One of the local yarn shops does this great Super Bowl Sale every year; as this is the same store which does a Black Friday gift card sale, I tend to shop there mainly on these two days. On Black Friday, when you buy a gift card, you get double the amount that you pay for it. So essentially, you are getting a 50% discount on whatever you buy when you use the card, and on the Super Bowl sale day, she marks everything in the store at least 20% off, and anything she wants to clear out, she marks at 60%. Needless to say, I bought some yarn there yesterday, even though many would say I didn't need any of it. Our knitting group made an outing of it, first going to breakfast together, and then, after shopping, sitting and knitting for an hour or two together. All in all, it was a lovely girls' day out. I don't have photos yet, because I want to take the pictures in daylight.
I've gotten into a pretty good routine with my diet. A salad like this for lunch hardly looks like deprivation, does it? And my dinner tonight was roast chicken, sautéed spinach and mushrooms, and wild rice. Filling, healthy, and delicious.
I also treated myself to a bunch of flowers for my classroom last week, and they still look great. Not bad for $4. The room looks dark because I was showing the Julius Caesar video; the shades were pulled down and the lights were off. I am trying something different this semester with the play, by showing the video first, then reading and analyzing the play. A colleague said she did it this way during summer school and she thought it worked really well. And after all, Shakespeare was meant to be seen, not read, originally.