Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, my second year as a Special Education teacher finally came to a close...and not soon enough.
I enjoy my job, coworkers, and the school, but I needed a break! I knew I needed a break when...
- I knew I needed a break when...I descended down the stairs one morning dressed for work and my kids asked, " Are you going to work today?" I took that as ...DANG, you look like crap today Mom. As the end of the year neared my clothes got bigger and bigger. So, most of the time I went to work wearing my baggy old big girl clothes.
- I knew I needed a break when...most of my morning ritual, such as eating breakfast and moisturizing my face started to occur in the car (not while driving of course). One morning I moisturized my face before rolling through the toll...business as usual. When I reached the next red light I pulled the visor down to shield my eyes from the sun. I happened to glance at my reflection in the mirror and noticed a huge glob of lotion on my face. The toll lady said nothing!
- I knew I needed a break when...it took 3 alarms to wake me up in the morning: my alarm clock, my cell phone, and an iTouch alarm clock app. Every time each alarm sounded I hit the snooze button. For next year I might purchase Clocky, an alarm clock my Mom told me about. Check out Clocky...for the morning impaired!
So now that staycation arrived...now what? What's the plan Stan? *blank stare...crickets chirping* After much consideration, I plan to use the summer as a jumping off point for getting back and staying on track. So first things first I think I need to make some summer goals:
- Cook 80% of my meals and try at least 3 new recipes each week. I found several new recipes I want to try in one of my favorite cookbooks.
You can find some of the recipes in the book online. One of my favorites...Stuffed French Toast Sundaes. Next time I make these I might use yogurt instead of ricotta cheese. Want the recipe...click here.
- Another summer food goal, incorporate a fruit and veggie with every meal.
- I want to exercise everyday, but realistically 30 minutes of something daily will suffice.
- Continue to train for my next 5K by running @ least 3 days a week.
- Weight train @ least 2 days weekly
Okay, I just spent the last 30 minutes fighting & yelling at the AT&T troubleshooting computer. I loathe talking to computers. Can I speak to a real person please? For whatever reason my Internet keeps malfunctioning, AND I lost part of this post. So with that being said...well written, I am wrapping up this bad boy. Okay, so back to the post...
I decided to set only a few goals; whereas, too many goals overwhelm me. BUT, first things first I
Anyway, HELLO SUMMA STAYCATION...I am so looking forward to spending more time cooking and in the gym...not really.
What is your favorite summer recipe?