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Vacation Day
Thursday, June 13, 2013      3 comments

Today was my first "real" day off. So what time did I wake up? 3:45am. I've been up since 4am. I went to RIPPED this morning and Zumba this evening. This afternoon we were under a Tornado warning so I spent 1/2 hour in my downstairs clos... Read more
Learning is Hard Work
Wednesday, June 12, 2013      3 comments

I forgot how difficult it is to sit in a desk for hours without end. It's one of the things I vowed I would never do as a teacher. But I earned by CPR certification. We... Read more
Ready to Learn
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      3 comments

I walked 3 miles (round trip) to vote in our primary this morning. It made for a beautiful start to the day. The only hiccup was the baby copperhead that crossed my path. What is it with me and snakes? Am I a snake magnet? I finished my... Read more
Making a Move
Monday, June 10, 2013      4 comments

So today I made my first steps towards Zumba certification. I signed up for a CPR/AED/First Aid class. I was really lucky; I found a class for this WEDNESDAY!! I went to water aerobics this morning and to metabolic effect this evening. ... Read more
Jump at the Sun
Sunday, June 09, 2013      3 comments

I was listening to a inspirational "moment" on my way to church. The author Zora Neale Hurston's mom apparently told her to "jump at the sun". The chances of you reaching the Sun are nil but think about the stuff you will see and do on the jo... Read more
Saturday, June 08, 2013      3 comments

RIPPED and Zumba were fun today. None of my choir members showed up, but I'm determined to keep this weight off. It would be nice to workout with someone but I'll do it alone. I started this weight loss journey alone (with the exception of my... Read more
Are you ready for the summertime?
Friday, June 07, 2013      3 comments

Some days I'm scrambling to find something to post and then there are days like today where I have a lot of random stuff to share. I went to Zumba this morning and my instructor developed a leg cramp. I had to take over the class. This ma... Read more
Sharing the Spark
Thursday, June 06, 2013      3 comments

I got my bike out of storage, it's got air in the tires and I'm looking forward to riding it this weekend. I hope the weather cooperates. It's gonna be a busy weekend. My church picnic is Saturday and I play at both Sunday services. I ... Read more
One more day
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      3 comments

Not much to report today. I didn't exercise but I'm not fretting about it. I still managed to get 12000 steps. We had our department luncheon today. I made my "famous" meatballs and didn't eat one. In fact I ate my entree and vegetables bef... Read more
Better and Better
Tuesday, June 04, 2013      1 comments

This week is getting better and better. Not just because it's the last week of school but so many positive things have happened. My principal has approved me to teach - Teachers for Tomorrow. It's a class for juniors and seniors who are i... Read more
Making Good Choices
Monday, June 03, 2013      3 comments

One of my co-workers is retiring and we (the other department chairs) decided to take her out for an early dinner. The choice - a Japanese Steakhouse. How do you make good choices for Meatless Monday @ a steakhouse!! I had the onion soup and a... Read more
Surprise Surprise
Sunday, June 02, 2013      4 comments

After church today, I drove north (for no particular reason); I just felt like getting out of town. I did a little shopping for clothes and some groceries. One of my friends who I grew up with from age 5-18+ is stopping by later. While ... Read more
Weary Days
Saturday, June 01, 2013      5 comments

Just a few more weary days and then ....... I'll wave goodbye to some teenagers. I had a student ask me Friday, why I teach high school and not college. I told her that genuinely like working with teenagers. They're honest (brutally at times)... Read more
Graduation Rewards
Friday, May 31, 2013      2 comments

The graduation ceremony was beautiful. I only had one set of parents get upset about the seating. It's always rewarding to see the kids you've invested years of instruction, cajoling, humor, and even tears walk across the stage. It's also gr... Read more
New & Improved Mood
Thursday, May 30, 2013      2 comments

I agree with my friend BLKLILY, I think I missed my endorphin boost yesterday. I exercised this morning and my day was great! I got to the gym early this evening and did Metabolic Effect (1/2 hour) and Zumba. Graduation is tomorrow ... Read more

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