I'm not a coffee drinker, but I received some awesome Swiss Miss dark chocolate fudge hot chocolate from one of my students as well as some "snowman soup" from my Home for the Holidays swap partner and blog buddy, Chrissy, so I'm happy to share that with you. Here's a recap of my week.
What a week it has been! We're finally out of school for the next two weeks, and today, I earned every penny of my year's salary with my 7th grade students. No details, just a sigh of relief. Also, today was my son's first non-chaperoned trip to the mall with a friend. It took almost as long to get there to drop him off and get back to pick him up than the total time I let him stay. Traffic is horrible! I don't want to go near the mall again!
Let me back up a little... My daughter had her Christmas concert Tuesday, and that was such an enjoyable event. She plays clarinet, and I'm so proud of her. Tuesday was also the day that Rachel Anne at Home Sanctuary challenged us to do three Christmas-related tasks. By the time I read her post at 5PM, I thought, "There is NO way I can do three things tonight." But, when you challenge yourself, you can do more than you realize, so not only did I work a full day with extra duties before and after school, cooked and served a hot meal for dinner, helped with homework as usual, but I also helped my son wrap a present for his sister, got three ornaments for exchanging at work, and attended my daughter's Christmas concert. Whew!
On Wednesday, she asked us to capture a Christmas moment. I decided to take some close-ups of our Christmas tree. Those types of photos don't always turn out well for me, so I wanted to see what I could come up with. Here's one of my favorite ornaments:
The best news I had all week came yesterday. My mom's brain scan is clear, so we can go ahead with the surgery to remove the tumor from her lung. I'm so thankful for that.
Now, off to do my Friday night ritual... a LONG, HOT soak in the bathtub with some sweet-smelling fragrance and a good book. See you tomorrow!