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Weekly check in
Sunday, August 30, 2020      7 comments

Even though we just finished our third week of school, it feels like it's only been a week. We only meet with half of our kids at a time, so we only see them two days per week. Things seem to be going pretty well. This weekend I actually fe... Read more
First two weeks of school
Saturday, August 22, 2020      6 comments

The first two weeks of school are always the hardest. The first two weeks of school during a pandemic were even harder. But, all the stuff we were worried about....were non-issues. Parents and kids didn't balk about wearing masks. There is... Read more
August Focus - Self Care
Sunday, August 02, 2020      5 comments

My focus for August is going to be self-care. After being out of the building and avoiding people since March, I go back to work with a whole new set of protocols in two days (August 4) To everything, there is a season. This August ... Read more
Day 26 of Exercise Streak
Thursday, July 23, 2020      6 comments

I didn't set a particular goal for my streak. I just wanted to see how far I could go and what would happen if I exercised at least 10 minutes every day. Today I am on day 26. Here's what has happened so far: I've walked miles up and ... Read more
Streaking Has A New Meaning!
Sunday, July 12, 2020      8 comments

Today was day number 15 of a workout streak. Not all workouts were long hard workouts, some were 10 minutes, some were 60 minutes, today's was 30 minutes. I actually tried a little tougher workout today that was supposed to be short but in... Read more
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

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