First of all, thank you all so much for your incredibly kind comments about the student who transferred out of my class on Tuesday. I can’t tell you how much they meant to me. It sure has been a crazy couple of days.

Last night, I came home and literally fell into bed, and slept until this morning – when I woke up and took Punky for a brisk walk. It was negative 16 degrees at that point – what a wakeup call.

Like my life, my eats have been rushed…but rest assured, I am still well-fed. That won’t ever cease.

Yesterday’s breakfast – eaten at school.

Bottom to top: plain yogurt, banana slices sunbutter, puffed rice, fig spread and cinnamon.

Lunch was an exciting can of soup (no, it really was exciting because I won it in a giveaway!

Yes. I’m so happy I won these soups – I had the red can – it was southwestern veggie, and for canned soup, it was fantastic.

Dinner was non-existent because, like I said…I came home and fell into bed.

After my chilly walk this morning, I came home to make an egg sandwich.

Toast, hummus, siracha, one whole egg, one egg white. Halfway though this deliciousness, I remembered that I was going to participate in Vegan Thursday – whoops!

Luckily, I had already (unintentionally) packed a vegan lunch.

Steamed broccoli, carrots and cauliflower – doused in balsamic vinegar and hummus. Small tortilla on the side. Wait, are tortillas vegan? Hope so.

Even better was the bowl I ate it out of

(Cait, is this the same bowl you have?!)

Mid-afternoon I snacked on a perfectly crunchy apple and trail mix brought to me by a student.

Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, craisins, dried blueberries.

Dinner tonight was a new recipe – Artichoke Heart Risotto.

Risotto + artichoke hearts + peas + half a piece of Dempsey chicken. – Again, not vegan…I guess I’ll start next week!

Highlights from the 3rd grade world…

  • Yesterday, a little boy asked me: “Can I be gay when I grow up?”
  • Today, a little girl handed me a piece of paper on which she had written: “Elvis’ birthday is tomorrow and in 1958, he was drafted into the Army” – how’s that for a fun fact?
  • I am teaching my kiddos to write instructions and so I had them write recipes for PB&J sandwiches yesterday. There was a lot of creativity, but one little boy included bacon in his sandwich (which he spelled samwich)

When you were young and someone asked you: “What do you want to be when you grow up?“…what was your response?

What do you think of bacon in a pb&j…disgusting or genius?

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