Feb 10, 2018

We celebrated Valentine’s Day early today by going to a fondue restaurant in town. It had been years since I’d been there, and Patrick never had, so it was a nice difference to our usual haunts. Plus the food was wonderful and the process was fun. I’m grateful he thought of it and that we enjoyed ourselves so much.

Feb 9, 2018

SNOW DAY!! We got more snow than it seemed like we’d get by the time I went to bed last night, so I wasn’t sure the school would close. However, it did, and it looks so pretty when it’s white and glistening out, even though it means shoveling. I’m thankful today for what will now be a long weekend.

February 8, 2018

It’s been such a long exhausting week that I’m thankful to see the end in sight. We are supposed to get a ton of snow overnight, so there’s hope that we could get a snow day at school tomorrow. It doesn’t always happen, but it may, so I finished up some loose ends at work on the off chance it does. Fingers crossed!

Feb 7, 2018

It was a busy day full of meetings, but strangely, it felt productive. That isn’t always the case, especially with meetings! However, for a moment, it felt like most of us were on the same team working towards the same goals. That’s been rare lately at work, so I was thankful for it today, even if it doesn’t last.

Feb 5, 2018

For some reason, my posts haven’t been publishing correctly. I got a bit behind so hadn’t realized. The order is now all mixed up but that’s actually kind of how I feel. After a long day of traveling with a headache, I was exhausted today. I ended up taking the day off work. I’m thankful to have the time to take. Sometimes a day of rest is necessary, even if it’s mostly a mental rest.

Day 29, 2018

Why does the weekend never last long enough? Although I wasn’t thrilled with getting up early and heading back to work this morning, I had class observations to look forward to. I had a couple of classes to watch today and it’s been enjoyable to see the talents of our faculty on display. With all the difficulties at work over the last few years, I’m thankful to see that our teachers still care in the classroom. There’s still good work being done.

Day 28, 2018

Patrick bought a huge gas smoker yesterday which meant delicious brisket today. I teased him about needing such a large smoker–we could fill it with enough meat to feed our neighborhood. It’s ridiculous. But I love that he has a passion for cooking and I’m grateful for his skill that allows us to try a lot of food variety.