Sunday morning, and Monday already a mess
No, not with my eating, but my teaching. Am supposed to give a test tomorrow, first thing, but I don't have a copy of it. And the teacher who does is not an early riser (meaning I can't get to the copier). I called some other colleagues who s... Read more
First, today started with a weigh in. I lost, but not exactly what I wanted. Yes, I know, but it was still a sigh moment.
Then on to ice skating lesson. A little background information. As a child, I took skating lessons, but didn't pass... Read more
Couldn't write the blog until I'd put in some time on my writing. I have set up both computers in the kitchen-- one for reading, and one for notes. I have the most marvelous long counter top for spreading out on. (My husband wants to try bow... Read more
A Very Different Spring break
Weird, in that I haven't gone anywhere, other than the rink, and a few stores. Usually, there are daytrips, etc., but this time it's been focused on banking some exercise (I'm wondering if I could manage the rink after school one day a week), a... Read more
House to myself
One of those weird evenings where everyone has gone out. I will, too, but not yet. Got over my blahs. Went skating again today, 4 out of 5 days. I'm on par with my daughter for days, although she does 2 hours to my 1/2. The joys of being tw... Read more
After a good start, ran into achy, slight fever, blahs (TOM? Pants were tight this morning. ). The kind of thing that I would have thrown off, if I had to, but since I didn't, watched TV.
What did go well today? Had a nice lunch with a former... Read more
Early morning blog, saying no to people
It feels earlier than it is, felt even earlier when I was the only one up. Overcast outside, so dark enough that I need the lights in the kitchen. House is still, dog is snoring.
Managed to say no to my family last night. First my mother,... Read more
Stay up late enough, it's early
I haven't been up late enough to realize that the site runs on EST. Logged in for a last update and panic-- it was all gone. But, I did get to be first to some huddles. (Take that, Easterners. )
As pormised, started wading through some trou... Read more
Somehow, I blocked out of my mind that I had that first ice skating lesson today. I was the slowest student in the fast group. Actually, in athletics that is a step forward for me, as I've had a lifetime of being the slowestperson in the slow ... Read more
The student I lost it with on Wednesday came in quiet as a lamb today. Good thing, too, as the principal visited my room for the first time today. the day before spring break, but never mind. I was teaching, they were responding. I even had ... Read more
Got two lovely e-mails from parents, and the stalker parent in the hall this morning was not waiting for me, so I think the week will go out quiet. I did pull out a child and yell like I haven't yelled in a while. He just doesn't understand... Read more
One of those days when many things went well, nothing went particularly badly, and it all went slowly. A student who has been working very hard had a breakthrough (analyzed Dicken's use of punctuation in establishing his attitude-- it was a ver... Read more
First day working
All right, the first day wasn't so bad. I only occassionally fall prey to temptation-- the snack machines, and today wasn't one of those days. Still, I find myself in a good school, working for an amazing administration, without really enjoyin... Read more
This is one of the hardest things for me, because it feels so exposed. I like being on the outside of a community, or right in the middle, leading things. (Leading is a nicely definedrole, and not as exposing as you might thing, as long as eve... Read more