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Virtual Lesson in Consistency
Wednesday, June 24, 2020      6 comments

A few weeks ago, our gym started offering virtual classes. I enrolled in a Wednesday morning training class for beginners. I use weights and a small weighted ball for strength, there is stretching, balance work, and cardio as well. At firs... Read more
Prom Night Picnic
Sunday, June 14, 2020      14 comments

We held a neighborhood prom this weekend for kids in our neighborhood. It was a lot of work,but boy did they have a good time. Our homeowner's association has a lake lot for dues-paying members with a dock, a boat ramp, green space, and a picnic... Read more
Game Changer
Saturday, June 06, 2020      11 comments

During the stressful quarantine part of the Pandemic, I really had a rough time emotionally. I began to meditate. I learned two things. Prayer was for talking and Meditation was for listening. I decided to begin practicing both. Pray... Read more
Summer Vacay Begins!
Friday, May 29, 2020      14 comments

Wednesday was our last working day. We had an online faculty meeting and then we were excused. What a strange feeling! My husband came upstairs during his coffee break and asked me what I was doing. I said, "I think my summer just started." No d... Read more
Half way through my resting weekend
Saturday, May 23, 2020      5 comments

Yesterday, I took time to take care of ME! I went for a nice long walk while listening to my audiobook, I changed my online classroom space back into a dressing room, and I had a mini spa day. I finished a Netflix series last night. Today... Read more
Four Day Weekend!
Friday, May 22, 2020      9 comments

Our last day with students was Wednesday. We were required to come in and close out our classrooms either Wednesday or Thursday. I did 2 hours on Wednesday and another 2 hours on Thursday. I took an annual leave day today and put up away message... Read more
Oh boy...stressful and sad week.
Sunday, May 17, 2020      9 comments

Last week was the last full week of school. The state has mandated that we personally speak to each of our students and/or their parents concerning their final grade. I spent hours in Google Meetings and phone conferences last week. On top... Read more
May Check In
Monday, May 11, 2020      6 comments

I am doing pretty well with my May goals. 1. Exercise 5 days per week - even if it is just "exercise snacks" 2. Track my breakfast and dinner 5 days per week (I have been horrible at tracking!) 3. Reduce my alcohol intake by 10% more. ... Read more
Detour! May Goals!
Sunday, May 03, 2020      6 comments

I have always used the metaphor for getting healthier as that of a journey along a long hard road. I think we all know that we have been sent on a very long detour into spaces not normally travelled In my mind, it is time for me to set my goals ... Read more
Starting To See The Light
Tuesday, April 21, 2020      8 comments

I have to say that I didn't do very well those first few weeks. I didn't sleep well which caused all kinds of issues. My doctor prescribed something to help me sleep, but the insurance company wouldn't pay for it. This went on for weeks until I... Read more
Surprise Help from a Champion
Wednesday, April 08, 2020      4 comments

So, I went out for my walk today. I was determined to get in a whole mile. I haven't done that since I was sick. I have a neighbor who is a former Olympic decathlon champion. He was out running. He complimented me for getting out and impro... Read more
A Workout Funny
Wednesday, April 01, 2020      8 comments

Today I felt better than I have in at least a month. I actually WANTED to work out! It was a tad chilly outside, so I put on some Body Groove and went to it. My husband has never been home when I've had Body Groove all cranked up on ... Read more
Overwhelmed?
Sunday, March 29, 2020      7 comments

I had this thought yesterday during my meditation time: We must operate from a place of love - not a place of fear. This thought changed my mindset. I began to settle in and I felt so much calmer. It has become my new mantra. I ... Read more
Looking for a routine
Saturday, March 21, 2020      5 comments

I am a person who thrives on routine. This week and our current situation have taken away my routine. So, I create a new routine or develop one in my head that I think will work. No, the situation changes. For me, this whole soc... Read more
Post Flu Checkup
Monday, March 09, 2020      6 comments

I had to go in today for a post flu follow up. Man, I must have looked horrible the last time I was there (10 days ago) because the first words out of everyone's mouth were along the lines of..."Boy, you sure look better than the last time we sa... Read more

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