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These past few weeks went by too fast. It was busy with work and family activities. My oldest sister was in town for my mother’s birthday and she stayed with me so that was fun. No, I am not being sarcastic. I hadn’t see her in about a year and it is always nice to see her. I know my mom was happy too.
Let me update you a bit with some life updates.
🔷 I have not been running. My last run was on Sunday morning. Prior to that my last run was on 9/18. Getting up to run doesn’t sound too exciting right now. I know I need to snap out of this funk and get moving. I also know a race goal will get me excited. However, Winter will be here soon and, well, you know how I feel about Winter running.
🔷 Last week was very hectic. I had a meeting on Monday, Open House on Tuesday, and half day on Wednesday (but with meetings until 4pm). For Open House only 3 parents showed up for my sessions and then 3 more at 7:30. I was done with my sessions but was there to talk and answer questions. Was I disappointed with the numbers? Yep. The meeting on Wednesday put me in a bad mood. As a dual language teacher I feel like we are always doing more work than GE teachers. I am already overwhelmed with the new things that are being implemented for Reading (one would be teaching foundational skills in English and in Spanish) but now I need to do bridging in Math. What exactly is it? “The Bridge is the instructional moment in teaching dual language when teachers bring the two languages together, guiding students to engage in contrastive analysis of the two languages and transfer the academic content they have learned in one language to the other language.”
🔷 These hot flashes are a pain in the you know what. It is weird how I can go months without them and then boom they show up. This year I’ve experienced them within the last 2 months.
🔷 My doctor prescribed a sleeping pill. She thought the reason I was tired was because I wasn’t sleeping enough. I go to bed between 9-930pm. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. Most nights I’ve been able to go back to sleep but sometimes I stay away for about an hour before sleeping again.
🔷 I reactivated my Fitbit account. The main reason is to track my sleep. I don’t care too much about the number of steps I take during the day. Well, I am curious. Yesterday I walked over 8,000 steps, but I don’t think I will wear my watch everyday.
🔷 My classroom is almost done. I just need to finish my English classroom library (Spanish is done but it took me about 5 months to finish it) and organize my supply closet. I am getting evaluated/observed this year and the main things are done. No one will see the closet and the bins already have books in them. 😀
🔷 I haven’t been reading like I would like to. Right now I am reading “Landslide”. However, my favorite Chicago and NY shows are back on TV. Thanks to a great offer from Peacock I can watch the shows after they’re shown on TV. I am a T-Mobile customer and got a free 1-year subscription to Paramount+ Premium and can watch many CBS shows there. Anyone remember “Bull”? My sister and I were fans but then I stopped watching it. I also like “NCIS” and stopped watching it about 2 years ago.
Any recommendations to track sleep? Honestly, I really do not want to wear the Fitbit watch.
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