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Monday, August 31, 2015

Weekend Wrap Up: Car Show!

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Germany came up with one more hot weekend for us here, so we elected to stick close to home this weekend.  Even though "hot" here is closer to 90 degrees than the 110 degrees that qualifies as hot back in Arizona, it really does feel worse here because of the lethal combination of high humidity and lack of air conditioning.  There's just no escape when its hot out!

We stocked up on water and hit a car show on Post that Hubby wanted to see.  It was a lot smaller than he was expecting, so he was kind of disappointed, but he still had a blast wandering around and talking shop with some of the car owners.

I am not very into cars.  At all.  I like that my car is a hybrid and is reliable.  Beyond that, I don't care that much.  However, I married a real car guy.  He gets super excited to see an old or expensive car on the road, loves NASCAR races on TV, misses his Camaro that is with his dad, and even used to work on the pit crew of a now-retired race car driver back in Arizona.  Even though I don't share his enthusiasm, I am a good sport whenever he wants to stand in a parking lot and admire a car.  Here are the pictures I took.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Fashion Friday

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Welcome to a Fashion Friday post!  Here are the outfits I managed to photograph this week.  I'm very out of practice this summer because the mirror I'm using to take my outfit pics is in our guest room and my clothes are in our room, which doesn't have a big mirror.  I'm working to make it part of my routine though, and since I'm keeping some of my work clothes in the shrunk in there, hopefully it will become more automatic when the school year kicks off and I start dressing up to substitute teach.

Tuesday Outfit

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Throwback Thursday!

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Welcome to Throwback Thursday!  Today's picture is my eighth grade school picture.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Grocery Haul

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I try to go to the grocery store once a week to stock up.  It's a lot more time efficient than running in for one or two forgotten things every day, especially when I'm getting ready to start work next week!
I always plan meals and write out a list that follows the path I take through the store.  Hubby makes fun of me, but I get frazzled having to double back for every other thing and I like to be organized when I go in.  I think that it saves both time and money.  Plus then you know you'll get what you need, cut down on wasted food, and (hopefully) avoid picking up random junk food or overbuying because you're feeling hungry and impulsive.

Since school is starting here next week, I made sure that my plan included things to make healthy, out the door breakfasts and lunches.  Typically during the school year, I take a little time on Sunday afternoon to prep lunches.  I'm expanding this to include pre-made breakfasts because I am going to be substitute teaching for the time being and that means my schedule won't be as predictable as usual.  After I do my meal prep on Sunday I will post about what I'm doing for the week.

Dinner plans for the week are mashed potato casserole, bean and vegetable soup, zucchini Parmesan, pepper and zucchini enchiladas, tortilla casserole, cauliflower Italiano, and tuna noodle casserole.  I've had a hard time planning dinners with the super unpredictable weather here.  When I plan for salads, its freezing, and when I buy ingredients for soup it's boiling!  I'm hoping these might finally get it right.

Here's what was on my list this week:


What I Ate Wednesday

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Here's what I ate today:

Breakfast (7:30 am)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Teacher Tuesday: New (Middle School) Teacher Tips

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As we head into a new school year, I was trying to think of what I would want to tell myself as a first year teacher.  Here's what I came up with:

Monday, August 24, 2015

Weekend Trip, Part 2!

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So the second part of our weekend was a total surprise planned by Hubby.  After our trip to the Technical Museum in Speyer, he took a detour to Heidelberg Castle nearby.