"A mind once stretched by a new idea can never regain its original dimensions." ~Oliver Wendall Holmes
Saturday, May 19, 2012
It was a very nice ceremony with lots of smiling faces and ping pong balls. Yes...ping pong balls. As each student went up to receive their diploma, they each carried a ping pong ball in their hand which the handed off to the principal as she shook their hands. I dont think BRHS will be the same without this group of kids, but I wish them all the best as they head out to their next new adventure.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Monday, May 07, 2012
Sunday, May 06, 2012
*It's a terrible photo booth picture, I know*
Saturday, May 05, 2012
All of these days off, however, mean that we have had to add make up days to the school calendar. Today is one of them. Today's site inservice day was originally scheduled for a weekday, but in an effort to avoid adding days to the end of the year, we made the original day a student day and moved our site inservice to a Saturday. Saturday, May 5th to be exact. Today.
This morning I woke up begrudgingly from the sound of the alarm clock on a Saturday morning. Adding insult to injury, I looked out of the window to see big huge fluffy flakes of snow falling down. We had a light dusting of snow on the ground by the time I left for work. I had to get out the snow brush and brush off the windows of the truck. Did I mention that it is May 5th? Yes. Today. May 5th, we had MORE snow.
Some days (like today), you just need a little light humor to make fun of your own situation. A few months ago, I found this website called Hey Girl! This site uses pictures of hot guys and teaching lingo in a funny way that takes the edge off some days. Anyone can submit picture/quotes to the site and it is managed by a girl who is a future teacher. Sometimes when I'm having a bad day or I'm just a little bogged down by the demands of teaching, I go to this site and it eases the pain just a little. If you're a teacher, check it out and you might get a little giggle just when you needed it :)
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
I've never fasted before so I didn't really know what to expect. I expected to be hungry and tired. I was excited about the possibility of completing a fast. I was unsure if I would be able to finish it. I told myself that if I couldnt take it any more that I would allow myself to have juice only. That last time I ate was at around 8pm last night. My stomach was a little grumbly around breakfast this morning. It reminded me to pray. At work today I was a little hungry, but nothing major. I kept myself busy at work and got alot done. I was pretty focused on getting work done. I really didnt get an hunger pains. I took Ryder for a 4.5 mile walk after work before going to weigh in. I lost 4 pounds and won this week's weigh in...yay! During my walk, I felt a little tired and irritable and my stomach had a dull roar to it, but still no hunger pains. Tonight, I've been drinking alot of water and I'm still very surprised that I havent had any hunger pains. Still just a dull roar in my stomach, but it reminds me to pray every now and then. I haven't even drank any juice and it's almost time for bed.
The funny thing is that Ryder is not allowed to eat anything either because he's getting clipped tomorrow morning.