I decided to participate in Ali Edward's Week In The Life project this year. It's my first time! You can follow along through the day on Instagram, but I plan on sharing details from each day here on the blog. We'll see if I keep it up.
I usually set my alarm for anywhere between 5:30 and 6AM because I don't like having to rush around in the morning. I like to lay in bed for a little while after I wake up, checking emails, Instagram, Facebook, etc. (I know, I know. Not healthy.)
Monday morning, I woke up off and on from 4:30 until 5:50AM with a bad headache. Luckily it went away after a couple hours.
I usually dry my hair sitting on the bed. Lazy much? (It's just so cozy since we got a new mattress pad!) And it only takes about 5 minutes to dry my hair since I bought a new hair dryer!
I get to work every morning around 7:45AM and unpack my bag and "prepare" my desk: laptop plugged in & hooked up to the SMARTBoard, planner and lesson plan ready, coffee close by.
We've been doing a Letter of the Week craft every Monday and the kids love it! This week was... you guessed it! A frog!
I started playing Halloween music for the kids while they're working this week. It's so cute to see them dancing while colouring, writing, etc. I love hearing them laugh and sing and I'm so impressed that they still work the entire time.
When Tony and I don't have leftovers to eat for lunch, we'll sometimes go to Subway across the street. It's not quite the same as back home, but still good. No chicken bacon ranch, though :(
The kids laughed and laughed when we "made" jack o'lanterns on Starfall.
My skin has been so bad this past week. I'm chalking it up to pollution and hormones. Ugh.
Tony and I decided to head to Sanlitun to meet friends for dinner (2-for-1 burgers and 2-for-1 drinks at Blue Frog!) and traffic was crazy. Our entire street was blocked by traffic. We walked about halfway before finally getting a cab.
Cab fare starts at 13RMB. Pretty cheap!
I ordered a Blue Frog Kir (sparkling wine + black currant syrup), so good. Melissa, Tony, and I finished the night with massages at the Phoenix. I had a one hour oil tea tree oil massage. Bliss. I fell asleep twice. And I have a couple bruises on my back. Oops. But my shoulder didn't hurt today! (It's been killing me lately. Almost to the point of tears. Slash, I think I have actually cried a couple times.)
(All photos are unedited, straight from my iPhone.)