Weekly Wrap Up: Catching Up with My Sister

May 19, 2014
This week I had Monday off and spent it with my sister Melissa who came back from Michigan to visit me.  It was so great to have a whole day off just to spend with her!  Believe me, it was hard to do--I got scheduled at work and had them change it, but then got asked to sub FOUR times, haha, but it felt so good just to say no!  We went shopping at Kohl's, Old Navy, Target, and the mall in hopes of finding a birthday present for Melissa, but didn't have any luck.  Still, it was fun to browse--especially because I mostly online shop now because our local mall is kind of a joke.  Since we didn't find anything there, we headed to Pet Smart so Melissa could pick up items for her new dog that she just adopted.  She told me that I could just get her some pet supplies for her birthday.  In the store she kept asking me all of these dog questions, which I am the wrong person to ask!  My dad would never let us have a pet growing up and a good opportunity to get a pet never presented itself.  We also went out to eat at Applebee's--we got salads and Blondies.  Melissa doesn't have any Applebee's by her in Michigan and had been craving a Blondie, so that settled that.  Afterwards, we headed to the movies to watch The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which we both ended up liking a lot more than we expected to.  I thought the first Amazing Spider-Man was good, but not great because I thought it was too soon to re-make movies that came out not too long ago.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2, was exiting, had elements of surprise (at least for me since I never read the comic books), and focused more on a love story than many other superhero movies.




Other events of the week included starting my long term subbing job.  I took the kids on a field trip on Thursday.  We went to the Sheriff's office, fire department, and public library.  We were also supposed to go to a park, but it was too cold, rainy, and muddy to go.  I have to say that I found the Sheriff's department really cool and interesting!  At some points it was a little scary because a couple of the inmates were staring right at you (and the kids) from their cells, but the sheriff did an awesome job of focusing on the content and not drawing attention to "the bad guys."  We got to see the evidence room, the gym where the deputies worked out, the holding room, the room where the dispatchers sat when 911 calls came in, we met the inmate's doctor, the kids got to sit in a police van, and the sheriff demonstrated a breathalyzer test to the students.  At first I didn't have the details about this field trip, so I had kind of low expectations, but after a few minutes of the tour I started to change my mind--the students were so engaged.  On Friday, the students had a field day, so I took them around from station to station which included wheelbarrow racing, a three legged race, an old fashioned game where students would roll hula hoops back and forth, scooters, bowling, an obstacle course, face painting, and so on.  Overall, it was a hit with the kids and a fun day for them!

Another day this week, I headed to Texas Roadhouse to have a belated Mother's Day meal with my mom.  She wanted to wait until Melissa was back so that she could be included in the celebrations, and Tuesday worked best for all of us.  Afterwards, I went back to my parents' house so that we could celebrate Melissa's birthday.




On Thursday, I met my friend Courtney at Chipotle and we caught up on all things. She is easy to talk to and we always have a laugh (or 20.)  Right now she is teaching in Nicaragua!  She is someone that keeps herself busy and always has something fun going on.  Over the weekend, I did have to work, but went back over to my parents' house one last time so that I could see Melissa again before she had to go back.  We had dinner and played several games of Hearts, which is now kind of a tradition that I have with  my mom and sister.



Overall, I had an extremely busy week, but it was a good one.  Don't forget to link up below and let me know how you spent your week!

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10 comments on "Weekly Wrap Up: Catching Up with My Sister"
  1. i've never been a spiderman fan because kirsten dunst always ruined it for me! however, i heard this one is actually pretty good because her face isn't in it LOL.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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    1. So many people are not fans of hers. She doesn't bother me, but I hear people say that they don't like Kirsten Dunst a lot!

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  2. I'm jealous. My Applebee's doesn't have the Blondie anymore. That looks so good. Hope you enjoyed it.

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    1. Mine Applebee's had it, took it away, and then brought it back!! Maybe yours will bring it back, too!

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  3. Sounds like you had a fun weekend and week with your students! I always loved going on field trips back in the day haha. :)

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    1. Yeah, I really liked the field trip...I'm so glad it wasn't boring like I thought it would be!

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  4. Field trip days were always the best! Sounds like the police station tour was very thorough!

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    1. It really was! We got an in depth look at the office and the deputy stopped and answered all the kids' questions!

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  5. Sounds like a great and busy week!

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    1. It was a good one! I don't get to see my sister very often anymore, so it was a treat to see her so much last week.

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