*So we got pulled over last week because our Mazda’s front window had a big ol’ crack in it. I didn’t even know they pulled over for that kind of thing, especially since it hadn’t *quite* reached the driver’s side [completely]. But, with fix-it-ticket in hand, I marched right on over to the car glass place to happily (ha ha) pay my almost $200 bill. Of course, since I had to wait about an hour for it to get installed, and I was right next to the D.I. ANYWAY, I thought I might as well go on a little thrifting trip. And you know what? Even though I usually never find anything I want, on this trip, I found no fewer than FOUR awesome belts for $1 apiece (including this jazzy little yellow number that I’m wearing above). Car repair stop—a success!
*But let’s be honest–even though thrifting is all the rage, it still kind of freaks me out. Even being in the D.I. for just fifteen minutes made me want to go wash my hands or something (which is totally weird, I know, since people are everywhere and touching everything. It’s just the thought of all of these objects that have been housed with all those people for YEARS…creepy, right? Maybe I’m just strange). Sometimes I wish I did like thrifting more though because I’m always hearing about all the great deals and seeing all the cute vintage-y finds that people get, and sometimes I get kinda jealous. But just a little.
*Can I just say how AWESOME it was to have a five-day weekend last weekend? Even though all I did for the majority of the weekend was clean the apartment (not an exaggeration), it still was exactly what I needed. The only sad part of my weekend was the fact that Matt was gone for most of it on a Scouting trip. But, as they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder, and we both had a VERY awesome Sunday together. So score. Of course, having an awesome weekend definitely made coming into work yesterday about ten times harder than normal than on any other Monday (which is saying something).
*Speaking of yesterday, I had another kind of rough day at the school. The kind of day that made me come home and muse to my husband whether I should really even be a teacher or not. Some days I really do wonder. I’m interested to see if this whole teaching business is something that I’m going to be willing to stick with for my whole life, or if it’s just something I’ll try out for a few years and decide it’s not worth the stress. We’ll see.
*I did come across a quote on Sunday that I LOVE though that’s all about teaching. It’s by President David O. McKay, and it says, “Teaching is the noblest profession in the world. Upon the proper education of youth depend the permanency and purity of home, the safety and perpetuity of the nation. The parent gives the child an opportunity to live; the teacher enables the child to live well.” Isn’t that just wonderful? It makes me want to stick it out after all.
*I made this new pumpkin chocolate chip bread recipe last night that was simply divine. So divine, in fact, that I’m going to be using the rest of the leftover canned pumpkin to make it yet again today. Anyone wanna come over and try a sample? I’ll let you grade my students’ papers for me…
*I’m wearing electric blue tights today. I avoided the colored tights trend for a long time, and now I’m wondering why it took me so long to get on this neon trend train of leg-warming hotness. Pretty much I feel like a superhero. Maybe I’ll take a picture and show you later. My name should be Koolaid Legs or something to describe these bluebird wonders that are my calves.
*It was snowing this morning when I went outside to go to work. SNOWING, people. And the worst part? The fact that Logan was pretty much the only place that got snow this morning. Everywhere else got rain. Poopid.
*I don’t like snow. Just putting that out there.
*Except on Christmas. And except on days when I don’t have to drive and actually have the presence of mind to be able to enjoy the white wonderland feel of it all. Unfortunately, those days don’t happen too often.
*What are your thoughts on this snowy Tuesday? Was it snowing where you live? Did you wear electric blue tights today? Do you have a recipe involving pumpkin that I just have to try? Let me know below! I love hearing from you 🙂