Day 2 of Feeling Good

So, it is Sunday, and it is the day we set our clock backs one hour, here in Ohio. And tomorrow, I don’t have to be any where until 10 AM. This is called looking at the bright side of tomorrow, because I have a conference for work in Cincinnati (about an hour and a half from where I live), and I was going to sleep at my bff, Liz’s house tonight and then go to the conference. Liz lives in Cincinnati close to where the conference is located. But, I have to go to my doctor tomorrow, so I am missing the sleepover and half of the conference.
So, as I said in the beginning of this paragraph, looking on the bright side – I don’t have to be any where until 10 AM tomorrow.

Today will be full of reading magazines.


Catching up on my Feedly feed.


Doing laundry.
Grading (so much grading!).
Working out (First time in weeks!)
Watch DVR. (if I put this on my to do list, it makes it seems like I accomplished something by sitting on my arse watching tv)

This morning my husband made me breakfast. He is so good at making scrambled eggs. They are so fluffy. This picture isn’t pretty, but trust me, it was delicious. They were topped with Monterey Jack cheese, freshly shredded (so much better than pre-shredded).
And the toast has Trader Joe’s Apricot Preserves. I probably should have only had one piece of toast…but I tracked it all on Fitness Pal.


My mother, brother and I are all using the site now, so that has been cool. And my dad is using another app, Lose it. It is nice when we are all trying to lose weight because we eat together often.

Well, I am off to read feedly and watch DVR for a bit…
I hope everybody is having a great Sunday!!

beth wa

Back to School Jitters

It’s Beth WA here, and tomorrow is my first day of school.  It will be my eleventh year teaching, and I *still* get the jitters the night before the first day.  I am usually up  most of the night, thinking of things I hadn’t thought of before.  Usually these thoughts could probably not be considered, what’s the word I am looking for here, oh yeah, rational.

What if I don’t wake up to my alarm?  What if I can’t remember anybody’s name?  What if I try to talk and nothing comes out of my mouth?  What if I forget the schedule?  What if there is a huge discipline problem that I can’t resolve?  What if I forget my books?  What if …

But I try to make these thoughts useful, and think that most of my students are probably in their beds going through similar panic.

And so I like to view these irrational thoughts as a way to relate to the student on the first day of school rather than the annoying voices in my head that are keeping me from getting some sleep!