Weekly Wishes

August 26, 2013
I'm linking up again with The Nectar Collective to share my Weekly Wishes with all of you.  Last week my photograph was selected and added to a cute little collage of participant artwork.  Check it out here.  It really made my day when I found out my photo was picked!  :D

My wishes last week were to:

1) Find the time to get my car into the shop.  
I did actually do this, as big of a pain as it was, but I'm so glad that I did because my car had a bunch of problems.  I needed new belts, a fuel injection, a tune up, new spark plugs, two new tires, new brake pads, and rotors.  The guy that worked on my car told me that my brakes were so worn down that it was practically metal on metal.  I don't know a whole lot about cars, but that sounds dangerous, so I'm glad I got it checked when I did.  Also, the owner of the shop is a friend of my boyfriend's family, and he charged me WAY LESS than what a dealership would have.  I told him to just take care of everything so that I wouldn't have to worry about it anymore.  

2) Finish Wild by Cheryl Strayed.  
I did finish the book, and now I'm onto reading Roses by Leila Meacham, though I am not far into the book at all.  

3) Enjoy the last few weeks with my co-workers.
Well, it turns out I'm going to be transferring to a different building later than expected because I am supposed to train my replacements and I am unable to do that until their background checks go through.  I'm guessing I will now be switching over at the end of September instead.

This week's wishes:

1) Cook at least two healthy meals.  
I am not that great of a cook and I must confess that I don't try cook or try out new recipes very often, but I figure that if I make it a goal of mine for the week, that I will stick to it.  I think just two meals in a week is an attainable goal, don't you?  

2) Get my subbing license figured out.
Since I graduated so late, I do not currently have a teaching job, so subbing it will be which I am okay with.  I need to figure out which schools I would like to sub for and get my name on those lists so that I can start getting some sub jobs soon.

3) Update my work wardrobe.  
Luckily, what I can wear at one job as a manager also works perfectly for when I will substitute teach.  I became a manager about three years ago, and bought a whole bunch of blazers and suit jackets, but the ones I still have are looking a bit worn out.  Additionally, I'm down to only a few pairs of work pants that fit!  I would like to get another blazer, some more pants, and some shirts to wear underneath my blazers, too, especially because I will be transferring/subbing in various schools and want to look polished and professional.

Hopefully I am able to accomplish what I just listed by the end of the week! 
6 comments on "Weekly Wishes"
  1. Teacher clothes are super fun to buy! Enjoy!

    Lesley / BythePorchlight.com

    1. Thanks, I will! I'm glad I have a good excuse to go shopping.

  2. I should also add a couple of my fav recipes that you might like.

    My fav deserts

    My fav appetizer

    Really good pizza dough

    ORRRR you could try my go-to meal. I love pizza, by the way. When I don't know what to make, I pull a couple pieces of Naan bread out of my freezer (always have some) and either use pesto sauce or bbq sauce as the base. Then I put spinach, tomato and chicken on top, then of course cheese. Bake it for 15-20 mins at 350 and you're all set! Delicious pizza!

    1. Aw, thanks so much for the help. (I need all the help I can get!) That pizza sounds scrumptious because I love naan.

  3. I am up to cooking 5 healthy dinners a week - and if my totally lazy self can do it - you CAN do it! Good luck shopping - may the bargain be with you :)

    1. Hahaha, 5 meals a week! That's really good! Maybe I can work myself up to that someday...5 would be good because then you could just eat leftovers for when you don't want to cook.