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Right Now I am Happy

Friday, September 17, 2010

Right now I am happy with my weight.
Right now I am happy that I make more healthy choices than I used to.
Right now I am happy that I have stopped beating myself up when I make a not so good choice.
Right now I don't believe in bad foods, just better choices.
Right now I am happy with who I am.
Right now I am happy with my exercise routine.
Right now I am happy with my health.
Right now I am blessed with three terrific children, two great sons-in-law, and one gorgeous granddaughter who is five months old today.
Right now I am learning to love who I am becoming.
Later, I might want to lose more weight, but this is a journey and I am thrilled to be maintaining right now. I am staying within the same three pound range and have for two months. This is a wonderful place for me to be.
Thanks to my Sparkfriends I am able to be so happy. Everyone supports each other, gives advice. gives sympathy, and at times a kick in the pants when needed.
Right now I am in the right place - right here on Sparkpeople.

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MOLS626 9/21/2010 3:53PM

    ooo this is going to have to be posted somewhere in my house/car/work space. great blog!

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FLORIDASUN 9/19/2010 9:36PM

    I totally ADORE sparkpeople...you are so right..they are the most supportive loving community of friends that I've ever had the good fortune to know...you'll LOVE it here! emoticon emoticon

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WINDLEG 9/19/2010 7:08PM

    Fantastic! I like to keep things positive so this was a great read for me! Thanks for sharing!!!

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TAMMYTH64 9/18/2010 7:20PM

    Totally awesome! You are so blessed! Right now, I'm happy that you're happy! It's so nice to be in a happy place!

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GOOZLEBEAR 9/17/2010 10:34PM

    I am so happy for you, contentment is part of the battle! You are doing great and I love your blog! Your granddaughter is just adorable!


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KATRIONAH 9/17/2010 9:51PM

    Now this is a great blog! Positive.....sounds like can do anything! Woo hoo Have a great weekend

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KATHYJO56 9/17/2010 9:42PM

    I love your very positive blog. Being happy is the key to a wonderful fulfilling life. You are a wonderful Spark Friend. emoticon

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SUNFLOWERGAL40 9/17/2010 9:39PM

    emoticon Well said!

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ALICE2003 9/17/2010 9:28PM

    Sounds like you're a very happy person :) and I'm happy for you!

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ZANDASMOM1 9/17/2010 7:14PM

    Way to go!!!! You are in the right place!!! emoticon

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SERENDIPITY091 9/17/2010 6:38PM

    Great blog!! What a great place to be! Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Real teachers grade papers in the car, during commercials, in faculty meetings, in the bathroom, and (at the end of the six weeks) have been seen grading in church.
Real teachers cheer when they hear April 1 does not fall on a school day.
Real teachers drive older cars owned by credit unions.
Real teachers clutch a pencil while thinking and make notes in the margins of books.
Real teachers can't walk past a crowd of kids without straightening up the line.
Real teachers never sit down without first checking the seat of the chair.
Real teachers have disjointed necks from writing on boards without turning their backs on the class.
Real teachers are written up in medical journals for size and elasticity of kidneys and bladders.
Real teachers have been timed gulping down a full lunch in 2 minutes, 18 seconds. Master teachers can eat faster than that.
Real teachers can predict exactly which parents will show up at Open House.
Real teachers volunteer for hall duty on days faculty meetings are scheduled.
Real teachers never teach the conjugations of lie and lay to eighth graders.
Real teachers know it is better to seek forgiveness than to ask permission.
Real teachers know the best end of semester lesson plans can come from Blockbuster.
Real teachers never take grades after Wednesday of the last week of the six weeks.
Real teachers never assign research papers on the last six weeks or essays on final exams.
Real teachers know the shortest distance and the length of travel time from their classroom to the office.
Real teachers can "sense" gum.
Real teachers know the difference among what must be graded, what ought to be graded, and what probably should never again see the light of day.
Real teachers are solely responsible for the destruction of the rain forest.
Real teachers have their best conferences in the parking lot.
Real teachers have never heard an original excuse.
Real teachers buy Excedrin and Advil at Sam's.
Real teachers will eat anything that is put in the workroom/teacher's lounge.
Real teachers never plan discussions for first period or co-operative groups for 7th during an evaluation.
Real teachers have the assistant principals' and counselors' home phone numbers.
Real teachers know secretaries and custodians run the school.
Real teachers know the rules don't really apply to them.
Real teachers hear the heartbeats of crisis; always have time to listen; know they teach students, not subjects; and they are absolutely non-expendable.

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MOLS626 9/21/2010 2:45PM

    I prefer to think of Real Teachers = HEROES.

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WINDLEG 9/19/2010 7:10PM

    So true! I'm going to copy and share with my faculty! Thanks again!!!

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MARINEMAMA 9/18/2010 7:23AM

    Ha!!!! Love it!! I might have to borrow it and share with my Co workers!!

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SUNFLOWERGAL40 9/17/2010 9:42PM

    emoticon Loved this one! So so true! Don't give away all our secrets! emoticon

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TEACHLDY4 9/17/2010 4:32PM

  So true!

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LEXIE63 9/17/2010 2:56PM

    Oh Yes!!!
Lex xxx
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KAKIPOPUP 9/17/2010 3:33AM

    I love it - especially the last statement - I've thought for years that there are two kinds of teachers - those who teach children and those who teach subjects.

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TRISHP1961 9/16/2010 9:07PM

    How true!

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GOOZLEBEAR 9/16/2010 9:07PM

    Once again, great blog, enjoyed it as usual. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WHISPERING-PINE 9/16/2010 7:01PM

  Ain't that the truth! I had to chuckle at a lot of what you wrote. emoticonGreat Blog!!

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WGALE13 9/16/2010 6:27PM

    That is awesome! The funny thing is I can relate to most of it!

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TRIGFROST 9/16/2010 6:19PM

    Wow---Now--that's a real Teacher emoticon

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It's Time for Today's Teacher's Funny

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

You Might be in Education if,,,
1. You believe the staff room should be equipped with a Vellum salt lick.
2. You find humor in other people's stupidity.
3. You want to slap the next person who says, "Must be nice to work 8-3 and
have your summers free."
4. You believe chocolate is a food group.
5. You can tell if it's a full moon without ever looking outside.
6. You believe "shallow gene pool" should have its own box on the report
7. You believe the unspeakable evils will befall you if anyone says, "Boy,
the kids are sure mellow today."
8. When out in public, you feel the urge to snap your fingers at a child.
9. You have no time for a life from August through June.
10. Putting all "A's on a report card would make your life SO much easier.
11. When you mention "vegetables," you are not talking about a food group.
12. You think people should be required to get a government permit before
being allow to reproduce.
13. You believe in the aerial spraying of Prozac.
14. You encourage a parent to check into home schooling.
15. You believe no one should be permitted to reproduce without having taught
in a middle school for at least five years.
16. You can't have children because there isn't any name you can hear that
wouldn't elevate your blood pressure.
17. You think caffeine should be available to staff in IV form.
18. Meeting a child's parents instantly answers the question, "Why is this
kid like that?"
19. Your personal life comes to a screeching halt at report card time.

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FLORIDASUN 9/19/2010 9:39PM

    Yep...#18 has GOT to be my favorite and I don't even teach school...just jewelry classes! emoticon

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WINDLEG 9/19/2010 7:33PM

    Love #16! When I was expecting my daughter, I had the worst time finding a name that didn't have some negative connotation attached to it from a former student! Yes, I love all my students past, present, and future, but once you say a name 50 times a day, you really want to say something else!!!

Thanks again!

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MOLS626 9/17/2010 3:11PM

    Very amusing!

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LAURELSPARK 9/16/2010 9:10AM

    That was great!!!(and so semi-true)

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ACIMPEGGY 9/15/2010 9:22PM

    This was great! I'll pass on to those I know in the field! emoticon

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GOOZLEBEAR 9/15/2010 8:58PM

    Oh Boy!!!! I can really identify with all of these at one time or the other. I am not a teacher but my hubby was in education all of his adult career life and I worked at several elementary and high schools as well as other areas, like church, that involved children!!! I know my hubby and I have said all of these!!!!

Thanks for sharing and giving me a good laugh!!!!

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RUFFIT 9/15/2010 7:08PM

    God Bless you. I would never have the patience to be a teacher. Keep up the awesome work. Moni emoticon

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 9/15/2010 7:01PM

    How true are some of these! Thanks for posting, needed a pick me up laugh!

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BUBBLEJ1 9/15/2010 5:35PM

    Ah, all so true! What am I getting myself into?!

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LEXIE63 9/15/2010 5:17PM

    I'm sure my Dad would've agreed with some of those. :-)
Lex xxx
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GRANPATTIE 9/15/2010 4:40PM

    This was amusing. I hope it was meant to be. emoticon

Even still, count your blessings,
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Things Could Be Worse I Guess

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


You will NOT marry during the term of your contract.
You are NOT to keep company with men.
You MUST be home between the hours of 8pm and 6am unless attending a school function.
You MAY NOT loiter downtown in ice cream stores.
You MAY NOT travel beyond the city limits without the permission of the chairman of the board.
You MAY NOT ride in a carriage or automobile with any man unless he is your father or brother.
You MAY NOT smoke cigarettes
You MAY NOT dress in bright colors.
You may UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES dye your hair.
You must wear AT LEAST two petticoats.
Your dresses must NOT be any shorter than two inches above the ankle


To keep the schoolroom clean you must: -
sweep the floor at least once daily.
Scrub the floor with hot soapy water at least once a week.
Start the fire at 7 am. So that the room will be warm by 8 am

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MOLS626 9/17/2010 3:15PM

    Things sure have changed!

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TAMMYTH64 9/16/2010 8:21PM

    Amazing how priorities have changed through the years.

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ILLINITEACHER52 9/14/2010 10:03PM

  What a way to bring perspective into the day! I feel like hitting the easy button after reading that.

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GOOZLEBEAR 9/14/2010 9:27PM

    My how things have changed!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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ZANDASMOM1 9/14/2010 7:49PM

    Wow!!! Thank goodness times have changed!!!!

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CJKOMODO 9/14/2010 6:57PM

    You are right things good be worse! Hard to believe things were like that.

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WINDLEG 9/14/2010 6:44PM

    Yes, things could always be worse! Thanks for the reminder and the laugh!

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GODZDESIGN95 9/14/2010 6:42PM

    I almost swallowed my tongue until I saw the date. emoticon

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BUBBLEJ1 9/14/2010 6:36PM

    Oh goodness, I wouldn't be going into teaching if those were still the rules! I wanna marry and wear bright colours! And hand around in ice cream shops, but thats not very sparking of me!

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SCORPIO1026 9/14/2010 6:35PM

    Wow, things really could be worse! We've really come a long way!!

Thanks for the post :)

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DASARMEHASEN 9/14/2010 6:26PM

    I have a few friends who just started their first year's teaching this fall. This is awesome. Mind if I forward to them? Think they'd enjoy it.

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LEXIE63 9/14/2010 6:23PM

    Wow! Where on earth did you dig that up? :-)

Lex xxx
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Skinny Pumpkin Challenge Blog

Monday, September 13, 2010

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Last week, I am proud to report that I accomplished:

Cardio: 110 mins
Strength: 60 mins
Total Fitness Minutes: 170 mins

This week, I am going to: do 120 strenth mins and 120 cardio mins

Something I am good at that has nothing to do with exercise is: teaching

Something that I LOVE doing, that has nothing to do with exercise is: reading

I am going to incorporate these two things into my healthy week by: doing both

Something out of the ordinary that is happening this week is: faculity meeting
and I'm going to adapt my workouts by: going a little later

I am determined to give my best this week because: I deserve it and need it

My goals for the 13th-20th of September are: to keep on tracking

My power song will be: I will Survive

I won't forget: to take time for myself

You can motivate me by: leaving me comments on my page


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MOLS626 9/17/2010 2:08PM

    This is fantastic. I LOVE that you make short-term goals - they seem more attainable than several month long goals. Good for you!

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U2CUSE16 9/14/2010 2:20PM

    I loved reading this. Keep up the GREAT work! emoticon

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GOOZLEBEAR 9/13/2010 10:29PM

    Great blog and wonderful goals. You are very encouraging and motivating and I need both these days!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNFLOWERGAL40 9/13/2010 8:01PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Sending lots of encouragement your way!

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NAMSMOMMY 9/13/2010 5:15PM

    Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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LEXIE63 9/13/2010 4:48PM

    It all sounds very motivating! :-) Good for you!
Lex xxx
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