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No news is...

Friday, June 01, 2012

still no news. We were told that administration would be around on Wednesday and Thursday to inform teachers if they were furloughed. They didn't make it to our school yet. So I guess today's the day? I can't even stand it. I feel nauseous all day long. Just freaking let me know!

On the bright side, today is Friday. And I seriously need the weekend. I am tired, I am getting a throat tickle, and I really just need some time to be lazy. Today with the kids is going to be (hopefully) super easy. Yesterday was hard enough keeping them focused - today is going to be even more of a challenge. I bought some sidewalk chalk yesterday to take some of the kids outside and draw.

I'm meeting a friend for coffee this morning. We are both music teachers and we try to meet once a week to catch up.

Not much else... off to get ready.

  
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SEPPIESUSAN 6/1/2012 8:59PM

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BE-THE-CHANGE 6/1/2012 9:03AM

    Sending good thoughts your way!

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 6/1/2012 8:51AM

    What drama! Hopefully today, no news means good news! That way, you can really relax all weekend!

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CFMOSS 6/1/2012 7:31AM

    Well....no news is no news. Here's a hug to get you through the anxiety part of not knowing and cheers that you can meet with a friend.

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PATSYB7 6/1/2012 6:43AM

    Good luck--I hope all goes well today!

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Countdown!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Oh, glorious day. Today was a half day with the kids. I love the end of the year. I'm ready for the school stress to be over.

But there was good stuff today! This morning we got an e-mail saying that today was the day that our administrators would be around handing out furloughs. Well, nobody came to visit me today. Phew. But we were also told that if they didn't make it around to everyone today, they'd come tomorrow. So at least I was ok for today.

Drank lots of water, got some errands done, and had a good dinner with my honey.

Not much else!

  
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BE-THE-CHANGE 5/31/2012 10:42PM

    How did it go today?

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NIELSENSLADY 5/30/2012 11:16PM

    Ditto!

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 5/30/2012 7:38PM

    I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for more good news tomorrow!

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The right foot.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I know it's going to be a good day. I can just feel it!

It started out with a good night's sleep. Despite the crazy heat and humidity, I slept really well. I think it's because I was a crazy gardening fool yesterday! And I got plenty of water. And then, I woke up with my alarm and was ready ready ready. I put on my running gear, had a little applesauce, and then went out for a run at 6:00. I did a new route today - 4.5 miles and LOTS of hills. LOTS and LOTS of hills. Came home, was a sweaty mess, and took a cold shower.

And there's something about starting the day with a cup of tea. Usually I drink coffee, but the last few days I've been drinking tea. Pre-run was a cup of green/black tea, and a cup of green tea with breakfast. Talk about setting up for a good day! AND I don't really have to do my hair. It's going to be so hot that I'm just going to put it up and stick a headband on top. Done!

Today:
- lots and lots of water!
- yoga & weights after school (I can finally get back into yoga since Girls on the Run is done for the season)

Have a super day!

  
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RUNNERRACHEL 5/29/2012 11:29AM

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Nice job getting your run in this morning! I wish I could do that...I think I will have to try.
And yoga and weights after work sounds amazing! Enjoy your great day!!
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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 5/29/2012 9:41AM

    Sounds like a perfect start to the day! I'll be getting my little run on in about another hour....it'll be toasty, but its a good warm up to Death Gym!

Have fun at yoga!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 5/29/2012 9:09AM

    I was snoozing,too ,while you ran and showered and headed off to school! Hope the day continues to shine!

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BILLALEX70 5/29/2012 7:38AM

    Have a super duper day!

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CFMOSS 5/29/2012 7:37AM

    Wow - you're awesome. I slept in this morning while you became a sweaty mess. Have a good day.

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Taste of summer...

Monday, May 28, 2012

I am beat. I swam this morning, and this afternoon I spent a long time working out in the garden. I pulled a bunch of weeds, re-planted a bush, and gave an out-of-control plant a haircut. I think in the midst of everything I took off a bit more than I should have (oops) but, like a bad haircut, it will grow out. I did pretty well with the eating today - didn't really feel like eating too much because it was so hot and humid.

I found a great new EASY dinner - falafel balls. They go in the microwave for about a minute, and they're ready! I had them with some yogurt-cucumber sauce and tortilla chips. YUM. My avocados weren't ripe enough for guac today, so maybe tomorrow night will be guac night.

SOOOO much water today. I didn't have a choice! This afternoon I had to sit down a few times as I worked outside - I almost passed out. I guess that's what happens when you decide to work in the garden at the hottest part of the day on the ridiculously hot and humid day. Sigh...

I'm going to bed early tonight. I'd like to get out for a run tomorrow morning before school. I'm really enjoying my new running route! It's very peaceful and I run past sheep. There's just a little part where I need to really keep an eye out for traffic, but only for a few minutes.

Tomorrow is my last full day of school! Hurrah!!! Four half days after that, but only one more full day. I am SOOOO excited.

  
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RUNNERRACHEL 5/29/2012 11:27AM

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Good job staying active and hydrating well!

You're doing great!!

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CFMOSS 5/29/2012 7:24AM

    Good weekend; almost school year end hard to believe. I like falafel. Support and encouragement to you today.

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CASSIOEPIA 5/28/2012 10:05PM

    Route sounds fun! Enjoy that last day :)

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 5/28/2012 9:34PM

    It was a toasty one out there today! Glad you re-hydrated and listened to your body.

Have fun with your last full day of school!

(I think it is pretty cool that you get to run past sheep!)

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Being proactive

Saturday, May 26, 2012

I know people who complain about Facebook and how it's a waste of time. Well, sometimes I guess it is, but more often than not, I get inspired by Facebook. I love seeing people post their athletic endeavors - 85 miles on the bike (go Bobby and Jopa!), first 5K signups... it's all a good thing. In fact, it makes me want to get off my duff and get moving.

Today was a good day - I did some good work on job applications and getting materials together. I still am not sure about my position for next year, and rather than being a lump and waiting for something to happen to me, I am getting my ducks in a row and getting my stuff out there. I am applying for curriculum jobs. It feels good to be doing this. It feels good to be a little bit more in control of my situation. I have options! (well, theoretically.)

So tomorrow's plan:
- get up early for a run. It's going to be hot and humid again, but an early morning run should be fine.
- get in the pool tomorrow afternoon. I haven't been swimming in a while (oops) so I guess I need to get going on that. Triathlon in 8 days!!!!

Off to sip some water and head to bed. I am sleepy!

  
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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 5/27/2012 2:13PM

    I completely agree with you about Facebook! And honestly, without it, I never would have met the Breakfast Club Runners....and without them, I highly doubt I would have ran any half marathons or Tough Mudders!

Have fun on your run tomorrow.....I'll be out and about early as well. And enjoy your swim!

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COOPSM 5/27/2012 10:20AM

    I agree about FB being motivational...saw you got your run in today....I will be heading out soon...I am back!!!!

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LYNNANN43 5/27/2012 10:12AM

    Yep, My Facebook feed is an Awesome Possum Inspiring Feed too!

Yesterday, Bobby, John, Bill, Renee & Donna among others. Today Abby, Penny , Frank and others:-)

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CFMOSS 5/27/2012 6:45AM

    Glad you're inspired. Keep up the good work.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 5/27/2012 4:55AM

    I know Facebook can be a waste of time, but I am like you. I get inspired by people like Bobby & JoPa and Bill, Renee & Donna!

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TIGGER622 5/26/2012 10:50PM

    You are awesome girl!!! I like the being proactive, get out there and start applying then you are ahead of the game either way! A swim sounds great... you inspire me always!!! HUGS!

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/26/2012 10:48PM

    emoticon emoticon Goals sound great. Good that you are being proactive. I wish my fb friends were more active and inspiring, lol. Nice that you are looking for a job and not waiting.

Have a great workout tomorrow--you future triathlete!
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