I am waiting patiently (somewhat!) for my hydrangeas, but I do have some flowers to enjoy before I see those.
Type of dwarf iris.
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Winnie the Pooh
Love quotes from Winnie the Pooh usually. Not planning to follow this one, but plan to remember it!
BTW, yesterday was a lovely day with my husband. He actually bough... Read more
Endurance and Patience!
Hah! If you thought this was going to be about a healthy journey in some way, you might want to click off of this blog! This is a part of my healthy journey, however. Today I am determined to be as stress free as possible, but it could be a s... Read more
I have been thinking a lot this week about people who inspire me and this week a former student is the one. He was a super percussionist who worked with me when I directed a... Read more
"Monitor and Adjust"
After 20 years of teaching, I finally feel that I am able to be purposeful in what I ask the kids to do. I have a reason for every lesson and am able to convey that to them. I, then, feel very mindful of how the lesson went, who needs more hel... Read more
Long and slow process!
Perseverance is a character trait that, in the past, I have not been on good terms with. Quick fix, on to the next thing, be done with it! I am determined to persevere when realizing that there is no quick and easy way to get healthy.
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I just discovered that there is a free app of motivational quotes from Spark People. Not only is the quote there, but there is a reflection part too! Love it!... Read more
Being in the Right Place...
...at the right time. As I see how many of my SparkFriends just received awards for Perfect Attendance, Consistency, etc., I know for certain you are experts and are a good influence on me. Your wealth of knowledge and support have overwhelmed... Read more
Talk about non-scale victories and not even realizing it! Since April, when i really started this journey, i decided that i had to balance my life better. As a teacher, as many of you know, your work is never done. my room needs to be organiz... Read more
Today's blog is devoted to teaching. Many of you know that I teach first grade in a relatively small rural community, the same one that I live in. In the past five years, the population of our town has drastically changed. To make a long st... Read more
Exercise - Becoming a Habit?
The last few days I have been wondering is exercise is becoming a habit for me. Not that I am doing anything too strenuous, but since I got my Fitbit, I am compelled to try to get my 10,000 steps in. I am so glad I am a teacher because I go ho... Read more
Today and Tomorrow
Some of my hydrangeas have buds! There are even some on the back of my house that I have had there for years, but have never bloomed. I love hydrangeas. If I had more spac... Read more
Strength and Temptation
Ate well all day! Didn't want to exercise, but talked myself into it. Patting myself on the back, but then the chocolate mini bars in the cupboard started calling me. Just one...should have known better, that has never happened! Strength wil... Read more
Today was a difficult one to motivate myself to exercise. I have had a streak going and I was ready to break it, reasoning that I hadn't taken a day off. I started thinking about it and realized that I would end up feeling bad that I didn't, s... Read more
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Gratitude - Part 3: Strength, Beauty, Wisdom
Since I had already blogged about gratitude for our soldiers and husband, I knew I was going to use gratitude for my SparkFriends. I have been on the amazing journey for ab... Read more