News at Home: October?
Tomorrow is October?! Are you sure? Where the hell did September go? On one hand it flew by, on the other, I’m really happy to see the school year plowing by. Before you know it, it’ll be Christmas break and I’ll have a class full of emerging readers :)*fingers crossed*
I have no crazy school stories for you this week, which I think means we’ve FINALLY really started settling into our routine. I had a student teacher in my room on Thursday (still blows my mind that my principal thinks I’m fit to have a student teacher in my room…) and our morning went really well, with the exception of a couple kids who thought they would “perform.” Some kids will always prefer some attention to none, even if it’s negative 🙁 I did start to feel sick in the middle of calendar, too. The kids were singing our Months of the Year song and I told them “Keep going” and then I went and threw up in the trash can. Then I came back and finished calendar. So the student teacher got to see the reality of teaching lol!
But the afternoon? Yikes! The kids were a hot mess. Our afternoons are always a bit of a struggle, because our class schedule sucks. HORRIBLE. I have the kids from 8:20 – 10:10, then they have specials and lunch. I get them back at 11:35 and have from 11:35 until 1:30 to make the bulk of our learning happen. So developmentally inappropriate!! They are DONE after lunch, but I haven’t had enough time with them to teach enough. So we have to make the most of the afternoon. But they were in rarely bad form Thursday. *sigh* like I said, reality for the student teacher 🙂
One of the kids misbehaving was the teacher’s kid I mentioned being worried about having this year… she’s misbehaved a decent amount so far and I’ve had to write a few notes in her behavior folder. She’s a bit of a spoiled princess *sigh* Well mom came to me the next day (remember, she’s my co-worker, teaches 3rd grade) and said that her daughter said she’s misbehaving because she’s bored. *cue eye roll* Seriously?! Your child misbehaves and it’s because I’m not challenging her enough? Is that why the kids in your class misbehave? *grr* I told her that her daughter has not been finishing her work early, so I don’t think that’s the issue. I’ve been agonizing over how to handle this delicate situation, because the time her daughter becomes bored and most behaves is Read to Self – a time where she is 100% responsible for her own learning. So I need to communicate that to mom, without getting bratty. It’s too early in the year for this to get ugly, so I need to find a way. She did tell me that being bored is not an excuse, it’s just her trying to get to the bottom of it. So I’m thinking she’s trying to keep things civil too and I just need to communicate as best as I can. Stress!
Anyway, I came home last night very tired and spent the evening lying on the couch catching up with Outlander (BTW this season is off to the strongest START yet. For me, the other season beginnings have been boring in comparison). Today I plan to do some cleaning and go buy some new workout pants and see Franky. Tomorrow, a little work getting ready for the work week and lots of NOTHING 🙂
Last weekend I managed to write all of my October posts (with the exception of posts like this one that can’t be pre-written). So I’m hoping to spend some time today getting through a couple weeks in November and then tomorrow I really want to do better visiting everyone!
Also coming next week is the sign up post for our (Michelle and I) “Can You Read a Series in a Month? challenge” which will begin in November. I was MIA last time we did this, so I’m excited about doing it in November! Hope you’ll join us 🙂
I’m going to start reporting the most important things I’m tracking right now – exercise/steps (goal daily yoga and at least 6k steps a day), calories (goal within 1000), and protein (goal at least 65g).
Here’s a rundown on my week:
Saturday: 10 min morning yoga, 3,581 steps; 852 calories, 65g protein
Sunday: 10 min morning yoga, 3,201 steps; 568 calories, 62g protein
Monday: 10 min morning yoga, 7,487 steps; 580 calories, 84g protein
Tuesday: 10 min morning yoga, 6,983 steps; 630 calories, 56g protein
Wednesday: 10 min morning yoga, 13,671 steps – did zumba!; 641 calories, 61g protein
Thursday: 10 min morning yoga, 6,469 steps; 699 calories, 63g protein
Friday: 10 min morning yoga, 8,216 steps; 810 calories, 65g protein
Days since surgery: 53
Total weight lost since surgery: 43.4 pounds
Weight lost this week: 2.4 pounds… so yes, definitely slowing down 🙁
Okay so, I’m rocking at the yoga. It’s becoming routine… wake up, get yoga mat, do breathing exercises and affirmations (Miracle Morning) then do my morning yoga. A couple more weeks and it will be routine, I hope. I still suck at it, but I’m doing my best and keep hoping I’ll see some evidence that I won’t always suck lol!
But that’s the only thing I’m rocking at… I missed my protein goal 4/7 days :/ and my step goal is a problem on the weekends. So I’m going to really focus on both of those problems this week. The big thing for me with protein is that it’s hard to eat enough to get the protein in! And unfortunately, I’m still struggling with throwing up due to eating too quickly (I assume). I mean, I’m eating so much slower than I used to, but I’ve lived such a fast paced life for so long, slowing down is hard! On Wednesday, I actually had to pull over and fling my door open to vomit in a parking lot! So yeah, I’ve got to get that figured out.
I’m adding two more (at least) workout classes to my schedule this week. Monday I’m doing a weight class and Tuesday a cycle class. Wish me luck, I may need it! I’m hoping that getting in more exercise will improve my energy level. I also have another post-op appointment on Monday.
Last Week on the Blog
- [25 Sep] Frost Line by Linda Howard, Linda Jones ★★★½
- [26 Sep] Ten characters I’d totally trade places with #TTT
- [27 Sep] #bingewatchersclub ~ One down, now on to the next!
- [28 Sep] The Devils You Know by M.C. Atwood ★★★★
- [29 Sep] #Bookishresolutions Update ~ Totally failing but I hope you are not!
- [29 Sep] Adventurers Wanted Final Book! Come enter for a chance to #win! #giveaway
- [30 Sep] Written in Red by Anne Bishop ★★★★★
- [30 Sep] My To-Be Read List Non Review! 🙂
- [30 Sep] Sunday Post with Berls | October?
- [1 Oct] A Mess, An Idea, a Challenge and a Readathon ~ WIR & SP
Coming Next Week From Me
Sunday Post with Berls | October?
#2017HW report card – 3rd quarter
Bubbly Berls is Babbling About: Hogwarts Teachers
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 Accidental Sire by Molly Harper on audio. Good stuff as always 🙂
Still reading Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs (love!)
I’m listening to Sweep in Peace by Illona Andrews. A fun series with really great narration.
Still reading Love and Logic but I think I might finish it this week!
I would like to try and go to book club this month so I’ll try to pick one of those books to read… not sure which yet, hopefully audio so I have a chance to finish in time!