Saturday, August 24, 2013

August Week 3 - #FMSphotoaday

It's hard to believe how fast time is flying by!  Kindergarten Orientation was the new school year has "officially" begun!  A quick ankle update... I do have a stress fracture.  It's a huge bummer, since I am now sporting a very stylish "boot" that I will have to wear for the next six weeks (at least!).  So, no C25K for a while.  I'm hoping that this heals sooner, rather than later.  It's not going to easy going back to work, but I'm going to try! 

Wednesday ended week three of FMS's photo a day challenge.  And it has been challenging!  Since I am not really able to get out and about, most of my shots have been taken around the house.  Not very exciting, but doing the best I can :)

 Day 18 - Someone I spoke to today (my lovely daughter!)   Day 16 - Cooking (cheeseburger pie)
Day 19 - Lost (lost willpower!)   Day 15 - The Best (best idea I had all day)   Day 17 - Exercise
Day 21 - Slow (this has certainly slowed Me down!)   Day 20 - Stairs

Friday, August 16, 2013

Sad Tale of Woe - Why is it, exactly, that I'm doing this?

C25K...lately?  Not so much.  I tried....and now I've hurt myself.  About a week and a half ago I was making yet another attempt at successfully completing Week 4, Day 1 and I noticed a slight pain in my ankle.  Well, that "slight" pain has turned chronic and has led to days where I am literally hopping around because the pain and swelling are intense.  Yes, I have been to the doctors and yes, I have had x-rays.  There was a prediction of a stress fracture, but (thankfully) that is not the case.  Anti inflammatory drugs have been prescribed, along with elevation, and ice three times a day.  If these things don't work...well, I guess it's off to a specialist.  Feeling frustrated, but hopeful that this will go away soon so I can go back to torturing myself!  This sums it up for me right now... 

August Week 2 - #FMSphotoaday

This week was a great week for "stretching" (aka...what does that setting do? ) my photo skills.  My favorite day was "fast" (I know, it's just a picture of a ceiling fan...but I loved learning how to capture movement in a picture!)  So, here is week 2...
They are in random order (only because I liked the composition better!) 
Top to bottom, left to were the daily prompts...
Day 11 - I love doing this (hanging out with my bestie!);  Day 9 - 2 o'clock;  Day 12 - Macro
Day 13 - Fast
Day 14 - Trash;  Day 10 - Beverage;  Day 8 - Peek-a-boo

Monday, August 12, 2013

Teacher Week '13 - Meet the Teacher

I thought I would play along with this...although I am not so sure what this week will bring.  I'm not back at school yet and can't get into my room until next Monday (kindergarten orientation is next Friday...EEK!).  Maybe this will inspire me to actually get something done.  It's been a lazy summer as far as getting myself ready for back to school!  Anyhoo...
Hmmm....where to begin?  Let's start with...
1)  I always have good intentions.  I love to try new things, but "sometimes" my follow through isn't what it should be!  The various unfinished projects laying around my house (and this blog) are a testament to this "problem".

2)  I LOVE scary movies.  I love the suspense, the build up, the YIKES! of a good movie.

3)  I am a wife and a mom.  I have been with my hubby for 27 years, married for 18.  We have two great kids who keep us on our toes.  A girl (16) and a boy (13)...they are as different as night and day!

4)  I have been teaching kindergarten for 21 years.  I LOVE my job.  With approximately 700 kids, my school is the largest in the district.  We have yet to come out of the dark ages...we still have half day kindergarten, so my day consists of two half day sessions.

5)  I am OBSESSED with nail polish.  During the school year, I do my nails every Sunday night.  The kids get a kick out of seeing my nails every week and by the middle of the school year they are making special requests.

6)  Reading is another passion.  I will read just about anything.  My "secret" shame is Victorian era romance novels, the sappier the better!

7)  I would love to run a 5k.  Why?  I don't know.  It just sounds like a great thing to do.  

8)  I love the taste of coffee.  I can't drink caffeinated anything without getting all buzzy and wired, so I try to stick to decaf.  It doesn't matter what it is... candy, icecream, or beverage... I love it all!

9)  I am not a "cutesy" kind of girl, but I might have a "slight" infatuation with Hello Kitty.

10)  I love facebook, surfing the web, scrolling through pinterest, and checking out blogs.  It is AMAZING what is out there.  My other "secret" shame is Candy Crush.  It's just not right how many hours I will never get back because of that game.  

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

August Week 1 - #FMSphotoaday

So.... I've been tossing around the idea of FatMumSlim's "Photo A Day Challenge" for quite a while.  I bought a new camera last summer, with all good intentions, but have used it very little.  It's cool.  But it's got a whole lotta "stuff" on it that I have NO IDEA how to use.  Since I have "extra time" on my hands, I figured I would finally try it out.  It has been a fun first week.  I love the prompts and it makes me pick up the camera every day, just to see what I can come up with.  Here are the photos that I submitted for this week.
Love the bird... He had such an attitude!
Day 1 - Something beginning with N = Nectarines
Day 2 - Incomplete = A Stained Glass Window that needs some serious work
Day 3 - Skyline = A Cloudy Day at the beach
Day 4 - Fresh = That Swan... Mr. Crankypants!
Day 5 - Early = "Early" Afternoon at the lake
Day 6 - This means alot to me = Being healthy
Day 7 - A sign... (of Aging) = I am now in the "take them off, put them on" stage...depending on how close things are!