Justin and I decided to go on a cruise this summer!!  We are going to celebrate our wedding anniversary and also a new beginning with me starting back to school.  I am so so excited and happy about this!  I just feel that this is not just a vacay but a new beginning.  We are getting a stellar deal so we just decided to go for it!!  Aaaaahhhh, I can’t wait- I am SO happy right now!

Another thing that makes me happy… tomorrow is my last day of work!!!!!!!  (yes, it does need that many exclamation points!)  It’s finally arrived and I am so very happy.

For breakfast this morning I decided to give the oat bran another try.  This time I added a little of my chocolate protein powder to it and it was much much better.  It looks a little weird (mostly because I took a bite before I remembered that I hadn’t taken a pic yet) but trust me, it was good!


In the mix…

  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • water
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • Tablespoon of Barney Butter


And don’t forget the cafe!


Lunch was almost non-existent.  I spent the whole 20 minutes that I get fighting with the copy machine in the teachers lounge.  It decided to be a jerkface today, so I was giving it what-for.  The copy machine won, btw.  So during my 5th grade classes I had a few minutes to gulp down some Greek yogurt with blueberries (no pic).

When I got home I was sooo tired!!  But dinner must be had and I really didn’t want to eat out(we have a trip to pay for for goodness sake!).  So we had some crispy chicken fingers.  Find the recipe here.


To the tasty chicken fingers we added…

  • steamed broccoli
  • small sweet potato with a tiny bit of butter

Oh so good!  These chicken fingers are a classic and they are going to be around this house for a looong time!

Oh and I may have had a glass or two of Prosecco.  (or we may have finished off the whole bottle.  whoops!)


Gosh this stuff is so good.


Well, that’s all I got for now.  I need to go get some dishes done.  I hear hubby clanking around in the kitchen so I gotta take care of it before he breaks something!  🙂

Starbucks is my BFF

Sorry, but it’s true!  I heart the bux!  (you’ll see later in the post)

I tried something new for breakfast this morning.  Oat bran.  I’m not 100% sure I love it.  It was a little bland, I think I need more toppings for it than I had this morning.


In the mix…

  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • water
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 T barney butter
  • 2 tsp flax
  • 1 tsp wheat germ

Then it was off to work!  It was my last day at this particular school.  I was a pretty happy camper today because of this, but soooo busy!  I had to pack up the whole room today and get it all out of there.  I got it all done, but I’m exhausted!   And the classroom is so empty, it looked a little sad.  There was lots of good music and some fun times had in that classroom.  I’m going to miss it just a tiny bit I think.

Lunch was a sandwich (ham) with pepperjack and mustard (and LOTS of it!  I love mustard.  My dad is to blame for this, he’s a mustard maniac!), some Fage greek yogurt with about 1/4 cup blueberries.  Oh and a Babybel cheese.  Like these??  Click here for a coupon!!


Blueberry closeup!


And now onto my BFF.  My dear friend starbucks!  I haven’t been in forever (I don’t usually have extra calories to spend on it), but I neeeeeded some bux today!  So I had a nonfat iced mocha- mmmmmm!  B.F.F.


For dinner Justin and I went out to a new sushi/hibachi place in town.  It was pretty good (it was no Pirhana killer sushi though!  Nothing can beat that place!!).  I think it will do when I am seriously craving some sushi and I can’t get to funkytown for some Pirhana.  The Chapster and I split three rolls- California roll, Cajun roll, orange dragon roll.  The cajun roll was the best!  It had tuna, fried oyster, and spicy mayo!  Yummmers!

I forgot my camera 🙁

Anywho…. 2 and 1/2 days of work left- yipee!!!   See you tomorrow!