Sunday, November 18, 2012
Eat a serving of nutritious bowl of cereal w/ low fat milk.
Drop off daughter at school with her 3D animal cell model. (She loves Science).
Suprise my team members with Thanksgiving cards in their mailboxes. Shhhhh!
Review assessment results and have students create individual plans of improvement.
Planning period, I'm creating lesson plans for the week after the break.
After school, I'll tutor those who show up.
After work, I'm changing and walking/ jogging too (if the mood strikes) for a total of 3 - 4 miles. Gotta make sure my cell is charged for upbeat music...
Upon returning home, I'm showering, eating, and grading 2-5 book reports.
Just love the way I'm pacing myself.
Lastly, snuggle time with the hubby!
Yeah, baby! I am making Monday matter!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
As you have all discovered from reading my last blog, I have had some undesirable moments in my work life. It's one thing to deal with daily stress of a job, but when colleagues die back-to-back and your environment is unsafe, it's a whole other ball game we're playing.
I have re-started my fitness regime and eating habits have tapered off again. Although I have had a few slumps, I am back in the saddle and riding high again. The hasn't taken my joy in spite of setbacks.
This week's goal:
Fitness: 200 minutes
Nutrition: stay w/in calorie range daily
Water: 6-8 glasses daily
Huddle: daily huddle with each team 3 times
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I must start by saying that I wasn't going to write this blog, but I had to express myself about what has transpired.
Last month, my colleague Coach Wilson died in his sleep. His wife couldn't wake him...gone in an instant. My last memory of him was walking by him in the hall as he was headed to the main office.
Just late last night, another colleague, our attendance clerk, was killed at the hands of her husband. He stabbed her. I'm not sure how many times, but my Lord!
Domestic violence has taken another life over senseless power and control. Heard he had been arguing with her for about a week or two. Also heard he may have put sugar in her gas tank in the process of their disagreements. At some point, another colleague advised her to leave. She had not taken heed. (The last memory was of her walking in the hall with her 21 year old son just this past Wednesday.)
Why did I hear about all of this AFTER the fact??? I would have talked to her. We spend so much time stressing over grades, students, academics, and administrative demands. But no. There must have been cry for help somewhere...God heard her voice at some point, perhaps even when she fought for her life...I know she fought. Bet she even thought about her 3 children in the whole ordeal...I'm angry...Mad as hell that he would be so selfish to take her life...away from her kids and grand kids.
Now I feel sadness for another colleague who had a miscarriage while at work this past Friday...God! This is too much for back to back sorrow. I just keep praying and hoping that each day will bring about encouragement and comfort for those impacted including my entire campus.
Please pray for us!
P.S. ----I hope that murderer rots in prison until the day he dies. Justice must be served.
Now I'm about to work out and relieve some of my thoughts, prayers, and then off to bed.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
An interview with Cookie Monster
Me: So, what do you think about the 2012 presidential debates?
Cookie Monster: Rum..rum..rum...rum...(chomping on mounds of chocolate chip cookies)
Well, I must say, Romney and Obama seemed as if coming to blows isn't beneath either of the two. I must say I really enjoy a good fight. Haven't seen one since Big Bird and I had a few words, and I don't mean those posted on our show.
Me: [perplexed at this statement] What happened?
Cookie Monster: You see, Romney isn't the only one who noticed Big Bird's ego problem, but that darn bird always has to show his...long pause...tail feathers!
He hates to be upstaged! So that's why I just chew on these cookies to prevent PBS from turning into Adult Swim. I would say more, but I choose to keep quiet and stuff my chops with cookies. Enough said!
[resumes to eating cookies] Rum! Rum!...Rum....rum! [sounds of cookie eating fades into the wilderness as he saunters away with his pride and dignity]
What an interview to remember! I must say, I remain speechless...
Any thoughts, Spark readers?
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