Saturday, February 04, 2012
So today was a pretty good day. I got up, put on my running gear, and did a little hill work outside. I don't know why I don't run in our development more often - it has great hills, no traffic, and the view is great! I rather enjoyed not having to drive anywhere to go running.
Came home, had a good breakfast, and then it was off to my mom's.
On the way down, Brad and I decided that we are going to paint the house ourselves. It's going to be a lot of work but the estimate was a lot to have someone else do it. It will be a great learning experience for the both of us if we don't kill each other before it's done. Sigh. I am going to need a lot of meditation during this time.
Not much else to say... tomorrow is going to be filled with buying painting stuff, cleaning the walls in a bedroom, and grocery shopping. Hooray.
Friday, February 03, 2012
It's a new day.
I put yesterday behind me, and I'm ready for a wonderful Friday! I get to wear jeans, the temperature might reach 50 degrees, and I get to go out to dinner with a girlfriend tonight! Life is good.
This morning I got up to swim. I haven't been swimming in a long time - it's such a great calorie burner, and I LOVE to swim. It's my "easy" day of working out. I love being in the pool. It's quiet, it's solitary, and I can lose myself in my thoughts. Sometimes I really concentrate on my form and technique, but today was one of those days when all I wanted to do was think. So I counted laps for a while, I thought about getting flowers for my wonderful friends, and before I knew it, half an hour had flown by!
Huh. And I only aimed for 20 minutes. What a great way to start off my Friday! And my hair did what I wanted it to do. And I found something red to wear today. And Brad packed my lunch for me last night. And I hung up my miniature dachshund calendar next to my computer, so I'm looking at a ridiculously cute dog right now. (I got the calendar from one of my kindergarten kids. He and his family know that I am totally obsessed with mini wiener dogs - he has two, and his dogs ride in the car with him, and they wear sweaters. Love.)
- drink all my water
- write down all my food
- have a super day
- get my taxes done (after dinner, my girlfriend is coming over for our Annual Tax Party. One of us reads the others information while we type it into the computer. It goes so quickly, and then we have a good dessert.)
Hooray for Friday!!!
Thursday, February 02, 2012
You know that movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray? Well, if I had to live this day over again I'd jump out a window. I won't get into details, but suffice it to say that it involved a colleague who thinks specials (music, art, gym, etc.) are a waste of time, a first grade class who had a sub today, and a child throwing furniture.
I spent much of the afternoon crying, something I work really hard at not doing at school. One of my girlfriends came into my room and I told her how crappy I felt. So she had her class write me cards during their writing time. If you ever need a pick-me-up, have a first grader write you a note. I was feeling pretty awful, but these kids wrote things like "You have a fantastic singing voice." "You are beautiful." "You are the best teacher in the world." "We love you!" "I like your hair."
The class paraded into the music room and gave me cards and hugs. I cried again, and they were worried, but I told them that it was a happy cry. And it was wonderful. So I brought all my cards home and showed them to Brad. There were a few other kiddos in another class who knew I was sad and they wrote me cards to make me feel better. I love my kids!
Brad is making me hamburgers tonight. I love my honey.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Last night I went to bed thinking that I would wake up late this morning, and take a half sick day to catch up on some sleep. But I decided to set my alarm for my typical 5:00 wake up.
And I woke up at 5:00. Without hitting snooze.
Last night I didn't want to go to the gym this morning - I thought that my body could use a break.
But this morning I went to the gym, and my body is thanking me.
It seems like just DOING something and not thinking about it too much is a good thing sometimes. Had I thought about my choices too much, I probably would be on my way to school with a half day, feeling bad because I didn't go to the gym. While I ate breakfast, I wrote in my journal. I love to "talk out" my decisions in my journal. I drive Brad up the wall with my decision-making. Typical Libra that I am, I take FOREVER to make a decision, and I weigh every single side of the issue before I choose. Sometimes I just throw up my hands and say "___ it." But I'm getting better at that.
When I got home from the gym, I flexed my biceps for Brad. Luckily for me, he is always humoring me by feeling my muscles. He was impressed that he could see my muscle line (we call it my "voop") through my cardigan. It's a good day.
Tonight the painter is coming to go over final estimates and everything. Then it's the project start! Things are moving along swimmingly. We set three big pieces of furniture out with the trash yesterday - a very big step in getting the house ready!
Off to get my lunch ready and head out...
Happy Groundhog Day!
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