Saturday, March 17, 2012

Spring Break Recap

Hard to believe that in just 48 hours I will be back at school. Sigh. The weather here has been record-setting - absolutely beautiful and warm. It feels like summer, which makes the idea that we have a lot of school left this year unbelievable.

I didn't have any exciting plans for my week off and my girls still had school the whole week, but this is my brief recap of what I managed to do to fill my time:
Monday- Shopping for a bit. I managed to get a new pair of Jambu sandals and a new pair of jeans. I also visited the library. Ran on the treadmill

Tuesday- Ran on the treadmill. Got the oil changed in my van. Made a nice meal of manicotti with watermelon and zucchini

Wednesday-Dental appointment for Middle Sister, followed by a very brief stop at the mall. Ran outside for the first time this spring.

Thursday-Family trip to Dairy Queen, a morning massage and a trip to Sam's Club

Friday- went with my girls and a co-worker/friend and her daughters to the Mall of America. Lunch at Rainforest Cafe. Supper at the A&W Drive-In in Spring Valley, Minnesota. The girls are posing with the "little big man" as I called him when growing up. This was a usual stop for my family during car trips to Minnesota. My own girls have never been there, but I enjoyed this nostalgic stop.

What I didn't get done?

Watching The Help which is one of my favorite books. I just couldn't justify sitting inside when it is 80 degrees outside.

Catching up on Downton Abbey. I did start Season 2, but am no further than the first episode.

Cleaning. I could have done so much more.

School work. It is now calling my name.


Peaceful Reader said...

I love that A & W in Spring Valley! I'm glad your trip went well. The time flies!

Anonymous said...

Tina, this sounds like exactly what you needed. Your voice is refreshed and relaxed sounding. We've visited the Rainforest Cafe in Orlando while at Disney World. It's a lively place for sure. I've never been to the Mall of America, but my daughter and son-in-law have been there. And A&W - what a blast from the past!

Take care and it's good to hear that you had a nice week!