Monday, September 29, 2008

Lots to Say...No Strength to Talk

It's been a long day. I have lots to say about a recent writing retreat, questions about the use of district adopted resources, and life in general; however, I don't have the strength to address these things now. I am way too tired.

For thought provoking commentary on life and education, check out California Teacher Guy. He's always interesting.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Stress Management vs. Stress Removal

Yesterday the acupuncturist had difficulty getting the needles into my tense muscles. Two of them bent and would not go in. The third one was the charm. The treatment provided only temporary relief because today it all came back with a vengeance thanks to an overload of change, hyperactive children, and childish adults.

Wine, cheese (vegan), crackers and chocolate (yes, they're all bad for me in some way, I'm sure.) are proving helpful this evening.

Monday, September 22, 2008

And Then Comes Monday

I'm still riding off of the great Sunday I had. Relaxation, church, and good food! Anyway, today it was back to work. Overall, it was a good day. I got seven new students in one core and two in the other. All of the new students were well behaved. The two in the reading intervention class went through a brief pity party about the work being to hard, but found out quickly that those types of comments are not well received in my classroom. Before the period was over, they were working with their peers and asking for appropriate and specific assistance when needed.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk

A dear friend and breast cancer Survivor is participating in an upcoming 3-Day Walk to raise funds for further research. I will be donating and wanted to share this information and opportunity with as many people as I can. Click here for details.

Sunday Morning!

Sunday mornings are always so refreshing! What can be more refreshing than a relaxed start of a new week. I look at each new week as God giving me more opportunities to experience his creation, and to allow me to impact the lives of others, as I live the best life I can.

I am getting back to my intentional socializing, reading, traveling, journaling, and taking classes when possible.

I am getting a better understanding of my own body and how to nourish it properly. I am now getting sufficient rest, but the excercise thing still proves to be challenging. It is my next project.

Recently, I have made peace with my spiritual beliefs and the areas where they conflict with the beliefs of others. I can now accept that religion really is something you shouldn't discuss with some people if you value peace. There is a lot to be said for respecting other peoples opinions, and not everyone is mature enough to embrace such a concept.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Withdrawal Over!

I have been without a computer for a week, and it has been hell! I ran out after work and bought a cheap desktop to use while I wait for my laptop repairs to be completed. I figure it can become my work horse.

If someone had told that I would ever be this hooked on technology, I would not have believed it.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Let's Vote Already!

The results of this quiz surprised me a little. I thought I would be more of an Obama supporter. My guess would have been 85% Obama.

Your Issue Profile: 60% Obama, 40% McCain

Truth be told, you're not really satisfied with either of the candidates.

You could vote for either of them. You are the typical coveted swing voter.

You may want to narrow yourself down to a particular set of issues in order to pick your president.

Or start looking at third party candidates. One of them might suit you better.