Late WIAW


Monday Borrowed this cow-print dress from my mom. Good cut, weird pattern.

Finally got my CPR card!

Used my Starbucks Groupon to get through the day.

Looked in my rear view mirror and saw my car?! Trippy.

Tuesday Pineapple in bed. It was still dark when I started working on my last assignment this morning.

Got up and made oatmeal protein pancakes for breakfast.

I proceeded to go to work, go to job #3, ate soup, and broke for a glorious, sweaty yoga practice.

I came home and almost wrapped up the last assignment. I just have a summary to finish in the morning. Sadly, it’s not quite my last assignment. I have another, shorter paper to write. I guess I’ll have to do a little work on vacation.

Now for the good news:

  • The district is being super cooperative! I’m resigning my position in May and taking on a long-term sub position the next day. While I declined before, a long-term substitute position is beneficial: I’m at one site, I work in special education/stay with my kids, and I’m teaching history. She has a tough course load though.
  • I leave for vacation tomorrow! I threw clothes, toiletries, etc in/on top of my bag as I walked by it today.

What are you excited about?

    MIMM: San Francisco Part 1

    Spring break came early for me. I left for San Francisco on Wednesday. This is part 1 of my recap – Wednesday and Thursday in Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco.

    David met me at the airport then we proceeded to a couple of bars, the Ruby Room and Merchant’s Saloon in Oakland.

    Ruby Room was a dark dive bar where I had a couple of dark and stormys.

    I made a couple of friends at Merchant’s Saloon.

    Thursday, we headed to the Ferry Building. Dreamy.
    Fancy Pepple‘s donuts

    We shared a grilled cheese with turkey from Cowgirl Creamery. It soaked up all the alcohol.

    The F-Train
    Love the inside!

    I love sea lions!

    Pier 39 of Fisherman’s Wharf where I had a seafood cocktail and tried David’s clam chowder.

    Great overcast day

    David faking out birds

    On our walk to Berkeley Bowl West, a dreamy local health market

    David made albondigas soup. I helped make meatballs.
    David went to a rave, but I was still hungover and stayed home instead. I played with David’s roommates’ workout stuff.

    Have you been to Fisherman’s Wharf or the Ferry Building?

    MIMM: Sandwiches


    Field trip Friday: the students get doughnuts…

    And I eat protein pancakes.

    I didn’t pack enough food/we’re out of food. I stopped by Avocado Cafe for a turkey sandwich. I ate half and saved the other half for my next shift… except my shift got cut so my sandwich, delicious as it was, was thrown out. 😦

    I’m on a sandwich kick. The hardest thing for me to buy: bread. I chose this for it’s smaller size so I can have a perfectly sized sandwich.

    My sandwich: soy cheddar, avocado, tomato, turkey, lettuce, & mustard.

    I got my whole family into sandwiches. Cousin Catherine went to Jersey Mike’s.

    We also got some frozen yogurt on the way. Mine is the brown one with peanut butter and carob chips!

    My mom wanted a hot sandwich from Mr. Pickles’.

    Then I bought a new bra.

    Not lululemon. It’s a brand I love (kyodan) from Marshall’s!

    Off today.

    Headed to CrossFit. Sundays are packed. A few of the guys come in to do an extra WOD. While getting a jump rope, I was mesmerized by their back muscles as they synchronously did pull ups shirtless. Don’t you love that description? It was dreamy.

    I partnered up to help count reps. My partner went first and knocked out 140 wall balls in 12 minutes. Only 3 people even got to jump ropes on 13.3 of the CrossFit Open WOD. I was a tad bit above average with the girls – I got 97 wall balls. Wall balls are killer! I couldn’t get into a rhythm; the ball kept hitting me in the face or I would catch it incorrectly.

    I ate a sandwich, napped, attempted work, had dinner of 1/2 sweet potato & cottage cheese, and watched “Girls.” The show is growing on me.

    One [tough] assignment and 3 more days of work till vacation! I bought a dress for going out and tried a couple more on today. Good news: I wear small dresses and I have bruises on my legs – hardcore!

    When’s your next trip?
    What are your favorite sandwiches?