Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Day 1 - Working through the logistics


     Well of course I waited until the last minute to join this challenge and I am totally hoping it works.
     Today has started out wonderful my children and husband showered me with love and thus began my birthday day and month. Ha, I love to tease my husband that it is a birthday month not one single day.
     Turning 41 isn't as bad as I thought it would be. I really am blessed and I thank God for each and everyday. Over all my children keep me on my toes. Without them life would be boring and perhaps a little lonely. It's the mornings like today when I have a beautiful five year old waiting by my door to say "close your eyes and count to three and open!" Here is your birthday present and he is able to explain to me why each little gift was especially picked for me. My favorite part - he always makes sure to include a few of his favorite items because he knows mom will share! Life is good, I am blessed with wonderful family and friends. What else could I ask for!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Day 26-Carbs

Geez, why is it the bad things are what we crave! Day 4 and I made it through the taste of North Texas! Booths and booths of food and I managed to stick to meat and veggies. 
Well and two beers which made my maximum carbs today. 
Great day! I am in phase 1 of Atkins, just a little over a week and I will be in phase 2. (Kinda cheated with the beer) that isn't introduced until phase 2. Apparently by phase 4 I will be able to reintroduce almost everything. But I will also know how much is too much and what makes me gain weight. We shall see. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Day 24- Technology

I usually am the one that is needing assistance in this area. Recently my dad asked me for help and out of amazement I was able to help him. 
He needed to fax some documents and was going to go to a place where he could have them faxed. I couldn't figure out why he wasn't using his scanner and sending them himself. 
So he confessed he really didn't know how to do it and we'll he didn't want to bother anyone. 
5 minutes and I was able to show him how to scan from his printer and attach it to an email. It was simple and that was that. 
The next day I asked if his documents had made it? Well he sounded a little embarrassed because he said he couldn't remember exactly how I had showed him and it was different from when he worked for the city and used to fax.
I wanted to tell him he needn't be embarrassed it was easy but like many things we have to practice and after a few more times he would be a pro. 
Today I received an email - test... He wanted to try to attach a document and
Send it to me to show me he could do it. 
I emailed him back it was a success! 
He followed it up with an additional email explaining that his documents made it and that he was very thankful to me. 
It's hard for me to express my feelings about my dad, in fact I wasn't going to write about it because I feel very vulnerable right now. 
I admire my dad he was my first teacher and he was my teacher after school when I needed help. He always made sure I had all the books I needed to practice my "reading."
He always supported me and he always told me I would be successful. In fact he even had s chosen career for me I was supposed to be a lawyer! 
But that made it hard to just be. I don't think he told me enough times it would be ok to fail and that I could get back up and do it again. Not that he had a mean bone in his body. My father would give you the shirt off his back, I don't think he knew any better. 
In fact i didn't know better. It took a lot of reading and a little therapy before I realized I had to change my mindset or I would pass in the evil trait of perfection and nothing else to my children.
Today I like to think I have taught my dad a little something too! That we aren't perfect and it's ok to ask for help that's what I am here for. Giving back the love of learning and being his teacher. Life is a full circle! My heart is full. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Day 23-Monday it was alright

First day back and it was alright! Met with my groups, planned with my principal and then planned with a few teachers after school. I would call it a successful day. I also managed to eat right did not cheat! Miracle for me! 
The house is coming along! The sales manager texted and sounds just as excited as we do. I know we still have a long haul but it is really exciting. 
Makes going to work a little more exciting I can see our subdivision from the fifth grade teachers room in which I mentor. 
If I start to feel down I just look out the window and I remember what I have to look forward too! 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Day 22- Where did the time go?

Well here I am typical Sunday not enough hours to get all that needs to be done, done. 
Lessons have been planned, resume created and meal plan organized. 
My hubby is the cook so he helped in that. 
I look forward to a new day and successful week. Hopefully I will stay positive! Good luck to all my fellow teachers returning to work after a weeks vacation. 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Day 21- long day short blog

Today was a long wet day. The roofers started the roof and when Mother Nature gives us some sunshine I am sure they will finish. 
Tomorrow is the last day to enjoy before we have to return to work. Date with my little one, we will go to the movies. Can't wait! 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Day 20-late post

Tonight my husband and I saw Insurgent. It was not a disappointment and I stayed awake! That is definitely a sure sign it was good. (I usually fall asleep in the movies if I am bored)
I have to admit I did not finish the end of the book I was s little shy of the ending. I wanted to take advantage of the babysitter and a movie so I chose to go ahead and see it. Tomorrow I will finish the book....can't wait to start the third one. 
By the way I am not giving away any details except that Tris and Tobias are a very cute couple who really know how to defend themselves!