Friday, December 15, 2006
I love clay, and I love how it makes me feel when I'm working with it. Yet, today I had the frustration of having to throw out many of my students' art work. They'll finish something on the wheel, and then NOT trim it, Not even sign it, NOT care about it, and want me to fire it?!? Puhlease.
I told them that I've thrown away a lot of pieces, and was disappointed to see that they had so little repect for their work. Items were thrown out because they looked like crap. Simple and frustrating truth.
As I look back on this, I am amazed at how "protective" I feel towards clay. I love it so much, that it HURTS to see others disrespecting the medium. Don't waste my time by wasting your time in my class.
Clay helps me to feel whole. When I finish working out, I'll have this huge smile on my face - my body and spirit are delighted. The same happy reaction comes when I work with clay, but with a lot less sweat. :) But hey, keeping my life filled with both taking care of my self (working out) and my spirit (working with clay) are the things that keep me True To My Soul.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
My weight has gone up. I want to continue with a ton of excuses, but I know that they would all be full of crap... :(
I've been avoiding recording it here, because I don't think I wanted to be honest with myself. I thought "hey, if I don't record it, it must not really exist!" Yet, taped right to my computer monitor is one of my favorite quotes.
This above all; to thine own self be true. William Shakespeare
When I read this, or even think about it, my mind takes a step back and looks at the choices I've been making. I know that the winter-time has always been tough on me. Perhaps the goal of 170 by December 30th is being too hard on myself. I think I'll alter the goal date to January 30th. That way, I can step back and give myself more time. Since I know that winter-time is hard on me (darker skies, weather is so cold I don't want to go outside, blah blah blah on and on), putting more pressure on myself by shortening my timeline is being Too Hard On Myself.
To thine own self be true.
To thine own self be true.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
I was just reading through my sister's blog. She continues to impress me with her thoughts, her courage to share them and delve deeper into them. I immediately thought to myself "Hey, -I- should write some more entries into my blog!" Then, I just started to feel tired. Zzzzzzzz.
My chronic-mono junk has been keeping itself at bay, yet rears its ugly head every now and then. Perhaps that's what's happening. Or, maybe I just need to leave work and head home.
I love teaching. I love my students, and the subject of pottery that I'm teaching them. Yet, I'm disappointed in the atmosphere I am sensing from "higher-ups". I've been accused recently of being "negative and part of the problem" by the higher-ups, and this makes me sad. Sad if it's true, and sad that I can't jump-start my confidence to see that comment as the true crap it is.
Heading home sounds like a great idea. Maybe I'll stop and do some errands on my way. :)
Monday, December 04, 2006
It snowed here last week, and I loved every minute of it. Takes me back to days of happily sledding down hills, building snow forts, getting into snowball battles with neighbors, and making snow angles!
As I write this, I am realizing that I didn't take part in any of these loved activities last week. (I was busy getting new tires for my truck, they'd pretty much gone flat....) But, that shouldn't have stopped me! I think when I get home tonight, I'll ask my husband it he'd like to go outside and play in the snow with me. I will love it, I know. I love combining FUN activities with cardio exercise, so this will be the perfect opportunity!!
Growing up in Iowa, I've learned to love and cherish the first snow. The snow covers everything, making all of one's surroundings look clean, fresh, and new. Even if it is the same front yard you walked through yesterday, it still can seem NEW. That's magical.
Mmmmmm.... I wish my work day was done, so I could tromp out in the snow now. Soon enough, I'll happily jump out there to goof around and make some snow angles. :)
Monday, November 20, 2006
Yes, the week has just begun, but I am deciding that this will be a great week. :)
I'm VERY delighted to have a shorter week of work, and to have a great chance ot keeping up with my sleep patterns. My body has shown me that proper sleep is necessary for my health. If I don't get it, my chronic-mono tends to kick up.
Goals for the next couple of weeks:
*Try to remain on the lower level of calories recommended
*Do one extra days of cardio both weeks
*Think of how I can reward myself for the work I've been doing, both healthy choices and money decisions
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