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Happy Monday!

Reasons To Be Happy It's Monday

Before you throw a pie at my face, there are three reasons this Monday actually is happy. Number one: baby time. It may appear that baby time is little happier for me than it is for cutie pie, but in our hearts we love each other. L-O-V-E.

Lindsay holding a baby at CSC.

Number two: it's a holiday in the Philippines and I heart sleeping in.

Number three: As long as you love me, we could be starving, we could be homeless, or we could be broke. Happy listening.

Another thing.

Children wearing glasses.

Lion Glasses, front left, is all mine on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoon. One-on-one teaching has never been so exhilarating.

And then there's math.

Young girl writing in a workbook.

I don't know how it's possible to look gorgeous/pleasant while working on math out of a textbook, but she does it and she does it well.

Another thing.

Sometimes we get tired of textbooks so we do candy math.

Two young girls working with candy.

Fractions, counting, sharing... candy is the best kind of learning.

And now, moving from babies and kids to my husband and his recipe video thing.

This recipe video thing that we'll show you on Wednesday (yum) is also what caused me to break out in heat rash. Glam.

Man taking photos with a camera and a tripod.

Also, there is no good explanation for the socks.

Another thing.

My Jeepney commute has morphed into a more air conditioned, more scenic taxi ride. I'm a wimp.

Beautiful view of mountains.

And that's my view from the taxi, because I work in the gorgeous mountains.

Last thing.

Tim Tam.

If Tim Tam were a person, I would wrap him up and hug him forever.

PS. Have you had a Tim Tam Slam? The kind where you bite off each end and suck coffee through the Tim Tam like a straw so it's deliciously melty when you eat it?

Make it happen today.

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    It looks like you’re having an amazing time despite all the… comfortable-ness issues. I’m sure there’s a better way to express what I want to say but that’ll do for now.

    Your students look so happy! And I’ve never had a TimTam. I feel like I’m missing out. 🙁

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    Wow, Lindsay – I am so impressed by your generosity. I’ve always wanted to do something like you are doing and live abroad. What an amazing experience it must be. I love reading your updates! And, of course, I’m really looking forward to the seeing the video this week!

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    Such a wonderful thing you are doing! And the pictures are amazing (well, ‘cept for the socks 😉
    Tim Tam’s are awesome, must have a Tim Tam Slam though, sounds good!!

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    You and that baby – so adorable. I can only imagine the JOY you are feeling when you’re holding that precious little bundle.

    Love the pic of Bjork in the socks with the tripod and food set. Classic 🙂

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    Once again, you’ve cured my crabby mood. Thanks for being fabulous YOU! (BTW… My kiddos were über impressed by Bjork’s hermit crab bite.)

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      Bahaha! Isn’t that funny?! The stupid thing is that when we went out again later that night, he picked up another one (didn’t get pinched, but still). I think we need to talk about expected vs. unexpected behaviors.

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    I thought you were going to say you were bringing that little one home with you.

    I love when Bjork shares his methods.

    I think he should install a weather widget so we can commiserate with you.

    The scenery is very beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Just stumbled upon your blog a few days ago and absolutely love it! I love what you and your hubs are doing! My hubby and I want to adopt so I have a special place in my heart for people like you! Speaking of adopting, we’ll take that adorable baby in the 1st photo. 🙂

    Also, Tim Tam Slams are the best. Evah! It’s not even funny how amazing a melt-y cookie can be when coffee is siphoned through it. I have a friend living in NZ and I just got a pack from her. I may have to go slam right now…

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      Hey Michelle! Maybe at WalMart or Target? They sell them at the Target in Fridley so maybe Cambridge has them too! 🙂

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    Tim tams are da bomb… just sayin’! As an Aussie, I’m proud that you’re promoting the tim tam slam 😉 I’ve seen pics of cheese tim tams as well – I’d probably steer clear of those though.

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    Hi Lindsay! I started reading your blog a few months ago and have never commented – I’m more of a voyeur on blogs 🙂 However, you mentioned the Tim Tam/Tim Tam Slam, and I just had to weigh in. My BFF brought some back from Australia for me, and we did TTSs with milk. Most.delicious.indulgence.ever. Calling her tonight to tell her about the coffee/hot chocolate substitute. I’m really enjoying reading about your adventures…makes me want to visit the Philippines.

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      You will LOVE the coffee/hot choc version because it melts the whole thing into these perfect little gooey chocolate bites. Oh my gosh. SO GOOD. Thanks for the comment!