Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Last Day


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oday is the last day of my summer holidays. Time really does fly when you are having fun, because the past two months have felt like 2 weeks.

Yesterday I realized that I had not had hot oatmeal all summer. It was raining, cold and dreary, so I thought it would be the perfect day to get back to my hot oatmeal breakfasts.

I made a loaded bowl of mocha oats (1/2 cup coffee, 1/2 cup unsweetened chocolate almond breeze, 1/2 cup quick oats). My toppings included: PB, Strawberries, Blueberries, Chia Seeds:





I wasn't really hungry for lunch yesterday, so I just had a few tablespoons of leftover dip from Friday with about 8 tortilla chips.

My little nephew Giovanni came over for a sleepover last night. We had meatloaf and mushroom risotto for dinner, and then we played and watched Ice Age.



This morning we were up by 8:00, and we had some leftover wifesaver for breakfast:



We met my sister (Giovanni's mom) for lunch at the Creek Bistro. I had a mushroom omelet with tabbouleh salad.

I am going to miss my relaxing days off - I still can't believe I go back to work tomorrow! I have 3 days to plan, and then the kids return on Monday.

I am off to do some back-to-school shopping!

Are you in school? What are you taking?
Do you like back-to-school time?
Or, what do you miss most about school, or back-to-school time?


Next week, I am back at University (for my Master's in Ed. Psych.). I am taking full-time classes while working full-time, so it will be a busy semester!

26 comments:

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Oh sounds like you're going to be one busy bee! I am no longer in school and really don't miss much at all about it ;-) Hope you have a great one!

:Deliciously Healthy said...

This summer went by WAY to fast!

Kacy said...

I miss back to school for the feeling of a fresh start and seeing friends who were gone for the summer. Oh, and the parties :) Not so much for the actual school part. This is probably bad since I'm considering going back to school next year, haha.

Have a good first day!

Morgan said...

hope you survive your first day back!! I'm not in school, but I certainly miss my college days

From Here to There. In Purple. said...

ENJOY your last day-- you deserve it!

Lynn @ The Next Chapter said...

I love school and wish I was going back! :) I try to take some type of course at least once a year, its so much fun!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

This will be my first fall in SEVENTEEN YEARS not going back to school! Feels crazy to me!!

Ellen@FirednFabulous said...

No, I've been done with school for a long time. Which, is a good thing because I just wasn't a SCHOOL person. I'm a workaholic, which is just ironic since I lost my FT job last year :/ Yeahhh...growing up is TOUGH! It's still awesome...in a totally different way :)

Amanda Adams said...

I'll be starting my junior year in college at the University of Florida. Studying photojournalism at the moment but who knows what will happen...

I love back-to-school time because everything feels like a fresh start and there's an energy about campus that only happens at the start of a new semester.

~Amanda

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

Wow.. back to school already? Kids here don't go back until the 7th!! (as I do too)

All your yummy food makes my mouth water!!!!!!! (as always)

I remember that wife saver recipe from when you wrote about it before, it sounds sooo amazing!!!

MMMMM

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I can't believe it is already back to school time! That is just crazy.

I am done w/ school. For good! I finished my masters about a year ago, and that program sort of did me in. I loved school, but after that, I just HAD IT with school...

I hope this is a great school year for you, though! I do miss back to school shopping!!

theemptynutjar said...

I often wish I could be a full time student for life.

Amy said...

Can you come cook for me? Please? LOL!

eatmovewrite.com said...

I'm not in school, and I don't have kids. For some reason, though, I always feel excited when I see all the "back to school" stuff. I always loved going back when I was young. A new year, a fresh start. It felt more important that New Year's Eve to me.

sophia said...

Dear Jolene, are you trying to kill yourself?! Whoa, you're gonna be busy...I wish you all the best!
I'm back in school now, and loving it. The first week is always the most exciting, and then it tapers off to stress....hahaha.

Heather said...

Today is my son's first day back to school. I'm dreading all the homework he'll be bringing home soon enough!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans said...

It really does feel like you were just talking about school wrapping up!

Kat said...

Summer went by sooo fast, I never even made it to the beach!! :( Hope you have good students this year! And good luck in school!! You have alot on your plate!!

Anne Marie said...

I'm not in school, but I work at one as an administrative assistant. I love the busyness of back to school time, but I have to say that slower summer days are also quite fun :)

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

You are busy busy girlie! I'm in school for accounting. I miss back to school shopping which doesn't quite work the same when you're 28!

~ Diana ~ said...

you did a GREAT job in having a relaxing summer...I'm sad you have to go back to school but I'm happy cause I have been working nonstop since all my teacher friends and you have been out...bahahah i'm evil. Everyone started this week on Monday so at least your week will be short! -mymarblerye

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I homeschool my 3 kids so summer break is almost over for me too.

We eat oatmeal for a snack all the time! It's great with some PB2 powder in it!

Losing in the City said...

good luck with the start of a new school year... i am also going for my masters and working full-time, so i know how hard it can get, but you can do it.. i'm taking a couple of semesters off now.. good luck

Kelsey said...

i definitely miss the connection with others that comes with school. i go back in the middle of september and im really looknig forward to new faces and connections. i feel much more in touch with the community whereas in summer i feel more disjointed lol

xoxo

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

girl i have to say that at the time, i loved school. most of it. by the time i got to grad school and was also working full time, i pretty much dreaded school. my hat is off to you...go get em girl! I dont envy your position, at all. the structure and breakneck pace of the semesters just is not for me anymore...god, i sound so old LOL

:)

Joanne @ mostlyfitmom said...

I'm in Dentistry at the U of S now, but did 2 years of pre-dent at U of R. Had read your blog before, but didn't realize that you were located in Sask! Just wondering - where do you buy your chia seeds, or do you order them online?

I am not enjoying back-to-school time very much this year, as 3rd year dentistry is a very heavy course load. We started on Monday and I already have 2 tests next week! Yikes! Good luck with school. Enjoy your shopping. :)