The Sunday Post

So, I forgot to blog on Friday...

well I didn't exactly forget as much as I underestimated the amount of time that I would have to write a post and then, well...

now it is Sunday; so we shall call this The Sunday Post.

So I have been spending my weekend at work mostly. Writing lesson plans, working on some scheduling issues, streaming documentaries... you know, the usual.

Here are some of the highlights of my past week to get us prepped and ready for a new one kicking off tomorrow!

Last night my girlfriends and I decided we needed a break. Now, please keep in mind we are mothers and we never actually get a break, but about three times a week we gather at one of our houses, allow our kids to act in complete chaos, and we have a glass of wine and unwind... last night, in a moment of brilliance, Lindsey suggested we make oven s'mores...and I'm still on a chocolatey-marshmellowy-high.

I recently changed out my wallflowers to more fall themed scents, I figured that even though it doesn't feel anywhere near fall outside, I needed a bit of fall in my life. I don't even think I can put into words quite what Pumpkin Pecan Waffles smells like in my house other than happiness. We all know how much I love "Boyfriend Candle" (Mahogany Teakwood), and that is one scent that I still love, but pumpkin pecan waffles is a much sweeter scent...and perfect for fall.

Okay, so the other thing that I've been doing is making a batch of cookie dough on Sunday afternoons, and Treyson loves to sneak a few cookie dough balls while I'm not looking. I've been using the recipe below:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 heaping tsp. salt
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. 
Cream butter and sugars together.
Add eggs and vanilla, mixing well. 
Sift flour, baking soda, and salt. 
Add sifted dry ingredients to creamed mixture, mixing well. 
Add chocolate chips, thoroughly mixing chocolate chips into dough. 
Drop by heaping teaspoon onto cookie sheets.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 - 11 minutes, or until cookies are lightly golden and done. 

This week we also kicked off our big Zone Partnership. I've mentioned this quite a few times last year, and I'm excited to be teaching as part of this program again this year. We revamped out lessons and choose a new over-arching concept. This year we focus on Connections and the types of connections that we all have with our communities. It's seemed particularly important given this is an election year. We are already creating tableaus to help us solve community problems and looking at characteristics that define a community. 

I hope that you guys enjoyed this Sunday post, and I'll see you soon (Tuesday) for another one! Until then, and as always, stay exceptionally chic & exquisitely geek!

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