Friday, November 20, 2015

Five for Friday...Link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching

I am still on sick leave and my weeks fly by without too many events to report.
I'll do my goes.....

First...there is a pretty good book I am reading.
The author, Helene Segura, has just the right balance of humor and real world helpful advice.
what is going on at school, with my kids and lesson plans...
and when the doctor finally releases will I EVER catch up???
Third....Cold and Snow

Walking outdoors with Scooby and....
walking with Leslie Samsone....I'm up to two miles and the stretch.
It is perfect for an out of shape, on sick leave, teacher.
Purple lens glasses!
They help with the lighting that  bothers my vision-those pesky black spots followed by a headache.
another stress reliever......CATS
Are three cats too many?
Link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Five for Friday...November 6, 2015

I'm not back to work yet, but I can probably pull 5 things out of my hat! My focus is on health at the moment instead of lesson plans! Lesson plans are easier I think.

Let's link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching and share your week.

This isn't exactly healthy, but it is pretty good and HALF of it IS healthy!

Pumpkin Spice Almonds and candy corn is delicious mixed together!
Taking my blood pressure 4 times a day (when I remember). The smallest thing can make it go up. My life is pretty calm at big decisions are required at the moment...
I am concerned what it will do when I return to work.
and yes....I'm on medicine to help keep it down.
Two MRI appointments this week!
The second one was using contrast...I really hate needles and my veins are very uncooperative.
It only took two sticks to get the contrast in, add to that I was laying down with a plastic bird cage looking mask over my face while it was happening.
I am proud of me for not freaking out.
I found this cartoon on Google, it cracks me up because that is how it sounds! I had on headphones with music, but sadly couldn't hear the music when the machine was at  loudest which was most of the time. More MRI humor at
Here's a picture from Alter Everything blog of the face mask.
She talks about pretending she is on a beach, I did something similar...I was sitting by a lake drinking coffee.
I am really hoping my brain has healed...but not sure I'm ready to handle the stress of my job.  : (
But know...gotta work..
Speaking of handling stress....I am reading a book that may help
 I am only in the first chapter. So far, there is a lot of talk about being positive about yourself, seeing the good in YOU, one of the questions: List positive things about yourself...I couldn't think of anything...I would think of something and then disagree with myself! So I have a ways to go.
We've gotten some snow and are expecting more this weekend!
I am taking a walk every day and attempting to get back in working shape--ha!
Take care and talk to you next week,