Hi all, I’m excited to be back for the first What’s Up Wednesday for 2022. As usual, I am linking up with Sheaffer and Shay for today’s post. Thank you so much for stopping by to have a read and let’s jump straight into
What We’re Eating This Week
Chicken schnitzel! I just love love love chicken schnitzel and this week I made a big batch of it. I thought I would have some to freeze for later but no, we ended up eating it all!! We had some for dinner with baked potato and salad. Then for lunch the next day I made schnitzel burgers. So delicious! I like to add some parsley, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder to the breadcrumb mix. Gives the schnitzel that extra flavour.
What I’m Reminiscing About
My Sam is going into his final year of school. How did those last twelve years just fly by so fast? It feels like yesterday that we were all excited about him starting big school.
He had a big send-off on his first day of kindergarten. His uncle, cousin, and two grandmothers all come over to wish him well on his first day. Gosh, I’m starting to get emotional just typing this so I might just leave it there.
What I’m Loving
My new charging pad. How did I not know about this? I mean I kind of had heard about it but had not paid much attention. I certainly didn’t realise how life-changing it would be!
The other day I was in Ikea with my lovely bestie and she introduced me to this charging pad. It only cost $9.oo. I don’t need to muck around looking for my charger to plug it into my phone. All I do now is place my phone on the pad and bam, the phone starts to charge.
The great thing is that my husband can now charge his phone properly. His cable kept slipping out of the charging port and it was so frustrating for him. This charging pad has been a real game-changer for him too!
What We’ve Been Up To
Staying up late and sleeping in! Probably my two favourite things to do. Summer holidays mean not having to rush around or stick to schedules.
Although I have mainly stayed at home, once again trying to be careful because of you know what. I have also been able to enjoy some really fun outings and activities.
Over the last few weeks, I have also gradually gone through the house and done lots of cleaning and organising. Even though that doesn’t sound like much fun. I have really loved that I have had the time to do this. It always feels so much better to start the school and work year with a more organised house.
What I’m Dreading
Going back to work. Waaaaaahhhhhhhh! I really do enjoy my job as a preschool educator. Like I have said before, I am really blessed to work with some super friendly, nice, and fun ladies. BUT, what I am really sad about is the going back to rushing around getting “all the things done”. I am not looking forward to that at all, in fact, I am dreading it. Big sigh!!
What I’m Excited About
I think that I am probably more nervous than I am excited. In order to distract me from my nervousness, my husband has made plans for us to go out for dinner next week and try some Korean BBQ. He’s worked out that if I am thinking about food and looking forward to a mid-week dinner date. Then I won’t be focused on being nervous about going back to work. Haha!!
What I’m Watching
Ok, so I have only just discovered “The Office”. Where was I and what was I doing when it first aired??? Who knows!!!!
I never thought that I would find a sitcom that I loved as much as “Seinfeld” but I can definitely say that”The Office” is now up there as one of my favourites. I have to admit that it took me about four or five episodes to really get into it. Now I can’t stop and I have been binge-watching it every night.
I love all the characters and I will be sad when I finish all the seasons. I’m up to season five at the moment. It’s hilarious!!!!
What I’m Reading
I dusted off my kindle and downloaded a book. It has been such a long time since I have done that! I even had to update my credit card details on my Kindle because that’s how long it’s been.
I have always loved reading and growing up I would practically devour books. Up until a couple of years ago I always carried my kindle everywhere I went and I would read whenever I got the chance. Then just like Forest Gump suddenly stopped running. I just stopped reading.
Earlier this week I enjoyed reading Joanne’s book review and based on her recommendation I thought I would give “The Good Sister” by Sally Hepworth a try. I am so glad that I did because it got my attention right from the first page. I’m not very far into the book yet but I can see that the story is heading into some kind of really interesting twist.
What I’m Listening To
Lots of soft relaxing background music on Spotify like jazz and chill-out. Trying to get into the calm zone before next week hits me like a freight train.
What I’m Wearing
It’s been great to be able to wear a variety of clothes from my wardrobe other than just my preschool work clothes. My feet have also been grateful for not having to wear closed-in shoes during the last six weeks.
We aren’t allowed to wear sandals to work for safety reasons. You can imagine how hot and sweaty it feels during the summer. Having said that, I have had toys and equipment fall on my toes over the years. So I sure was glad for closed-in shoes when that happened!!
Oh yes, friends, it has been such a nice and relaxing month. I am truly grateful for every minute that I have been able to spend with my family and friends. Even just staying at home doing chores has been such a treat.
I guess that wraps up What’s up Wednesday. I have enjoyed sharing with you a bit about what’s been happening in my little world and thanks again for stopping by!