wore a dress and my hair down. Apparently I need to put in more effort during the week.

"This year for halloween I'm going to be a vampire. Next year I'm going to be God, and after that I'll be Jesus" ....I can't wait to see these costumes.

"I want to tell you a fact. My grandpa said 'Never pee in the wind'. That's a fact". ...??

Kristin's Knook