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I Did Not Skip My Walk Today!
Friday, July 28, 2017      4 comments

I woke up around 4:30 A.M. and considered it a dubious blessing. I'd made it past 3:00 this time, but it hampers my energy. Hmm. I went to the den and sat in my recliner with a book and turned on the lamp to reduce the possibility of waking ever... Read more
Awake Again
Thursday, July 27, 2017      1 comments

I rolled over and saw it was around 3:00 A.M. I went back to sleep for about thirty minutes and awakened after a short dream. There was no preamble. I was in my backyard doing some yard work and heard noise. It sounded like snarling. A tan Chih... Read more
Time to Get Serious
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      0 comments

I walked three miles yesterday and today. I believe I need to keep an eye on my blood pressure. I'll have to make an appointment to verify. Mama has battled hypertension for years faithfully taking her medication and monitoring her diet. My eter... Read more
Thirteen Minutes
Tuesday, July 11, 2017      3 comments

I did not go walking today, but I did complete some strength training and stretching. And I managed to get 13 fitness minutes logged in as a result. 😎... Read more
Goal Met - Walking
Monday, July 10, 2017      3 comments

I walked for a little over four miles this morning with my friend who walks with me each summer break. She is a retired teacher who understands any situation I mention to her. I consider her a mentor and friend. ... Read more
Sunday, July 09, 2017      5 comments

Yesterday was my nine year Sparkeversary. I celebrated by eating a Whataburger spicy smoked BBQ burger. Had no idea until I woke up early this morning. Argh. My weight "loss" journey has turned instead into a desire for fitness. I started doing ... Read more
Rainy Friday Morning
Friday, June 09, 2017      0 comments

I am on summer vacation as a teacher. It is very much needed! The clouds cover the skies in the same manner that the rains cover the earth, sidewalk, and... Read more
First Day of Summer
Monday, June 05, 2017      3 comments

1. Took a 3 plus mile walk. 2. Worked on laundry for family. 3. Read my Bible. 4. Made and drank first cup of coffee to soothe morning brain fog. 5. Updated information on SparkPeople. 6. Did NOT wake up to go to school today! Woohoo! ... Read more
Last Day of 2016-2017
Saturday, June 03, 2017      5 comments

I had the last day of school with my students. It is always bittersweet for me because some of those kids really tugged at my heart strings and made me lo... Read more
Last Day Tomorrow!
Thursday, June 01, 2017      1 comments

The last day of the school year is tomorrow, and this means awards, games, movies, and yearbook signing. In less than 18 hours, I will have completed 22 full years as an educator. I am tired but triumphant. ... Read more
Four Days Left
Tuesday, May 30, 2017      1 comments

If you don't count today as one of them, I have only four days left with my students for the 2016-2017 school year. I have had some good experiences, and some experiences have not been so good. I have to try to schedule a parent meeting with a m... Read more
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      2 comments

I have collected seven of those horn-blasted spinners. They get them back on the last day of school. The students who have the toys are not diagnosed with ADHD and needing a fidget as an accommodation. My colleagues and I want what little of the... Read more
Japanese School
Friday, May 05, 2017      1 comments

My teaching partner and I are having our students experience what it is like to be in a Japanese classroom. They are leaving their shoes outside the door. They stand, bow, and greet me with "Good morning, teacher" or "Good afternoon, teacher," a... Read more
Friday, April 28, 2017      0 comments

I am just glad today is Friday. We had a four-day work week with our students, and somehow, it feels longer than a five day work week. Go figure. I have two more classes, and then I'll be able to listen to my unacceptable rock music at ear-split... Read more
Another Night Wasted
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      2 comments

I fell asleep in my bedroom while my husband played his video game in the den. This has happened each night since Sunday evening. He stays up late. I wake up to the lamp still on in my room, and I hear the game's sounds and see the den light on.... Read more

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