Archive | February 2018

Lent Has Begun!

Happy Saturday, everyone!

We had a fun week of Valentine’s Day, but Hubs and I were a little more concerned with the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday. What are the odds of having to fast on a holiday, right? πŸ˜›

We did it, of course! I gave up sweets, while Hubby gave up both red meat (yes, not just on Fridays!) and Facebook. After an early morning Ash Wednesday service at St. Paul’s, we took advantage of the weekday morning downtown and got our one meal of the day at Hatch! If you are an OKC area person, you know that the wait there is absolutely ridiculous during brunch. Wednesdays at 7:45 am are a different story! We were seated right away, and boy oh boy, was it fabulous! We ordered some awesome fried potato nuggets (without the bacon) for an app!

Mmmmm!!! So good! Then we both had the salmon eggs Benedict, since other meat is a no-no on Ash Wednesday! It might have been the best Benedict of my life, and I’m a brunch regular! The eggs were perfectly poached, and the fried capers added a fun twist!

10/10 would recommend!! Go if you ever have a weekday morning off and enjoy it!

Hatch is also incredibly cute! Those colors!!!

So, our meal on Ash Wednesday is nowhere near as important as the meaning behind Lent. I think that the whole idea of sacrifice is beautiful, whether you are religious or not. No matter what you believe, I challenge you to do something sacrificial to benefit someone else. Whether that’s sacrificing your time to volunteer, sacrificing money for a worthy cause, or simply sacrificing your pride when you realize you are wrong, we can all do something selfless to help others. While I’m sacrificing my sweet tooth for a bit, I also strive to focus on service. I hope y’all join me and do the same!

Do you observe Lent?

Even if you don’t, what is your favorite way to serve others?

Let me know in the comments!!



Why Teachers Should Dress Up For Events

Hello! Long time no see! Life has been quite crazy lately. I’ll share more about that in other posts! πŸ˜‰

Today I want to talk about events and dress up days during the school day. Schools have many fun activities for the kids, and they love dressing up and getting to have a special day at school! There is something that can make their day even more fun: when teachers join in on the festivities!

We as teachers are so flipping busy, and dressing up on themed days can seem like yet another inconvenience to interrupt our precious free time. I swear, though, it is worth it to see the kids get so pumped up when the teachers participate! Plus, it is fun for us to get into character!

Yesterday was poetry slam day at school, so the 7th grade English teachers dressed up as dark, tortured poets! We went for the Beatnik aesthetic! We invited the kids to do the same, and everyone had a great time!

My teacher friend Jackie and I look like we belong on the cover of some indie album! It was so much fun!

My makeup is as dark as my soul! The bow is ironic. πŸ˜‰

So teachers, if you don’t usually do dress up days, try it out!! The kids will love you for it, and you will get a chance to have a little fun at work while still being professional! If you don’t have the items you need, friends’ closets and Goodwill work wonders!

What have been your favorite dress up days as a student or a teacher? Let me know!