Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday Bullets

Sorry so long since my last post. I guess living life is just getting in the way a bit! I have tried to sit down and write a cohesive post at least a half dozen times in the past week or so, but no luck. So, all you are getting bullets in typical-Teacherwoman-catch-up-style:
  • Even though I am not training for anything specific right now (but thinking WAY too much about 2011), my running is going really well. Really well. *knock on wood*. On the flip side, I haven't been in the pool yet this month. Actually I have only been in the pool ONCE since August 24th. I guess I just haven't had the desire to swim. Don't know exactly what the deal is.
  • Last weekend while back home visiting the BF and family, I got to experience two things for the first time - jelly and summer sausage sandwhiches and UFC. The BF was talking about those sandwhiches and how his family would eat them while working on the farm, so I had to try them. Very interesting combination, but I enjoyed it nonetheless! Saturday night we watched some UFC fighting at a friend's house. I was a little leary because I have never really watched it before and it was actually pretty fun. Brock Lesnar got his booty kicked in the first round - probably deserved it for all the smack talk he did.
  • Work is going well. I have a great group of kiddos this year, all very unique, but I love working with each and every one of them. With that, I am learning to read 6 year old body language a lot better and don'tt ell me you don't have to go to the bathroom when I ask three times while you are wiggling in your chair like fish out of water and proceed to grab your rear while running for the bathroom after I demanded that you atleast try. Thank goodness I have my own bathroom in my classroom. However, we are still working on remember to close the door behind you, flushing when you are done, and washing your hands. *smiles*
  • I want to shout out to my baby sister Susie who is working hard on losing weight. She joined LA Weightloss 9 weeks ago and has lost just a little over 26 pounds already! She is a determined woman!! I couldn't be more proud of her.
  • How many of you are thinking about 2011 already? Asside from potential races, I am just looking forward to what the year may bring. I turn 30 in about 7 weeks and I am excited for a new era!
  • Update: Forgot to mention that we are gearing up for some nasty winter weather here in North Dakota tonight and tomorrow. It's raining now, but wind gusts are between 26 and 39 mph. It's supposed to turn to snow tonight and tomorrow... with a possibility of 4 to 8 inches. WTH?! Have I mention that our days are getting even shorter by the minute? We currenlty only have about 10 hours of daylight here and I am at work for most of it! grrrrr...

22 comments:

Lisa said...

I'm glad your running is going well. I, too, am thinking of 2011 already...

Marlene said...

Most definitely thnking about 2011 already! So exciting that your big Birthday is coming up soon!!

James said...

I'm thinking hard about 2011. I already signed up for a March marathon, and trying to plan out the summer and fall big races. Happy early birthday!

Andrew Opala said...

bummer bout the weather!

Badgergirl said...

I haven't been in the pool since July either. If you manage to find your swimming mojo, let me know where you found it. Mine's probably hanging out with it.

And this weather is crazy. We're not supposed to get snow in Wisconsin, but the wind is a steady 30-35 mph with gusts up to 50mph right now. Crazy.

Aimee said...

* I'm glad your running is going well! Yay!
* I went to the pool yesterday for the first time in a month! Yikes!
* Your comment about reading 6yr. old cues totally cracked me up!
* Yay to your sister! Good for her!

Wes said...

2011 is on my radar, and my year isn't over yet :-)

and don't get me started on sausage and jelly biscuits. Dee Dee eats that stuff, but it makes me want to gag ;-)

Scott Keeps Running said...

Winter is creeping in here too. Boo. :(

2011 is going to be OFF THE HOOK!

Holly said...

I got into the UFC one year and it was really fun! Jelly and summer sausage sandwiches sound interesting.

This weather is absolutely awful! I wish I didn't have to go out in it. :P

RockStarTri said...

I just registered for my first 2011 event and sent the money in.

Whitney said...

There is something exciting about planning for next year! Bummer on your pending weather...I used to live in South Dakota and I don't miss the early start to winter! Stay warm.

Katie A. said...

I can't wait for 2011 ;)
Glad school, running and life is going well! Hang in there, hopefully winter will be nice to you!

Colleen said...

I can't even think of snow yet... :(

Congrats to your sister!

Joel said...

The weather's killin' me! Being a Florida guy, the wind & cold up here in the midwest are way too much!

I've started thinking about 2011 as well...

Steel Springs said...

It's great that things are going well for you! The jelly and summer sausage sandwich sounds very interesting. What kind of jelly was it? The point about your classroom made me laugh out loud. Kids are great.

Julie said...

Welcome back! I know what you mean about life getting crazy:)

We had some crazy weather last night. It was super cold, rainy and windy, (50 to 60 mph winds)! This morning it was even snowing for a bit! I am not ready for this crap yet!

I am also looking at next years potential racing schedule...exciting stuff:)

Take care!

Kristin said...

yay on your running and yay to your sister!! Woot! I am getting ready for the 2011 season now!! All my races are on the calender for when I can sign up for them!!

Jess said...

Oh man I'm so guilty of looking forward to 2011 already. I want to put together a race calendar and I'm not even finished with this year's calendar. Ooops.

I need to learn to sit back and enjoy the ride sometimes!

MCM Mama said...

Can't believe you guys are already starting to experience winter. It's been shorts weather here this week (which is a bit unusual, but not unheard of).

I really have no idea what 2011 will hold for running...

Wendy said...

It's getting cold here too.
Yep, I'm already thinking about 2011.

My Life and Running said...

Awesome about your running! Can't wait to hear more about those 2011 plans... :)

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

I cannot wait what 2011 will bring. Hopefully I will be doing my first triathlon =)

I jumped on over here from a bloggie friend's site. I see that you a SPED teacher. My daughter wants to take up SPED for college.=)

New follower here =)