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Learning a New Normal
Sunday, September 18, 2016      6 comments

It has been three weeks since we took our son out to school at Texas Tech. He is adjusting to college life well. I had the opportunity to see his face via Facetime last week as we watched an NFL game. I sat with my back to the telly so that he c... Read more
Still Breathing
Sunday, August 28, 2016      2 comments

It has been almost twenty-four hours since I hugged my son's neck to bid him "so long" for a little while. I missed his bright eyes and killer smile as h... Read more
A Day of New Beginnings
Thursday, August 25, 2016      2 comments

My husband and I will be driving our son out to Lubbock to begin his freshman year at Texas Tech. I am happy he wants his independence, yet part of me se... Read more
Last Free Weekend
Saturday, August 20, 2016      1 comments

I have my classroom as ready as it will be for Monday when my new students arrive. I am feeling better after getting some goals accomplished with my room setup, meetings, and lessons written up by my new teaching partner. I still probably won't ... Read more
A Summer Cold
Thursday, August 18, 2016      1 comments

Somehow I managed to catch a cold as I prepare for the school year and my son's departure to college. This is the week I need my energy to get tasks completed while I have "free time" instead of next week when I will have no time. LORD, give me ... Read more
Sunday, July 24, 2016      1 comments

We are still taking things one day at a time. I am praying for a breakthrough to happen in God's timing. I just want it sooner than later, as usual. Jeremiah 29:11... Read more
One Day at a Time
Friday, July 22, 2016      2 comments

We had a family crisis this week, and it robbed me of my appetite. As a result, I dropped between four and five pounds. I am taking my life one day at a time. One hour at a time. One minute at a time. One second at a time. ... Read more
Sleep is Overrated
Sunday, June 19, 2016      3 comments

Why sleep when you can roll over at 2:32 A.M. and see the clock's digital readout? Why not hop online and write your sports blog? Why not jump on SparkPeople to get your login points? Why not read the book you have in your hand instead of stimul... Read more
Big Walk Wednesday!
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      2 comments

I went walking this morning and logged in 4.33 miles. This was accomplished in 75 minutes. I feel proud of myself for taking the time to do the work. I saw 13 bunnies, 2 herons, and 4 ducks on my route. Counting cars is a bit tedious.... Read more
A Day Away
Tuesday, June 14, 2016      2 comments

I went to bed last night with the notion that I did not have to exercise today. That's right. I decided to stay inside and tend to my house chores on my own schedule since I have no where to be today. I will hit the trail again tomorrow, but eve... Read more
First Run of the Summer
Thursday, June 09, 2016      2 comments

I managed to run 1.52 miles in 18 minutes on the track at the school around the corner where I teach. It felt good to log in that time and drop 200 calories in less than 20 minutes. Woohoo!... Read more
Summer Insomnia - Year Seven
Tuesday, June 07, 2016      1 comments

That's right. I have been dealing with insomnia since 2009, the year my son was in sixth grade. It started when we had reading and math tutorials for our state testing, and that made me nervous because I was not specifically trained to be a read... Read more
Milestone Achieved
Sunday, June 05, 2016      2 comments

Now I join the ranks of parents with high school graduates living in the house. My son graduated yesterday. Both sets of his grandparents were there to s... Read more
Thinking Time
Thursday, April 14, 2016      2 comments

Sometimes I have cursed my insomnia that strikes at odd times during the week. I awakened thinking about the seating arrangement for my students in the computer lab. I have one in particular who is destructive and bears watching closely. He is r... Read more
Wonders Never Cease
Thursday, January 07, 2016      5 comments

I've been back to work this week, and that five pounds I gained over Christmas is nearly gone. I've walked around in my classroom and managed to get a couple of cardio walks this week. No other changes besides skipping sugar in my coffee and usi... Read more

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