Friday, June 21, 2013

5 for Friday

Brushing the dust off of this blog in hopes of maintaining it more this summer.  Thanks for sticking around or stopping by as a new reader.

It is hard to believe it is the first day of summer!  It is finally feeling like summer here.  We have had some warm days and a few storms.  We are under a storm watch currently.  I was inspired by summer to fix up my blog to reflect the fun days ahead.  I have not had much summer yet as I taught classes, prepared for summer school, and later taught summer school in my days off.

I have been busy reading and collecting titles to read.  I have always loved reading and summer gives me the time to finally read.  I can't wait to join up with The Nerdybook Club this Sunday for #titletalk.  I always add a ton of books to my wishlist. I am reading one of my favorites The One and Only Ivan with my summer school class this summer.

This year I packed up my classroom of 7 years to move to a new room in the building.  It is a room that has been used minimally over the years so it is pretty much a fresh slate and in need of some TLC.  I have grand plans and hope to get in to paint soon.  It will be strange setting this room up for one teacher from the beginning.  I shared my old classroom for 6 years.  I hope all of my furniture fits.  I had to wait to move any of the furniture in until the floors were waxed.  I am hoping to be able to figure out away to continue to use only lamps in my classroom, but with no window it may be tough in the new space.

This year was supposed to be the year to shine, but it has been pretty rough so far.  I am really trying to keep a positive outlook, but so much has gone wrong it seems.  This summer will hopefully be a time to recharge and get that positive spark back!

One of the concerns I have had this summer is with my back.  It started hurting Memorial Day Weekend while I was running the Med-City Half Marathon.  I have been in for x-rays and started on some physical therapy.  This week at summer school though it started to lock up and hurt very bad.  I went back into the doctor and she ordered an MRI to be done early next week. I am back on activity restrictions.  I have missed the past 3 days of summer school due to not being able to get out of bed or be steady on my feet.  It has been hard for me to be away and know that others are having to work harder because of my absence.  I hope to be back on Monday.  My back has also kept me from racing this summer. I will miss my second planned triathlon this weekend.  I do plan to volunteer and cheer on my husband this weekend though.

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry to hear about your back! I hope it starts to heal soon, missing out on activities can be so hard, not to mention depressing. For the time being enjoy the things you can do! :)
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