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Even though I know I had a busy week, I’m really not so sure exactly what I did. It was on of those busy weeks that flies by and leaves you standing there going “where’d my week go?” Despite being a 4 day week, it did NOT feel like a short week at school. We had a team meeting Tuesday morning where I found out we have to change almost everything we’re doing in our literacy block. “Yay!” said no one. Then we had a staff meeting after school that took so long I missed the gym and had to pay a $15 no-show fee. Grrr. And I’m not 100% sure, but somehow I’m co-organizing a new coding club at our school. So I was busy organizing that Wednesday. Thursday we had a parent night, and somehow I ended up in charge of organizing the Reading Table (despite their being 6 other people assigned to the team), so I was also busy with that Wednesday… plus had to run things on Thursday. And when I left school at 7:45 p.m. I had to stop at the grocery store to buy things for our Fun Science Friday – because in science Friday we were finishing our lesson on matter and made root beer floats (solid- ice cream; liquid – root beer; gas – the bubbles it makes when the two meet).
So work kept me busy for sure, but I know there was more going on. I also know I was super tired… Thursday I fell asleep as soon as I got home and still slept in 2 hours! I wake up at 4:30 am… so 6:30 is my second alarm. It’s my backup alarm, in case I sleep in and also my “time to be ready and start visiting blogs” alarm. So 2 hours over sleeping was okay, but not the way to start my day.
Friday night we went to the dollar theater, though and saw Daddy”s Home 2 and it was pretty funny. We really enjoyed it and it was nice to have a night out after such a busy week.
Saturday was gym and then we went out to breakfast… where I had a kid’s meal again…. and didn’t finish it. Still shocks me how little I eat. Then I spent the day cleaning and I’m also looking into starting a second job. It’s an online job teaching kids in China. I know a few teachers who do it and since you can set your own schedule I think I can handle it. Between the costs that are still trickling in from my surgery and the car payment, I just don’t like my financial situation. I’m not broke, but I don’t feel comfortable like I used to. So yeah, second job here I come :/
Michelle and I have done this crazy thing… we’re now co-hosting Bloggiesta with Emily @ Emily Reads Everything. We seem to be addicted to hosting challenges or something. So watch bloggiesta.com for details on your new hosts and upcoming challenges 🙂
I did sucky visiting this week – I made it on Tuesday and I think that was it. I’m sorry y’all, I’m trying!
#COYER Winter Switch Update
We’re on to phase 2! I’m really happy with how I did in phase 1, reading 9 books off my list.
Phase 2 for me is The Strict – meaning Free or Nearly Free eBooks and/or audiobooks. So far, I’m doing okay, but not great on that. I’m still working on This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost — I took a brief break from it to read a Library book for book club (which doesn’t count for COYER). On audio I read Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper… so I have 1 book read for phase 2 so far.
So liquid diet went well, in that I’m back down to where I started the month… plus 5 pounds. Part of me is frustrated, because all the hard work and surgery and I had to go on a liquid diet to stop gaining weight. But mostly, I’m relieved that the liquid diet seems to have worked at resetting the weight loss. Didn’t do great getting to the gym this week – because of all the late night work! I made it to the gym on Wednesday and Saturday and I’m going this morning.
Days since surgery: 165
Total weight lost: 102.8 lbs
Last Week on the Blog
- [15 Jan] Just a Few Random Fun Reads
- [15 Jan] Harmony Black by Craig Schaefer ★★★★
- [15 Jan] The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean ★★★★
- [15 Jan] Snow Falling on Bluegrass by Molly Harper ★★★½
- [16 Jan] Kissing Santa by Heather Horrocks ★★★
- [17 Jan] #bingewatchersclub ~ Unplanned watching!
- [20 Jan] Books From Kinderland | Daily 5 and Leader in Me
- [20 Jan] The Daily Five (Second Edition): Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades by Gail Boushey, Joan Moser ★★★★
- [20 Jan] The Leader in Me: How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time by Stephen R. Covey ★★★★
- [21 Jan] Sunday Post with Berls | What did I do this week?
- [21 Jan] January is a FREE trial month…right? ~ WIR & SP
Coming Next Week From Me
Sunday Post with Berls | What did I do this week?
Just a Few 3.5 star Reads #review
I Hunt Killer #audioreview
Bubbly Berls is Babbling about Bullet Journaling!
#MYTBRL #Review | Snowed In
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 read Little and Lion for book club and LOVED it. Such a good multicultural, LGTBQ book!
I also finished Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper and I loved it as much as I expected I would.
I’m listening to If Ever I Should Love You by Cathy Maxwell – so far, really good! I’m still reading This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost – it’s taking a while, even though I’m really enjoying it.
Next on audio, I think will be Five by J.A. Huss… it’s coming on January 30, so I might end up with another book before it. Depends on how fast I read my current one. For print, I’m not quite sure yet.