I hope you had a great weekend.
Here's what we were up to...
It was a rest day, but Jelly only let me sleep until 5:34. With my extra morning time, I caught up with the news and finished a puzzle.
School was okay. The kids were chatty and loud. I just didn't have the patience for it by Friday, but I tried very hard to be patient and calm. Here's what we were up to in music class today:
Kindergarten- On Top of Spaghetti, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
2nd Grade- Singing and playing bells/percussion to Abiyoyo
3rd Grade- Playing Rock Band on recorders and testing for Yellow Belt
4th Grade- Playing Abiyoyo on ukes, bells, and percussion
If you ever want to see what's going on in music class, "Like" my classroom Facebook page called EP Music Kids. There are fun videos on there of our classroom performances!
After work, I spent a half hour sending emails to parents about good things their students are doing in my room. I love sharing the positive things the kiddos do and I know parents love hearing it! With over 500 students, it's hard to reach out to everyone, but I do a little bit at a time. What a great way to start the weekend!
In preparation for my 20 miler the next day, I had carbs and sodium for dinner.
Wine, grilled ham and cheese, tomato soup, and corn chips.
Jelly cuddled with me in the morning while I drank iced coffee and relaxed!
Then I headed to Blue Marsh Lake to run the Naked Bavarian 20 Miler. The race was put on really well! I was pretty tired by mile four, and while I was driving home, I realized why... I have run 60 miles in the past 8 days! THAT'S TOO MUCH! Gonna cut back a lot these next two weeks.
I made it through all 20.68 miles (course was long, I guess). Everything felt very tight and tired for the last 8 miles or so. But I did it, and I only walked up some of the hills. Otherwise, it was just plodding along slowly. I averaged a 10:32 pace.
That evening, we celebrated with sushi at Tokyo Diner. We love our little sushi place. It's right down the street from our house and it's BYOB. The price is right and the sushi is very good! They also have hibachi.
Around 12:30am, Jelly came into the bedroom to play his favorite middle of the night game. It's the one where he comes into the bedroom and cries, then tries to run out of the room before I squirt him with water. He always wins, I always lose.
Most of my Sundays start like this: Red up the house, drink coffee, do puzzles, blog, watch CNN, cuddle with cats. That's basically what I did from 6am-12:30pm. Don't hate.
That afternoon, I went to see our high school's spring musical: Grease! Many of my past elementary students were performing and two of my previous piano students were in it as well. I love seeing the kids all grown up!
Me and two of my piano students!
AWESOME NEWS!!! PAUL AND I STARTED WATCHING BIG BROTHER CANADA!!!! Season One is on Youtube and we are super into it. Of course it's not the same as the original but... it's scratching an itch, so to speak. We watched a couple episodes of that and then I went to bed!
Tell me something fun you did this weekend!