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What’s Up Wednesday

Hey! Happy What’s Up Wednesday! I can’t believe that next week is March! February flew by, and at least this week, we’ve thawed out, the snow has melted, and we’ve had temps in the 50’s! It actually feels like spring…which probably means we’ll get two snow storms in March here in Kentucky.

Today, I’m linking up with Sheaffer and Shay for WUW!

WHAT WE ARE EATING THIS WEEK:

  • Sunday- Sliders and soup!
  • Monday- Andrea’s Creamy Beef and Rice and broccoli
  • Tuesday- My kids’ school had a fundraiser at Chipolte, so we had a Taco Tuesday where I didn’t have to cook!
  • Wednesday– Shay’s Chicken Tortilla Soupwhich is a family favorite!
  • Thursday– Shay’s Beefy Cornbread Casserole Obviously, this recipe is on Shay’s blog, but it’s also in one of her cookbooks that I hadn’t used in a while. I made it a couple weeks ago, and it was so good! We all loved it, so I wanted to make it again before winter is over.
  • Friday and Saturday– I’m sure we’ll eat out or get carry out per usual on the weekend.

WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:

The first day of school. As I’ve mentioned my kids haven’t stepped foot in their school since March 13, 2020. This year, they’ve been home with me three days a week and have attended school with a pod of kids the other two days. Fingers crossed, one week from today, they will be back in school with only three months left in the 5th grade.

WHAT I’M LOVING:

My Air Fryer…

haha

I received so many awesome suggestions after my Tuesday Talk post last week. (I’d love even more, so let me know some of your favorite Air Fryer recipes!)

Besides using it to reheat items or cook frozen foods, I’ve made veggies for dinner side dishes, donuts, and sliders. Up next: cinnamon rolls…I mean, just the store bought ones, but I’m going to bake them in the Air Fryer. I can’t wait to give them a try!

The donuts were delish!

WHAT I’M WORKING ON:

This is so random, but I’m working on deleting photos from my phone. I save all my photos to Shutterfly, so there’s ZERO reason why I need to keep so many on my phone. That being said, I was up to like 9,000 photos and was just waiting for Apple to tell me my storage was full! Anyway, for some reason, deleting so many photos seems overwhelming to me, so I set an alarm on my phone to delete 100 photos a day. I’ve been doing this since January 1st, and I’ve gone from 9,000 to 4,800…now, that’s progress, y’all! I probably should have just called the Home Edit ladies…or given them my phone to return to me when there are 52 photos left on it 😂

We also just finished up sorting and delivering Hadley’s Girl Scout cookie orders. She still has a few more orders that will come in, but 90% of her cookies have been delivered!

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

Besides school, work, dance, and basketball, the kids had plenty of fun in the snow over the past two weeks…and have a couple of broken sleds to prove it!

Travis and I made it out to dinner at one of our favorite places last Friday night. I love a 6:30 reservation by the fire…and home by 8:00!

I’m continuing my Beachbody workouts, and finished up Muscle Burns Fat. On Monday, I started Muscle Burns Fat Advanced. It might as well be called Muscle Burns Fat EXTREME because Megan has me cussing half the time…which must mean she knows what she’s doing!

WHAT I’M DREADING:

I’m not technically dreading anything right now, but of course, I continue to feel unsettled with the plans for return to in person learning. I hope once the elementary kids are phased in, we are ready to get a plan for the middle and high school kids. Right now feels very similar to the end of the school year last year when we were living on a two week by two week timeline with such uncertainty about educational plans.

*Edit: After I had this all typed out, we received the email and phone call with a plan to get all grades back in the building by the middle of March. Fingers crossed that Covid cases continue to decline and the plan can be carried out as scheduled. 😊😊

WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:

Hayden and Hadley getting to (hopefully!) finish their last few months of elementary school in the building. Maybe I will have another Back 2 School Breakfast next week??

WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING:

American Idol is back, and we usually watch it as a family.

Recently, we watched The Blindside and Top Gun with Hayden. He loved both movies. I don’t think I have seen either movie in years, and they were fun to watch.

Tomorrow, I will share the books I read in February. I’m currently reading We Were the Lucky Ones. I don’t typically read historical fiction, but this novel has captured my attention!

WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:

Erin Andrews and Charissa Thompson have a new podcast called Calm Down. They’ve only had one episode, and Kevin Hart was their guest. Erin and Charissa are smart, funny, and sassy! I’m sure I will tune into this one weekly!

WHAT I’M WEARING:

Apparently, joggers and more joggers.

I a few weeks ago, Old Navy was having a sale, and I picked up these joggers. I love that they are high-waisted and form fitting but loose at the same time.

My Old Navy didn’t have the joggers in black, so I turned to Amazon….because why would I pay for shipping at Old Navy if I could find an option on Amazon where shipping is free! (and fast!)

I’ve dressed both pairs of joggers up and down…sweater, sweatshirt, tennis shoes, leopard flats, etc. The material of both lends to them being versatile.

WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:

Well, this weekend is what happens when make up basketball games and tournaments for two teams collide. Hayden has two games on Saturday and two games on Sunday!

Hadley’s talked me into taking her to Target to “look around…” Yikes…I’m scared just typing that out! She wants a few items for her room and maybe couple pairs of leggings or joggers because we’re all hoping pajama pants aren’t going to be a daytime wardrobe option soon!

WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:

I’m looking forward to spring weather and corned beef and cabbage on the menu. Also, Hadley has her first dance competition in March and baseball will be in full swing next month as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure to check out the other ladies’ posts too!

Take care,

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10 thoughts on “What’s Up Wednesday

  1. I’m excited for your kids to go back! And, you will be going back, too? We are still in the stressful debate over it. I’m at the point where I just want a decision made. Both are hard! I’m over virtual but the logistics of going back for what would be 16 instructional days for each half of the alphabet (if we start back after SB) seems a bit crazy. We are not even close to being done with second round vaccinations. Elementary will be done in about a week.
    I think you should do another back to school meal! They have cafeteria tray plates at Dollar Tree (styrofoam) and that would be funny.
    Yes, enjoy this weather before we get more winter! Lol!

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      1. It’s one of my favorite meals. I guess I could make it more often, but it just seems like a St Pat’s day dish whenever I think of it. I really should make the Irish soda bread more often. it’s soo good

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    1. Yes. 6, 9, 12 will go back 3/8 and then the other middle and high grades will be back 3/15. (Of course, all pending numbers continuing to go down, etc) I didn’t realize you all haven’t had second dose yet. I’m pretty sure all Fayette Co teachers who want to be vaccinated have been so that helps. I’m glad we are finally at least trying to return because while the logistics of it all will be a lot, at least we will have some time to adjust because I’m assuming most protocols will be in place in August. I definitely need to check out the dollar tree! 😂 I love that idea.

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      1. We have not. The media might say we have! Lol! I agree – rip off the bandaid now and see how it goes? Maybe? Might be really helpful when thinking about August. I do not want to think about August! They might get a kick out of the trays!

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  2. Dinner at 6:30 and home by 8 sounds like my kind of night. And I’m dreading the day pajama pants aren’t going to be a daytime wardrobe option for me, lol. Hope your kids can go back to school soon though!

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  3. My kids have been in person all year (except for five weeks of online learning for our whole province after the Christmas break) and it’s been going really well. The kids are thriving and LOVING being able to see their friends. It’s my son’s last year of elementary as well (Gr 6 here) and I really hope they can continue to keep the schools open so he can enjoy the last few months.

    I’ve also been working on deleting photos from my phone. It’s definitely a task. I should try to do 100 a day — that seems manageable 🙂

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    1. I’m hoping the transition back to school is smooth. The high school where I teach has 2000 kids…but I just can’t believe we’ve been out this long. I know there will be ups and downs, but my own kids miss school and I do too

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