I posted this delicious french toast from Sunday on my Instagram and have yet to stop thinking about it because it’s just that good. I had a couple of people DM me for the recipe, so I just decided to share it with everyone here on the blog today.
*I feel so productive today. Not only have we already had brunch (and cleaned all the things up from it), I also meal prepped, vacuumed/mopped, have a load of laundry going, wiped down the kitchen, and organized all the things already and it’s not even 2pm yet. I still need to wipe down the bathroom, but it’s the thing I HATE doing. IT’s the reason why I would be all about a cleaning service. I could live happy never cleaning another bathroom ever again. I also have some work I need to get done for the week, but I can do that on my laptop on the couch, so not too shabby.
*Devon and I spent most of yesterday out running errands, we went out to breakfast, went to the movies, etc. That was tiring. Partially because we wound up spending about an hour in Walmart…which was not part of the plan. We went to breakfast and we decided to stop in Walmart because Devon is in charge of the PBIS committee and the team wanted to get a few big ticket items to raffle off to the kids in a couple weeks as an incentive. Since he was purchasing items for school, he also had the school’s tax-exempt card, which you normally just show at checkout and they input the number and take the tax off. Apparently, Walmart has their own tax exempt system, so to use it, you have to take your institution information to customer service and they give you a specific Walmart card for it. It took us a good 45 minutes to get this situated. I had much compassion for the assistant manager handling it, though, because she clearly was the only one who knew what she was doing. “Luckily” there were about three altercations between the customer service employees and customers to keep us entertained.
*We saw “It” yesterday. It was really good. Not super scary, but it did actually make Devon jump at one point, so that was a pretty decent win for me. Apparently, I read later that John Oliver loves the story so much that he was actually an extra in a diner scene, but I don’t remember there being a diner scene in the movie? Maybe it got cut and will be in the eventual director’s cut, but I know if I saw John Oliver I would remember. #JohnOliverIsAFeminist (Last Week Tonight watchers will understand that.)
*Devon is sniffling a bit today which is making me go, “please no…not with the germs already?” Odds are it’s probably allergies because he was legit fine until like two hours ago before I started dusting and all. But, serious, though. Between the two of us, we bring home enough germs every year, can we not be starting the trend already?
*If you’ve never had Pepperidge Farm’s French Toast Flavored Swirl bread, you’re missing out. As meta as it sounds, it’s amazing to make french toast with. We made a pile of bacon and that French toast for breakfast this morning and it was amazing! It’s a favorite brunch for us. I usually cook it up in the bacon fat which gives it a little extra crunch and flavor on the outside.
Alright, I must get the rest of my work done. Have a great week everyone!
If you’ve been following me on Instagram you’ll know that I actually FINALLY went to the doctor about my stomach issues that I’ve had for at least a good six month now.
I take probiotics regularly and while they help considerably, there are still moments of annoyance where my stomach has all sorts of attractive noises coming out of it. It’s a little embarrassing to have a ton of gurgling when you’re sitting across the table from your student and her parents talking about her grades and issues in classes.
So, I saw my doctor two weeks ago (at like 7:00pm thankfully she does a late evening once a week since I work super far away from her office now), She listened to some of the rumbling; partially with her stethoscope and partially from across the room because it’s just THAT loud. She’s like, “yeah….that seems like it’s probably pretty uncomfortable.”
I love my doctor. She’s hilarious.
*I forgot how quickly weekends go during the school year. I can’t believe it’s already Sunday afternoon. I feel like life is playing a joke on me and I should have one more day.
*A couple years ago Devon and I did a month of scary movies for Halloween/October and it was AWESOME. We both have a great appreciation for scary movies, so this was a lot of fun. We did like a week of Hitchcock in there, “Saw” movies, Edward Scissorhands, “It” (and yes, we’re seeing the new one next weekend), all the “Halloween” ones, etc. Basically half of them are comically horrifying and some are gruesomely horrifying and some are just creepy. It’s so good, though. I have no idea what we are watching or when yet since movie selection is Devon’s domain. I’m the one in charge of setting “the mood”. I turn all the light off, light a couple candles (typically a couple nice fall scents to add to the mood), make popcorn, and go to town. The best moment from the last time was we were in a really creepy moment (And I can’t remember which movie we were watching, it might have been one of the Halloween ones) and my cat just starts loudly meowing in the other room. Freaked the hell out of both of us. It was hilarious…ya know…afterwards.
*You know those songs you can just listen to on repeat like 1,000 times before you’re tired of them? I’m currently doing that with “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Sixpence None The Richer. I know it’s essentially like the third level of remakes of this song, but I love this version of it. It’s very early 2000’s, which might also be why I’m all over it right now. I’ve regressed hard back to what I listened to a lot in high school mostly because current music is just annoying.
*I know I was complaining about weekends being so short, but I also think I’m getting back into the groove of an actual routine for school, which is really nice. Part of it has been getting used to my 45 minute commute, which really isn’t that bad, it can just be a little tiresome in the afternoon when I’m already getting worn out. But, Devon and I also wake up a little earlier this year (partially because of my commute and because his work hours at school shifted from starting at 7:30 to 7:15 this year and he likes to go in early), so the days feel a little longer. Having Devon actually fully back at work, I think helps me, too. He was off for my first two weeks back, so the “routine” wasn’t so fixed. Now, we’re essentially on the same schedule, so it’s helping.
*I’m trying to be really good at weekend routines this year, too (hopefully it lasts). I try to do a load of laundry on Saturdays and meal prep and tidy up on Sundays to keep things from getting super out of control, which was my problem last year. Hopefully, I can maintain that for awhile.
On that note, I’m going to go make sure I have lunches ready for this week.
Have a great rest of the weekend!
It started to feel like Fall in Maryland last week! I mean…it’s kinda felt like summer again the past few days here, but I’m trying to be hopeful that we’re going to start getting into cooler temperatures, and stay in them, sooner rather than later.
Now that it finally got a little bit cooler, I wanted to share some of my favorite fall accessory finds with you.