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Friday, May 8, 2009

Busy Busy Weekend!


I am already kind of exhausted just thinking about what the weekend has in store for us. Tonight we will be headed to the Mulders(BFF Ginger, sense the 6th grade) for dinner! Saturday morning I have a longer run with fast Jill schedules and the brunch with Skinny Bride. Then Saturday evening we are having my sweet cousin Celina over for dinner to celebrate her 30th birthday!!! On Sunday, we are headed over to my Aunts house for a Mother’s Day Potluck, and then on Sunday night….well we have no plans, and I plan on keeping it that way:)

With that all said I got a lot of cooking to do! For Brunch, I plan on making these pancakes and having some fresh fruit. Dinner for the Birthday girl is going to be a wonderful pot pie recipe with homemade bread and a great big salad! The Mother’s day Potluck I am having a hard time with, I was think deviled eggs,a salad, or a casserole? I would love a healthy casserole recipe, do you have any ideas?

Last night I had such a wonderful time with our Thursday Night Group! I haven’t seen them in 3 weeks so I had a lot of catching up to do. We started a new series called, “40 Days of Love” by Rick Warren. Last night we learned all about how to handle confrontation with tact+timing+truth. It was great! I am excited to see what comes out of this study.

I had to ride my bike to group right after work so I made myself a new Cedarlane burrito to hold me over until my evening snack:)



I dug right in to this deliciousness! I am not the biggest fan of frozen meals but this burrito was pretty darn good, I just wish they weren’t so expensive! I plan on recreating this burrito at home. It only had about 210 calories, so I new I would need something more later on.


On the way home I busted out my Think Thin Bar that I got to review. I was greatly disappointed. I had been saving this for a while and had built up the white chocolate chip expectation. It tasted nothing like white chocolate chip, more like a chalky protein bar, I am not a big fan of the chalkiness. It has 20 grams of protein, 0 sugar, and gluten free.


When I got home there was a HUGE package on our front door steps, I couldn’t wait to open it! Hubby and I tore right into it! It was a wonderful box of goodies from Newman's Own Organics for the Simple Life Challenge winner's goodie bags, and for me to do some reviewing:) Thank you Sally!

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Hubby was so excited he dug right into the Milk Chocolate, we will give a full review in weeks to come.

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I wanted to answer a 2 FAQ’s about my morning routine, first one being about the time my school starts. I work at a Montessori school, and we start at 8:30 am but, because I run the afterschool program I work until 6pm so I don’t have to be at work until 10am! It is a blessing, but that means I don’t get home until after 7 some days. There are two other teachers in the classroom that are there at 8:30am. Hope that makes sense?

Second question was. “what time do you get to bed?”Well it depends, but I really try hard to be in bed no later then 11pm, and most of the time it happens to be around 10:30pm.

I am excited about work today because we have a field trip planned, and we are taking a tour of our city! I am excited, I love learning about the Heritage of the places I live in.

Question for the day:

Have you ever takin a tour of the city you live in?


P.S. If you are a TSL participant, get your points into me today:) I will be posting some more wonderful simple/green ideas for everyone tomorrow!


Tami said...

i found those bars at Trader Joes over the weekend and was excited to try something new, Tina did a little review and I agree with the both of you, i threw mine away!

My daughter goes to a Montessori school and we love it. It's just a small school, about 15 kids!

Mica said...

Whoa, that is quite a weekend schedule! At least it's full of fun things. Have a great one, Bobbi!

Hilary said...

Hi Bobbi! I've just started reading your blog in the last few weeks and I really enjoy it! Thanks for all the interesting things.

I had a question about your work at the Montessori. Are you a certified Montessori teacher? Or working toward your certification? My cousin went to Montessori school from the time she was 3 to 11. I really love the philosophy and hope to be able to one day teach my future children using Montessori techniques. Do you mind sharing any advice/tips for someone who wants to learn about it and put it into practice in their own home? I don't have a blog but you can email me at hilly5479@hotmail.com if you get a chance or I'll check back here for comments. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a busy weekend - sure it will be fun though! Awesome Newman's haul!

3T Heppenstall said...

What a GREAT weekend you have planned! Tell Celina that I said Happy Birthday!

Those look like some great goodies for the challenge which would be awesome to win. But I think everyone is going to do way better than me with the points! :-(

Amy said...

If you're looking for a breakfast casserole, I love thiso ne http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/sausage_strata.html

jessica said...

That actually looks like a Cedarlane burrito, not Amy's Kitchen. I don't mean to nitpick, but I figure you'd want the right company to get the credit of your nice review. There are so many burritos out there, I forget which one's I like all the time :)

Lacey Nicole said...

i have never tried that thinkthin bar--- but i LOOOOVE the thinkgreen bars!!!! try the noni blueberry and the chocolate pb.... THEY ARE RELALY GOOD! let me know what you think!

Janie said...

HA that's so funny since my town takes about 10 mintues to go from one end to the other and that's if the red lights stop you. :) Local attraction: Wal-Mart

Hope you have a great weekend even thought it's busy!

Ali said...

I'm totally with you on the ThinkThin bars. I tried the chocolate chip one (if I remember correctly) and the thought of the taste right now seriously makes me gag haha.

janetha said...

oh man i am with you 100% on those think thin bars. blechk.

at least you had an exciting package waiting to make up for it!

you sound busy, hope it is a great weekend.. i will get my points to you later today!

Melissa@ For the Love of Health said...

Busy weekend for sure!! I am feeling anxious for the busy weekend I have planned as well! So much to do and never enough time!! ahhh! Planning for law school is a lot of work and nerve-wracking (so expensive!)

What a great package!! MMM food in mail. :-)

I have never taken an official tour of Toronto but I we did our own tours prior to me moving here. Great city!

Runeatrepeat said...

Did I ever email you to be a part of TSL? I'm doing the best I can, but I'm going out of town next weekend so the eating out thing is going to kill my points :(

RunToFinish said...

yeahhhh newman's they are wonderful!! great products, seriously!!

I go to sleep at like 9:30..yup D calls me an old woman...then he does a crossword

just me said...

what a busy lady!

and look at all the newman's products!! i totally want to try some!!!

HangryPants said...

I didn't know you were a Montessori teacher. Were you Montessori trained? I really want to do that. I am so jealous!