Monday, November 14, 2011
Today was the day to assure I stay on track.
Sat myself down and said,"Look here Missy, you are gone have to get yo self straight".
(Y'all know how this Southern accent thing works)
"Either ya gonna git it right or be left (behind that is)"
Yes, that's what keeps following me when I pass a mirror...go figure!
So I have tracked my food...every bite I might add
I have had my 8 glasses of water. We teachers usually don't get this "luxury".
I have huddled with 5 of my teams.
Now I am about to journey into the world of grading journals...WooHoo! Don't be alarmed. It's total sarcasm here...Whew! Had you scared for a second there,huh?
I am assuring ACCOUNTABILITY. Just love the buzz word we educators &
administrators keep using this year...makes us all sound so educated and concerned.
Now that I have my chest poked out with pride, I can say and mean it.
To everything else at this point, it is what it is.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
So I thought that I might feel this overwhelming urge to do something fun today.
Okay, I started celebrating Friday.
It may sound cheesy, but I think birthdays are special.
It's a day when you reflect on being blessed to see another year. It marks a milestone from where you WERE to where you ARE now.
Friday night- Relaxed with a glass of wine...
Saturday- Out to dinner with the hubby. What a sweetie!
Sunday- Celebrated MIL's b-day. Fried seafood for her and the family. Enjoyed!
Monday- Shopped for myself. Did NOT stay late @ work...waited by the time clock actually...wait for it...wait for it! Quitting time!!!
Tuesday- Husband surprised me by placing a large vase of assorted colored roses with baloons, card, and mini-cupcakes on my desk. LOVE BABY!!!
After school today, we have a faculty meeting. After that, brief dept chairs/ team leader meeting...then..."BOOGIE FEVER! Gotta BOOGIE DOWN...Boogie Fever. I think it's goin' around!"
sound familiar? If not, you're too young. Just kidding...
As I end this blog, remember to enjoy each day as if it were your last because tomorrow is not promised. Today, my biggest is life itself!
I have been given another day to get it right.
Make it a great day or not, the choice is YOURS!
Sunday, November 06, 2011
Eyes widened in disbelief as I look behind me.
The distance from starting point to where I stand is astronomical.
Now I stand at a crossroads deciding the next step before another plateau.
I'd better step it up or stand(stagnant). Since I know my fate is in my hands. I decide to rethink my goals, stay the course, and see it through.
1. Drink the 6/8 required glasses of water.
( Anymore would be a pissy shame. Don't judge. I teach.)
2. Do 4 days of ST - new exercises I've never tried. (Will look that up in the morning)
Tuesday,Thursday, Saturday, Sunday(modified- not as much)
3. Stay w/in daily caloric range with wise choices.
That's enough to begin with. As I master these goals, I'll gladly add more. Baby steps...
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Grading students' book reports which I gave 5 weeks to do including reading a fiction book of their choice.
Major grade, BUT...
Why did SO many decide it wasn't important enough to complete and turn in?
Called at least 30-35 parents...tired.
I even got the question, "What can he/she do for extra credit?"
My thought, "I'm sorry. Did you think I created a major assignment just to allow your child NOT to do it, THEN give myself extra work because it was inconvient for your child? Now you ask me to create and GRADE extra work? Am I dreaming?"
My response, "Sorry, extra credit is a priviledge, not an option."
The nerve of some parents! Can we PLEASE teach responsibility?
Besides, I even had parents sign a Book Report contract which included a rubric. Ha! Now what???
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Well, as many of you who know me or read my blogs, you know how it feels for me to relax (forced of course).
I had a procedure yesterday, outpatient surgery, which caused me to have to relax.
Usually, I'd be cleaning, working out, posting my meals, and grading papers while entering them my electronic grade book. I'd even grab a small nap-yes, a small nap.
Now, I sit here sparking and occasionally lifting both legs while flexing my ankles (also instructed by the nurse). I wanted to do upper body workouts, but can't lift over 5 pounds. Since I worked my way up to 10 pounds over a year ago, what's the use!?!
So...I lie down. An hour or two later, I stand.
Can you say,"Sonya-n-the -box"?
So...now that I am sitting up, I plan to eat something good. Hmmm! Any ideas?
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