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Middle School Blues

Wednesday, November 04, 2015      2 comments

I've taught middle school for twenty years. That's right. I've worked with pre-adolescent students my entire career. I work with them, but I don't want to be them. Sigh. Somehow, I've done something or am accused of doing something, and one of m... Read more

I'm Still Here

Thursday, October 29, 2015      2 comments

I just haven't written much and have even neglected my sports blog over the past few days. Life at school consumes my time and energy. Too much crazy stuff happening at once makes stress a constant health hazard. Students need help they aren't r... Read more

I Ran!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015      1 comments

It's been nearly seven months since I wrenched my ankle while running. I was so happy to start out again. Today I racked up 1.63 miles on the legs with a morning run. The endorphins are running high right now. Read more

Squat Tracker, Part II

Tuesday, June 23, 2015      1 comments

Monday - 125 Tuesday - 150 I may double up and complete some more exercises later today. We'll see how I am feeling. ¡Ciao!... Read more

No Squats Yet, But Other Work is Done

Friday, June 19, 2015      0 comments

I worked in my kitchen dusting and cleaning my countertops, mopping the floor, and tidying the bric-a-brac. I cleaned the cabinet under my sink and the basket for cleaning supplies as well as repotted some plants in desperate need. I shredded so... Read more

Squat Tracker

Tuesday, June 16, 2015      0 comments

So far, I have paid over 400 squats for this summer vacation. Here is the breakdown: June 8 - 100 (4 minutes) June 10 - 50 (2 minutes) June 14 - 130 (5 minutes) June 16 - 140 ( 5 minutes) I have this insane goal of somewhere betwee... Read more

Days of Grace

Wednesday, June 10, 2015      0 comments

My mother gave me some great advice about my vacation time. Because I tend to be a perfectionist and workaholic, I want to get everything done right away when my summer holiday begins. I am giving myself some days of grace. The laundry, cooking,... Read more

Just Six Calories Under

Tuesday, June 09, 2015      2 comments

Yesterday I managed to eat just six calories below my maximum range. Whew! I'll try to leave a few "on the floor" today. One of my friends is joining me on a walk today, so that will make it more fun as we take to the streets with our powerwalki... Read more

Within Range

Tuesday, June 02, 2015      3 comments

According to my calculations, I stayed within my caloric range today. I am happy that this occurred today. Now, I need to get some sleep so that I am ready for my youngsters tomorrow.... Read more

Last Day of May

Sunday, May 31, 2015      0 comments

Today dawned bright and beautiful with the sun shining brilliantly outside. Now, we can dry out a bit here in the Lone Star State and allow the waters to recede in flooded areas. Now, we can recover. My son and I are getting ready for the early ... Read more

Sleep Update

Saturday, May 30, 2015      2 comments

I followed advice about using melatonin and SleepyTime tea, and it works for me usually. I've done this primarily during the school week so that I can be rational and reasonable when my excited youngsters are bursting with energy. On the weekend... Read more

Up Late Again

Sunday, May 03, 2015      4 comments

I dozed off earlier this evening and awakened at 11:49 P.M. Yes, I am still awake at 1:15 A.M. This is madness. I will grab the Agatha Christie mystery I've been trying to read and suspend electronic interaction with SparkPeople and Facebook so... Read more

Staying Put?

Thursday, April 30, 2015      1 comments

Although I put in a request for a transfer nearly two months ago, nothing has happened, so I feel that I am to be at my current campus unless the LORD intervenes in a mighty way and clears the path for me. I will accept my place and bloom where ... Read more


Tuesday, March 03, 2015      1 comments

I put in my request for a transfer to another campus and received my principal's blessing. I am relieved. I am fully aware that no one is irreplaceable. I am simply ready for another challenge at this point in my life.... Read more

And Now for Something New?

Sunday, March 01, 2015      2 comments

I will be informing my principal of my intent to request a transfer from middle school to high school level. I didn't meet the deadline last year, so I wasn't interviewed by any prospective employers, but I will be "Jilly-on-the-spot" this time.... Read more

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