Here’s my week:
- first quarter grades and comments for all my students were due this morning at 8:00 AM
- pumpkin carving contest with my advisory this morning– each grade had a different theme, ours was historical figures, the girls made a post-guillotine pumpkinhead-Marie-Antoinette
- just getting over strep throat
- birthday dinner for my sister Thursday evening
- distributing the 130some boxes of Girl Scout cookies people ordered from my kids
- husband starting to pre-emptively freak out about law school exams
- waiting anxiously for all pieces of the girls’ Hermione costumes to arrive in separate boxes from Amazon (cloaks/wands arrived today, Crookshanks and books still to come)
- baking two pans of Thin Mints brownies for both the girls’ Halloween parties on Friday afternoon– I’m missing the Halloween parade for the first time, but hoping to make the parties
- arriving at the girls’ school at 7:30 Friday morning to help decorate classrooms
- working all week with frantic seniors panicking over essays November 1st deadlines
- transporting kids to Spooky Music party thrown by kids’ piano teacher Friday night– I’m planning to get grading done during the 90 minutes they’re in there
- helping throw a Halloween party Saturday afternoon for about 15 second-graders and four-year-olds at my friend Karen’s– I’m baking spider cupcakes for sure, also planning an art project the kids can do as they come in
- actual trick-or-treating Saturday evening
So you know what I’ve done twice now? Ordered groceries online through Peapod. I never thought I’d be that kind of person (whatever that means), but a friend had good experiences with online grocery ordering, and they are running a special deal where you pay full delivery price for the first order ($8.00 for us) and then get free delivery for 60 days if you spend over $100 each time. We’d done it twice, and have had wonderful results each time, and I have to say, it’s made a week like this one just that much easier.
See you in November!