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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Very long day today. Got up at 6:15 to be ready to teach at 9am. When I got to my classroom I found the sweetest note waiting for me on the board:

I taught from 9am-4pm, which is always grueling, even with breaks. I returned home to find that my husband still had a cold, my son now has a cold and is whiny, and my niece, who had come over to play, is also sick. And of course the house was a wreck because there were babies over and no mommy home to clean up. (eye roll)

A quick dinner and I did get to relax a little bit. Only to find a picture that my SIL had posted to Facebook of a child who was shot in the face. I guess it's a message about gun control, but I DIDN'T NEED TO SEE THAT! I cried. I try not to hear about these types of news so I won't have to cry about them. Children getting hurt makes me upset in a whole new way now that I am a mother.

Also, it looks like I ate about a million billion calories today, thanks to going out to Vietnamese food for lunch. I do kind of give myself a pass on teaching days, as long as I make healthy choices to the extent possible, but seeing almost 3000 in my journal is not a good way to end the day either.

Tomorrow is another day, and I hope to see my brother one more time before he leaves for NYC, see another friend in town for a marathon, and other than that, just spend time with my son and lay low (and clean up the disaster that is our house). Please send hugs -- it has been a good day, but a VERY LONG DAY.
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    Oh, I am so sorry to hear about this day, Hilary. That photo on facebook sounds just awful. Good for you for staying focussed on tracking your food and finding time for yourself in the evening. You have been working hard and eating well for while now. You are doing a good job!

    P.S. I am a teacher, too. What do you teach? Age group? I am a college Lit professor. :)
    1867 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/4/2013 10:20:43 PM
  • JENKOP11
    Hang in there - you finished the day with a win in a number of ways. Even the fact that you had a 3K day on the old food journal is a win, because you tracked it. I would have been so tempted to just forget it happened. And the shocking images completely blow, but you get to hug your son and be thankful. Have a great week. emoticon
    1868 days ago
    That is a sweet message that someone left for you. I also dislike such shocking images on Facebook. I hate to see children and animals hurt.
    1868 days ago
  • JESSIKA_56
    emoticon Hang in there!
    1869 days ago
    YAY for the great message!!!!!!
    1869 days ago
  • SISSIE21
    What a lovely message to get from your student! Hope your next day goes well!
    1869 days ago
    Hugs to you!! Hope you get some rest today!! Have a wonderful Sunday!
    1869 days ago
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