Back to my blog! Since my last post, I had an eventful two weeks with something or a few things back-to-back almost every day that kept me busy out of the house and away from my usual blogging, cooking, and reading that I have been busy with in this new year. Even with this post, I feel rusty after not writing for two weeks. The first week was unusually busy in the evenings for a work week. The second week was Ski Break! I have been asked so many times what Ski Break is, but I grew up in Saratoga having this Presidents Day week in February off too. My coworker said they started giving this holiday because so many families would miss school to go up to the snow? Anyway, these two weeks were filled with LOTS OF HANGOUTS and getting my to do list done to catch up on life outside of work. Thankful for Ski Break, my friends, and the opportunities to have fun, catch up, and spend time with so many of them!! For being absent from my blog, here is a recap of my last two weeks with an overload of selfies and food photos…
Monday, 2/13: Purposeful run to the local library to borrow DVDs for a class reward
Monday, 2/13: Discipleship with Deb at Men-Bei Ramen
Tuesday, 2/14: Feeling loved by my students on Valentine’s Day
Tuesday, 2/14: Valentine’s Day dinner with Pillar friends eating jajangmyeon at Tong Soon Garden
Wednesday, 2/15: Happy hour at Opa! and red velvet/chocolate mint cupcakes from Susie Cakes for a long overdue catch up and early birthday celebration, HBD Brittney!
Thursday, 2/16: Luzia by Cirque Du Soleil with my bestie Serena who won free tickets from work and the show was so good, most notable act was the most flexible guy on the planet
Saturday, 2/18: Mom and me’s Saturday morning tradition of coffee and bagel breakfast
Saturday, 2/18: Ed’s last-of-his-twenties birthday at Dave & Buster’s
Discipleship got us ordering the same food 😆
Why so serious, Jo? 😂
My coworker Ursula spotted me in the crowd of people at D&B
Bumped into my coworkers Binh and Ursula on the first day of Ski Break!
Saturday, 2/18: Dinner with family friends at Koi Palace in Dublin
Sunday, 2/19: Run with Anita – Same 3 miles around Quarry Lakes without breaks this week
Sunday, 2/19: Book Club with Grace and Rebecca discussing Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering by Tim Keller and eating delicious breakfast croissant sandwiches
Sunday, 2/19: Dinner with relatives at Golden Palace
Monday, 2/20: Lunch at the Bae’s with Berean friends (Chois and Tsengs) and all 3 Pillar pastors and families, so nice having my two worlds together and HBD Tina and Silas!
Monday, 2/20: Dinner and nails party with Pillar girls
Tuesday, 2/21: Dentist appointment. Got my car maintenance and some parts fixed in the shop. Thankfully Sam saved me from the long wait and picked me up for ramen at Shalala and boba at Teaspoon in Mountain View. Finished a book at Starbucks
Thursday, 2/23: Back to the dentist for a cavity filling. Hangout and dinner with the Lo Family
Thursday, 2/23: Missing photo of Denny’s hangout with Pillar friends after midweek
Friday, 2/24: National Clam Chowder Day – Boudin BOGO clam chowder bowl with Mom
Friday, 2/24: Small Group hangout over dinner at Krung Thai and my first escape room which was so much fun even though we almost escaped
Friday, 2/24: Missing photo of game night with Pillar friends
Saturday, 2/25: Homemade brunch with Pillar friends and rewatched La La Land
Saturday, 2/25: Dinner with family friends, seeing them two Saturdays in a row
Sunday: Run and lunch with Joy at Demiya
Sunday, 2/26: Dinner with Pillar friends at QQ Noodle
Now back to reality and work, but looking forward to Tahoe this weekend! Work hard, play hard!