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My Growing Son...QT pays off

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Watching him play on the playground at a local park felt so refreshing.
I marveled at his calm, playful spirit...
Reminded me of my innocent childhood when I'd enjoy the solitude of playtime.
The swings...whoosh! Higher in the air...imagining the top of roofs as I sat atop the high side of life (of course I was still on the swing)...
He jumped off and bolted for the Jungle Gym! Yeahhhhh!!!!

I closed my folder of half-graded papers and focused on him.
The darkness began to creep in...I watched as he smiled and relished in his imaginative play just like I used to do...

Broke my heart to tell him it was time to go. I explained how it's not safe for a mother and her son to be alone in darkness. Not all people come to the park to play and enjoy the area.

He understood and asked when we'd do it again.
I told him the 2 weeks of Christmas break would allow us more time to play outside.

Next time, no grading papers! ---- Note to self...

I know he'll only be nine for a brief time period, so I have to make the time worthwhile so when he becomes a father, he'll remember how his mom made Sunday fun before school the next day.

Yes. QT with my youngest child pays off...

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X5X52000 12/3/2012 1:46PM

    There is nothing better in the world!

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MISHAMW 12/3/2012 10:51AM

    That is nice! I am glad you got to spend some time with him!

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TACONES 12/3/2012 9:34AM

    QT is so important. It is beautiful.

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KAYATLANTA2010 12/3/2012 4:30AM

    What sweet moments... I wish you a lifetime of quality time with your son.

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    And watching kids- it all makes sense how they can seem to eat and eat as they grow because a) they keep growing and b) they move like little tornadoes! Watching my friend's 2 yr old run around yesterday tired me out. lol

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SEAWILLOW 12/2/2012 10:57PM

    Quality time with the one's you love is priceless!

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SAINTBERNARD6 12/2/2012 10:03PM

    how wonderful for both of you

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December Goals...Moving on...for real this time!

Friday, November 30, 2012

emoticon I must admit, I felt like a giddy teenager when my husband said we need to prepare to transition back home. I thought, "Dang! This hunk really is ready now!" Maybe the sighs and frustrating looks on my face may have been a clue about how I felt about the years of being apart from my house after Hurricane Ike.

I can really relate to how it feels when your family has been struck by a natural disaster. Four long, "living out of a suitcase" years...and finally HOME!

So you may have thought that I was going to mention my fitness and nutrition here, but my #1 GOAL is to GO HOME!

Don't get me wrong, I will get in the water (pissing like a racehorse has become second nature to me now).
I will ST 4 times per week.
I will spend QT with my family including fishing to help de-stress.
I will stay within my calorie range 5 days/ week.

Yes. December...My hubby b-day. wedding anniversary!
End of 2012.. Lots of reflection!

I suppose that covers it for now...

Stay tuned for more details in my next blog...

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SPARKLE1908 12/4/2012 7:11PM

    I am glad that your family is making that move...that is wonderful!!!

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SKEEWEE2MEK 12/1/2012 7:11PM

    emoticon on going home! I relocated two years ago for work and the new area just started feeling like my "normal" a month or so ago. I love and miss my family but I'm glad to have the experience of being in another place for a while. I can't imagine longing for home. I'm very happy for you!

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SEAWILLOW 12/1/2012 10:44AM

    Awesome..I am thinking about making a move myself!

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MISHAMW 12/1/2012 9:49AM

    I am so happy you get to go home! I know when you aren't living in the place you want, everything is a little bit more stressful and a little bit more sad! I will also be moving to a house after 8 years of living in apartments, the last two especially rough because I was sharing a bathroom with my hoarder mother (at least that's what it looks like in the bathroom).

Keep up the good work, and if you have a lot of stuff, moving can be a real workout too!

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KAYATLANTA2010 12/1/2012 6:11AM

    So happy you get to go home! That is wonderful news!!! emoticon

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

May your hearts be filled with the joy and abundance of blessings that God has granted you.
The enumeral rights, family, faithful friends, health, and optimism which will propel you to greater heights from the end of 2012 until the beginning of 2013 and beyond, go forth!

Use your gifts to extend your territory! God has already equipped you for greatness!
Just let your light shine for the world to see, then others will know of His miracles and exalt Jesus!

Until we meet (spark) again!


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SKEEWEE2MEK 11/22/2012 4:02PM

    Have a wonderful, blessed day Sonya! emoticon

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X5X52000 11/22/2012 3:20PM

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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SEAWILLOW 11/22/2012 7:27AM

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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ZRIE014 11/22/2012 12:40AM

  have a great bird day. emoticon

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Making Monday Matter...

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The plan:

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. emoticon

After work, I'm changing and walking/ jogging too (if the mood strikes) emoticon for a total of 3 - 4 miles. emoticon 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! emoticon

Yeah, baby! I am making Monday matter!

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JAZZEJR 11/28/2012 11:17PM

    Ah-ha! So that's how you got those 120 min. exercise in! Well done!

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CIERAPOET 11/20/2012 2:14PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Sounds Like A Great Monday Sonya! You Just Inspired Me! I'm Sure You're A Wonderful Wife, Mother, Teacher, Team Leader, Friend And EVERYTHING Else! Great Job! Thanks For All You Do And That's Why I Truly Love And Appreciate ALL Of My Friends. I Am Motivated By The Things That Make Your Own Lives Work Well.
God Bless You!
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X5X52000 11/19/2012 3:05PM

    emoticon Great planning!

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PATSYB7 11/19/2012 6:24AM

    Sounds like a great plan! Go for it and have a great day! emoticon

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SLFGOLF 11/19/2012 1:02AM

    Sounds like a complete but good day. Well planned.

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SEAWILLOW 11/18/2012 10:06PM

    Your goals seem so calm serene and practical!

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MSGO72 11/18/2012 10:06PM

  Good for you!

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Today - Small Break (Rest)...Parenting

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Just being a parent today.
I tested, taught, and attended a faculty meeting.
After work, I spent time with my 9-year-old son.
I just enjoyed parenting and resting at home.
No grading papers.
No meditating on today's happenings.
Just resting and taking a small break.
This feels good!

Now, off to bed...Zzzzzzz!

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SPARKLE1908 11/15/2012 1:24PM

    emoticon nothing like getting back to the real things in!!!

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SEAWILLOW 11/14/2012 4:49AM

    I am happy you enjoyed quality time with your son! Keep Sparking!

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SLFGOLF 11/14/2012 1:01AM

    Being a parent can be the best reward.

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KALANTHA 11/13/2012 10:03PM

    Sleep well!

Hope tomorrow is every bit as good for you!

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