News at Home: I’m so ready!
Guess what! Today is the first of 9 days no school and I’m so ready!!
This week was really good for the most part. Class went smooth, parent night (another one!) went smooth. It was a long week, because it was the week before break, but considering it was the week before break my kids were well behaved and I’m happy with how things went. My team got an awesome compliment this week – we were told that “they” (the people at district that I never know exactly what they do) have come to the conclusion that we are the BEST Kinder team in the district. Ya’ll there are 48 or so elementary schools in our district, so that’s a huge compliment. I think it kind of made my week.
I got a new student and I’m having a really hard time figuring her out. She doesn’t talk much and falls asleep all the time. She’s super low academically – can’t write her name, doesn’t know most of her letters or numbers – but doesn’t cause problems either. Mom has been 100% uncommunicative. I met her briefly when I got the new student but obviously couldn’t talk because I had a room full of kids. So I gave her my parent folder with all the info about our class and told her I’d send her daughter home with more specific, personalized info that night. Among the things I sent was a student interest survey that goes a long way to helping me know students and a class contract. Neither has been sent back. Her folder that I use to send home papers and communicate never made it back after the first day. I’ve called and not received any reply. So that’s frustrating. I’m hoping it’s just pre-holiday busy mom and I’ll get a response after break. #beingoptomisticnotrealistic
And, speaking of parents making my job harder… I have 1 student – ONE – that causes a lot of problems. I’ve mentioned him before. But the thing is, I feel pretty strongly that he needs testing. He’s not in control of himself. And that takes a lot of work and documentation – and parent support makes all the difference in the world. Since BOTH his parents are middle school assistant principals, I expected them to be communicative and helpful. Instead, I had the worst parent-teacher conference about a month ago. And then this week when mom sent in a note in his folder saying she’d like to meet, I called a left a voicemail to see if we could meet this week (listing no less than 9 times I was available). No reply, so I called again Thursday. The reply was a note in his folder on Friday telling me that we will have to meet after break, that other kids are bothering her son, he comes home sad and does not like kinder. *grr* well if I was in trouble all the time, I don’t think I’d like it either. But that’s not because of something I’m doing, it’s something he/they need to deal with. But yes, please push back meeting with me as long as possible and try to act like it’s my fault and I should feel guilty he doesn’t like Kinder. Because I’m just the one bending over backwards to try and help him have a better experience. I don’t need you at all. *sigh*
So yes, I’m very much looking forward to a week away from all of that! I have a super busy week ahead, starting with a bunch of surprise birthday things for my brother today. We’re doing an escape room, lunch, and then I’m holding him captive while his boyfriend sets up a hotel room he rented for a late night party (that I’m too much of an old fart to participate in – I’ll be a pumpkin by time it starts). So I’m excited for today (and I’m probably just about done with it all by time your reading this).
The only downer is that I’m getting sick… have been coughing up mucus and very stuffed up for the past 3 days and it’s getting worse. It’s really messed with my morning routine and just my general get up and go. So hopefully it’ll go away soon!
COYER sign ups went live today! Check out the post and see if you’ll join us for COYER Winter Switch!
For our Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge, I’m on book 4 of my series. The last 1.5 are not available on audio yet, so I have a feeling I won’t be finishing the whole series this month, but I think I’m going to get to call it a win, having finished all the audiobooks available 🙂
NaNoWriMo is going horribly and I’m wondering why I tease myself into thinking I can write and teach and blog and be a step-mom and go to the gym and all that. There are many superwomen out there, but I’m just not one of them.
Speaking of horribly – I’m a blog failure at the moment. But I hope to change that over break. I don’t have near as much going on as I normally do, so fingers crossed! Thank you for being amazing and visiting me even though I’m sucking 🙂
We’re halfway through November… here’s how I did on my goals this week
- Do yoga every morning for 10 minutes (minimum) – only did yoga Sunday – Tuesday
- Drink 64 oz of water daily – did it!
- Eat 70g of protein daily – missed Friday by 3g! Close enough 🙂
- Go to the gym 3 times a week (Sunday – Saturday) – only made it Monday and Friday
- Walk 8000 steps a day – everyday but Sunday!
- Do 1 C25k walk with Buffy each weekend – completed on Sunday and upped my pace from 22’06” to 20’59”!
- Lose 20 lbs– I’m down 9 lbs for the month.
Days since surgery: 102
Total weight lost since surgery: 74 pounds
Okay I’m frustrated, but not because I’m not losing weight. This week the scale started moving again – yay! But do you notice that I didn’t do so hot on my goals? Missed yoga most the week, only made it to the gym 2 days and I feel like I did worse than I have since my surgery on food choices. I ate a piece of chocolate yesterday (at was a fun size, but I haven’t eaten candy since July)! And now the scale is like ok you can lose again. The 9 pounds I’ve lost this month? Yeah it was like all THIS WEEK!
Of course I’m happy to be losing again, but I’m confused. I’ve been doing everything perfectly (according to instructions at least) and I don’t lose… hell I gain! Then I have a rough week and the weight starts falling off? So was this week a snafu? Or is this what I was supposed to be doing? Or was the non weight loss me healthier and just not seeing the results? I wish I knew!
And to add to the frustration, my surgeon has decided to take off next week. Kudos to him, except that was when I was supposed to see him and seeing as it was when I have off work, it was my one chance to have an appointment that wasn’t rushed. Usually my appointments have to be super quick because I’m using my 45 minute conference period and 30 minute lunch that follows it to drive there, have appointment, and drive back. Best part, he’s book until at least December 1. So who knows when I’ll get in and I think I’m going to have to get a sub so that I can have a decent appointment. GRR!
Anyway, this week I didn’t do great on my goals because I just didn’t feel good. Next week I plan to go to the gym and everything like planned, so I guess we’ll see how the weight loss goes next week.
Last Week on the Blog
- [14 Nov] #TTT Top ten books I want my future children to read
- [14 Nov] Happy Release Day! #AddisonCooke!!! Check out the New Adventure!
- [15 Nov] Can You Read a Series in a Month 1/2 Way! How are you doing?
- [16 Nov] Alone by Cyn Balog ★★★½
- [17 Nov] Five on Friday ~ Thankful Edition ~ Books & Things
- [18 Nov] Sunday Post with Berls | I’m so ready!
- [19 Nov] Not my favorite week ~ WIR & SP
Coming Next Week From Me
We’ll see what I get written this weekend… since I have nothing done yet.
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 Flight book 3 in the Just Junco series by JA Huss. I’m going back and forth on this series. There are elements I really love and things I just don’t care for.
I’m so incredibly close to finishing On the Plus Side, but it’s been slow going because I keep falling asleep so fast! I think because of been a wee-bit sick.
For self-help I’m still reading Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents. As much as I’ve enjoyed the way it’s spot on about my effed up parental relationships, I’m really ready for it to get the part where you stop describing the problem and start talking about the healing.
I started book 4 in the Just Junco series, and it’s okay so far.
Not sure. I have book club on Tuesday and haven’t even started a book for that, so trying to decide if I should even try or just show up to chat lol.