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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
At Least Thirty Miles
Monday, January 04, 2016      1 comments

I'm tracking the miles I walk during the month of January and plan to post at least 30 miles of walking/running before February 1, 2016. I promised no resolutions, but this is a measurable goal I can track just for my benefit. I've logged just ... Read more
No Weight Loss Resolutions for 2016
Saturday, December 26, 2015      0 comments

I made a resolution for 2015 that I would take care of my hair. I would do anything (within reason) to keep it healthy and encourage growth since it takes a while for it to show length. I managed to do well with it because of the commitment. ... Read more
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

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