So far this year, I feel like I am being a patient teacher. Patience is not one of my strong points- I fully admit that! I know that summer rejuvenated me, so I hope this "patience thing" continues because I really think that is what comes between me being a good teacher and being a GREAT teacher.
My workouts got a little derailed last week but I am trying to getting them back on track. On Saturday I got in a run (even thought it sucked) and on Sunday I went to Planet Fitness and felt very weak. I hope I can get back to training full force this week. However, I am glad my body got some impromptu rest days. I know rests days have only ever helped me.
Boy have we been eating GOOD these past couple days. Our sweet friends Bree and Geoff gave us a care package full of all kinds of goodies. Jumbo bagels, turkey burgers, homemade pesto... MARGARITA SALT! Oh, and of course ice cream. With all the stress of the past week and a half, I haven't been overeating, but I definitely have been eating whatever I am craving- whether it is healthy or junk. For instance, on Labor Day, I ate a 20 pc chicken nugget from Wendy's in one sitting and then chased it with a Frosty. (That doesn't count as overeating because it was the first I had eaten in two days!!!!)
I usually don't get emotional about celebrity deaths, but I was really sad when I heard Joan Rivers passed away. Fashion Police is a show I DVR and she always made my mouth DROP with her mostly inappropriate jokes. I know she was 81, but I really wasn't expecting her to go anywhere anytime soon. She was definitely one of a kind and the world is less funny without her in it.
This is the twisted type of thing I love about Joan!
Remember how I had a diet soda problem this summer? Well, I am proud to say that ever since this post, I have not touched a DROP of it. And guess what has been in our fridge for the past two weeks? A couple 2 liter bottles of diet soda! Paul wanted them for some reason, but I haven't had any. Go me! The longer I go without it, the easier it is. I still get my sugar fix with diluted apple juice or diluted Gatorade. (Please don't think I'm against sugar. I'm against fake sugar.)
And last but not least, some exciting news... I am an aunt (again!). My sister-in-law and brother welcomed another baby into the world on Thursday. Her name is Clementine Lucy Michael. Isn't that a gorgeous name? I have had "Oh My Darlin' Clementine" in my head ever since I learned her name! She has the longest little legs and the cutest little feet. We went to visit her yesterday...
Do you know any Clementines? I have been teaching for ten years and I have never come across a Clementine!
Tell me something that is going on in your world right now!
What are you addicted to? Did you ever try to give it up?