EDUCGRAD's SparkPeople Blog EDUCGRAD's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Father's Day i was thinking lately about Father's Day.I know it is hard for us.My dad died 12 years ago.He was a wonderful ,godly father.I was so blessed to have him.He touched many lives as a minister and just his kind,caring ways the way he poured his life into so many people. <BR> For my husband it is not easy either as we lost our only son a couple years ago.My husband's father is alive,but for some reason has cut us out of his lives about 5 years ago.My husband went and visited him when he was in Flo... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 07:48:06 EST Saturday walking with a friend this morning and supposed to walk with a friend this afternoon.Looking forward to this as I hadn't been able to walk with either friend for almost a month(my mom was were here for 10 days),then the last 2 Sat. I had training for work Sat, 14 Jun 2014 07:58:11 EST summer break today is the first day of summer break for me.I need to get back on track with my eating.I had 20 hours of training for my summer job within the past 2 weeks(16 on site,4 on line) so was hard to eat right for the on site training.I did get a walk in today.I had not been doing as well with my fitness either with training and busyness of life. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:50:42 EST afternoon fitness it was in upper 30's.Ice was on my porch when I got up at 8:45. So just came back from walk/jog as it is now 44. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:35:20 EST winter break Friday was the last day of school for 2013.We return Jan. 2. Yesterday it was in the low 70's so I got to walk with 2 different friends for an hour each. today it was also in the 70's so walked around Shelly Lake Sun, 22 Dec 2013 08:33:41 EST today chilly morning,42 right now supposed to get to 48,supposed to walk with a friend this morning .it has not be a good week for me fitness wise.I was at some late schools so I got home at 4:25 so not much time to get outside before it is dark.then was at a really early school a couple days where I was home by 2:45,but took a nap after those schools.Weather has also been in the 40s (and rained last Sat. then Sun. through Tues.) some this week,but today planning to get walking in even with cold te... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 08:35:32 EST update Had a great time with my family at Thanksgiving.I'm enjoying our "new" is a 2004 Hyundai Sonata with 50,000 miles.hubby had taken the train to West Palm Beach ,Fl to get it over Thanksgiving. so nice to have 2 cars again. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11:21:55 EST Happy Thanksgiving Heading up to PA to see my mom,brother and his family.planning to come back on Sun. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 07:50:20 EST visit with family had a great time with my family.I had worked home around family got here around 6:30.glad the rain had stopped while they were here.We had hoped to go to the park,but it was still very wet,a bit we went to Marbles museum in downtown Raleigh. My nephew,Stefan,enjoyed it the most as he is 8.Part way through the time we were there,my nieces,Cait who is 16 and Sofia who is 16 went to see Gravity at the Imax next door which is also part of Marbles.Then we came home and the... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 21:21:28 EST family visit <img src="">I am really looking forward to seeing my brother ,his wife and family.they are missionaries in Brazil so I haven't seen them in 9 years(other than when he came to our son funeral -Jan.6,2012.)His wife,and children didn't get to come to funeral so really looking forward to seeing them as well. their oldest son I won't get to see as he just started his freshman year in college. Their 2 girls are 16.13.I have never gotten to meet... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 18:52:01 EST Finally a break in the Heat! For the past 2 wks. heat index has been about it is 76.going to walk with a friend at the park Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:05:34 EST today's camp Today they made a penny cleaner out of vinegar and salt.They also tested various foods to see if they contained starch using iodine. Kids really enjoyed this.We also talked about various famous scientists. It is 99 heat index so I will probably be inside again most of the afternoon. Yesterday it was in the mid 90's so I didn't take my walk til 6:30 when it had cooled down to 90. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:07:38 EST Science Camp This week's specialty camp is Mad is for 7-10 yr. olds. We had 20 kids and 4 of us adults. They made a gumdrop and also made some water "molecule" and Table salt "molecule" mini marsh mallows and tooth picks. It is just 3 hour camp as all of our specialty camps are except for Daytripping which is from 7:15-6pm. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:31:22 EST Game night I had my 3rd game night this summer last night. The first time I had 3 friends and we played dominoes.the second time I had 4 different friends and we played Apples to Apples.Last night I had 4 different friends we played Apples to Apples is a fun game if you haven't ever played it. Some of the women I know from church ,others are from my former job,and just other friends I know. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 07:50:12 EST summer job my summer job is going well.I work 15 hours a week at the same place I did last summer.We do specialty camps such as dinasour camp,Lego camp.Each week we have a different camp Tue, 9 Jul 2013 16:14:03 EST almost end of week Slower week,didn't get to work on Tues,but walked with a friend at Lake Lynn,ran some errands.yesterday worked in the afternoon and continued 3 hour online training for my summer job.subbing today and tomorrow .then training in the morning for summer job Thu, 16 May 2013 10:19:01 EST wow last night we did a new question.I asked my senior reader a question.she told me I had 100% accuracy,very encouraging Wed, 8 May 2013 11:37:33 EST coming down the homestretch Last night we were on a question we have been doing most of the project,I was at 90% accuracy.then we did a question that we had done some on Fri. Last day is Thurs.the extra money has been nice,butget soo tired.had larygtitis Sun. and Mon. so didn't sub yesterday.was able to work last night and back to work today,just have a sore throat. Tue, 7 May 2013 14:40:42 EST Update Last night whole network crashed,so just chilled for about 40 min. A bit better night than. wed. than tues.just counting the days til project is over. Still grading the same problem Thu, 2 May 2013 11:08:50 EST evening job I started my evening jobon the 18th (5:30-10:30)M-F.I still sub every day.some times it has been a half day.Every evening when I come home I drink a cup of chamomile tea so I can relax to rest.My job is scoring achievement test questions .I've been doing a 5th grade math far have only gotten to do 2 different questions.I have to keep a 70% accuracy rate up.It was hard at first,but then got night 80% another night 82%.last night 85.7%. The project is supposed to be ove... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:35:05 EST oh no woke up with a headache.after getting to the sub job for today,I realized I was losing my voice.this evening I have training for my part -time evening job so hoping my voice will not totally go throat hurts a little.will have to tough it out as I didn't bring any cough drops with me. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:51:03 EST Weekend Walked with 2 different friends on Sat. for total of 3 hours.yesterday only got to Sunday school had to stay in,was sneezing so bad with my allergies.There is pollen Everywhere!!!! Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:58:12 EST Back to work Long Spring Break,went to boston Market for lunch with a friend on Good Friday.Also met a friend for lunch at Sola on Wed. Slept in every day and tried to get out for a walk on the nicer days.I have gotten in a few bike rides too.Yesterday was my first day back after break.Had to hit the snooze was 78 yesterday so took a walk after it is supposed to get in mid 80's .I walked the 15 min. to a school I'm subbing at and will probably walk home as it is so close to my house ... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 12:00:31 EST Happy Easter Today is the first day of spring break for traditional schools (through the first April 5)but I am working at a year round school today.As a sub,I don't get paid for days I don't work such as spring break.I am over the throat thing,just have some occasional pain with both ears and a cold.hope you all have a blessed Easter. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 10:14:51 EST feeling more like winter again It was feeling like Spring on Tues,but then back to 40's and 50's.Very sunny today though and 45 Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:35:20 EST Spring Spring is here.Sat was about 78.back to 50's on Sun.and today.Im seeing robins a bit more often too Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:21:53 EST finally better I had a tickle in my throat for at least a week.glad it is finally gone.I've gotten to walk a little bit more with the weather being a bit nicer.hoping that will continue Fri, 8 Mar 2013 15:16:49 EST TGIF It has been a long week.i think my throat is almost better.tomorrow afternoon going to defy gravity then red lobster for a friends is a nearly release day. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 10:41:09 EST good news,bad news so glad the scale is moving.that is great news!!my throat started hurting Sat. night.hoping I can nip this in the bud. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:35:29 EST update on my ear I went to minute clinic on Sun.she said I have fluid in my right she recommended that I take Mucinex to drain/dry up the fluid.The pain is not that often,thankfully.mainly when I lay down sometimes at night. Wed, 6 Feb 2013 13:37:50 EST Back on track I have reset my ticker.I m glad that it is moving.tracking my food has helped. I' ve had pain in my right ear since Sun. Tues. I Started to have pain in is a little better,but worst when I lay down at night Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:44:57 EST trying to get back on track As some of you may know, we just hit the one year mark of losing our son.I have logged into spark people and stayed pretty active with walking,but haven't always tracked my food or eaten as healthy.My son had been so great to keep me on track.We rode bikes and worked out together and when I first started SP,he was helping me stay on track. I need to go more onto some of the teams when I am having a good day.Some times I do go on my friend feed,but not consistently.I can't post a blog from eit... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:49:48 EST Back to work Had a great time with my mom. Christmas was very hard .the anniversary was ok.glad to have so many calls,notes,emails that day from family and friends Thu, 3 Jan 2013 14:05:42 EST Christmas break today is the last day of school .My mom is flying in this afternoon and goes back on Jan.2. Not sure what all we will do.We are planning to go see the lights.not sure what else.I've had a tickle in my throat most of the week.Dec.31 will be the 1 year anniversary of my son's passing so glad my mom will stilll be here.Not sure what we will do that day.We had a youth pastor and his wife from our church bring by a sweet note from 1 of my son's sunday school teachers.They also brought card from h... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 10:13:43 EST quite a week this week my husband and I went to the annual holiday memorial service.They had a minister give a sermon,then they had a video tribute(hubby had submitted 5 photos of our son)then they had everyone go around and tell who they were there for and a favorite memory.about 90% of the people shared.hubby had stood up for us.then we got an ornament and they had hot apple cider and snacks.Apparently they do this every year and everyone is invited each year. Tues. a friend went with me to Hospice Ni... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 12:40:50 EST Hump day I was off on Monday due to Veterans Day.I met a friend at the park. later I met a friend at the park to walk.It had been in the 70's.Tues. was back in the 50's. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:30:38 EST checking in I sub 4-5 days a week .evenings are long,but we are doing ok Fri, 2 Nov 2012 13:36:34 EST this week Had nice weekend,subbing every day this week.Had been raining the past few days.hoping it will not rain today. Wed, 3 Oct 2012 12:29:49 EST subbing I subbed 5 days the first week and then have subbed 3 days the past 2 weeks.Wed. there was no school. Hopefully I will get more weeks with 4 or 5 days,but sometimes that has happened as my husband had an appt. a couple weeks ago.I had an appointment today with my Hospice Counselor. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:29:28 EST subbing now they finally got my sub paperwork all day,and emailed me my sub welcome letter Wed. afternoon.I had already made plans for Thurs. so I started subbing on Fri. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:27:53 EST Caution curves ahead So my summer job which I loved was over Aug. 17. This week I have been trying to get the county sub office to let me know if they have received the reference form from the assistant principal at my previous school so I could start subbing.I have tried calling and emailing them and have gotten no response.I had not expected this.I had been told,I just fill out my resignation,assistant principal fills out form sends it in and I can sub.I know they are busy as school starts in our county on Mon... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 12:54:41 EST New week Hard to believe summer camp is almost over(next week is the last week). Last week we had quite a week,we had 17 3-5 yr.old the first day,then 16 Tue.-Thurs.,and 14 on Fri. this week we are starting with 20.We have had 6 of them already this summer at one of our weekly specialty camps.We have a director and 4 of us counselors.last week we had 3 counselors. I came to the library to get my book hold. Fit for Life by Harvey Diamond.My mom had told me about him. Mon, 6 Aug 2012 17:26:40 EST Bittersweet Here I am at the library,for some reason,I can only post my blogs on library computer,not either computer at home.Anyway,I have resigned my position effective on Tues.I had a principal call me about a position earlier in the week,but she wouldn't interview me until she talked to my assistant principal,who I found out later is on vacation this week.So the principal didn't call me back about the job.I had been planning to resign anyway,but hadn't done it sooner as you lose all your benefits and... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:00:06 EST AHHH,cooler weather weather stayed in triple digits through yesterday.was so hot going in to work yesterday.then went to a going away party for our boss who is going to another school out of was great to see everyone ,as I haven't seen any of my colleagues since the last day of school.It was bittersweet as everyone loves our boss,he's so awesome,but he had a great opportunity fall into his lap allowing him to be much closer to his and his wife's family.I've worked with him for 6 yrs.they still need to ... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 09:50:08 EST Very hot today 102 (heat index) today and tomorrow.back at the library to check email and log in my food and fitness. we had dinner at a friend's house last night. Sat, 7 Jul 2012 14:47:58 EST checking in Have really been enjoying my summer job.lost our internet yesterday so I am at the library checking my email.Hoping they will have it fixed on Mon. Fri, 6 Jul 2012 16:41:02 EST Last day So tired last night after training.second night in a row I had trouble sleeping,I guess I'm just overtired.Glad today is the last day. Looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow Thu, 7 Jun 2012 09:59:23 EST summer job training went well last more night of training tonight.I will be working with preschoolers half days this month.not sure about my schedule for the rest of the summer,but that's ok Wed, 6 Jun 2012 12:07:48 EST 2 more days It has been crazy the past 2 days.I think the kids know the year is almost over and just can't hold it together for the rest of the year.Yesterday I had training for my summer job yesterday 4-5:30.Today I have a meet the parent meeting and then a staff meeting.Tomorrow after work I have my last day of training. Tue, 5 Jun 2012 14:42:38 EST Friday This moring was our Field.It went very well,which usually has not been the case in the past.Everyone got along and played fairly at the games.The weather was pretty good too.This afternoon after work I have training for my summer job.Tomorrow I have training all day for my summer job.sun. I have social with my Sunday School class.Then Mon,Tues.,Wed. after work I will have training for my summer job. Fri, 1 Jun 2012 13:12:49 EST