Friday, May 22, 2015

Five on Friday

Anyone else feel like this today?
Talk about a busy week! The end of the school year is always hectic - add in being a resource teacher and you are pulled in 15 directions at once.  I'm glad it's the weekend, and a long one at that! Oh, and it's my birthday weekend!!! 

So, here we go with this week's edition of Five on Friday! 

I've had strange eating habits this week. Cereal for dinner a few nights this week, eating potato chips at work (leftover from last week's potluck lunch), and drowning myself in coffee. Yikes. I didn't weigh myself this week which is probably a good thing. I must get better with meal planning before I end up gaining unwanted summer weight! I guess one good thing is that it was healthy cereal (Honey Bunches of Oats with skim milk). Another good thing is that the gallon of milk I bought almost two weeks ago is almost gone, haha! 

I'm honestly beginning to get a little sad about the end of the school year. Not in the aspect that the school year is over, but that I'll be leaving my current school. I posted about this big change earlier this week and it's starting to make me emotional! It all started at the fifth grade banquet on Monday where my first group of first graders are getting ready graduate and head to middle school. Then yesterday, I was walking in the hallway and every child I saw said "Hi Ms. Lauren" or "Hi Mrs. White". Sigh. It makes me so happy that so many students know my name and come up and hug me. But with starting at a new school in August, I won't have this. It'll be an entire new school of students. None of them will know my name. None of them will know how much I enjoy being a teacher (I do love teaching even though I would love to be a stay at home mom). I will have to start fresh knowing no one. Gosh, I'm going to be such a mess the last day of school! 

My mother-in-law is babysitting twice this weekend! Woop, woop! She's watching Elizabeth today (let's see how our little no-nap ninja does with grandma) and then she's coming over tomorrow night so my husband and I can have date night! Date nights are far and few between with my husband's crazy work schedule and the fact that we enjoy just staying at home. I'm thinking dinner and a movie and a stop on the way home for some frozen yogurt! But, who knows where we will end up! Either way, I'm excited! Pair this with Mom's Night Out tonight at Outback with some other mama's and I'm ready for some fun!!! 

I nailed being a solo mom this week. (Well, maybe if I don't count nicking JB's thumb while clipping her fingernail earlier this week). But for real - my husband has been out of town the entire week - he left Monday morning and I've been solo every day.  I've managed to have a sleeping baby by 6:30 every day this week, in addition to doing multiple loads of laundry (we had a pee-pee explosion in her crib Wednesday night which meant doing a load at 10pm that night), dishes were washed and put away. And all of this was done AFTER having playtime with our little munchkin. She has been perfect this week. I mean she's always perfect, but she hasn't been fussy one bit, she's been oh-so-playful, and always smiling! Since she was asleep by 6:30 every night this week, I've had time to relax, blog, and watch a little bit of television! Amen!!! I'm looking forward to my husband coming home tonight, but I really have enjoyed this week alone with our sweet baby girl! 

Blogging is one of the things that relaxes me in the evenings. Now that summer vacation is almost here, I'm really looking forward to working hard to get my blog out there. I've been doing a lot of research on how to share blog posts via different social media networks as well as trying to monetize my blog. I know a few bloggers in the Tampa Bay area, so I'd really like to set up some sort of a coffee-shop meeting so I can ask them all about their blogs and how they made it work! So... Tampa Bay area bloggers - let's set something up! I want to learn from you! :)

I hope you have a fantastic weekend! I'll be back throughout the weekend! 

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  1. Omg that picture at the very bottom is hilarious lol... I may have to steal that from ya lol

  2. Whoa that last meme - I love!! Hahaha! Props to you for killing it solo, and no worries...cereal for dinner is sometimes the best thing ever! Keep on keepin on. (:

  3. Sounds like a great week! I'm sure you will enjoy having your hubby home, even if your little was an angel this week!!

  4. The end of school is so crazy and emotional! Too much for this mama. A good post! Blogging can be slow growing but keep the big picture and enjoy!

  5. Yay for free babysitting and blogging, those are on my happy list. Love your ecard at the top, TGIF (or sweet baby Jesus) indeed!!

    I've got 5 things up today at Stephanie May Wilson's Blog - - would love for you to stop by and say hi!

  6. hahahah!!! I can totally relate to those memes. Have fun with date night!!

    <3 Sarita it's my girls' world

  7. I literally just thought about a date night and then realized I need to work up the energy to plan it..LOL

  8. Hahaha those blogging memes are hilarious! Happy early birthday!

  9. My MIL is babysitting for us this weekend as well and I am SO excited!! I hope you have a great weekend and birthday!

  10. Have fun on your date night! We had one this week, and it was awesome. Good luck with your blog too. I'm pretty new and trying to do some of the same things. Let me know if you find anything that works. thanks!

  11. I have cereal for dinners too! haha... It's just so easy, right?
    Jeans and a Teacup

  12. I'm thinking of a cereal dinner tonight too! Way too much meat today. Need something lighter and I don't do salads! Have fun on your date! Hubby and I are having a couples date this week as well, we have his sister coming over to babysit. Can't wait!

  13. enjoy your date night!! we just had one last night and it was so refreshing :)


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