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Accountability-It Is What It Is...

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 emoticon and mean it.
To everything else at this point, it is what it is.


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MRSRUBLE 11/20/2011 5:40AM


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AKAFIT 11/16/2011 9:05AM

    Accountability is GREAT! I know that when I am not checking in to SP on a regular I am up to no good. So, continue to know that I will be checking in on you.

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SPARKLE1908 11/15/2011 11:23AM

    Accountability is a wonderful and scary kudos to you soror for staying on task!!!!

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ROOTIHAUSMAN 11/14/2011 9:31PM

    Good for you. Keep yourself accountable. You are worth all the time and energy! emoticon

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My Birthday...Turning 40!

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... emoticon
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!!! emoticon

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... emoticon

As I end this blog, remember to enjoy each day as if it were your last because tomorrow is not promised. Today, my biggest emoticon is life itself!
I have been given another day to get it right.

Make it a great day or not, the choice is YOURS!

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MRSRUBLE 11/12/2011 2:54AM

    So glad you had an awesome week, you deserve it! emoticon

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 11/11/2011 12:39PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Birthday!

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SUZIEW27 11/9/2011 4:48PM

    Happy Birthday!! The best celebrations are the ones that last a few days. emoticon emoticon

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SONYALATRECE 11/9/2011 7:05AM

    Thanks to ALL of you!
You are too sweet.
I LOVE it!

This is why I can party so well, SP friends like you!

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ANDROMEDA1967 11/9/2011 6:18AM

    happy birthday!

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KAYATLANTA2010 11/9/2011 6:00AM

    You know how to celebrate AND appreciate life! You're a beautiful role model! Happy Belated Birthday!

Kay emoticon

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DESYACV2 11/9/2011 4:22AM

    happy birthday sweetie it looks like you had tons of fun.... emoticon

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ANGGEL40 11/8/2011 9:12PM

    Happy Birthday..May God Bless you with many more! emoticon

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    Happy birthday! Celebrate the entire month! emoticon

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KATSHIA 11/8/2011 3:37PM

    I'm deff too young, I dont of this 'boogie' your talking about :O

Happy BIRTHDAY!! emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 11/8/2011 2:24PM

    Happy Birthday Soror!!!! I am glad your celebration is going well...wishing you MANY, MANY MORE!!!!

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AKAFIT 11/8/2011 12:28PM

    Happy birthday gorgeous. You are wonderful and I ain't made at you for starting early. My 40th birthday was emoticon!

Keep partying my dear sister/friend.

Love you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EDUCGRAD 11/8/2011 12:02PM

    Happy Birthday. Sounds like you had a great birthday emoticon

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Staying the course...Seeing it through.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Deep breaths.
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...


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BABYGURL941 11/7/2011 10:30PM

    I know you can do it!! emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 11/7/2011 9:14AM

    Reasonable goals...I am sure you can do this soror!!!!

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Book Reports

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???

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SPARKLE1908 11/7/2011 9:19AM

    I love your response to the parents that asked for extra credit...nothing like making your child lazy and at a disadvantage for future success by being an irresponsible parent yourself....I wasn't rewarded for grades growing up either...I stayed on the honor roll and ended up with a full 4 yr scholarship for college....I feel sorry for our children these days..some of them really have sorry parents....

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MRSRUBLE 11/6/2011 5:00AM

    Some parents give to much to these children and bail them out instead of teaching them responsibility! Whatever happen to the days when you were scared of the teacher. I would be grounded for a month with no TV if my teacher would have gotten a call about me not turning in my homework and let me say I would have had to do 4 more book reports, just so they could prove a point. Kids got it easy now a days.

Had friend post a facebook status this week stating her and husband was going to be broke after dishing out money for good grades. I am sorry I didn't think it was funny, and I wanted to comment but I kept my opinions to myself. I don't believe in given rewards out for something that you should be doing, I tell my children it's their job to get good grades and respect your teachers, and in return I give you a roof over your head, clothes on your back and food to eat. Haven't had a problem with it yet, my youngest son, got a homework award for turning in all his homework for the last nine weeks, I was really proud of him, because he is a latch key kid and I get home about 45 mins later, and all his homework is already done, without me having to say a word. My oldest is in college and taken care of business, neither one of them got a dollar for good grades, so I know it works.
Ok sorry for taking over, but that one hit a nerve!!! ugh

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    Amen to that! Do parents that continually rescue their children realize what they are doing? Enjoy the rest of your week. The weekend is almost here!

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JOABEHR 11/2/2011 5:58PM

    I admire teachers, It is a tough jog and as you have commented Parents do not teach their children responsibility. Continue being a good teacher, you never know how many of your students will benefit from your hard work. emoticon

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Lying Down, Standing up, Lying Down...

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"? that I am sitting up, I plan to eat something good. Hmmm! Any ideas?

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EDUCGRAD 10/31/2011 1:22PM

    wishing you a speedy recovery,take care of yourself.This is a great time to curl up with a book or watch a movie.

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ERICA071678 10/24/2011 6:23PM

    Enjoy the rest. I wish you a speedy recovery!

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AKAFIT 10/24/2011 12:29PM

    I'm with Sparkle...sit your booty down! Ok, so she didn't quite put it that way, but she wanted to I can tell emoticon

Take care of yourself woman...and that's an order!

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SPARKLE1908 10/23/2011 5:50PM

    Take it easy Soror!!! You'll be up and running around soon so enjoy this break...forced or

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