News at Home: Too much for 1 week!
This week wasn’t bad, but man was it loooong! On their own, the things going on weren’t that rough, but compiled into 1 week, it was just too much.
Monday we had parent-teacher conferences. I was at school until 7:30 PM. It was long and exhausting, as parent-teacher conferences typically are. But on top of that, Tuesday was Halloween. Me and a couple other teachers on my team dressed up as the characters from If You Give a Dog a Donut, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, and If You Give a Mom a Muffin.
Wednesday was the day after Halloween. Think back to any experience you’ve had with a super tired kid, who stayed up too late AND ate a ton of junk food. Now multiply that by 22. That was my day.
Thursday we had a district walk-through. Honestly my approach to it was, “If they have a major problem with what I’m doing I can go somewhere else.” Because seriously, the people who come on these walk-throughs rarely are people who could EVER do what we do. So it wasn’t that big of a deal, except no matter how much you’re determined to not change because of them, it’s a bit nerve-wracking to have 7 adults walk into your room while you’re trying to teach and pull out their clipboards and start taking pictures and videos. Thankfully, I’ve already heard that I did great, that they too pictures and videos because they want to share what I was doing with other kinder teachers that are struggling, and I even got a couple notes from them in my box Friday just saying how impressed they were with the Kinder’s independence and enthusiasm. So yay!
Then Friday I had a meeting during my planning period, that ran over into my lunch, meaning I had no break all day. And then after school we had our Fall Festival, which is a night for neighborhood families to come and play games, shop local craft vendors, shop the book fair, and just have fun. It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year so it’s a big deal. Well I spent from 4-6 helping setup, from 6-8 painting faces, and from 8-9 cleaning up. It’s stuff like this that people don’t seem to get about being a teacher when they talk about all the time off we get (unpaid btw). It was fun, honestly, but exhausting after such a long week. I came home and crashed.
It wasn’t a bad week, like I said, just way too much for 1 week. Hoping next week will be a bit less eventful… although Friday is our Fall Field Trip, so that’s unlikely. LOL!
We kicked off our Can You Read a Series in a Month Challenge and I’m happy to report I’m already almost done with my first book! Woo!
Besides that I realize I’m a sucky blogger and I’m truly sorry for not having the time to do it right. I’m still trying to do better though, I swear! Don’t give up on me 🙂
First a rundown on my main goal for October – losing 20 lbs. I did it, barely. I lost 21.4 as of October 31. Phew!
And it’s time to recommit for November, so here are my November goals:
- Do yoga every morning for 10 minutes (minimum)
- Drink 64 oz of water daily
- Eat 70g of protein daily
- Go to the gym 3 times a week (Sunday – Saturday)
- Walk 8000 steps a day
- Do 1 5k walk with Buffy each weekend
- Lose 20 lbs
For the most part, I’m off to a good start with my goals. Here’s a rundown on my start to November:
- Wednesday: 10 min morning yoga, 64.9 oz water, 80g protein, 45 minute Zumba class (2nd time gym for week), 13385 steps
- Thursday: 10 min morning yoga, 81.8 oz water, 93g protein, 30 min Hump Day, 55 min Turbo Jam (3rd time gym for week), 15635 steps
- Friday: 10 min morning yoga, 81.9 oz water, 86g protein, no gym, 8240 steps
Weight lost this month (goal 20lbs): I’m up 2.2 pounds so far this month and I couldn’t be more furious or discouraged. I’m doing everything I’m supposed to and the scale is not going the right way!
Days since surgery: 88
Total weight lost since surgery: 62.4 pounds
Last Week on the Blog
- [30 Oct] The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare ★★★★½
- [31 Oct] Happy Halloween from Because Reading! @Limabean74 @BerlsS
- [1 Nov] Can you read a series in a Month! Challenge! Starts TODAY!!!
- [4 Nov] TBR Voting November 2017
- [4 Nov] My To-Be Read List November 2017 ~ Lets #Vote & Link Up!
- [4 Nov] Sunday Post with Berls | Too much for 1 week!
- [5 Nov] It’s NOVEMBER…ALREADY?!?!~ WIR & SP
Coming Next Week From Me
Berls’s TBR List Voting | November 2017
The Sunday Post with Bers | Too Much for 1 Week!
Just a Few InnKeeper Chronicles Books I Read #audioreview
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 A Promise of Fire and wow when it ended I was like, “WTF, that’s it! NO!!!” So I’ll be reading the second book soon!
I also finished Miracle Morning and OMG y’all this book! You have to read it! It’s transforming my days and I can’t wait to share more about it with y’all.
I’m listening to Clutch by JA Huss my first book in the Read A Series in a month challenge.
I’m reading Murder of Crows, book 2 in the Twenty-Sided Sorceress series. I’m enjoying it but I think I’ll switch gears after this.
I just finished Miracle Morning so I need to pick out my next self-help book. My next audio will be the sequel to Clutch. No idea what my next physical read will be.