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Dealing with Frustration
Well, it was another day at work teaching the masses (middle school children).
Bogged down with the thought of all the tasks at hand, I entered the faculty meeting with a positive attitude and watched as 2 colleagues role-played an appropriat... Read more
Much to Do...Where to Begin...
Ever have those days or weeks when you have a LIST of things that need to be done?
It seems as if time is your enemy? Well, I know I should be decorating my door for a contest, filling out some paperwork, and inputting grades, but I don't fee... Read more
I just love the date nights and how I can release my tension and stress just from the smell of my husband's cologne and his comforting voice. It just makes me feel secure and loved. In spite of all the world surrounding me with woes and deeds, I... Read more
Climbing Over The Mountain
Struggling to face another day,
I see the distant horizon and say,
"Can I make it over to the other side?"
I wipe my sweat and tears,
Hide my pain and fears,
Still I ask, "Can I make it over...?
Striving to see the light at the e... Read more
How do we move forward?
We simply reflect and remember.... Read more
Sitting at a laptop, daydreaming about the time and patience you have for us-your family- I marvel at your inner beauty. You complete my love, spirit, and soul. My love, my friend, my husband...
I watch you sweat profusely as the grill and ... Read more
Reflections of Yesterday
Had an moment to reflect on the progress I've made since January 10, 2010 when I first joined. I started at 167 pounds and now I am at 150. So I had a couple - or a few more- plateaus during my tenure with SparkPeople.
I made more progress jo... Read more
Done with Training...On with Succeeding!!!
Just finished 4 days of intensive staff development...
Feeling like I have just received a plethora of information.
I certainly hope my students feel as if they'll learn something after the concepts have been taught.
My other concern is g... Read more
Reality: Conversations with My Mind
The last conversation I had with my body was not very pleasant. It all spurred from a bucket of buttered popcorn shared by others at a movie theatre- as if that validates over indulgence-and ended up in abdominal thrusts (not exercise either) . ... Read more
It's A Family Affair
The re-scheduled family reunion which was originally for July 4th weekend became today's gathering. Seeing my husband's family was a treat. Although the park was HOT, we all enjoyed the music, relaxing scenery, and a nearby wedding reception in ... Read more
Worked it, BABY!
Got up at 7:30 to walk/jog at 7:55 - 9:00am. My gorgeous husband decided to walk with me.
I felt like a sheepish little girl whose prince charming just kissed her. (We have that kind of giddy love for each other after 18 years)
I must say ... Read more
Doin' the Independence Challenge BABY!!!!
At 7:45am I am jogging along for 12 blocks til I reach the cloudy beach. Look up at a HUGE rain cloud. "No God, please don't let this happen to me".
I figured that I've come too far to turn back now. So I think perhaps I'll just jog a few blo... Read more
What is your definition of independence?
Most of us would say, "Independence means freedom to make choices without prejudices of others interferring".
Some may say, "Independence is the act of expressing one's self wholeheartedly."
Wha... Read more
Realizing Death Is Non-negotiable
After 2 weeks of news of people dying among my colleagues, I have come to the frightening conclusion that so many people around me are leaving in massive numbers. Is June "time to go now" month?
Really, colleague's mother: a few days ago... ... Read more
Listening to The Body
Conversations with my body:
Body: Argh!!! What were you thinking when you ate that buttered popcorn?
Me: Well, it was good at the time. What's Toy Story3 without popcorn?
Body: Ha! Now you are paying for it. Here, let me add stomach cramps... Read more