Tuesday, November 29, 2011

thanksgiving break

My, oh my......this Thanksgiving break has taken a toil on me. I need to learn to say "no" every once in a while.

Friday after we got out of school, I stayed a little bit after school to clean my room up to prepare the classroom for the week after Thanksgiving. I made me a "To Do' list, for thanksgiving break (that I haven't even touched yet). After leaving CMS, I departed to my Nana's house to cook a dessert for decorating the church for Christmas. All the ladies of our church get together to decorate the church for Christmas. I had know clue what to cook, all the older ladies make such delicious soups, therefore, I just couldn't compete with them....so I stuck with dessert. I realize during my planning time that I haven't made it to the grocery store in two weeks, there was not anything at the Walker house to make, I called my precious Nana, of course she had great quick recipes for me to put together to make something. She even bought everything, I went to her house, made a strawberry cheesecake and took it to church and wowzzzzers it was gone before I even got a piece of it. Decorating the church was more fun than I thought it would be. Lots of laughter, does anyone good. The church looked beautiful by 930pm that night. I went home and had to clean house, for my dear sister & brother -in-law were coming in for the weekend. Needless to say, I am anal about a clean house.... I stayed up and cleaned till about 1230. Rhett was long gone asleep. I even cleaned with the lights on in our bedroom, and Rhett didn't move.
Saturday, I had to work at my weekend job, The Willow Tree, a ladies boutique (which has such beautiful clothing for a ladies). We worked till 5 and the best part about my day was that my sweet sister-n-law, Heather, came in a surprised me. We made dinner plans..... After I got off, I came home to a new beautiful landscaped house. Jason and Rhett worked extremely hard to get 50 plants planted in one day. Check it out, didn't they do a wonderful job???? We got dinner in Rome, Ga at Longhorn (not my favorite, but it was food) reminisced a little....and just enjoyed ourselves.
Sunday, church! After church, we went to Gadsden and did a little Christmas shopping... and then went to lunch at my parents house. Mom made tenderloin (which I do NOT eat).... but I was sweet and ate the sides.It was good seeing my Mom and sister, my poor dad was working, but I will get to see him Thanksgiving! Thanks Mom for Sunday's lunch!
Monday, work at the Willow Tree!!!! You can add The Willow Tree as your friend on Facebook to check out their wonderful clothing, shoes, Vera, Brighton, Pandora..... After work was the first basketball game for CCHS, I attended and Cherokee County won all games, hope this will be a good basketball season. Rhett met me at the gym to watch the game and cheerleaders :) with me.
 Tuesday, work at the Willow Tree!!!! I also did some Christmas shopping today, I got something accomplished, yayyy for me! After work, I came home to a wonderful husband who was cooking dinner, I made sure this time it wasn't hamburger helper, haha! He was cooking cube steak, mashed potatoes, and brownies. I was in LOVE all over again! I came in a started helping him cook, we called up his dad and pop(his grandad) to come up for dinner...since Cathi (Rhett's mom) was gone to Auburn to visit Heather. Dinner was delicious! I finally decided on Christmas cards, which is a HUGE accomplishment! Finally decided on whether or not to get a real or fake tree..... FAKE it is, due to laziness (i guess).
Wednesday, I am OFF!!!!!! I got to sleep past 7am....and it felt SO GOOD! I took my time to get ready and put turned on my Justin Bieber Pandora radio station, my what a good morning! I picked up my sister, Anna, and went Christmas shopping will about 4. We got alot accomplished... I'm still in the down's about Rhett's "BIG" surprise present from me... boys are just hard to buy for.... I don't understand that. One thing I did not accomplish, putting up a Christmas tree in my classroom. Maybe Sunday afternoon it can be done. I sure do hope so!!!
Thursday, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!! I am blessed beyond belief! God has been so good to me....I hope you thank God for all the wonderful things he has blessed you with. (don't eat too much)..... with good southern cooking, that hard to do!
Don't forget to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, watch out for the cheerleaders, I have three beautiful Cherokee County cheerleaders that will be marching in it.
BLACK Friday,  come visit me at The Willow Tree, open 7am-5pm. 7-9 DOORBUSTERS! Rhett and I are leaving to head to Auburn for the big Auburn/Alabama game. We are blessed to have Heather & Jason to live there, FREE stay! Yippie!!! I can't wait to spend the weekend with them.
Saturday, WAR EAGLE!!!!!!! Watch for us on TV! ESPN gameday!!!! I'll be in all Auburn attire and Rhett will be in Alabama attire.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Be Thankful

These past two nights, have been a little different in the Walker household.

Rhett and I exchanged duty roles....

How'd it go????

Rhett needed some SERIOUS help with his lesson plan (those educators out there know how long those things are), anyways.....Who ends up doing the lesson plan....ding ding ding, JESSICA! The trade out begins, last night after church I needed to finish up with some school work to prepare for this upcoming week at school with creating powerpoint presentations, projects, grade test, and create example work to show the students. Nevertheless, all of 'that' got put to a halt when Rhett needed this lesson plan to be completed by the middle of the week. Last night, I came home sat at the computer desk and work my hands to death typing up the lesson plan...meantime Rhett decided to just sit back, relax, and watch him some Walker, Texas Ranger.... HOLD UP! Nooooo noooo noooooo, I just let Rhett gander at his wifey working hard on HIS lesson plan... finally I think I made the point. He decided to ask me what he could help with, well the list started (haha, joking) I told him he could prepare dinner for us. Since neither of us have ate since lunch due to all the busy Sundays with the Walkers. Rhett decided to cook hamburger helper, yummy, right? He worked on that while I'm typing away... Rhett soon has the meal prepared, thankful  that I do have a wonderful husband who will help cook dinner. I took a break from the lesson plan to eat the meal. I was starving, with that being said, I spooned up a big bite of hamburger helper. I knew right off the bat, it smelt sweeter than normal, but knew Rhett might have put an extra spice in it, oh wait... better yet... I asked Rhett why it has a vanialla, sweet taste. Rhett responds..... I used your milk because the only other milk was Buttermilk. My milk is Vanilla Soy (Silk) milk.... yes my wonderful husband cooked us hamburger helper with vanilla soy milk, can I say scrumpios! Needless to say, I just grabbed a few Ritiz crackers and began typing away again. Bless his heart, but I told him how thankful I am to have a husband just willing to cook. Alot of women couldn't say that.

Let's move on to today....
I got in from school, Rhett had known that I needed to finish his lesson plan. Well, first thing I do is to take my shoes off, relax for about 30 minutes before jumping to do something around the house. Rhett and I both rest. I end up snoozing about 10 minutes (which was fabulous) and Rhett continued to watch Walker, Texas Ranger. When I woke up... my dear husband had started cooking. Smelt delicious....I asked what he was cooking.... cube steak, green beans, and macroni & cheese (heck yes!) I immediately hurried off to the computer desk to complete his lesson plan. By the time I completed his lesson plan, dinner was ready. Let me just express to you all how delicious this meal was.... my nana couldn't have fixed better, with that being said Rhett out did himself tonight! He even offered to get my Christmas totes (approximately 15) down from the attic before he went and played basketball with the guys. After all, I am a super blessed wife tonight! I have cleaned the house and placed all my totes to the side so I can decorate this weekend and ready to thank my husband for all the wonderful things he does just to make me happy.

Moral of this story:
Trading places after all wasn't such a bad idea.... It made me realize how thankful I am for my husband!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Think Christmas

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