January started off nice and quietly. Nothing much happening the first two weeks. I could do what I wanted at a nice leisurely pace. No appointments. No place I had to be. Then came last week.
Tuesday I needed to go to Harrisburg. Granted, this trip was due to my poor planning. I am chair for our retired school employees education grant committee. I needed to present this year’s winner at our January Board meeting. I set the deadline for applications as last Friday. That meant that I had to meet with my committee to go over the 9 applications I received and pick out the winner, That meeting was set for Tuesday.
We met at Joe Muggs café in Books-A-Million. Over hot drinks we read and evaluated the applications. After some discussion we agreed on who the recipient of the grant should be.
After our meeting, and because we were so close, Kathy and I decided to take a ride to Carlisle to the Lindt chocolate outlet. We were running low on truffles. They had a deal. 75 candies for a good price. Since you can pick your own flavors, Kathy and I each got a bag and filled it. Talk about kids in a candy shop.
Since we were out we had to stop for food. Chinese buffet hit the spot.
Wednesday we had our monthly DCPASR Boar meeting. Back to Harrisburg. This is why I needed to meet with my committee yesterday. I presented our choice for the grand and the Board voted to award her the money. She will use the grant to purchase Re-Write Boards for her first grade classroom. I look forward to presenting her with the check at the February School Board meeting.
Thursday rolled around and it was time for our monthly lunch with our retired teacher friends. This month we picked Fire and Ice as our lunch spot. Fire and Ice is a smokehouse and creamery. After a pulled pork sandwich and mac ‘n cheese I just had to have some homemade ice cream for dessert. I chose the strawberry. Fruit is healthy
Friday was a day of rest. Believe me, we rested.
To end the week we had tickets for the Hershey Theatre. We saw My Fair Lady. I know I am showing my age, but they just don’t make them like this anymore. Thoroughly enjoyable. Of course, dinner at Applebee’s after the show wasn’t bad either.
There are a few things happening this week as well, but nothing as hectic as last week. I need a rest.