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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

I felt a little under the weather over the weekend so I decided to make myself unavailable for subbing yesterday and today. I am so glad I made that decision! I got to sleep in, and I got to break out my new glue gun. My mom got me a glue gun for my birthday! I've made a picture frame, a flowerpot, a candleholder, and some magnets. I am super excited. Turns out that I kind of like being crafty! This is good practice for the Christmas season - I plan on making a lot of my own gifts this year.

So I guess not having a job has been teaching me a lot. How to make do without lots of extra income, and how to re-use and re-purpose things.

Made it to the gym today for a little strength training and some speedwork. I'm kind of proud of myself for keeping to a gym schedule. I have some goals (I'm going to work on writing them down) and I like feeling in control of my situation.

- clean up a bit
- paint some picture frames
- think about Christmas gifts...?
- drink all my water

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BILLALEX70 10/10/2012 11:25AM

    She's crafty! (You may be too young for the Beastie Boys reference)


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DIET_FRIEND 10/9/2012 2:31PM

    Very do-able goals. Keep on sparking!

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Short for three

Sunday, October 07, 2012

It's a chips-and-guac-for-dinner kind of night. I have a little bit of a cold and I'm just going to lie on the couch all night. I don't feel like cooking ANYthing.

Went grocery shopping, bought a new magazine to give me some healthy eating inspiration.

Time to move the laundry.

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    mmm...LOVE guacomole and the past 2 purchases of avocados have been THE creamiest and yummiest I've ever had!
Hope you get rested

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TIGGER622 10/7/2012 6:42PM

    OMG happy late birthday!!! sorry i have been mia, hope you are doing well... hang in there with subbing, everything will come together! hope you feel better!!! hugs!

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RUNNERRACHEL 10/7/2012 6:28PM

    Hope you have a good night. I had guac too! Have a restful evening!

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soooooo tired

Friday, October 05, 2012

Today I taught Phys Ed. I had such a good day, but I am SOOOO tired. I have been on the couch all night and I think I'm going to head up to bed soon. It feels like the kids' germs have finally caught up to me... ugh.

I also went for a little run after school. Since I taught phys ed, I was already wearing my running stuff. So I headed right to the gym and knocked out 30 minutes of speedwork on the TM. Yahoo! But then I negated it by eating half of a 6" ice cream cake when I got home. Oops. I LOVE ice cream cake. And it's still my birthday week, so I'll cut myself some slack.

Bleh... time for the couch. I don't even feel like sitting anymore!

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    Ask that talented and generous hubby to whip you up a pot of steamy chicken soup loaded with onions and garlic and veggies to ward off those kids' germs... Hope you're rested well!

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SENIMMO 10/5/2012 9:06PM

    emoticon hope you can keep the germs at bay! Rest well! emoticon

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CAROL494 10/5/2012 9:03PM

  Take care! emoticon

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I'm 33 today!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I feel like I'm going to burst.

My best friend came up tonight to celebrate my birthday; we went out for wing night and had ice cream cake for dessert. SOOOOO full. But it was nice to go out anyway.

Tomorrow I am a phys. ed teacher - I am kind of excited because I get to wear my workout stuff.

My workouts have been going well, and my eating isn't too bad. Subbing is okay... I kind of hate it. I am used to being a music teacher, so teaching in a classroom is TOTALLY different. I can't wait until I don't have to do this anymore.

Off to sit on the couch for a bit and play some Words...

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SEPPIESUSAN 10/8/2012 9:50AM

    Happy birthday!!

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LINDA! 10/7/2012 12:17AM


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CFMOSS 10/5/2012 6:55AM

    Happy birthday and a prayer that a full-time music position opens back up.

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COOPSM 10/5/2012 6:54AM

    Happy Birthday!!!!

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BECCA324 10/4/2012 11:59PM

    Happy Birthday! emoticon

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RUNNINGWILD 10/4/2012 11:35PM

    emoticon emoticonHAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! emoticon emoticon

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SONYALATRECE 10/4/2012 10:13PM

    emoticon and best wishes for many more to come!


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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/4/2012 10:00PM

    Happy birthday!
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HDHAWK 10/4/2012 9:39PM

    Happy Birthday! I teach special ed. and if you're a music teacher I would think the classroom would be very tough! I guess we do what we have to. emoticon

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Lovin' the change of season!

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

I love October. Not just because it's my birthday month, also because of the wonderful changes that happen! The leaves, the temperature (last night on the news they said how the average temp drops ten degrees in October!) and the change of season always refreshes me.

We had someone come and look at our house to rent it, and while I'm not sure it will work out, I'm still thrilled that somebody is actually interested! I am putting flyers up wherever I can, and hubs and I are updating our listing this afternoon.

For the first time in about a month I actually feel like getting my duff up off the couch and doing some workouts. I signed up for a triathlon training class and I guess I had better get my money's worth! It includes a 1x per week swimming class, which is really going to be good for me. I'm already a strong swimmer (it's my best out of the three in a tri) so I'm looking forward to getting even better.

Hubs is going back to work today - I am glad (I've missed my alone time) but I'm also a little sad. I've kinda gotten used to him being around, and I need to make sure I'm eating good foods even when he's not around. I think it would have been really easy to eat away my sadness with take-out, but hubs made sure that I wasn't. He's the best.

One of my fellow laid-off teachers is coming over for pizza and beer tonight. We're making our own pizza - I'm really looking forward to this since I haven't had pizza in FOREVER. It's been really good to have her for support. Although I've been really grateful for everyone's kind words, it's really nice just to sit and complain about the unfairness of it all with someone who is going through the same thing.

Time to get my gym stuff together...

Happy Tuesday!

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BILLALEX70 10/4/2012 8:04AM

    Happy Fall!


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COOPSM 10/2/2012 3:56PM

    Carrie---enjoy the night!!!! Sounds like its just what is needed!!!!

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BUSYGRANNY5 10/2/2012 7:45AM

    I didn't realize there were so many other October lover's out there! I chose to get married in October, simply because it's my favorite month!

Have a wonderful day!

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CFMOSS 10/2/2012 7:14AM

    Here's to a day full of autumn scents, sanity with kindergartners and glimpses of joy.

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BRENDALA11 10/2/2012 5:44AM

    October is my favorite month also. I too love the colors and the smell and the temperature. emoticon

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