Monday, February 25, 2013

P52: week 8 around the sun

I had all of this past week off for the New England tradition of February vacation week. It was such a welcomed week to relax and have a simple stay-cation here at home.

Vacation week started off with some more snow (yes, really), which allowed me to have a lazy Sunday. Once the snow stopped I drove to ikea and bought my new couch! I had been working on deciding which one I wanted for months and was finally ready to bite the bullet and make the purchase! I sold my old couch that afternoon, so it was no time like the present to get a new one. I was super excited when the new couch was delivered a few days later - I'm loving it!

I also ate out 3x this week (I usually eat out once a month, maybe!). It was nice to catch up with friends and not have to cook every night. It was my vacation after all!

I ran tons of errands, enjoyed more time at the gym, got the car serviced, finally updated the about me section of the blog, and organized around the apartment. I was very proud of myself for only checking my work email 2x a day (usually I'm on it all day long) and I spent some nice time planning my next big unit.  The week ended with more snow (yep, 3/3 on weekend snow storms) and Purim starting (more on that this week). Really, a great vacation and now I am refreshed and ready to take on the world again!

Highlight of the week: getting my new couch! I love how it looks in my apartment and it feels so much more sophisticated, and I am enjoying curling up on it every night now.

Favorite teaching moment: having the week off...does that make me a horrid person for loving having a week off? (I missed the kids though!)

Random-osity: I rigged up my dvd player to the internet so I can stream netflix and am rewatching all of the West Wing. I forgot how much I loved this show!! Seriously, nothing can touch its amazingness. I got through 14/22 episodes of the first season...
Your turn and all the details:
- Post 1 photo or an many as you like each week on Monday.
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Can't wait to see all your photos each week as we venture through 2012!

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17 thoughts on the matter:

Tina´s PicStory said... {Reply}

nice shots! it´s only by chance, that i´ve seen the linky list. may be there is something wrong ? :)

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

I love the new couch! Love the streamlined look, and color. Yay! We looked at furniture this weekend too, but nothing seemed to be me. Your week off sounds great! I loved WW back in the day. :). Might join you in reruns!

Pride In Photos said... {Reply}

Your new couch is beautiful!!! It will go with anything in the future you would like to do...great choice!

Susan said... {Reply}

Your new couch is awesome. Arms on a couch are absolutley necessary. Nice clean lines too, and your place is so tidy!!
Glad you had a great stay-cation. It is totally OK not to miss work while you're away from it. That's what a vacation is all about.
Enjoy Purim.

Adrienne said... {Reply}

LOVE LOVE LOVE west wing! We're big fans of streaming series at our place! Love the new couch too!! Sounds like a perfect stay-cation week!

Andrea Dawn said... {Reply}

Glad you had a great week off and you made a great choice for your new couch. Your apartment looks very cozy.

Renae at simple sequins said... {Reply}

Awh, loving your new sofa from IKEA!!! good for you. Your home looks great!!!

I'm linking tomorrow. I have to take turns with my sweet 'two birds'. They are cool and so are you! So I take turns (best diplomatic move I can come up with).

I love hearing about your week.

Leovi said... {Reply}

Great pictures, I love those beautiful interiors.

Mary Gene Atwood said... {Reply}

Love your new couch! I adored west wing, such a classic!

Jen T said... {Reply}

Love the new couch! My kids would also love all your snow. We aren't used to that much snow in our area. Your week off sounds great! I wish that was a mid-west tradition. Do you have a spring break in March too?

Dara said... {Reply}

yummy looking hamantashen!

Kimberly said... {Reply}

Your new couch looks great! So nice to have a week off! And I don't think it is horrible that you enjoyed it. Everyone needs a break sometimes.

Deanna said... {Reply}

so glad you enjoyed your little vacation...sounds like you were uber busy!!

Sharon said... {Reply}

I do love the your couch and it is perfect in your home. Good choice! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your week off in so many ways!

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Oh my, The West Wing! One of my favorite TV series. Didn't realize it at the time, but J & Z's names are names of characters from the show! It's just a coincidence, though. We didn't name the kids after the characters. :)

packmom said... {Reply}

I keep hearing about people from different areas getting this Feb. vacation week and I'm wanting one so bad! Glad you enjoyed yours. Sounds like you got a lot done but had a lot of fun too. Great new couch and wonderful costumes--so creative.

Melissa Bliss Rich said... {Reply}

I loved West Wing too. What a great show!

Congrats on the new couch ;)