Wednesday, October 25, 2017

What's Up Wednesday: So long October!

Hey there Wednesday!
It's the last Wednesday of October, and I'm currently on a bus with about 40 kids on our way to the nation's capital!

At the end of each month MelShay and Sheaffer share 
What's Up Wednesday!!!
We answer a series of questions and one extra one special to that month.
This month we're answering...

What's your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?

What we're eating this week:

On Monday we had one of our favorites-taco stuffed shells!

Alex is fending for himself the rest of the week. 
I'm on a school trip and am eating box lunches and food court food!
As much as I love trips I really struggle with eating when away from home. 
The healthy options aren't as plentiful and that doesn't work well for me!

What I'm reminiscing about:

I'm reminiscing about the 4 other times that I've been on this trip with my students.
It's crazy to think that I've been teaching for 6 years!
The joy on the students faces when we get to the city is priceless!
It's so great to see how excited the students are to get to stay in a hotel, go to a multi-story mall and see what real city life is like.

What I'm loving:

I really don't love the start of fall.
Fall to me means mad chaos.
The beginning of a school year is never quiet and smooth.
It's just not, and I really don't expect it ever to be.
For that reason I don't love September.

School life is crazy busy, and it never seems like there is enough time in the day.
I'm loving that September is over, the year has settled in and we are on our way to winter!

What we've been up to:

Road trippin'
Alex and I enjoyed a day trip to have lunch in a quaint college town by the river. 

Then we headed to the big apple for an extended weekend!

We even got to see Live with Kelly!

What I'm dreading:

By the time you are reading this my dread will be over!
My alarm goes off at 2 am for our school trip.
I love early morning hours, but 2 am is a bit of a struggle.
I need to get up, shower, get ready, eat breakfast, finish packing and be to work by 4. 

What I'm working on:

I'm currently working on booking a honeymoon trip to Jamaica!
I'm so excited for this new small business of mine and have been loving the new opportunities that it brings!

What I'm excited about:

See above!

What I'm watching/reading:

I finished this book over the weekend.
I'm not a sci-fi fan, but I have to read 5 sci-fi books for our 40 Book Challenge at school.
Surprisingly this book wasn't too bad.
Children no longer can be aborted.
Instead when they turn 13 their parents have the choice to have them unwound, where their body parts are pulled apart and used in other people.
It's quite an interesting concept, but the book had a better plot and wasn't as far fetched as I thought.

What I'm listening to:

I will be listening to the whispers, chatter, and screams of children for the next three days. 
Other than that, I'm really not listening to much. 

What I'm wearing:

The weather isn't quite sure what it's supposed to be doing. 
Some mornings it has been in the 30/40's and then by the afternoon it's in the 70's. 
Layers are essential at this point, and I've started wearing a coat or jacket each day too.

What I'm doing this weekend:

Resting up from our big week.
Spending three days straight with 8th graders is long and exhausting.
I'm hoping that we will arrive home on time, and that I can spend the weekend relaxing and catching up on lost sleep.

What I'm looking forward to next month:

Thanksgiving and the beginning of the Holiday season!
It's here again!

What else is new:

Alex and I are learning more and more that we are at that stage in life where there's just not much new.
We are trying to be content in this stage of life.
We aren't used to not having a whole lot going on and not having projects to complete, but we are trying to enjoy the slowness that this new stage has brought.

What's your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?:

Whether you call it stuffing or dressing it is my FAVORITE Thanksgiving side dish.
We recently had a Thanksgiving style church dinner, and I was so bummed that they replaced the stuffing with noodles.
Now I have to wait another month to get the yummy stuffing.

Hoping October went well for you and hoping for a great start to November!