News at Home: I hate kid germs!
My nose is stuffed up. My throat hurts. I can’t stop sneezing. GRR! I hate kid germs. Oh the joys of teaching little ones :/ I managed to not get sick last year, but I think this year I have a weaker immune system thanks to surgery so BAM! They got me. I probably should call myself lucky as I had a little girl with a case of projectile vomit this week… didn’t hit me, but it did hit the birthday boy (yes, it’s kinda hilarious that the only one to get hit was the birthday boy). Fingers crossed this little cold I have brewing doesn’t get worse!
Other than kid germs, this week was better than last. They are starting to get the hang of things. I am frustrated by the amount of talking I still have to deal with, but I think it’s time to accept that this group is just not quiet. Thankfully, they are learning the places they MUST be quiet and I only have a handful that are still needing constant reminders and practice.
I’m kind of bummed because as a school we all had to do morning duty the past two weeks – that means being there at 7:30 a.m. to oversee an area, instead of just picking our kids up at 8 a.m. I had cafeteria duty, which is one of the roughest ones frankly. Next week, instead of the whole school being on duty, we get to start rotating, so we only have duty once a month. Guess who has the first week’s rotation? Me! *sigh* duty for three weeks in a row! I won’t be stationed in the cafeteria anymore, thank goodness, but it still sucks! It makes for longer days and next week we also have a staff meeting on Wednesday that will surely go until 4:30 at least. And then Thursday we have Meet the Teacher… why? I have no idea. We just had our Porch Party right before school started and frankly I have nothing new to tell parents… but I have to be there Thursday until 7:30. Grrr! So 7:30 – 7:30. Not like I’m the girl who had major surgery a month ago…
And I’ll stop complaining now. I do have the easiest of the 3 Gen. Ed. Kinder classes, so far. *knocks on wood so hard* I earned it, after having the hardest last year. But still it’s nice 🙂
So I’ve come to realize I won’t be doing any blog work during the week. Y’all I come home so tired, asking my brain or body to do ANYTHING just won’t work. And I can’t get myself moving well enough in the morning … I wake up tired because I’m not sleeping well – still sleeping on my back and I’ve never been able to sleep well on my back. So I’m trying to use Saturday to catch up on writing posts and Sunday to catch up on visiting. Hoping it works well this week! The one thing I am doing well, is replying to comments. So yay for that!
Last week was okay. I’ve been eating soft foods for a little while now and I thought I’d try eating lunch instead of drinking it on Tuesday – because I’m getting so tired of protein drinks. Well, teachers get 30 minutes for lunch. But that’s thirty minutes that begins when you drop your kids off for lunch. And if you want order when you return, you wait to make sure they get seated properly… so 25 minutes. Then you have to get back to the classroom… 23 minutes (if no one stops you in the hallway). And you have work to do while you eat. And if you don’t want mass chaos when it’s time to leave, you really need to get there before they finish cleaning up… 20 minutes at best. Ya’ll that’s never been enough time really… especially if you dare to take a bathroom break, which you must because it’s our last chance until 3:50 p.m.! Well, it’s really not enough post surgery. I ate as slow as I could and only ate like half of what I was supposed to eat. And while I was walking back to pick up the kids I felt lots of pressure in my chest, like I was stopped up. When we got back to the classroom, I had to immediately grab a trash can and vomit 🙁 So I guess I’ll be sticking to protein drinks for lunch!
Other than that things have been fine. I’m seriously bored with my food options and am forcing myself to eat because I know I need to get in my protein, but I’d rather skip. Especially because I’m also THIRSTY but I can’t drink for 30 minutes before or after eating. I have to ask myself, will I eat or drink this hour? I hate it. Can’t wait to get passed this phase…. which will be a while.
Good news? I’m seem to be maintaining that average of 1 pound a day. It fluctuates, between as little as .4 lbs a day and as much as 3 lbs – but it always seems to average out to that 1 pound. So as I write this it’s been 31 days since surgery and I’ve lost 31 pounds. So all that other shit I just complained about? Worth it. 🙂
I’m starting to look at workout options – I’m still pretty tired from work so I think I’ll wait a couple weeks to really start getting into it. But I want to really incorporate some toning as I’m really worried about lose skin. I know I’ll have it, but I’d like to have as little as possible!
Last Week on the Blog
- [28 Aug] These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly ★★★★
- [28 Aug] Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry ★★★★
- [28 Aug] Fall of Night by Jonathan Maberry
- [28 Aug] Don't Tempt Me by Lori Foster ★★★★½
- [30 Aug] #bingewatchersclub ~ Stuck in Bed, no problem, thank god for Netflix
- [1 Sep] Monthly Book Report ~ Just a quick update!
- [2 Sep] Berls’s TBR List | September 2017 Choices
- [2 Sep] My To-Be Read List September Vote ~ Shelf Books
- [3 Sep] Sunday Post with Berls | Back to School Kinder Teacher Tired
Coming Next Week From Me
My TBR List Pick for September 2017 with Berls
Sunday Post with Berls |I hate kid Germs
F*ck Club: Riley #review
#TTT – Ten Books I Loved During The First Year I Started My Blog
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!
I just finished…
I finished Written in Red and it was AMAZING! I devoured it over the three day weekend – every time you turned around you saw me reading it. I need to get my hands on the next book – I want to buy it because this is definitely a keeper series 🙂
I also finished Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Just as good as I remembered 🙂
I’m currently devouring Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This is the book in the series I’ve read the least number of times (with every new release I reread the previous books, so the earlier ones have been read bunches!) and there’s more that I don’t remember in it that in the others. It’s ALMOST like reading it the first time – especially since this is my first time with the Stephen Fry audio.
I also started reading a book for book club, which is Tuesday. A Quick Bite…. I’m trying to finish it by Tuesday, but if I don’t, it may become a DNF. It’s kinda dumb, though I am curious to see if it gets better. I thought it would be funny, maybe it gets funny…
Oh and I’m still working on my teaching read Love and Logic. It’s taking longer because I read in the morning and frankly I’ve only been doing a subheading a day lately.
I may be starting my TBR List read. Or I may get the book after Visions in Red. Haven’t decided.
For Audio – I know I will be going to the newest White Trash Zombie book 🙂