My Week in Moments
The Joys of DomesticityThis week I tried out three new recipes, and
For our Thursday night Bible Study I made parmesan crusted tilapia, and it was such a hit even my vegetarian roommate Joelle ate it!
Then today, I mastered the slow-cooker pork roast. MMMM. It's delicious. Understandably, Joelle only enjoyed the potatoes, onions, and carrots on that one. :)
The only problem with my cooking is I tend to make enough to feed a family of 6 every time. Then I'm stuck with leftovers for days. I'm trying to remember to freeze things, but I'm not always great about it. Someday I will have another person to cook for and it won't be so bad. :)
Another third grade teacher and I have recently begun leveling our classes for math, and I am loving it. Granted, I got the easy job: I get to teach the "high" (read: grade level) class. In any case, on Thursday I was at my wits' end with these kiddos as they were not following directions, and I ended up dismissing them back to their regular room before everything was clean. My students returned and were left with the task of putting our classroom back together and a very grouchy teacher.
Sweet Nancy* called me out on my mean disposition, and I apologized to the class, since it really was not their fault. She smirked at me confidently, and we continued on with our next activity. Afterward, I said something along the lines of, "Great job, guys! I'm really proud of you!" and I glance over and see Nancy respond with "Yesss! I knew we could do it!" She wanted so badly for her teacher to smile again. It was really tender and reminded me of just how sensitive these young hearts are. I am a blessed woman indeed.
*Name has been changed
Friday was grading day. No students. No meetings. Nothing. It was wonderful! I was able to input my grades by 10:20 in the morning and had the rest of the day to organize my file cabinet, a task I would have done otherwise, but this time I was paid to do it! Yippee!