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6•3 | high five for friday!

…one…   happy summer!  this was the first full week of summer.  usually i take a week to relax, go to the pool, sleep in, etc.  i haven’t done any of that yet!  but i’m still grateful for summer! ….two…   graduation was surprisingly emotional this year.  i didn’t know all of the kids well… Continue reading 6•3 | high five for friday!

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5•1 | high five for friday!

…one…   i had my last evaluation and post evaluation conference of the year at school.  i’m so glad it’s over.  we have a new principal so i wasn’t sure what to expect.  turns out i’m “exceeding expectations”.  i already knew that, but it’s nice to hear.  just kidding!!  even after 8 years i have… Continue reading 5•1 | high five for friday!

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8.22 | high five for friday!

…one…  well, we start back to school on monday.  i have a feeling i’ll be spending my saturday at school finishing up last minute preparations.  for some reason, the “first day” always sneaks up on me.  it seems unreal that summer is over and we’re starting a new year.  but a new year also means… Continue reading 8.22 | high five for friday!

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8.8 | high five for friday!

…one…  my workouts were okay this week.  actually, they were pretty good.  but my heart just wasn’t in it.  it was like pulling teeth to get myself moving.  but i actually think it’s getting better.  school starts next week for us teachers and i’m craving my regular schedule. ….two…  i love amy poehler anyway, but… Continue reading 8.8 | high five for friday!

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7.25 | high five for friday!

(ONE)  i’m trying out some new recipes this week.  i already made some summer rolls i found on pinterest and a tortellini summer salad from the july issue of southern living.  they were both delicious!  i ate on those two meals for a several days this week.  i have to work on my spring/summer roll wrapping technique though.… Continue reading 7.25 | high five for friday!

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a little summer reading

each summer, i have grand plans of reading a ton of books.  and each summer, i pretty much fail.  but this year, i actually did get some reading done.  and boy did i have some hits.  here are the six books that i really connected with: gone girl – this thriller kept me up at… Continue reading a little summer reading

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7.18 | high five for friday!

(ONE) i’ve been doing some major purging of my apartment this week.  it’s very therapeutic.  i didn’t realize how much crap i had accumulated.  i went through a bunch of stuff.  if i hadn’t used it in the past year or didn’t like it anymore, it lost a spot in my life.  i now have a… Continue reading 7.18 | high five for friday!