Saturday, June 19, 2010


Happy Saturday Morning! I am sitting here on my couch catching up on blogs, watching Friends (my all time favorite show), drinking coffee, and worrying. Why worry? Well, I am feeling pressure and a lot of it. You know when you have a lot coming up and you should be excited but instead your stressed and worried? Well that's where I am right now. I have 7 more days of school with my current class. This class holds a special place in my heart because they were my first class. I am having a hard time dealing with the fact that our time together is ending. I have so many "characters" in my class right now, and well, I will miss them. I guess that's the hard part of teaching- the attachment. While trying to soak up the last week or so with my students, I also have to pack up my entire classroom! I have boxes filled but I still have a long way to go.

I also am trying to get everything finished for my engagement party next Saturday. Most of my to do list is done, but I still have to make the favors, buy & create centerpieces for the tables, make the alcohol lists, and find something to wear!!!

Did I mention that 5 days after the engagement party and just 1 day after my last day at school, I LEAVE FOR ITALY!!!! I know this timing is crazy... what was I thinking haha. So if trying to end the school year and planning/executing the engagement party wasn't enough... I also have to pack/plan for our family Italy trip. And while in Italy we hired an Italian photographer to do our engagement photos. -Talk about pressure to look my best!

I am going to admit what is actually bothering me the most. Through everything I have going on in the next three weeks, I am feeling the pressure to look my best. I know I try to have this great balance between working out and eating right and everything, but in the end, I AM A GIRL! And I worry about what I look like and how I feel. Especially, when pictures are going to be taken of me during one of the most important times in my life. Between the photos going to be taken at the engagement party and the engagement photo shoot in Italy... I am feeling pressured.

I know that this worry is just a state of mind and I need to take a deep breathe and embrace these times that are ahead of me. I need to remember what everything is all about... I am engaged to the man of my dreams, a man who would do anything for me, and this is a time to celebrate that engagement. Also, I am taking a trip to Italy with my whole family, and this is a time to cherish my family and enjoy our culture.

Wow, I actually feel better after writing this. In order to try and feel my best, in the next three weeks I am going to try and up my exercise and eat a bit cleaner.  I know by doing this I will feel better. I am not trying to lose any weight or anything, just feel a bit better through this stressful/exciting time. Thanks for reading :)

Now onto my Friday eats:

On my way to school, I was actually early, I stopped at Starbucks and got  a Strawberry Vivanno Smoothie... verdict = delicious & filling!

Lunch was the usual for this week.... Pita chips, fresh salsa, carrots, & string cheese.

My classroom was freezing today! While the students watched Shrek (Friday afternoon movie time) I packed boxes and had some coffee.

Derek was a nice fiance and brought me home my favorite CRUMBS cupcakes. One is vanilla and one is almond. The almond was to die for! I ate 1/3 of each (they are huge).

At night, Derek and I went to the mall to get him a new pair of sunglasses and I purchsed a few new pairs of shoes and a purse (my two shopping obsessions). Hey I am going to Italy in two weeks and a girl needs accessories! Then, we went to Cheesecake Factory for a quick bite. I wasnt that hungry due to the cupcakes so I ordered their spinach dip.

So blurry. Do you guys use flash when you take pictures at restaurants and the lighting is horrible?

Ok off to enjoy this lovely Saturday!


What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

I am a worry wart too... I used to spend too much time thinking about things I could not control and my husband, Brian, has helped me to see that that does me no good... only upsets my stomach. You will look beautiful in your pictures! Worry not!! Italy?! How exciting!!! :D

Cassie said...

Thanks Mary! Your so sweet :) Yea it has been a growing process to learn that "I can only control the controlable" But I am excited for these upcoming weeks!

Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter said...

I'm sorry your feeling the pressure. Just do what you can and then let yourself relax :)

Chef Dennis said...

my wife is an elementary teacher too!! I do envy you going to Italy you will have the best time!!! we have not been able to travel for the past few years and really miss it!

Cassie said...

Thanks Michelle- that's exactly what I am trying to do!

Dennis- there is nothing like traveling especially when you enjoy food so much! Hopefully you and your wife can get back on the traveling wagon soon! Thanks for commenting :)