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Almost Over!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I can't wait for school to be over. The students are too anxious and therefore hard to deal with. Joking with the students or them joking amongst themselves is bringing out hostile behavior.

Currently I feel more like a policewoman than a teacher or babysitter!

The teachers at our school all had a meeting this morning to decide what we need to do for the next two weeks.

We commiserated with each other and we still can't get over the behavior problems currently occurring (it is an alternative school).

Of course the weather has not been cooperating either. It is so windy I can't take my P.E. class outside to play. We decided we would stay inside, listen to music and....

Thankfully, the weekend is almost upon us.

I am going to go for a long bike ride and then...a massage!

I hope everyone has their weekend planned. If not, get with it! Have a good one!

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FISHINGLADY66 5/13/2010 9:17PM

    It's been a long time since I had kids in school. emoticon

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MUFFINSKI 5/13/2010 7:44PM

    Once again, another gem! My kids have somewhat similar feelings about school ending! Hooray for Summer Break!

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PINKSAINT247 5/13/2010 1:16PM

    you deserve it. my husband had superintendent visit today. His classroom was one of them marked for her to step in. yikes! He teaches 1st and they are all going boinkers. Thankfully only 3 more weeks.

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PAMAPPLE 5/13/2010 1:13PM

    I've substitute taught in alternative classes before. All I can say is.....Thank goodness for strong parapro's...hang in there because I'm sure they appreciate you more than you think!!!! Even though they act like they resist authority, I think they appreciate someone like you who cares about them because unfortunately you might be the only adult figure in their life who does!!!!

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NEXT30YEARS 5/13/2010 12:59PM

    I kept my nephew and niece over the holiday break. When it was time to go back to school, I heard the usual grumblings. I told them that teachers probably felt the same way so they should be on their best behavior to make it easier for the teachers. In a loud chorus they said "No teachers LOVE school."

Counting down the days to summer break when I can spend more time with them.

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I Am A Strong Woman Because.........

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I am a strong woman because I have a sense of direction and a goal in mind. I do some strange things like karaoke

which many people find embarrassing. I think I sound good! I am stubborn and willing to take chances. Sometimes I find myself in a tight spot, but I refuse to give up.

I am a kind and caring person, capable of keeping my thoughts and emotions contained when I need to. However, I am NOT afraid to cry or to laugh at myself.

I teach and therefore I am exposed to many people and many different life styles, ideals, etc. I am tolerant and I like to be pleasantly surprised.
I belong to numerous groups and I like to volunteer some of my time. I took CPR and ended up becoming a Red Cross Instructor. I have been in some interesting situations and I have always felt I can help in an emergency.

I am strong because I am the sum total of me! I learn something new everyday and I challenge myself and authority if need be. I try to think outside of the box and I refuse to be stereotyped! Stereotyping is one of my biggest pet peeves.

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LINDAKAY228 5/16/2010 9:22AM

    Love the pics and captions! You do sound like a very strong woman! I am a lot the same way.

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DEVORA4 5/13/2010 5:24AM

  Hi I copied it on my printer asI wanted tokeep this blog. My huddle for strong woman team will be to encourage them all to read your great words of wisdom. I didnot like your blog I LOVED IT emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SAMODER 5/12/2010 11:10PM

    A great blog once again. You really know yourself!!!!

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JERSEYDEBBIE23 5/12/2010 8:49PM

    Great blog! loved the sayings and photos emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 5/12/2010 8:17PM

    Your are a strong women and very intelligent too. I loved this blog. emoticon

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K8NJKSMOM 5/12/2010 3:03PM

    Good for you! Loved your positive blog!!

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MUFFINSKI 5/12/2010 2:45PM

    I love these posts of yours! Funny pictures and clever way of putting them together with your own thoughts! Keep 'em coming!

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COOLCUKE 5/12/2010 1:52PM

    thanks for the funny pictures!! emoticon

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WJEVANS09 5/12/2010 1:28PM

    Nice blog! I like the way you can notice your good qualities! Funny pictures too! emoticon emoticon

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SUZANDALE 5/12/2010 12:00PM

    Great blog!!! Thanks for being so honest!! You are obviously strong and very confident about who you are!! This made me laugh!! What a way to start the day!

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PAMAPPLE 5/12/2010 11:53AM

    Thanks for another great blog! You are strong both physically and in character with a great sense of humor!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Excuses..We Don't Need Any Stinking Excuses!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I hated the idea of getting up this morning. I did not sleep well last night and I am sore.

I actually got on the scale for the first time in a month and decided that perhaps my diet could be going better.

I did get up and I went to the gym. Silver has no other choices like a ........

I have a lot to do today. I must go swim again and hopefully I can get my hair to behave a little better!

After swimming tonight I am going to try a little stretching and some yoga.

I hope everyone has a great and happy day! Hugs and Kisses--keep working hard!

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SAMODER 5/11/2010 9:49PM

    I love the pictures that go with your blog... You make your point but with humor.
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REGMAGLYPTS 5/11/2010 2:03PM

    ha ha. This is great!

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MUFFINSKI 5/11/2010 1:11PM

    Thanks for the laughs! emoticon

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Laugh Not.............

Monday, May 10, 2010

On my long bike ride yesterday I had the opportunity to talk with an old friend that is doing physical therapy for a specific problem. She was discussing using bands to "refurbish" a part of her rear end that has a significant muscle imbalance. Seeing as she is an ironman triathlete I was surprised she was having this problem and I told myself..

because I too have used bands to rebuild injured body parts. The description of what she is going through was extremely funny, particularly her description of the many facial expressions she has seen while doing her exercises. I decided I could

and we went about the rest of our ride enjoying the weather. Later I decided that perhaps I should revisit some of my physical therapy exercises so as not to have to go back and repeat any rebuilding processes on my own body. At the gym this morning I went through my physical therapy routine and was a little surprised at the effort it took. I realize it has been 3 or 4 months but........

Three hours have passed and I am soooooooo sore I can hardly move! Payback for my smug laughter? Perhaps, and I promise to laugh less heartily next time, NOT! LOL

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REGMAGLYPTS 5/11/2010 2:04PM

    you keep me laughing!

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SAMODER 5/10/2010 10:42PM

    Yep - physical therapy can be tougher than we think.

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PAMAPPLE 5/10/2010 8:42PM

    Your blog is hilarious!!!!! emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 5/10/2010 12:16PM

    It's amazing how good shope we are in but then still find muscles not being used quite the same and when we work those it's a whole eye opening experience!

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Moms, Bikes, Pets, and Graduation

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy mothers day to all of the mothers. If it were easy, anyone could be a great mom. Motherhood is a never ending journey that one gets better at with time.

The ride this morning was very nice. We were "celebrating" the departure of a friend back to her native country. We were all sorry to see her go. I thought about toasting her before she leaves.
Booze is hard on my diet and I have to stay sober so I can take my dogs for a walk this afternoon. Next week I have to face the fact that my daughter is graduating. Tough to imagine she is old enough to graduate, because she is almost the same age as I am. LOL. I am going to try to remain upbeat this week!

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K8NJKSMOM 5/10/2010 10:18AM

    It seems like one "blink" and our kids are growing up way too fast! My daughter, too, is graduating highschool this year. Off to University in September. It's only and hour and forty minutes away - but she will still be not at home. Although it is a transition that I'm proud (of her) for, it is still hard on Moms.

Yes - our kids do get older...good thing we don't!

Happy Mother's day!!

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SAMODER 5/9/2010 7:03PM

    As the mom of a 25 year old. It is hard to have them graduate and move on, but not impossible. My son went away to college, but only 3 hours away, then he went to graduate school over 14 hours away, now he lives over 12 hours away. However, we still talk at least twice a week. Hopefully she will ease you into her being away.

Use the time to do something for yourself. My husband and I started ballroom dancing lessons a couple of years ago. It has been fun.

Good luck. If you need a shoulder to cry on, let me know.

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PAMAPPLE 5/9/2010 4:14PM

    I haven't experienced the empty nest syndrome yet. Hang in there and enjoy your Mother's Day!!!! emoticon

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THROOPER62 5/9/2010 3:40PM

    Great blog loved the pictures.

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DEVORA4 5/9/2010 3:14PM

  great pictures Did you take them? Time marches on.

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