Thursday, February 26, 2009

Subbing It Up

So, I took everyone's words of encouragement today and "sucked it up" and did it. Thats right, I braved the battle field known by many as MIDDLE SCHOOL! I was soooo nervous, not to mention exhausted (I had to be there at 700!). But it turned out to be ok. Everything was all laid out for me, and most of the children were actually pretty helpful. There were a couple of times I saw whispering and secretly feared they were planning some evil plot against me. But I made it home safe and sound. Glad thats over with, and now im $60 richer! woo hoo!

I had such high hopes for last nights dinner, but I was let down. I stocked up on a TON of veggie burgers because they were on sale, so I decided to make one for dinner on the george foreman grill. First off, there are no instructions for grilling these things, only baking them in the oven. So I had NO idea how long to leave it on the grill. I just sort of sight-checked it every few minutes and when it looked done I took it off. Unfortunately, I think I cooked it a little too long because it was really tough! Also, I warmed the bun in the microwave, but I think I did that for too long too because the bun shrunk to about half its original size and got really tough as well. It was bearable, but not as delicious as I had initially hoped.


I dressed it up with all the fixin's. Tomato slices, onion, spinach, mustard, and ketchup. Also, of course, you cant have a burger without a pickle on the side. And some "apple fries" :)

For breakfast this morning I fixed some oats with the usual mix-ins.


  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • splash of vanilla soy milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • handful of blueberries
  • LOADS of cinnamon

I ate this up quickly and headed on to school. I knew that I wouldnt get to eat lunch until I got home around 3, so I brought me some Honey Twist Pretzels to snack on throughout the day. When I got home I fixed up a lunch worthy of a middle schooler. PB and J with an apple on the side. Am I a teacher or what?!


Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly with:

  • 2 Slices Whole Wheat Bread
  • 2 tbsp. Might Maple Peanut Butter
  • Other Half of the Banana from Breakfast
  • Blackberry Preserves
  • A few Raisins
  • Small Apple
  • Remainder of Honey Twist Pretzels

Now, Im off to tan quickly before heading to my second job at the mizzalll (thats the mall he he). There is this teeth whitening place that just opened up in the mall and they put one tanning bed in it in the very back and do not charge mall employees to lay! I know its horrible for you, but Im pasty and its free, and soon enough I will be out in the real sun, so its not for long.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day! And remember friends, TOMORROW IS FRIDAY!! :) What are your plans for the weekend?!

Lots of Love <3 Ems.


Bec said...

Glad the subbing went well, so jealous of your free tanning!

lesley said...

HOORAY that you made it through subbing those punk middle schoolers! I'm proud of you for sucking it up and just doing it! ;)

I wouldn't know how long to George a veggie burger either ... at least next time you'll know!

I don't know what our weekend plans are, but I'm GLAD it's so soon!!!!

Have a great night, girl!

Emily said...

Congrats on a successful subbing day! Knew you could do it!

Sorry about your veggie burger experience. Sometimes you just can't tell with those things!

This weekend, I'm going thrifting again!!

megan said...

I am glad subbing went well! I knew you would be able to handle the big kids. I would have been WAY nervous and I probably wouldn't have done it, knowing me! Good job, girl! And I may totally take you up on that offer with help in the pre-k lesson plan area...thanks!!!
have a great!

Mica said...

Oh, yay! I'm so glad the middle schoolers didn't eat you alive!

Boo to the wimpy veggie burger, but YAY to the sandwich!

Anonymous said...

I was going to grill a veggie burger the other day, but then stopped when I realized that the box didn't have grilling directions. I like them a lot better in the oven, but usually do not feel like waiting that long and I just use the microwave.
If you heat up bread in the micro, try doing it at like 50% power. I think that may help with the shrinkage and toughness.
This weekend, I plan to do NOTHING. Just relax and enjoy a house to myself, and maybe catch a movie.
Congrats on surviving subbing.

Peanut Butter and Jenny said...

haha glad you survived those rascals, my love <3 sorry about the unfortunate burger dilemma - lesson learned, right?

enjoy the rest of your night babydoll..lovelovelove you!!! xoxo

Nicole said...

Woo money. Glad the subbing worked out okay for ya.

That 'burger and fries' plate is still looking pretty good, even if things didn't turn out so well.

Erica said...

Yayyyy! Glad you went in and did it :) I hope 5th grade goes just as well! Grilled PB sammy? I'm in. Its forever since I've been tanning...I think I'm beyond white. Have a good weekend!

Anonymous said...

Yayy! Now don't you feel fearless and fabulous from that sub?? $60 richer is pretty darn awesome. ooooh all the yummy things you can get. Your din looks SO TASTY. Can't go wrong with mustard and ketchup right?? :)

My plans this weekend includes grocery shopping, more bakeries, and hitting up a Chinese seafood restaurant! wahoooo weekend!! Hope your friday rocks!

Anonymous said...

Yay!!! I'm so proud of you for taking that subbing job... now you know you can teach ANY kinds of kids, because that's definitely the hardest! Way to go.

Sorry about the veggie burger, that stinks. Maybe if you let it thaw first it would work better?

Have a lovely Friday!

Nutritious is Delicious said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the eats! So gladd your subbing went well! I remember when I was in middle school and people would not be so nice to the sub! I am glad you had a good day!! :D

aussirish said...

glad the subbing went well and you survived hun :) yay for money!
great lunch! that sammie looks so good!
have a great time at work and tanning!
much love