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Weekends Are Made For...

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Ahhhh! The weekend is finally here! I'm hoping for a bike ride this morning while my 8th grader is at xc practice. And then, my laundry marathon and a visit from my dad, who lives in Chicago and is coming down for the Sweet Corn Blues Festival. My son, who is a Cub Scout, can't wait to husk corn for this event; it's all he has talked about for at least 3 weeks!

What a first week of school! I knew working in a "troubled school" would be like this. There is a lot that goes on in a math classroom that has nothing to do with math. But when you are in the throes of it, your perspective changes profoundly. I just wish there was more I could do. On a brighter note though, I saw my CT (cooperating teacher) pull a lesson out of the sky 30 minutes before class, because she wasn't happy with what she had in place; and she killed it, for all 4 math sections! That was pretty cool! I want to do that someday! Well, maybe not the "30 minutes prior to class" part...

Anyway. My food and exercise are doing pretty good. I was disappointed in my lunch yesterday, and it's making me rethink how I make husband's lunches. He forgot his lunch earlier in the week, so I grabbed one of his lunches from the bottom of the fridge yesterday morning, to save time. The sandwiches sit in the fridge in baggies all week and they just aren't fresh by the time Friday comes. I really, REALLY don't have time to make lunches every day, that's why I do them all on Sunday night and stick them in the bottom of the fridge for him. I think he needs a little fridge and microwave by his desk at work or something, so then he can take better stuff that doesn't have to sit in a lunchbag with an ice pack. And now that he's diabetic, there's another wrench to throw into things! I'm really looking for ideas now.

Yesterday I killed my ST workout, and for the rest of the morning I had a sore shoulder, so maybe I worked a little too hard! We are now past 6:15am for sunrise, but now that I have a BIKE LIGHT I'm back to riding my bike to and from the gym. Yesterday, I put in the suggestion box that they really need to open at 5am; right now they open at 5:30 and that is way too late for me. Also, it's free to me now because I'm a student, but when I graduate, I seriously intend to buy an alumni membership there, and I really need them to open earlier. It's a nice gym with a good clean pool, and it's honestly the closest one to my house.

Well, I've been up half the night worrying about school stuff, and now I really have to calm myself down and rest. My kids will be up in a few hours and will have high expectations of me...because I'm their entertainment committee. ;)
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    Smiled at the Cub Scout son's enthusiasm. Couldn't help but make me think of my granddaughter and hers.
    Being sore after ST is okay. As long as it's not an injury. I've been sore somewhere for the last 30 years or so, and it's a good sore.
    1670 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/25/2013 7:17:29 AM
    Sandwiches for the week... freeze them, without any lettuce, as that does not take well to being frozen. Then he can take one to work and it is cold and yummy by lunch, but no longer frozen. :) My hubby takes left overs but he has a fridge and microwave in the break room at work. My son, has access to a microwave, but the line is way too long, so still coming up with something for him. But he seems to like to take his pbj no matter what I have in the house.
    1670 days ago
    I was going to ask how you were doing...thanks for the update. Loved the part about your son being excited about shucking corn....aaaaaahhh youthful enthusiasm! Love it :) I remember when I was like that :-D
    1670 days ago
    Sounds like a great weekend! Good to hear that school is going well so far.
    1671 days ago
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