Phew. I’ve emerged from the darkness.
I’m feeling really good.
Winter break “ended” when school started again on January 3rd, but today I returned to teaching.
Don’t get me wrong; I’ve been there every day since January 3rd, but I haven’t really been there.
Does that make sense?
But today, of all days, like any other day, I came back! It happened around 10:00 AM. I was going through my files and found a pre-planned skit for several events that happened during the time period we’re on right now, and I looked at it and thought to myself, ‘my kids don’t need pre-planned; they can create their own!’ And then it happened. The light came one, and I put the pedal to the metal. Before I knew it, I had a fabulous rubric approved by an English and Drama teacher, and starting Tuesday, we’ll be writing and performing skits! I’m not sure who is more excited: me or the kids. They’re excited they don’t have to hear me lecture anymore, and I’m excited I have my inspiration! Phew! So, somewhere around Wednesday, I will be watching the best darn skits on the John Adams presidency any middle school history teacher has ever seen!
In other news, I mentioned before that I’m doing the 30 for 30 challenge that many bloggers partake in, and it’s going really well. I keep forgetting to snap pictures of my outfits, so one day I’m going to spend a few hours in my closet recreating what I wore and snapping it. When I do, I’ll post the outfits here. However, I’m coming up with such great outfits, and I’m so proud of myself! The not shopping also has been successful. Today I got a terrible email that looked something like this.
That was painful, not because LOFT didn’t offer 40% off for the entire month of December, but because they have been discluding new arrivals since new arrivals arrived. However, I closed the email with only a few peeks at those new arrivals. That, I think, is a big step.
Weight Watchers met today at school for the first time since I’ve been trying and really counting points…it wasn’t pretty. I didn’t even stay for the meeting I was so mad. I decided going home was a better option! I only lost .2 pounds. I felt deflated. I’m going to stick with it though and keep chugging along. Wish me luck!
How are your new years resolutions coming?…it’s been almost two weeks!