Sunday, August 10, 2008

gearing up again!

It's almost back to school time! I've spent the last week in my room getting ready and will continue this week. I'm getting pretty excited about making this year better than last year. I'm sure it will be just as stressful as last year, but at least I will have a better idea of what I'm doing. There is one new principal and a lot of new teachers, as well as me being in a new room, so there will be a lot of changes to get used to. I'm ready for it! Life will be crazy and busy, but well worth it.

Another change this year will be having a vehicle. Carpooling is great and it's great for multiple reasons, but I will be very glad to be able to come and go as I please. It got a little hairy and annoying sometimes to have to leave or come at a certain time to accommodate another's schedule. I'm sure the person I carpooled with felt the same way. It will be nice to be able to stay at work and get things done instead of having to bring them home.

Here's to a great year!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Gearing up again

Well, the summer is officially winding down. I've got a week of training this week and a few other days, then school will start! I can't believe it. I'm definitely ready for something to do all day and be back at work. The days I'm not at trainings, I'll hopefully be able to get into my classroom and get stuff done. I'm scared to see what it's like and what is where. I don't really want to deal with it, but I'd rather deal with it sooner than later. If I wait, the stress will kill me! I'm not excited for the technology training this week. I've been told it's absolutely boring! I'm just ready to get it over with and hopefully get a laptop at some point. Who knows if or when that will happen, but hopefully!

We are now officially residents of Texas. We moved in a year ago yesterday. I find it hard to believe it's been that long. We finally discovered an amazing grocery store! People have talked about it, but we went for the first time. They have amazing produce, a ton of stuff in bulk, all the random things that recipes call for and you can never find, an amazing cafe, and live music on the weekends! I just can't believe we didn't go there before this last week! It's not a place I will do all of my shopping, but produce is a definite!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

this and that....

Camping before the fourth was a lot of fun. I'll post pics as soon as I get them off my camera. Lots of hiking, hanging out and one pesky raccoon that ate half the stuff out of our cooler! Fredericksburg is a pretty nifty little town. There are a lot of cute little shops with fun stuff. There are also a ton of bed and breakfast places. Maybe we'll go down there at some point and stay in one. We enjoyed a nice afternoon walking around and hanging out.

THen it was back to the real world. Money is really stressing me out right now, so we're doing a lot of things at home. We haven't really gone out and done anything since we got back from camping. Hopefully next month will be a little more free. This is the first time that I've been this stressed out and freaking out. A couple of lean months won't hurt, so we'll see how it goes. I do need to get few things before school starts, but we'll see how that works out.

Hopefully life will get less stressful, but then work will start again, so that's a different type of stress. It's never ending!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

the month of June

It was a very exciting month. I finished my first year of teaching, met a brand new niece, got to see a lot of family and also had a time to just relax. Right now we're going camping tomorrow through Thursday, so that will be pretty fun. I just hope it's not deathly hot or rainy. We should have a good time. Got a bunch of food and stuff for s'mores! We even got Reese's cups for them! I can't wait for s'mores!

Not much else going on around here. Still plugging away at life. I really need to do some scrapbooking. I have so many pictures to do and there are also a bunch of pictures that need to be printed. That's the only thing I don't like about digital cameras. It's such a conscious thing to get pictures printed where as with film it wasn't. Oh well. That will be a project for next weekend.... print pictures!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

it's been rough

I was ready for a nice week, packing, cleaning, getting ready for summer and next year. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning, all went as planned. My room was completely packed, I was getting things ready for next year. Then it all came crashing down. I got an "oh, by the way, you're moving rooms" when the last thing was checked off my to-do list. I had to unpack my lockers and cabinets into boxes I had to buy so it could be moved to my new room. This was further complicated by the person who is there now not having anything packed or even moved to a side so I could stack things in there. I couldn't do anything yesterday as I spent all day on the road picking up a student from the school for the blind, not in my classroom. I ended up getting it all in boxes today and piling it labeled by the door. The custodians will move it this summer and I will deal with it in August. You can't give me one day to get it all done, it's just not going to happen when I was already done once.

On a happier note... I'm DONE!!! I made it through my first year! Summer has started and I know it won't all be relaxation, but I am going to enjoy going back to Indiana next week and see friends and family. It's been so crazy this week that I am ready for a break.

I haven't paid attention much to my food intake this week. To much stress and things getting in the way of the plans that I had made. That made for a bunch of not so good choices and an I don't care attitude. I'm just hoping for a minimal gain on Sunday. Take it and move on, that's my plan. Portion control is the name of the game while away since I won't have much control over the actual food that I am eating. We are taking our running stuff, so hopefully we'll actually run more days than not and fight the intake that way. I'm very excited though.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

the last week

Tomorrow starts the last week of students! They only come 4 days, so it will be a great week! I'm pretty excited to move on. I will be sad to see some of the third graders go on, but others will get a high five and a good luck.

Tomorrow's menu

4:30 - Treadmill with Gilmore Girls +3-4 AP

B: 6.5
smoothie - frozen fruit, strawberries, yogurt, oils, juice, ice

L: 5
bagel, turkey, cheese -3
pretzels - 2
carrots - 0

Joe T's appetizers.... yummy mexican food, so I'm expecting to use some flexies here.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

one more week!

The students have one more week left. Their last day is next Thursday. My last day officially with them is tomorrow. I got a DQ cake for about 12 of my kids. I'm hoping that they all show up so I don't have to eat the last slice, but I highly doubt that one of them will come. I'm secretly OK with that, I just don't want to figure out how many points it is. I haven't had it in so long that it is staring me in the face, but we'll see who shows up tomorrow. I'm excited to play games and relax with them tomorrow. They need to finish cleaning out their desks an buy their last prizes, but it should go well. Grades are done and I'm so ready to be done!

Two weeks until we go home! I can't wait to see everyone back in Indiana. Family, new babies, many people we haven't seen since at least last July. That's almost an entire year, if not more! So much to do, but it should be a little more relaxing than Thanksgiving. We're hoping to bring Aaron's little brother and sister back with us for a week or so, but we'll see if that happens or not.

Treadmill 30-45 min

B: 6.5
smoothie - yogurt, banana, strawberries, 2 tsp olive oil, ice, 1/2 c juice

L: 7
chili - 3
nectarine - 1
doritos - 2
WW cake - 1

Dinner: 9
1 c milk - 2
meatloaf - 3
pasta salad - 4

Total 22.5 and all HGs. 1.5 left, I'm sure that I'll eat them somewhere. Have a great day!