|The thing about professional pedicures is that they last SO much|
longer than when I do it myself.
|On Matt's advice, took it "easy" on my Sunday run--instead of|
10 miles, I ran a 5K and worked on speed. It's part of my training
now for my next half.
|Gu. I pretty much can't live without it.|
|My NASM certificate looks very nice on my brag wall. Dad|
called it the "I Love Me" wall. You say to-may-to...
|Mom (Susan) planted some Black-Eyed Susans.|
|The picture doesn't do these justice. The color is lovely.|
|I was perusing my new book about running, and noticed this|
model crosses her hands across her chest, which is a HUGE
|Monday Morning Polka Dots|
|How do you teach the concept of So and Mi to five-year-olds?|
With cute animals, of course. So Squirrel and Mi Mouse.
We'll be adding La Lizard this week.
|Someone left the milk out.|
|The church across the street from school is so pretty. Our|
kinder classes are housed there for now, so I am there three
mornings a week.
|One of my middle school girls gave me this. Very sweet. They|
seem to like me.
|Trying a new club--this one is half a mile from work. I won't|
bother going home after work on Mondays, because I'd have to
just turn around and come all the way back to Sacramento for...
|...Sac Choral Society. Season 20! It's my 5th season, and I'm|
glad to be back at it.
|This is my second go-round with this piece. It's really lovely,|
and fun to sing. I sang it with Stockton Chorale in 2009.
|Why even bother with curlers on Monday night?|
|It actually looked better later in the day.|
|One of the kinder teachers used this cute idea to help her kids|
learn how to line up in a straight line, without being on top
of one another.
|The second graders were learning about world instruments, and|
they LOVED the coloring sheets I brought. I'm still giggling
over the "Mrs. Grouper," though.
|This is what happens when you really, truly, SERIOUSLY do|
not feel like running, but you go out there and do the stupid
timed mile anyway. A new personal best. I don't even know.
|In the staff room. I bring tea from home, so...|
|Our school counselor asked me if my art class could make|
house posters--we're going to be doing a house system for
points (like Harry Potter, yes) and they put the lists out for
|The houses really turned out cute.|
|The girls who did this one went above and beyond with|
the detail. Really, really cute.
|This house, made by some of my 6th graders, was also really|
cute, so we hung it at the entrance to the school to welcome
all the parents.
|Seen on my way home.|
|This made me giggle.|
|I think Friday Jamba might become a thing.|
|Art project, clarinet reed, lunch. That's the state of my desk|
at any given moment.
|My Friday art elective class (grades 6-8) did Illuminated|
Letters. My experience in Stockton had me thinking most
would just half-ass it. They proved me gloriously wrong.
|So much detail. I showed them a few examples, and they|
RAN with it. They've been really wanting art at the school.
|The kid who did the I asked if he could give it to me as a|
gift. Very sweet.
|She did this herself. Silly Bella!|
|This pretty much sums up how I feel about the Paleo trend.|
If I hear one more person talk about their Paleo zucchini lasagna
on Twitter, I'm going to scream about how our distant ancestors
weren't making bloody lasagna.
|Duchess is Queen of the Garden.|
|I got two new brake pads, did all my laundry, paid rent at my|
storage unit, and then declared it time to stop adulting for
|WANT. WANT. WANT. It's seventy bucks, but OMG WANT.|
|Dad asked me to make him a hot fudge sundae. We are out of|
ice cream. I did my best. Dad laughed and said, "Good one."
Mom laughed and said, "You're so his daughter."
|When I saw that Robert Redford had made a movie based on|
a book by one of my favorite writers, I knew I had to see it.
|Can't tell me that California isn't beautiful...|
|You can just make out the Sacramento skyline on the horizon.|