Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Race #3

So I haven't been doing so hot with keeping up with my blog so I've decided to take mini-steps back into blogging.

I've run two 5ks now (yay for crossing off something from my list!)  and I'm kind of going back and forth on my third.  When I say running...I don't mean the racing for the finish line kind of running but the....I just want to finish kind.  I suppose you have to start somewhere.  

I'm in desperate need of motivation.

I've been running with another teacher from my school, but we live about an hour apart so beyond meeting up for races I don't have anyone to really motivate me.
I just have to keep telling myself that I want this (and the 20 pounds I've lost so far doesn't hurt)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

It's been awhile...

So I feel bad...it's been months, literally, since my last post. I kept putting it off thinking my return to Blogger had to be spectacular, and I do have lots to update.

(1) I ran my FIRST 5k...I felt like death but I am doing it again (today actually...)
(2) I am no longer laid off!  Yay for having a job in the fall!

 (3) I am 25...I feel old.
More later!  I promise.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Love/Don't Love

(1) I signed for my schedule yesterday (my near dream schedule) making it a 90% certainty that I will get to come back in the fall!  LOVE

(2) This week has been crazy with field trips/activities (college, Cedar Point, JROTC Field Day, DECA, Track, etc.)  that interrupts the day.  Combine that with informal random walkthroughs, our school improvement walkthroughs and my formal evaluation on Thursday and I am super stressed! 
Don't Love

I would rather spend my week here.  :)
Hopefully everyone else has a 4 day weekend coming up too!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011



I've been a little MIA the last few days and I apologize.  I fund out last Thursday I've been laid off and couldn't think of anything positive to blog about.  After a week few days I've regrouped and realized everything will work out. :)

(1)  After getting my pink slip an administrator and at least 4 teachers have told me how awesome of a job I've done this year and that they really hope I get called back.   Cue crying at work (in a happy way). It's nice hearing that, as a teacher you don't often hear positive responses.  

(2) I've started couponing.   I am addicted to the 'Extreme Couponing' show on  TLC.  I have been saving 40-60% plus getting free products.  I will do a post on this soon.

(3) Summer is near!  A few weeks left.

Short this week but I have a ton of grading to do!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

(1) I'm loving that there are only 25 days left of school.  Although that is kind of scary since I have an observation left to do and finals to plan/conferences tomorrow.

(2) I'm loving that Friday is a half day!

(3) I'm loving that Sunday is Mother's Day and I can't wait to give my mom her present (hopefully it gets here on time!)

Have a wonderful night!!


Monday, May 2, 2011

Misc. Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

(1) This week consists of conferences, prom, after school tutoring and a technology after school workshop.  It's going to be a long week..

(2) We had a bomb threat at school today.  Ugh.  It wasn't a 'credible' threat but days like this making getting anything done difficult.  

(3) bin Laden was killed last night. This pretty much sums up my feelings on that (taken from a friend's FB):

"I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure." ~Mark Twain

(4) As a first year teacher I find myself just scraping by to 

make it to the end of the year.  I love my kids this trimester 

but I feel overwhelmed and stressed with layoffs/budget cuts, 


What my 'end of the year celebration' would look like:


Happy Monday lovelies! 

Hope everyone has a great week.


Saturday, April 30, 2011


I've been terribly slow on updating, this is a recap of our stay in Miami for a friend's wedding at the beginning of the month.  


The Mansion

The pool

Sculpture and Biscayne Bay

View from gardens of the mansion

Patio/outdoor sitting rooms

Gazebo by the water.  There were a ton of wedding/Quinceniera pictures being taken here all afternoon

Viscaya is gorgeous and although I am partial to historic places ( being a history major and all)  A. really liked it as well, so we'll consider him 'unbiased'.

Viscaya is a house built by James Deering in 1916.  It has 10 acres of gardens and a forest.  It is set on the gorgeous Biscayne Bay and has interesting architecture inside and out.  If you are going to Miami anytime soon I highly reccommend it!



Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding Love

I've always had a love for royalty.   Particularly after a school trip to London when I was in 9th grade.  Seeing Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey.  There is something so magical about it all.  

Unfortunately I have a real job now and could not stay home to watch the wedding but I'm not going to lie, I considered taking the day off!  I  loved Kate's the Duchess of Cambridge's dress.  It was gorgeous and I won the bet with some of my friends that it would be a McQueen creation.  Absolute perfection.

These two clowns should have worn something more appropriate.  But I'm not really surprised.

What an adorable little girl.  Such a great picture to show her one day!

TGIF and have a wonderful weekend.


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Misc. Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

(1) Today sadly ends my 10 day Easter/Spring Break.  I enjoyed every minute of it but the home stretch until June is going to be killer.

(2) This is the third time I've sounded like a man lost my voice this year.  My students are going to start to wonder if I really sound like this.

(3) I'm really working on this couch to 5k program.  I did do track in HS but I was by no means a 'runner'.  This program takes that into account and is meant for new runners.  I decided to start the program with my former college roommate and its working out well!  I will keep you updated!

(4) In the same vein I have started using the widget from the daily mile to track my workouts.  When I've lost some weight I will start a tab with my weightloss!

(5) Saturday was amazing in the mitten.  It was 75 and gorgeous.  I am ready for summer!


Back to lesson planning I go!

is it bad that I am already ready for the weekend?


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I can't believe its already Wednesday!

I'm Loving that I'm on Spring Break this week and I'm getting the chance to relax and catch up on things around the house.

I'm Loving that this weekend is Easter and I'll get to spend some time with the fam.  

I'm loving that it hasn't snowed in two days and tomorrow is supposed to actually look like Spring!

I'm loving these things:

Banana Republic
Banana Republic


Have a lovely night!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hello Tuesday

I'm starting to think Michigan doesn't realize it's almost May.  I woke up to (tons of) snow coming down yesterday.  At least by the afternoon it was actively melting.

(1) It was great to get a call from a good friend from H.S. yesterday, she was giving me a live blow-by-blow of the Boston Marathon, I wish I could have flown to Beantown to watch it!
(2) I got these awesome feather extensions today.  They were on American Idol and I've been seeing them everywhere.  Mine look like the lighter ones pictures and I only have one set (for now).   I plan on getting some fun colored ones for the summer (pink!).  They are super quick to put in (your stylist will do it) and can be reused.  

Mine are most like these, but I only have one set.  Super cute!

Today has been a great day,  I'm on Spring Break, had a nice run this morning, got my hair done, and the purse I bought is almost here.  Can't get better than that!

Happy Tuesday all!