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Busy Body...Naughty! Naughty!

Friday, September 09, 2011

Here goes...
I did 20...yes 20 minutes of recorded fitness this week.
(Head shaking moment of diappointment in self)

Between work, personal life, and mommy tasks, I have slipped down a slippery slope of ...NOT WORKING OUT!

SOooooo....I have been a naughty girl, BUT...

Today I WILL do strength and cardio -
Tomorrow morning before the crack of dawn, I am walking emoticon
walking... emoticon

walking ... emoticon

like never before...Look out Forrest Gump, Sonya's comming through!

  
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MEOWMAMA3 9/20/2011 10:04PM

    You'll be back on track in no time! It's not easy being fabulous, multitasking you! emoticon

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MERRYROBYN 9/14/2011 11:47PM

    Maybe you need to stir things up, do something different. Its easy to avoid doing something if it becomes a chore.

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LAURIEWY 9/12/2011 8:58AM

    emoticon We all get side tracked now and than. Great job recognizing it and jumping back in. It took me 2 years of being distracted to get back on track so you beat me. Have a great week!

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NEENSTER1 9/11/2011 7:28PM

    emoticon Oh emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 9/11/2011 7:25PM

    You go girl!!!

20 minutes of sheer fabulous - like you!!

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SPARKLE1908 9/10/2011 3:31PM

    I have no doubt that you will be focused once again...so not naughty, but definitely distracted...at least you recognized it before it was a really bad...lol!!

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MISSLISA1973 9/9/2011 11:34PM

    Not naughty. Distracted. You are refocusing. We are proud of you. Please be proud of you too.

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The Power of Prayer

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Feeling at peace today since I talked and prayed to God.
Now I can face the day with certainty and build positivity in my students.
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MISSLISA1973 9/9/2011 11:40PM

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NEWATTITUDE2010 8/27/2011 9:57AM

  Soror Sonya,

Just wanted to share this scripture with you: Isaiah 26:3,
He will keep you in perfect peace if your mind is stayed on HIM, because you trust in HIM! Way to go!

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LAURIEWY 8/25/2011 12:04PM

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KKINNEA 8/25/2011 10:35AM

    I assume that's every day!

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SUZIEW27 8/25/2011 9:50AM

    Amen!!!

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NICKB1978 8/25/2011 8:48AM

    Preach it lady!!! have a wonderful day!!!

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AKAFIT 8/25/2011 8:46AM

    Yes ma'am you CAN! "I (YOU) can do all things through Christ which strengthens me (YOU) (Phil 4:13)."

I learned that yesterday and watching Him work it out was amazing. Now, I just sit back and watch Him work, knowing that I have done my part. When we get in the way of His plans and His guidance is when we have all the problems.

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Imagine Me...

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Seeing myself with little confidence, hope, or the will to live.
No.
I wasn't overweight then.
Didn't have the willpower to speak out for myself.
I wasn't allowed to...think, hope, dream, or vision myself not being the one to go beyond a certain level. I am a female, milk chocolate brown...the little pretty girl living in the projects hoping to someday have her own backyard.
Mother diagnosed with bipolar schitzo...living lies of normalcy to assimilate with other peers playing outside waiting on their mamas to call them inside before the streetlight would come on...my culture.
Knew I was poor when the neighborhood changed. The dialect was broken, and people looked at you with that "who you thank you is" look (dialect intended)

Fast-forward to today:
college-graduate (Masters & Bachelors degrees)
3 children in the process, inducted into honor society in education, married,
home owner- no mortgage anymore-owner, and 15 years of teaching experience, yet administrator qualified (just don't want it now)
5 pounds overweight, but not 30 pounds where I was 1 1/2 years ago.
I imagined me...

  
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AKAFIT 8/22/2011 10:26AM

    Oh soror, how your words made me catch a glimpse of me. How your words made me realize that there is always "The Good Stuff" to focus on in EVERY situation. I couldn't imagine that being the child of a drug user that I would ever have my own "Imagine Me" story, but I DO!

Thank you for reminding me that no matter the challenge, there are two very important things working in my favor; God and those who have believed in ME throughout my journey.

You, my lovely friend/soror, have Imagined YOU well! emoticon

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BOMBCHELL23 8/22/2011 6:36AM

    Thank you for that uplifting and hopeful blog! Toot that horn and be proud of how you have changed for the better! I want to be like you when I finally grow up! LOL

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LAURIEWY 8/21/2011 11:57AM

    emoticon You've definitely been touched from above. Thanks for sharing, you should be very proud of yourself. And I bet you are a fantastic teacher because of your history and being able to share and inspire your students. Sometimes we think our problems are great, but in the big picture they are insignificant.

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MRSRUBLE 8/21/2011 1:45AM

    You are amazing and God has truly blessed you and he will bless you even more through your children. You have broken the cycle, what a testimony to share. AMEN!!! Girl I am shouting and crying at the same time, when you think of the goodness of Jesus and what he has done for you, just make me want shout...no more excuses!!!! emoticon

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JAZZY1999 8/20/2011 11:56PM

    wow what a lot to be proud thanks for sharing.

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MSCANELA 8/20/2011 11:52PM

  Inspiring!

Thank you for sharing.

You've come a long way! emoticon

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Prepared?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Having mixed feelings about returning to work/school emoticonsince a few colleagues were "forced" into quitting or transferring and I always naturally feel this way because each new school year presents new challenges.

So I keep telling myself that I will stay positive in the face of deception and adversity. No matter how bad situations seem, I WILL not break, I may bend, but I WILL not break!

Can't it be enough to just teach and re-assure parents that their children will be successful? Guess not!

So, am I prepared? We'll see...(to be continued)

  
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MUSICALLYMINDED 8/21/2011 9:50AM

    Same issues at my school! They cut 12 of our faculty this year leaving us with more kids than last year with less people to monitor them. I have morning and afternoon hall duty, and my classes are bigger than ever. I guess I can't complain because in SC, the cutoff for elementary classes is 30, so that's the largest class that I have. (I'm the music teacher so I get them all).

Good for you that you're staying positive. I'm really trying to..it's so hard with all the new changes, less supplies, and all that. We have to do the best that we can, because our students don't deserve to have any less of a quality education because things are tougher. But man, it's tough. We started back with students last Monday.

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MSCANELA 8/20/2011 11:56PM

  Our teaching career is at risk nationwide! Same story here in Florida.

You are correct...we need to stay positive in the face of adversity and deception.

Have a HAPPY, Productive New School year! emoticon

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BOMBCHELL23 8/17/2011 9:07PM

    I was cut from my job in early July as well and have sent out over 80 resumes. I can relate to starting a new school year and looking forward and yet worried about the amount of work that goes into teaching a classroom. Hopefully it'll start as a smooth year.

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LAURIEWY 8/17/2011 4:10PM

    We've faced a lot of cuts ourselves. Two years ago they started the school year out with "we will be cutting 7 of you at the end of the year, we're not sure who yet but will keep you in the loop." It was such a great mural booster. I love teaching, but the politics I hate with a passion. We are starting out the school year with a new principal this is the third one since I started 4 years ago. I'm getting good at swaying in the wind, but they do know also where I draw the line. And when it comes to politics or my kids, my kids win every time. So hang in there and just remember why we went into teaching in the first place.....the kids!

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Saving Sample

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Yesterday while driving to Austin...106 degree weather I might add...I stopped at a Kroger to powder my nose. As I was leaving the store, I decided to appeal to my sweet tooth. I craved a cupcake or piece of cake - either would do, but I couldn't find the right one for my tastebuds in the right size. emoticon

There was a chocolate and vanilla cupcake packaged together. Vanilla fine...chocolate...not fine!
The Italian cream cake didn't look appealing enough for me. The other cakes looked too dry or not my flavor preference.
Yes- I'm picky about desserts in case you hadn't figured that out yet. Food portion sizes was my problem, not sweets...just to get you up to speed.

Anywho...I spotted a tray of cinnamon rolls and M&M cookies with toothpicks inserted---YEAH BOY!!!
So, after tasting the cinnamon roll, I decided that was enough (the family sampling next to me had something to do with that too) emoticon

So after I sampled spicy Califoria sushi rolls- YES immediately after sampling the cinnamon roll. I purchased a small tray of California sushi rolls; I liked it better.

The moral of this story...put your sushi where your mouth is and let the cinnamon roll!!!

Yes, I am corny.

  
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RAVEN227 8/10/2011 1:48PM

    too funny!!!

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WOOKIE78 8/6/2011 7:55AM

    emoticon that is awesome! I love sushi, I took a sushi making class, if your local grocery store or anything offers there , it's so fun!

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DEANNASCARP 8/4/2011 12:31AM

    funny stuff.

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LAURIEWY 8/3/2011 11:53PM

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AKAFIT 8/3/2011 9:59PM

    Girl you are hilarious! I like your style though.

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