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Back to work, the prequel
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      4 comments

Went in today just to set up-- make copies, check lesson plans, talk to my team. Ended up staying for 2 hours. Sat with the lunch group, called some parents, sent out parent e-mails about extra credit. All of my copies are set. Need to figur... Read more
Tuesday, March 05, 2013      5 comments

Had a meltdown yesterday after incredibly long appointment at the doctor's. It is bad enough to have to wear one of those stupid gowns, without being kept waiting two hours. Didn't get most of what I wanted done, and came home and ate everythi... Read more
Friday, March 01, 2013      3 comments

It seems to have been a perfectly good Friday, and yet I am finishing it up really uneasy. Went shopping and to lunch with a friend, drove children, got teenager to clean her room. Had a strange conversation with my daughter. She said that on... Read more
Tomatoes, I'm going back, husband is losing job
Thursday, February 28, 2013      8 comments

Went out and bought tomato plants today. We might still have a light freeze down here, but for the most part, we seem to be into spring. Now, if I can just win back the tomato bed from the dogs, we should be in business. In other good news... Read more
Breast cancer, back to work
Wednesday, February 27, 2013      11 comments

I am (if HR gets the paperwork right), going back to school next week after being out for chemo all semester. My students knew I was sick last semester, so it wasn't a surprise to them. I am planning on working the two days before spring break, ... Read more
Breast cancer
Tuesday, February 26, 2013      15 comments

Now that I have written that title, I am not sure what to say. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in July. Since then, I have lost a breast, had chemo, taken off work, stressed over finances, and gained weight. Who knew that chemo could cause... Read more
Out sick
Wednesday, April 11, 2012      3 comments

I had something last week, which made me run down, with sinus problems and headaches. That finally went away last weekend,only to be replaced by a low grade fever, and the feeling that I've been run over by a bus. Took today off, and then spen... Read more
Saturday, March 31, 2012      2 comments

It was a very long end of the week. Lots of meetings on Thursday, and then I was back to not feeling good on Friday. I took my walk on Friday, but not Thursday. Took two days off the videos-- too sore and achy in the mornings. Will try again... Read more
Wednesday (feel like it needs a check mark)
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      0 comments

Well, it was a hard fought Wednesday, but I made it through, and took my walk even though I was too tired and too sore. Also finished updating a power point for a presentation I'm giving tomorrow-- my National Certification is offering new oppo... Read more
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      3 comments

Let's see. Spent most of the day with those sinusy, too sick to work feelings, only to realize at the end of the day that I'm also not sick enough to call in. Oh, well. Here's to antihistamines.... At least tomorrow I have an off period. And... Read more
Monday, March 26, 2012      1 comments

I think I did some good tracking today, and tried to eat within our budget (i.e. out of the pantry). It's been an expensive few weeks. My oldest did a workout video with me for bootcamp, got me started. And I seem to be over whatever the sinu... Read more
Sunday, March 25, 2012      2 comments

I know I've been avoiding writing, because things haven't been going my way, and I hate dealing with that. I always say that it is amazing that my daughters are competitive athletes, because I always preferred a book to sports, but the competi... Read more
Can we tell them it's what they eat
Wednesday, March 07, 2012      5 comments

Spent today testing a bunch of flatulent ninth graders. Would love to explain to them that part of the reason for that is because of their diet-- many of them brought lunches that consisted of chips (red hot cheetos) and red Gatorade. I'm torn... Read more
I wanted to jump ahead, and call it Wednesday...
Tuesday, March 06, 2012      3 comments

Today is the day that I teach all day, without a break, except lunch. It is my least favorite thing about my school, and makes me wish sometimes for a different job. Tomorrow I am supposed to have a double off period, except that I'm testing, ... Read more
Monday, March 05, 2012      1 comments

Drove the children all over, got stuck in traffic (trying to decide if I'm nosy enough to look up the accident), and still came home and cooked. Progress for the calories and the pocketbook. And then I went for a walk. Also, one of the childr... Read more

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