Making: Lots of nesting going on. Having lots of busy days in a row puts me in a sort of "hibernation mode" where I just want to stay home and clean, rearrange and basically just "piddle". Love days like that. Here are the end products of my piddling days:
|... that I painted all of our exterior doors that same color blue. This specific paint color is called Voyage by Behr :) LOVE it!|
|And, finishing the tray I started a few weeks ago with some metallic gold touches and the quote,"The ordinary arts we practice, everyday, at home, are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest"- Thomas Moore.|
Drinking: iced tea, 6th Sense Syrah (very good!), and expanding my summer horizons at Starbucks with Coffee Light Frappuccino instead of my regular rotation of Americanos and Flat Whites.
Eating: this healthier recipe for Buffalo Chicken Wings is so good. A couple of tips from the reviews that were helpful: dry the wings thoroughly with paper towels before coating with the flour and bake them a little longer and at a higher temperature if you like your wings a little crispier (we do!). I baked them at 425 degrees for about 40 minutes.
Watching: The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon- Yay! for summer, when I get to stay up late and watch this :). I also watched an interesting movie about Mother Theresa called 'The Letters' (check it out on Netflix).
Reading: I signed up for a summer reading challenge at school as a way to motivate me to read more. I have to read at least six from the following list: a book that has a color in the title, a book that is or will soon be a movie, a memoir or autobiography, a book recommended by a friend, a book set in a different country, an article in a newspaper or magazine, a dystopian novel, a historical fiction novel, a children's book, a book with an unappealing or ugly cover, a book based on a fairy tale, a graphic novel
So, the first two that I knocked out here- the children's book and a magazine article. Of course! But, now I have to get serious. Any suggestions?
Listening to: Spirit and Flight by Pia Jane Bijkerk, found here.
Thinking about: How glad I am to have a break from teaching, but how lucky I am to be a teacher. Graduation always reminds me of this.
Laughing at: The cutest videos that my niece sends me of her Baby G, laughing hysterically. So funny!
Loving: Spending lots of time with family- Mother's Day, Peanut's 5th birthday party, an unexpected shopping day with Little Man and his girl and more time with them when we took an impromptu day trip to Columbia, MO
Spreading joy: With our Blue Jays! Proceeds are given as a legacy gift to a former student's little boy :)
|Students paint each Blue Jay in the style of a famous artist. Do you recognize any??!|
Well, that is my "lately". I'll be posting more often for the next couple of months, as I will obviously have more free time. Yay! I have many blog posts already in draft form and am considering a blog challenge. Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend! Juli