This has been a LONG week.
I did Program Planning with 8 ninth graders back to back for 2 days after school.
We had another birthday dinner for my hubby at his parents.
I reviewed for a test, gave a test, reviewed for an essay, and right at this very moment my little English babies are writing their little hearts out on To Kill a Mockingbird. We are doing an in-class essay. You would think I had asked them to cut off their right arm and turn it in. There is a lot of complaining going down in room 210. I have handed out candy and let them listen to music while they are writing in an attempt to ease the pain. BUT, people, there is good writing happening. Which is how I know I'm doing the right thing.
In other random news, do you know about FlyLady? I just discovered her! She has a system for keeping your house out of CHAOS (can't have anyone over syndrome, which is slightly cheesy but very true). It's all based on having routines, taking 2 minutes a day to "put out a hot spot," and taking 15 minutes a day to focus on cleaning a zone in your house. She sends you a daily mission for that zone. It's all about doing a little at a time and letting that be good enough. I love good enough. I can do good enough. I can do 15 minutes. Here is another good post on it. Try it! It's free!
I made this bread yesterday in our new (to me) breadmaker. It was so easy and simple. I changed up the recipe a little and did half whole wheat flour and half bread flour. I left out the poppy and sesame seeds but kept the flax seeds. It is SO GOOD. Good for toast and sandwiches too.
I cannot wait for this weekend, even though we have nothing planned. That is the beauty of it. We are staying in tonight, cooking dinner, and watching a movie. Tomorrow we are sleeping in, being lazy, and maybe going to the mall to find a few wedding presents and some golf shoes for Patrick. I love having nothing in particular on the agenda.
Happy First Day of April and, more importantly, HAPPY FRIDAY!