Squeezing exercise into multi-tasking moments
I realized a while ago that I don't really care if I get stronger. I mean, I have no problem walking 9 miles in a day. Or lifting a box full of 18 textbooks, or 10 reams of paper. I'm fine with how strong I am (which is pretty strong). I jus... Read more
Hallelujah!!!!!!!! PRAAAAAAAISE the Lord!!!!!!
No, really, I mean it!
I have two functioning sinks in my classroom!!! TWO!!!!!!! Not none, the way I have had for the past almost two years. Not just one. And not two sort-of-functioning sinks.
No! I have TWO SINKS where we can u... Read more
Forcing myself to make smart choices in bad circumstances
I was driving home from school, and usually I stop to walk. But it was an unusually hot and humid afternoon, and I was tired - so I drove home without taking my walk.
BUT - I agreed to go to a 6 PM meeting at a Chinese restaurant close to ... Read more
I think the cheese and crackers did the trick!
We had a school improvement team meeting today - we had to decide how to spend $41K to best meet the needs of our school. Now, $41K isn't much, especially since we used to get $250K or so. $41K is like chump change.
But I had the cheese... Read more
Do you have haters in your life? People who simply can't be happy for anyone, or anything? Who only see the negative, but insist that they're realists?
We have a friend like this. Actually, more like a friend's husband. We had breakfast... Read more
Tropical Storm Richard
My husband's name is Richard. He's quite proud of the fact that there is now a tropical storm named for him - way out in the western Caribbean, likely to turn into a hurricane and possibly hit Mexico early next week.
He actually asked if h... Read more
After frustrating errands this afternoon, I went to the market to get something for dinner. I was thinking burgers, DH's fave food - I already had mushrooms, which is my favorite way to eat a burger. Store didn't have the nice fresh ground mea... Read more
My FAVORITE reward - new (smaller) clothes!
I'm taking advantage of the end-of-summer sales at all my favorite online merchants, where I can pick up 5 or 6 tops for under $100 total. I'm limiting what I buy, but I'm having fun.
Today I picked up a package - and the linen cropped pan... Read more
I'm so proud of myself right now!
The power went off at lunch time. I finished eating, it came back on. I printed out the info I need (tables and charts to gather data to finish the previous two school years - for our school improvement plan, which is based on this data). The... Read more
Retroactive Salary Increases
It's one of those long involved tales - basically, our union (AFT) negotiated salary increases with the gov't back in the late 80s, the contract was agreed upon, the governor didn't sign because there wasn't money to pay us. The issue went to c... Read more
The rabbit was adopted - I'm so relieved!!!!!
Remember my two bunny blogs from two weeks ago? I just called to check - the person at the shelter said he was adopted last week.
They ran his picture in the newspaper (and they named him "Bugs") - he apparently was a young male, already n... Read more
DH is a nutrition dunderhead!!!!!
Now that he's not working, he has even worse nutrition than previously. He gets up and drinks leftover coffee. He goes down the hill to pick up a newspaper, hangs out with people chatting and drinking more coffee. He goes to the bakery to get... Read more
Saw dr - bad news and good news
Mostly everything is fine - numbers where they're supposed to be.
HDL (good cholesterol) is low. Vitamin D is low.
So I'm supposed to drink one alcoholic drink a day, walk more, and spend more time in the sun.
Humor during adversity
Do you keep your sense of humor when things are awful? Can you always find something to laugh about? Is your life full of giggles and guffaws and chortles, no matter how bad things get?
There are definitely times when life is serious busi... Read more
I want to be in Cash Cab!
Do you watch that show? Very funny! There are two very adorable women, maybe late 60s - early 70s, who are in the cab and on the show right now.
They are so cute! Giggly, funny, confused but getting the right answer - I want to be like t... Read more
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