Saturday, July 19, 2014

A New Journey

After hitting bottom (sort of) I decided to do something about it.  I have been embarking on a journey of weight loss and healthy eating.  On July 7th I started the 21 Day Fix program.  I am doing well on it.  I have been exercising everyday and controlling my food portions.  I have lost 5 pounds and I feel so much better.

I probably couldn't have done this without the support of my health coach Becky.  She really helped me get my mind in the right place to be able to start this.

So here's to changing my lifestyle!

Friday, June 20, 2014

I Am Accomplishing

Being a school teacher I have time each year where I don't work. It is really nice because after being "on stage" for 9 months wears you out.  Not that I am complaining but it does take a lot of energy to teach 1st graders something.

Anyway, I have about 2 and half months where I really don't have to do anything,  However, I do choose to accomplish something.  I can't just sit.  So, so far I have visited my mother, helped at work with some things for the new year and have started cleaning my house.  I have cleaned Daniel's room, laundry room, and guest bath.  Today I am working on the master bathroom. (notice I am not there right now)  Tom has helped me too.  Yay.

Later on in my vacation, I am planning on doing some lesson planning so the start of school will be a little easier to begin.  It is better to have things ready that to just go in cold turkey.

That is what I am accomplishing.  What are you accomplishing this summer?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Maya Rose Above

This is my tribute to a great woman, Maya Angelou. She was a great woman who rose above and shared her great wisdom with all of us.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

One Very Proud Aunt

This is my wonderful nephew-in-law (is there such a thing?) Andrew. He graduated from McGeorge School of Law on Saturday May 17. It was a great graduation and totally renewed my faith in lawyers. The graduates were told to help and be kind and turn hate into love. It was all very uplifting. Now we just need to pray and cross our fingers that he passes the BAR examine in July. Go Andrew.

Monday, April 14, 2014

524 5th Avenue

524 5th Avenue was known as Nannie's house.  It has always been my true home base.  If I were a salmon this is where I would come to.  It has always been here.  It is the one thing in my life that never really changed.  In fact when you would go into the house, everything was always in the same place and it was the last time I was there.

The house has been in our family for many years. (since the mid 1800's)  This is the first time that someone in our family won't own it.  Grandpa died in 1991 and Nannie died in 1999.  My uncle has lived there and he let the house get into great disrepair.  (he is now in a care home at 69)  Anyway, the only way to save the house was to sell it.  No one could afford to fix it.  But on the bright side, some very good people bought it and they will fix it up really nice.

It is hard to let 524 go but it also has taught me that the important things in life don't change.  I will always treasure my memories and time spent at 524 5th Avenue.