Can You Hear My Tears?

Can You Hear My Tears?

Can you hear that? Listen again. There.  Did you hear that one? Those are my tears falling down my plump cheeks and onto my plump tummy as I think about leaving two boxes of Girl Scout cookies in my kitchen pantry uneaten because… I’M STARTING A DIET DETOX. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, the HUMANITY of it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Imaginary friends, come sit on my couch with me for a minute.  Kick off your shoes, have a glass of red wine (even though I have four bottles of white in my fridge right now that…

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Weekends, Vertigo, and Marriage

Weekends, Vertigo, and Marriage

I had so many plans for this week.  We kick of baseball practice, Gracie has gymnastics, our Cub Scout den is meeting on Tuesday, my classroom is active this week – none of these things work well with vertigo.  Oy.  I’ve had vertigo for the past three days.  It’s been tolerable, but frustrating.  Vertigo can present itself in different ways for different people.  Mine happens to come in the form of feeling like you are wearing broken 3D glasses.  My eyes feel like they move about .5 seconds after my…

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How to Pass Time on a Treadmill

How to Pass Time on a Treadmill

I’ve given up on spinning. After that one class, I could barely walk for almost a week. And I mean, barely. It hurt to sit, it hurt to stand, it hurt to sleep, it hurt to move. I was miserable. Not worth it. So, I’m happily back to running. Normally, I run outside, but this central Florida heat makes it really hard this time of year. At 6:00 in the morning, it’s already 80 degrees with insane humidity. And at night is no different. Since we’ve joined the Y, though,…

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Eff This Healthy Shizzzz

Eff This Healthy Shizzzz

A few weeks ago, I blogged about how I have given up certain things in my life in order to simplify and make myself happier.  One of the things I gave up was dieting.  This was stupid. I have now reached a size where I don’t even feel like myself anymore.  You know those unflattering pictures that sometimes get taken of you by accident?  The ones where you are in the peripheral or the background and you were clearly not prepared to be photographed?  You’re hunched over in the most…

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FEVAH!

FEVAH!

Oh, man.  The fever has hit our house. There’s nothing I hate more than a fever in one of my kids.  They are so darn scary!  Neither Bean or Gracie run fevers very often, but when they do?  Wow!  Those suckers are HOT and HIGH! November, 2014 – Asthma flare There’s a little fever virus going around the daycare, so I’m sure Gracie has brought it home from there.  Thankfully, this time, both kids are sick at the same time, which is nice because it will mean that once it’s…

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Awareness Hits Home

Awareness Hits Home

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, as I’m sure you all know.  Pink has infiltrated my school, Gracie’s daycare, social media, TV, and even the NFL.  We’re pink up to our eyeballs around here, and I love it.  We all support breast cancer awareness in October. But I don’t think I really got it until THIS October.  Because in this October, it has literally hit close to home.  As in, like, across the street from me.  Two married ministers from our church live in the house across the street from us,…

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Back to Regularly Scheduled Programming

Back to Regularly Scheduled Programming

Hi Friends! I feel like we have been apart for so long! If you’ve been around here for any number of years, then you know that the weeks leading up to school starting for me are C-razy, and this year as been no exception. I was going to try to do a post about everything I’ve been doing since I’ve been away, but that sounds boring to me and I can’t image it would be interesting to you. Just know that my classroom looks great, my lessons plans are going…

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Puke and Rally in My 30’s

Puke and Rally in My 30’s

Yesterday, I started my first workout of a three-week bootcamp.  For three weeks, I am going to be doing these crazy intense workouts and eating like a squirrel. Please notice the extreme excitement in my voice. (Pssst… there is no excitement in my voice.) I let my friend, Danielle, convince me to not only participate in this torture, but to PAY for this torture.  And then Danielle went out of town for the first two sessions, so I showed up yesterday to the first work out BY MYSELF.  She’s a…

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Man Down! Man Down!

Man Down!  Man Down!

So, Chris is sick.  Which is why this entire post is written as I whisper it to you.  You might think this makes me a very kind wife, keeping quiet so my lovie can sleep.  But, actually, I’m only whispering so that Chris doesn’t know I’m blogging about this.  Normally, I have a 100% Share Clause in our blogging agreement.  I show him every post that involves him before it gets published and he has 100% authority to tell me that he doesn’t want it published.  No questions asked.  …

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Busy Doing Nothing Important

Busy Doing Nothing Important

I was going to sit down and write an apology for my sudden disappearance from the blog world.  I was going to explain how busy I have been and how much I have been doing.  But then, I realized… I haven’t been busy at all.  And I’ve loved every minute of it! The past two weeks have been full of deliciously unimportant-important time spent with my kids and Chris.  Afternoons are low-key and slow-paced for once.  I’ve been leaving work on time instead of staying later, which means afternoons with…

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