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Why Me?
Monday, April 09, 2018      3 comments

For the past week, I have awakened during the 3:15 to 3:30 time range. This is not healthy for me mentally, emotionally, or physically. I have dozed off around 9:00, awakened at 11:00 or later, and then I am up and alert. I have grabbed my Bible... Read more
I Can See the End of the Tunnel
Thursday, March 29, 2018      4 comments

This year has been hard for me as an educator. I have two preparations because I teach language arts and social studies. This means my perfectionism has been in overdrive since September because I try to keep everything "perfect." I know there a... Read more
Tidied Up!
Sunday, February 04, 2018      0 comments

I have taken down my last Christmas decorations this afternoon and evening. Now I can see parts of my floor that have missed my notice. I'll vacuum more thoroughly tomorrow or later this week. It's all good.... Read more
Finding Balance
Saturday, February 03, 2018      3 comments

I took a good hard look at myself and began the normal critique. Too much fat. Too little tone. Too few items on the daily checklist left wanting. Chr... Read more
I'm Still Alive and Kicking
Tuesday, January 30, 2018      1 comments

I've been buried under the details of work this past weekend. My day of rest (Sunday) was filled with me completing the assignments I expect my students to finish this week. I had to be ready. For some reason, I have been driven to get things fi... Read more
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

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