Doesn't it seem that Mondays always come too quickly? I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I've been a little MIA in blogland for the last week or so since I was able to get started working in my classroom and preparing for my 5th grade littles.
Anyway, here's a few snapshots at what I've been up to lately.
Corey and I tried out Carpe Diem for restaurant week here in Charlotte. I had a roasted grape salad which was delicious and I tried the famous fried chicken, which I have to admit was pretty good (and I usually don't like fried chicken). All in all, we liked the restaurant but didn't love it.
I've been crafting. I made this wreath for my classroom a couple weeks ago. It took 200 crayons and one very serious hot glue gun burn.
Look at this dog - what a little piglet. He even goes crazy when dog food commercials come on. Ha! I promise we feed him and shower him with treats. I've enjoyed spending a little extra time with this nugget of preciousness this summer.
Corey and I have been doing some house/townhouse hunting. There is more to come on this soon but can you believe this closet?! I almost died when I saw it and wanted to put in an offer right then and there.
On a more serious note, I have a project for my new class on Donor's Choose. My school is a Title 1 school (high poverty) and we are hoping to fulfill a grant for Writer's Workshop mentor texts. That's probably a bunch of teacher gibberish for those of you in other professions but if any of you work for companies looking to donate, please pass along our class's project. Donations can be made in any amount and its a great tax write-off for individuals and organizations.