There are many paths to reach a single destination.......
and you can still get there even if you take the long way around.
"We can make our plans,
but the Lord determines our steps." Proverbs 16:9 NLT
and it was on sale:
and I had a shopping pass for an additional 15% off. It was a super good deal! My friend Janice gifted me a Kohl's card for my birthday because she knew I was trying to really limit my spending since I am heading to Europe this summer with Kiandra.
I was able to get 3 shirts and the dress for less than the amount of 1 shirt at regular price. My friend Jill and I considered getting these shirts:
They'd be perfect for those days where you just can't take one more request.
Lunch was Smashburger:
and supper was Ruby Tuesday...my meal was free with my birthday coupon. Their salad bar rocks:
Then it was fashion show time and I think my peeps did pretty good too! It was a successful shopping day and a good eating day too. I am so thankful for the people I work with.
Today was our school planning day. Our principal started the day with this clip:
He said that long meeting days can suck but can be great too. Making goals and missing those goals can suck but can also be great because the goals may be replaced with something more pressing or more needed at the time. Plans can suck but then turn out to be great. That is exactly what happened 8 years ago when I attended my very first planning day inservice. I had been told that I would not be returning in the fall. It sucked. Each planning day since then I have looked forward to because I have the privilege of doing a job that I love, with people that I love, in a school that I love....and that's truly great.
At 3:32 I dashed off to pick Kaden up and rush home to get ready for the annual Teacher Peeps States Shopping weekend!
Five of us in this van, another vehicle with 5, and Janice (who had a head start being from our other campus) in her car.
We seem to keep with tradition every year and start by a stop at TJMax and then a late night supper (half price appies) at Applebees:
Remember those boxes of fruit? We had bought a box of apples, a box of oranges, and half a box of grapefruit and today I used the last of them...
We gathered at my Mom's for a belated Easter lunch. My sister and her family couldn't make it but we did enjoy a quiet lunch with my Mom. Kaden also missed it as he completed his 2 day ref clinic. He will be a certified soccer ref if he passes his exam and results will be in sometime in the next week. I brought this cake for dessert:
Then for supper, Kiandra's mission team had a family BBQ to gather and share last minute details and to pray for the team. I brought this dessert:
I think there's just 1 apple and 2 oranges left and they will likely disappear in lunches tomorrow....
Why is the weather never wrong when they call for snow?! We woke up to this this morning:
Kaden went to a soccer ref clinic, I drove Kezia to work, did some grocery shopping, I baked, and then picked Kaden up. Saturdays are always busy. This evening, Conrad signed 4 of us up to volunteer at the City Harmonic concert. We worked the merchandise table for the opening act: Brooke Nicholls:
It's Conrad's second last ball hockey night of the season. Last year he was the scoring champion with 168 goals. This year, he is in second place due to a back injury and irregular attendance. The current scoring champion has just over 90 goals. Today Conrad polished up the trophy that has had a spot of honour in our basement for the past year:
and then walked it over to the church to give it over to be ready for next week's finale: