Monday, May 13, 2013

Making this Week Marvelous

Here's why this week is going to rock:
  1. When I last left you, I had injured my groin muscle doing a boot camp workout. Thankfully, it's now just sore and definitely not something worse! I'm functioning at almost 100% but still taking it a little easy to be on the safe side. Today's boot camp workout called for mountain climbers, and I opted to skip those. 
  2. Today marks exactly one month to the end of the school year. I cannot believe how quickly this year flew, and I'm really excited for the next month with my students. We've got fun projects and plenty of great literature to discuss (The Grapes of Wrath and Romeo & Juliet, anyone?)
  3. This Friday, our school starts state testing. While I'm not a huge fan of these tests, I can't help but be grateful for the quiet time to proctor and grade.
  4. The weather in LA is gorgeous right now. At 7:00 this morning, I felt perfectly warm walking into school (we're very close to the beach, and usually the ocean air is quite cool especially in the morning). Of course, the heat means we'll need to bust out our bedroom fan again so we can sleep better. I'm already nervous about sleepless nights this summer.

  5. Thanks to the warm weather, I felt inspired to whip up another Greek Quinoa Salad for dinner tonight, which will carry over into lunch tomorrow. I really can't get enough of it.

  6. And speaking of delicious dinners, our weekly menu also includes spaghetti alla carbonara, burgers, and fish with couscous.
  7. So You Think You Can Dance starts again on Wednesday!!! I'm trying to get Jenn over here to celebrate this momentous occasion.
  8. It's I <3 UCLA week! If you're alum, join the North/South Campus Challenge and come to UCLA Alumni Day!
  9.  Tonight is the season finale of How I Met Your Mother! 
  10. While it was technically this past weekend, we had a great time visiting my parents in Palm Springs. 
Sandwiches from Sherman's Deli 

Terry had a liver and corned beef sandwich. I just can't do it. 

View from my parents' balcony. The mountains were stunning!

Fancy dinner out at Cork Tree, which I most definitely recommend.
Short ribs with Brussels sprouts for me and Mom

36-hour pork shank for Terry

Salmon for Dad

We finished off the weekend with a visit to Terry's family and had a great time catching up. Another awesome weekend come and gone too soon!

What are you looking forward to this week?


  1. I just want you to know that when I read "we're very close to the beach, and usually the ocean air is quite cool especially in the morning" I immediately turned green with envy!! Gah, I miss the beach! Must plan vacation SOON!

    Liver and corned beef? Eww, no thanks! I can't get over the grittiness of liver and I swear corned beef tastes like SPAM! Lol

    What I'm looking forward to this week: plane leaves for BLENNNNNNNNNNNND!!! :D Aww,'re not gonna be there are you? :(

  2. The Dance actually starts tonight! Before the New Girl finale. And it's on again tomorrow night.