6. A fun Saturday!

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On Saturdays I do laundry and then take it easy and relax the rest of the day.  I rarely have or make plans on a Saturday and that is OK with me.  A friend invited me to a joint birthday celebration for her stepsons.  The kids could play video games and the adults could eat and drink too (kids eat too).  It felt good to hang out with friends. 

I had a beer flight.  Each glass was about 6 ounces and they were all good.  I don’t drink a lot of beer because it fills me up quickly but do enjoy it once in a while.  I prefer wine or a martini.

5. Flu vaccine and what a Friday!

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Thursday after work I went to pick up my mom and then went to Walgreens to get the flu shot.  I took a Tylenol before going to bed and woke up feeling fine on Friday morning.  However, later in the day I felt awful.  I was hot, had a fever, and felt really tired.  My coworker gave me a Tylenol and felt better about 2 hours later.  I don’t remember feeling that bad last year.

This was me resting in a chair when my students were in art/STEAM class.

Then on my way home, I was less than 10 minutes away, someone rear ended me.  I was fine and nothing major happened to the car.  I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later.  I’ve had my car for 2 years and that was my first (and hopefully last) car accident.

Earlier I stopped at Target and saw this cute Starbucks mug.  I was tempted to get it but didn’t because I have many mugs at home.  Now I regret not getting it.  I mean, it is my birthday month so I should get it right?  Next time I go to Target I will buy it.

4. Five pictures from this week!

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Happy Friday!  Friday is my favorite day of the week.  I feel like this week dragged but also that it went by fast.  I have plans on Saturday and Sunday and I am excited about it.  I have parent/teacher conferences on Monday and I am off on Tuesday.  Excited about that!

Let me share with you 5 of those pictures from this week.

📷 Noxgear Tracer Lamp – OK, I realize this will be more than one picture but I wanted you to see how bright this lamp is.  Left is high, middle is low, and right is no light.

📷 Elote – It was a beautiful day on Tuesday.  Actually it’s been very nice this week.  I dropped off my car at the car shop because it was time for an oil change.  The shop is one block from where I live so I walked home and stopped to get an elote. 

📷 Christmas music – I like listening to it but it is too early for it right now.  

📷 Nitro Brew Coffee – I had a huge headache yesterday and felt much better after I drank this coffee.  I like it.  A little strong for me but flavored creamer helped.

📷 Chicago Marathon 20 Miler run – This picture showed up in my Facebook Memories.  This is from either 2006 or 2007.  I remember that day.  Check out the iPod.  

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3. What a day and ready for the weekend

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What a day it was yesterday!  I was at work till 6:45 pm.  I try not to stay that late anymore but I needed to get a few things done.  

I had a meeting with the assistant principal at 3:30.  That lasted about half an hour.  Then I went back to my room to get some copies done, organize some of my data charts, and check my email.  I check it throughout the day but this time I deleted a few, responded to a couple, and moved some to folders.  I hate having a full inbox.  Right now I have 7 emails in my inbox and that is still too many for me.

I don’t hate my job but there are days when I do not like it.  I feel like I will never catch up and get all of my work done.  There is always something that needs to be done and not enough time.  The 2020-2021 school year was awful!  2021-2022 was bad and this current year is just as bad.

I know it is only November and I am already stressed out.  I still have a few more months to go so I need to figure out a way to get through them.

But it isn’t always that bad.  I care a lot about my students.  They make me smile and laugh.  They draw cute pictures for me which I hang on my walls.   Today during recess two girls drew a picture on the playground.  Cute, right?

2. New month and new goals

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Hello November!  It is one of my favorite months because of my birthday and Thanksgiving.  Plus, that means December is around the corner along with the end and start of a new year. 

As I write this post I am massaging my left foot with a foot roller.  Plantar fasciitis is the worst!  It is clearly the worst running injury I’ve ever experienced.  I’ve also had a mild calf strain but this is just worse.  I sent a message to a sports medicine doctor asking about a cortisone shot. 

Yesterday I ran for 15 minutes in a pair of new shoes I got from Brooks.  Last month I participated in a fun run and the rep told me she would send me a free pair of either the Ghost or the Hyperion Tempo.  I chose the latter.  I love the teal color!  I didn’t find them to be as comfortable as the Ghost but maybe it is because of the injury.

Here are a few goals for this month:

➡️ Feel better.  My right hip also hurts.  I’ve been meaning to try yoga but haven’t gotten around to doing it.

➡️ More consistent in running.  I still have a few more states to run in for my 50+1 Goal so I need to sign up for one or a couple more races soon.

➡️ Read one or two books.  I have 2 books from the library and am excited to read them.

➡️ Not work so much.  I say this all of the time but many times it isn’t possible.

➡️ Take better care of myself.  How is it that I can spend hours at work but not do the same taking care of myself?  See point #1 regarding yoga.

Here is a photo of Mateo.  No reason but just because.  This was after I came home yesterday after my run.