Progress...or something like it.
I'm down to 187.
It's not a lot, but coming from 194 (my highest that I will admit to) it's enough for now.
I've been too busy to eat, and I haven't always made the BEST food choices (damn Drifter's (our version of in-n-out burger) t... Read more
I was really mindful of the things I chose to do this week. I was mindful of the time I spent on the hojillion projects I had going on at school and organized them well. I made lists, I prioritized what I was doing, and I didn't multitask, whi... Read more
I stayed the night in Woodland Park last night. I've been forcing myself to be okay with driving up there on weekend evenings since Brad'll be up there almost full-time for a few months at least, and if I can't go up there, then we don't see ea... Read more
I feel it starting already...
I go back to school on the 1st for professional development. Then we have family conferences on the 9th and 10th, and kids come back on the 13th.
Because of this, I have to get my classroom unpacked, put together, and ready to go by the ... Read more
When I'm on summer break, I watch Good Morning America. It's a ritual. I have watched it since the days of David Hartman, and I've grown up with it. I've watched it change and evolve into what it is today...
That said, I've also watched ... Read more
Marathon weight loss challenge
So on FB, I'm involved in a weight loss challenge that is being hosted by a blogger: Run with Jess (http://www.runwithjess.com/). My friend Lynne who runs marathons but still struggles with her weight invited me to the group. My other friend S... Read more
Finding my inner Homer Simpson
I went to school today. I promised myself that I would not go to school until after July 4, and then I would adhere to when the office staff was in (because Emili took my KEYS!) until I absolutely have to come in on August 1. Well, it's after J... Read more
For the record, it is very frustrating when friends who spend their days doing nothing, napping, and going out to eat lose four pounds over the course of the same week that I spent working out for 30-60 minutes almost every day and watching what... Read more
You are the best gift I ever bought myself. I didn't pay full price for you, but I am happy you are here. I promise to never let you collect dust, or laundry, but I can't promise to keep the cat hair off of you...the cat hair is everywhere, an... Read more
Back in the saddle...
Well, I caved the other day and bought a FoodSaver. I'm a single gal, you see, and when I cook, halving recipes leads to disaster--I'll inevitably screw up halving something and bugger up the whole recipe. So, I choose instead to just cook the... Read more
Waldo Canyon is 45% contained...
and things are somewhat back to normal for most in our little hamlet. Most areas have had evacuations lifted altogether so people can go home or at least back to pre-evacuation status, which means that people can go home, but just have be ready... Read more
346 homes, 35 streets...
damaged or gone altogether. In the span of just a few hours on one night--and that is just a preliminary number...there could be lots more because they are having to go through the neighborhoods on foot.
There's a community meeting toni... Read more
Suddenly...Beavis and Butthead aren't so funny anymore.
Fire! Fire! Fire! hehehehehehhe....
Yeah. Not funny.
Waldo Canyon Fire came to visit my beautiful city yesterday afternoon. It was bad enough knowing it was in the mountains I loved, but the conditions were juuuuust right for it to ... Read more
Overheating...and other fun stuff. (sarcasm)
I drove 1.5 hours to Wheat Ridge, CO yesterday afternoon to take the PLACE test for Gifted/Talented. I hate driving to/through Denver for lots of reasons. Especially on my own. Just gives me anxiety. The drive up was pretty pleasant until I g... Read more
De-Cluttering Part II
Well, the bed went, and I'm slowly getting rid of a few other odds and ends via freecycle.org (great invention when you just want to get rid of things...) I keep telling myself that the stuff I am getting rid of is just STUFF...it's nothing ama... Read more