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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Finally back to our regularly scheduled programming.

The kids are back in school today.  Well, my kids anyway.  The county schools are still out today due to many of the roads still being icy and impassable for buses.  But our little school doesn't have buses so back to school it is for Peter and Sarah.

Sarah seemed happy to go back but Peter was not.  No shock there though.  He's always ready to stay home and never excited about leaving the house - especially for school.

I'm meeting up with my old MOPS Care Group.  I joined the local Mothers of Preschoolers group 9 months after we moved here.  Sarah was 2 and Peter was 4.  And it was a lifesafer!  I met so many ladies who were in the thick of mothering little ones and it was so nice to have one morning a month where we were able to focus on ourselves.  I continued with the group (and it eventually morphed into a Mom's group with kids up through elementary school) until I think when Peter was in 5th grade and Sarah was in 4th grade. However, I have continued to meet monthly with  5 of the other moms from that group.  We all hung around so long that we were getting to be the old ladies in the group!  I always look forward to seeing them and catching up.  We typically just meet at Chick-Fil-A for coffee and breakfast.

I always look forward to it and I'm glad we were able to make it work this morning even with the crazy school schedules.  We have two moms with kids in public school, two moms with kids in private school and two moms who home school!  How's that for diverse?!

Every other week I have to send in baked goods for the 8th graders weekly bake sale.  This bake sale is a fundraiser they do all year long to make money for their trip to Washington, D.C. in the spring. I waited until late in the evening to make my Ooey Gooey Butter Bars because I just knew if I made them early, school would be cancelled and we would have a whole pan of Ooey Gooey Butter Bars to eat.  Which normally wouldn't be a problem except that I made a big batch of chocolate chip cookies yesterday and I can not stop eating them.  And I wonder why I am not able to drop a couple of pounds.  They were so good though!

Sarah helped me with the cookies and the batter eating:

And speaking of eating, I made some delicious paninis the other day:

Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and jalapeno jelly!  So yummy!!! 

Enjoy your Wednesday!


Busy Bee Suz said...

Being back at your routine is a good thing. The panini's look amazing....please keep all your baked goods at a safe distance from me!!

Kelli said...

I crave routine...I just work better with it. Your panini sounds wonderful!

Madeline said...

I hope the kids had a great day back and that you had a nice time out with some mom friends!! How do cancellations work for you? Do you have to make up days or do they build some days into the calendar just in case?