I had my first full week of subbing. I absolutely LOVE it. I loved being back in the classroom, but I also like having a job. I thought that I was enjoying my free time and being a stay at home wife, but I think I was made to be a working woman, at least until we have children. I like the routine of waking up, getting dressed, going out and doing something productive, then coming home at night. During my time as stay-at-home wife, I wondered how working people ever get things done, but I think I got more done in this week than I have in a long time. I think the busier you are, the more you take advantage of every free minute. I'm going to miss having free time to explore the island and
lay in bed watching netflix doing projects, but there is nothing better than feeling like a productive member of society.
I made quinoa pasta greek yogurt chicken mac and cheese this week and it has topped the list of best healthy comfort meals. I love finding ways to eat healthy without having to sacrifice taste. And sometimes, you just need mac and cheese. I will share the recipe soon!
Every time I am on my way home from the English class I teach, I pass the cutest little bakery that I have been wanting to check out. Thursday I had a bit of time to spare before my class so I stopped at the bakery. Come to find out, it is macaroons and gelato! It was the cutest little place and the best macaroons I've ever eaten. It will be hard not to stop there every Thursday when I am on my way to my class.
A lady at the Japanese school I work at gave me a couple of bags of homemade mochi. The Japanese eat lots of mochi during January to celebrate the new year. It was such a nice gesture to share some with me! It has such an interesting texture and doesn't taste like much. It has almost a medicine-like taste/smell. I love learning about the Japanese culture.
I found a website on pinterest that allows you to type in all of the items on your grocery list and then gives you coupons for those items. So convenient and time saving! I feel like such a nerd/grown-up that I get excited about coupons. When did this happen?? The sight is lovo.com.
I don't know about you, but I am so excited for the long weekend!