Monday Motivation + Thanksgiving Break Recap

by - November 28, 2022

I feel like I've been pretty MIA around here lately, but it's all for good reasons! Last week was Thanksgiving Break, and it's the first time in more than a decade that I've gotten an entire week off for this favorite holiday of mine. Since Chris and I did not get to do a trip for our tenth anniversary, we decided kind of last minute to do an anniversary-birthday combo trip to St. Augustine since we were both off for the week. We only spent what amounted to two days in the historic city, and we didn't get to see everything we wanted, but it was a wonderful trip nonetheless, and I can't wait to go back!

We started our trip at the Fountain of Youth. It was smaller than I expected, and the water wasn't that great either, but we did each have a drink. So far nothing has changed, but I'll keep you posted! We took a trolley tour of the city, which I can't recommend enough (ask for Jim from Philly!), then toured the Castillo de San Marcos, the Pirate and Treasure Museum, Colonial Village, and Potter's Wax Museum. We ate at some fabulous restaurants, as well.




We drove back on Thanksgiving Day, then spent the afternoon with family. On Friday we got our Christmas tree, although we didn't get it put up until Sunday. Saturday was my birthday, but we didn't do much. We took Alexis to see Strange World, which was cute, and then visited one of our favorite local light displays to get into the holiday spirit.


So all in all, it was a really good break. Other than the first weekend and yesterday, I did nothing school-related, and I'm going back into these last three weeks before Christmas (who's counting?) feeling refreshed. We're doing grammar review of the concepts we've learned this first half of the school year and reading/listening to A Christmas Carol, the play version. We've also got some state testing, which I'm not excited about, but it is what it is.

I hope everyone had a really nice Thanksgiving and that those of you who did Black Friday shopping found amazing deals. In true me fashion, I haven't even started my Christmas shopping yet. In fact, I don't even have a list started.

Anyway, Happy Monday! I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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