Monday, April 25, 2011

A New Beginning

my husband and our son on Easter morning after sunrise service

Easter break has been really nice.  I didn’t go on any exotic trips, I didn’t get my total list of things to do done, and I certainly didn’t make it a long weekend of good health (quite the opposite, I’ve been tossing down the fried foods washed down with gravy…even the green beans in the south are unhealthy drenched in oil).  However, I did have a nice Easter.  I think Easter is a great time for new resolutions..Even more so than the New Year because Easter is a time of rebirth, a time to remember Jesus Christ’s resurrection, a time when Spring blooms and all that was dead is new….. I hope that this will be a season of change for me.
 I did get to take time to rest, spend time with family, and I went out tonight with a good friend.  It’s a good thing I had a few moments rest and laugh, because I was looking at my planner for this week…and I honestly don’t know how I’m going to get through it.  I kind of dread going in on Tuesday…between observations from the state, meetings, a visit to the funeral home, and kindergarten screening for Connor….it’s going to be a hard week, but hopefully this will be a week that I can make a new beginning by handling stress in a different way!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Day One and NO Energy

Today’s theme would have to be- sluggish.  I think part of the reason is-  the kids are wide open before Easter break, I always get exhausted toward the end of the school year, and the last reason I was trying to detox too soon from sugar.  I came home and crashed….and then I started to eat little bits here and there.  Plans to exercise kind of went down the toilet quickly….luckily I had dinner in the crock pot and I didn’t have to exert too much effort.  Connor wanted me to play outside, and I just couldn’t keep up, making me feel guilty.  I'm hoping the long weekend/break will allow me time to catch up around the house, get some much needed rest, and spend some time with Connor!
Tomorrow is Earth Day @ school, and later a girls’ night out, and then I can enjoy Easter Break!  Looking forward to it all!

I started off this morning in the book of James which really spoke to some issues I am dealing with at work.  "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance."

So the moral of the story is, you may not have a perfect day…but the main goal is to keep trying!  I am soooo insightful.
this made me laugh in honor of Earth Day

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pictures don't Lie (unless they are in magazines)

You get up, you get dressed, you check it out in the mirror, and you say hey “not so bad”, or if your feeling really good "looking great hot stuff".  Then the inevitable happens, someone takes a picture.  Now I love pictures, pictures are great…but sometimes pictures are too honest!  After looking at this picture that my teacher assistant caught of me in the classroom, I had to do a double take because this didn’t look like me or the me I want to look like or rather feel like!  I know my BIG bottom half has been there the whole time and to be honest I have been all sizes, and weight has been nothing but a depressing roller coaster for me.  Drat!  I have to learn to do some major airbrushing or lay off the twinkies ASAP.