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News at Home – Ouch!
Y’all I had one of those weeks that leaves you going WTF? Is this really happening? I feel like my body – physical and emotional – was just like, “nope, I’m done!” Despite buying new shoes last weekend, my heel spur was horrific this week, and I hobbled my way through the days. I’ve decided to finally break down and see a podiatrist over spring break.
Then Tuesday, in the middle of the night… so technically Wednesday morning, I woke up with the worst stomach cramps. I fell asleep on the bathroom floor for about an hour, because I was sure I was going to vomit. I didn’t, but I did book a sub because it was hurting like before I had my gallbladder removed. Around 4:30 I woke up feeling okay, though. So I moved from the bathroom floor to the couch and cancelled the sub.
As you can imagine, I was tired and considerably less patient on Wednesday as a result. And my kids just would not shut. the. fuck. up! I’m so glad they like each other so much, but gee, golly, stop talking! Well after the millionth time telling them to be quiet, rewarding those who were and handing out consequences to those that weren’t, I lost it. And started crying.
It was like I was standing there, watching myself crying and was thinking, “Are you kidding me? These kids are good! You didn’t lose it and cry last year, but you’re loosing it now?” Well, I don’t think kids quite get that teachers are people too, until they see you outside the school, or… you break down and cry. I had like 10 kids crying with me! It wasn’t funny at the moment, but I’m LMAO now, thinking about it. I think it shocked the hell out of them that I have feelings too. Needless to say, they were much better the rest of the day. I got lots of hugs and was told “I love you” and “I’m sorry I made you cry” like a million times. They may have pushed me over an edge, but I do love my kiddos.
Oh, did I mention our new principal started and this was her first full week? I’m on the fence so far… I’m staying positive. She’s not like the principal we had in August and gah, I miss her. She just made you feel good, appreciated, etc. But so far, this principal seems alright. She’s good with kids from what I’ve seen. She feels like a teacher, which is nice – like she’s going to understand our shoes a bit better than so many administrators these days with little to no classroom experience.
Well, our new principal is doing walk-throughs, observing teachers and getting a feel for the school. She visited my classroom on Thursday and stayed for like 20 minutes. In classroom time, that’s a LONG Time. Talk about stressful! She emailed me the same day though and I quote “WOW! Just WOW! You are a rock star at stations. We need to get you on some training videos for others! I’m very impressed!”
Woot! Y’all I needed that after the week I was having. Apparently she spent so long in my room because she had noticed that the bulk of the behavior reports for kinder were coming from my room. And, in her experience, that means 1 of two things: (1) the teacher got the short straw in terms of challenging behaviors this year or (2) they need some help with classroom management. So She wanted to see what kind of structure I had and specifically chose stations time to come observe because “it’s where you’re asking kids to work independently and be responsible for their own learning. You can’t be successful in that without strong classroom management.”
So she stayed and watched as my kids moved through 3 rounds of stations, all with very little support from me. They know what to do and they love their stations, so I just have to keep an eye on my kids that like to goof off, but for the most part they’re very focused and engaged. I’ll skip on the training video though, if that’s alright. lol!
So then we come to Friday and I got the sweetest note from a parent. Her daughter came home and told her I was crying on Wednesday and that she wanted to do something to make me feel better. Mom agreed, bought me a bag of Recees and a $40 visa gift card! The note said, “I’m sorry you’ve had a stressful week. (Daughter’s name) loves you so much and wanted to cheer you up. I wanted to say thank you for doing an incredibly hard job and doing it amazingly. My daughter loves you to pieces!” Wow! So sweet and nice to be appreciated!
And it’s like the universe decided to make up for the first three rough days… because then I found in my box a note from a co-worker along with another bag of candy (twix this time)! I fill in for her when she can’t do her job at dismissal – it’s one of the most stressful jobs as you kind of control the flow. If we finish late it feels like your fault and vice versa. So no one really wants to do it. I’ve done it’ like 5 or 6 times in the past month for her. So she was thanking me for that and for being “just generally awesome.” ha! Did she walk by while I was crying? LOL!
Despite a truly awesome Thursday and Friday, the universe conspired against me and I was awoken yet again Friday night/Saturday morning with horrible stomach cramps. And this time, vomiting followed. 🙁 I thought I was feeling better Saturday morning, so I didn’t cancel my plans to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at the dollar theater with my mom and brother. While the movie was fantastic, I spent so much time quivering in pain! I vowed never to eat again, it hurt so bad.
Of course, I ate again and I’m hoping that Saturday’s dinner doesn’t kick my ass. Wish me luck!
The Politics of it all!
So I didn’t stay quite as up with politics this week as I would have liked. Just too much else going on. Trump gave an address to the nation and, while I agree with the press that he was much better spoken in this speech… I think they exaggerated when they say “he became president” in that speech. Please! First off, he’s been president for a while. Secondly, it’s one thing to act presidential, it’s another thing to follow through. So I hope people aren’t blinded by his words… here’s a man who’s known for lying and because we like what he saying we believe him? No! Look at what he and his administration are doing and judge based on that! And let’s face it, the words he shared this week did not match his actions, at all!
And then we have more bullshit from the administration on the Russia front. How many more people need to be “confused” or “forget” before congress says, “yeah, we seriously have to launch an investigation into this?” Republicans and Democrats alike should be screaming for an investigation! Unfortunately I have a feeling that recusing himself is going to be enough for Sessions to skate by. Grr! Why do we hold politicians to such low standards? When my kids lie, even lies of omission, I don’t let them get away with it. But politicians in charge of our nation get away with it left and right!
On a personal front, I’m working with ACLU volunteers on their current project – People Power! I’m organizing one of the 1700 (and counting) events nationwide on March 11th. The goal: “To engage grassroots volunteers across the country and take the fight against Donald Trump’s policies not just into the courts, but into the streets. We’re organizing grassroots events in communities across the country to watch the livestream together. Please join us!” If you’re looking to get involved, this is an excellent way to get started. Find an event near you by clicking on this link. I hope you make it! If you can’t, I know they’ll have the details available online later. But this is also an opportunity to network with others committed to fighting Trump’s policies, so getting to an event is ideal. I’m a little anxious about my event, since I’ve never organized something like this on my own before. But they contacted me and asked if I’d help and I didn’t see how I could say no!
Well I’m doing two challenges and, based on the week I just described, is it any wonder that I’m not doing too hot at either? I have 0 posts scheduled still for blog ahead mini 🙁 And today’s a busy day so I don’t know that I’ll manage any today either. With Take Control TBR I’m reading two books now that will count, but I’m not far into either one.
So food wise, I did pretty well last week actually. I still haven’t eaten hardly any of my candies. I ordered some of those Freshly meals and I’ll be starting eating them for dinners this week – I’m excited because they are way healthier and better tasting than your normal frozen meal (and they’re not actually frozen, just refrigerated).
Exercise wise, I sucked. I worked out two mornings, Monday and Tuesday. But between my foot and stomach upset, the rest of the week was a wash. I have a couple of exciting fitness things on my calendar though – next Saturday I have a St. Patrick’s day 5k (yes, that means beer at the end!) and then the Sunday following I have a ticket to the Fitness Marshall’s fitness concert! I’m really excited for that, since those are the workouts I do every morning.
I lost 2 pounds this week – finally! The scale has been moving in the wrong direction lately, so I’ll take any loss I can get!
Last Two Weeks on the Blog
- [19 Feb] Sunday Post | Not Feeling too Hot
- [20 Feb] It’s Monday! What I’m Reading February 20th
- [21 Feb] Top Ten Books I Loved More Than Expected #TTT
- [22 Feb] Just a few Peri Reed books I read
- [22 Feb] Swideswiped by Kim Harrison ★★★½
- [22 Feb] The Drafter by Kim Harrison ★★★★
- [23 Feb] Why does your twitter name matter to me?
- [24 Feb] Just a few series enders I read | Winter & The Crown
- [24 Feb] Winter by Marissa Meyer ★★★★
- [24 Feb] The Crown by Kiera Cass ★★½
- [24 Feb] Write On Review-a-Thon Goals February 2017
- [25 Feb] Bunny and the Bear by Eve Langlais ★★★½
- [27 Feb] It’s Monday! What I’m Reading February 27th!
- [28 Feb] Take Control of Your TBR 2017 | Goal Post
- [1 Mar] Blog Ahead Mini | Goals for March 2017
- [2 Mar] Books From Kinderland | Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
- [3 Mar] Sugar Rush by Sawyer Bennett ★★★★★
- [4 Mar] My TBR List | March 2017 Voting
This Week on the Blog Look For:
Sunday Post | Ouch!
It’s Monday! What I’m Reading March 6, 2017!
Top ten? It’s on hiatus so we’ll see what I do. I may just take a day.
A Court of Mist and Fury #2017hw #review
How did your parents influence your reading?
Just a few In Death books… that got me addicted
My TBR List | March 2017 Results
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