The Typical Elementary Teacher's Classroom
Wednesday, August 05, 2015      17 comments

Teachers are a wise and crafty bunch. We are continuously told that we need to have a wide variety of books and materials for the children to work with, and yet we are never provided with these materials. I cherish a walk through observation f... Read more
Tuesday, August 04, 2015      10 comments

More to think about today: If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 25 people in his office all at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn't want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, ... Read more
Teachers Make Too Much Money?
Monday, August 03, 2015      14 comments

This is an oldie, but goodie. I'm going to repeat the original, then update it! Who's ever heard someone else complain that teachers just make too much money? One wise sage said that a teacher should be paid babysitting wages. If each f... Read more
Teachers Take Responsibility
Sunday, August 02, 2015      11 comments

I think I was given this when I first started teaching, so I've had it for 36 years. It is still pertinent today. I take responsibility for children who sneak popsicles before supper, who erase holes in math workbooks, ... Read more
Yay for Teachers!
Saturday, August 01, 2015      13 comments

Today is the first day of August. For most of the United States, teachers are beginning to gear up to return to school after the summer break. Teachers are a much maligned group of folk. I am dedicating a blog a day for the month of August in... Read more
Keeping busy
Sunday, June 28, 2015      11 comments

So, I have been keeping busy. My Heart: I am still in recovery mode. I have been cleared to drive, and I have been getting out and about. My scarring is fading away slowly. I think the Vitamin E I put on it helps. I still haven't be... Read more
My Buttons
Monday, May 11, 2015      20 comments

It all started with a craft idea I saw about 10 or more years ago in a magazine. Some crafty person had made a pin (brooch) out of buttons. They had bought buttons all the same color and sewed them on to a circle form. I thought to myself, co... Read more
An Update!
Saturday, May 09, 2015      13 comments

Hi everyone! It's been a month since I last told you about my health status. I've been back to the surgeons and the cardiologist, and they are both pleased with my progress so far. I still can not drive, and I still have to ride in the back s... Read more
Hello Spark Friends!
Thursday, April 09, 2015      26 comments

I have been away. Very unexpectedly. On March 25th I went in for a cardiac cathertization, which is where they inject a contrast dye, and then take pictures of your heart and surrounding veins. If there's a minor blockage, they automatica... Read more
Be Pro-Active About Your Health
Saturday, February 21, 2015      16 comments

I currently take high blood pressure and thyroid medications. My doctors like to see me about every 6 months, just for a general check up along with prescription renewals. About 3 years ago, during one of these check ups, my dr and I had a con... Read more
September Plans and Goals and New Gym
Sunday, August 31, 2014      10 comments

So I've joined a new gym. It's called Life Time Fitness and it is truly amazing. It's like belonging to a country club/spa/elite gym, and with everything it offers, it really isn't any more expensive. It has 3 indoor pools and 4 outdoor pools... Read more
Is It Just Too Much?
Thursday, August 07, 2014      7 comments

I had a thought today. emoticon Scarey, I know! Then I was reading another SP friends blog, and s... Read more
August Goals
Friday, August 01, 2014      8 comments

It's August already!! So, I've been thinking about what I want to do differently this month. I've slowly been increasing my sets of ST exercises that I do and still working up to get a small amount of cardio in every day. For the month of ... Read more
What I've Learned from BLC25
Friday, July 18, 2014      5 comments

I've participated in the BLC 4 rounds in a row (BLC 20, 21, 22, 23), and then took a break for a variety of reasons and returned for BLC 25. Some observations: 1. I benefit from the commraderie of teammates. 2. I don't like being told spe... Read more
New Meals, Yumminess, and a Nutritional Victory!
Saturday, June 14, 2014      5 comments

First off, the yumminess! I am SO in love with this recipe that I have it once a week! Yes, it is high in fat, but it's a good fat and if you eat low fat the rest of the day, you're ok. It's easy to prepare. And it tastes so, so good!! ... Read more

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