Struggles of a Teacher Person

Struggles of a Teacher Person
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Saturday, August 25, 2007


Good day today. I got to the gym before 10:00, which is a minor miracle. I had a very good run of 3.42 miles. I didn't think I was gonna make it. At about minute 11, I felt pretty oogey. I kept going though. It's amazing what your body can do if you don't tell yourself that you can't.

Snoopy called and wanted to go get the cross-country team members who can't afford them shoes. I agreed this would be a good idea. She had talked about going to a Reebok outlet at Darien. I wanted to go, but was wondering WHEN this weekend we'd achieve this. She called and said we might as well do business in this town and get lunch as well. Well, it ended up that to get the big discount two more pairs of shoes had to be purchased. Well, I am now the proud owner of a pair of Brooks shoes. I have run in New Balance up until now. A different world completely! And, since I have monstrously huge feet, I am now wearing a men's size. I'm not sure if it's the difference between Brooks and New Balance or women's shoes and men's, but these shoes are mighty cushy. I'm wearing a men's 9 1/2. I'm virtually a midget (or the more politically correct, "little person"), but my feet are HUGE! I've put them (the shoes, not my feet) on to break them in a little bit.

And then lunch. I go to the same place whenever possible and get the same entree-- teriyaki salmon wrap with a salad of field greens. Not sure if Snoopy totally appreciated it, but I absolutely LOVE it there. It's quiet, cool (both temperature-wise and style-wise), and always good. I love places you can go and the entrees are the same all the time. Every time I go there and inevitably get the same thing, it always tastes the same.

One week until college football. I have to say that I love college football. I'm from Georgia and am one of the four people who actually like Georgia and Georgia Tech. When they play each other, I have to pull for Georgia Tech. Other than that I like to see them both win. Mark Richt is such an awesome guy. This makes me quite the Judas around these parts. Rules demand that you must LOVE one team and HATE the other. Oh well, since when have I followed rules? P.S. I hope that Calvin Johnson (wide receiver for GT) is as awesome in the NFL as Mel Kiper, Jr. and I think he's gonna be!

I'm going to try to get some of my schoolwork done. I'm sure something awesome will come of this!



teacherwoman said...

Nice job on the run this morning! It's nice to get that out of the way before the day starts!

Re: Block Scheduling

I have my strategist credentials, so I am able to teach students with Learning Disabilities, Emotional/Behavior Disabilities, and Cognitive Disabilities (MR). But, my room is not self contained, on of the other special ed teaches is in charge of kids who are pretty much pulled out all day, but her room is not "self-contained"... our school did away with the self-contained room a couple years ago. My room is pretty much just a resource room.

angeljoy said...

Go girl, with your running self! I ran this am also. I really think I need some new running shoes and another item as well. You'll have to tell me about your shoes. I am sooo proud of you!!!