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April Showers but the Wrong Kind

April 9th, 2018 at 12:44 pm

Yes, snow showers here too this morning. I am darn done with snow. Seems like lots is going on here. Despite the raise, my DH is still halfway thinking about looking for a new job. Oddly, he's the only man on his team and many of the others have worked together for over 15 years. It's not the best fit for him although he likes the work. They've lost the other two men they hired too. Our DD is busy busy with another theater production, and I have 31 days left of the semester. My students are flat tired, but for me, by the end of the week, the bulk of my heavy grading will be done.

I have a mini getaway to Madison later this week for a professional development event. I'm going with a colleague and springing for a single room for a little extra luxury.

Speaking of springing--DD and I went shoe shopping on Saturday. We got tremendously good buys with local store coupons and ended up with (eeek) four pairs of shoes. I have a weakness for summer shoes. But four pairs --with the coupon--were cheaper than two pairs without. I know--kind of a lame excuse, but it's good to treat yourself a bit, right?

Already I'm formulating plans for summer break. Lots of work to do around the house. I tried a bunch of new recipes with some success. Somewhere I read about a whole chicken in the crockpot which was no better than meh. The website said it was as good as a rotisserie chicken, but it was far too steamed or boiled tasting for us. We'll use up the bits for tacos, but wouldn't make it again. A very simple bean soup for DH's lunches was much better as was a breakfast casserole using the ends of the Easter ham.

Off to prep for my evening class. Monday is a very long day at our house!

4 Responses to “April Showers but the Wrong Kind”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I bought three pairs of summer shoes last year. I had the excuse that I had to buy shoes that would accommodate my orthotics, but still, I was all about the shoes. And I notice I keep eying new shoe styles and thinking, that would be nice! It's always summer shoes.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Hopefully the snow showers are done for this winter season!

    I hope your getaway to Madison goes well.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Oh, CB, you're my 'sole" sister. My winter shoe wardrobe is mostly black Clarks with a few pairs of boots thrown in. But there is something just fun about summer shoes.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    What's wrong with saving money? If four pairs are cheaper and you are a happy camper, then I say go for it!

    Hope your Madison get away is a lovely, productive time for you.

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