News at Home: Trying to find the positive
At first I started to title today’s Sunday Post “Work Sucks” but I really am trying to find the positive, so I changed gears. But yeah, work sucks. And the problem is not the kids. I have one kid that’s not a picnic, but he is going to be fine. I’m getting him there, one day at a time. It’s my admin. So here’s the positive. I’ve come to the realization that my principal is very threatened by strong women. And we are a team of strong women in Kindergarten. A couple of us more so than the others, but we aren’t the sort to be submissive to men just because they are men. We are very assertive, intentional, purposeful women who know we are good at our jobs and refuse to act otherwise. And he is threatened as hell. He’d never admit that, even to himself, but it’s the reality. I’m going to try and not dwell on work though, so I’ll just leave it at that. And the fact that I’m very certain this is my last year at this school and probably in the classroom. I’m looking for other options, jobs that would help me as I continue on my path to opening my own school. That goal is not going away. It NEEDS to happen so badly. And I really look forward to the day where I can go up to all this horrible administrators and be like “my school kicks your schools ass because I treat my teachers with respect and do what’s right for kids.” But in the meantime… sigh
I’m trying really hard to stop dwelling – I have had this constant running commentary of shit I want to say to my principal in my head and it’s affecting my sleep, ability to relax, etc. So I’m trying to shut it off. I kind of succeeded a bit this weekend and it’s going to continue to be my goal. I’m helping it along by keeping wine in my fridge at all times and I will probably have a drink almost every single night this school year. Healthy? At this point, maybe.
I’m very happy with the fact I was able to spend a few minutes Sunday – Thursday visiting blogs this week. I intend to spend some time today visiting and writing posts for the next week.
We’ve decided on a date for Bloggiesta – it will be October 22-28, which is the last full week of Anna @ Herding Cat’s Blog Ahead event. The two events really work well together, so I plan to sign up for both and hope you will too!
So Saturday 9/1 was my first day back to the gym and it felt so good to be back! I worked out Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday – and honestly I didn’t feel limited much at all. But then on Thursday I got a really bad leg cramp. And again on Friday. So I pulled back a bit and didn’t work out Saturday or today. I’m bummed, but I no I have to listen to my body. Thankfully my amazing masseuse managed to work me in and I have a massage today 🙂 Hoping that will help and I’ll be ready to go full steam ahead on Wednesday. This week is light anyway because I work Monday night, book club Tuesday night, gym Wednesday, Meet the teacher Thursday. So I’ll probably try to go on Friday… though I do have a meeting after work so we’ll see.
The scale has FINALLY started moving again! I’d been in a stall for like 2 months but accepted it as mainly surgery recovery. But I’m losing again and I’m hoping I’ll reach my goal weight by the start of the new year. Only 40-50 pounds to go!
I need to work on my water consumption big time though! That’s going to be my goal this week! 64oz of water minimum!
Last Week on the Blog
- [3 Sep] Deadly Escape by Colleen Helme ★★★★
- [4 Sep] Task it Tuesday | Coming back #taskittues
- [5 Sep] #bingewatchersclub ~ What I plan to binge watch and some updates.
- [6 Sep] Monthly Book Report ~ It’s been a while!
- [8 Sep] September #MyTBRList winner. Which Jay Kristoff book will I be reading this month?
- [9 Sep] Sunday Post with Berls: Trying to find the positive
- [9 Sep] No New books but lots of going ons ~ WIR & SP
Coming Next Week From Me
I hope to have reviews up for Amore by Bella Jewel – parts 1 & 2 – and a discussion post about what keeps you blogging. It’s not a lot so hopefully I’ll get them ready today.