Safe – Things that remind you of OTHERS
I do this ALL the time. I see a picture or product and immediately associate it with SOMEONE! 🙂
I think it’s partially OCD, and the other part is cute ❤
This morning I saw a write up about Paddington Bear. I immediately thought of the pretty blonde haired assistant that was so loving, caring and nurturing with my students. It made me smile 🙂
So heres to Paddington Bear and to Lacey ❤
PS- I still have my Paddington Bear Key chain that Lacey gifted me during her trip in London 🙂 Its on my desk at work!
Safe – After nearly two years
of not getting my period. Last night………I finally got it !
I have mixed emotions about this. Overall I am thrilled. I have been working VERY hard to get it to return. I do not think many people realize how important it is and how healthy it is to have a regular cycle. YES its a pain in the rear, BUT you need it. It helps your body function, keeps your hormones in level, keeps your bones strong. Without it……your body and YOU suffer
So I am thrilled it came back!
However, of course, I now feel “Just like everyone else” One more thing to make me “Not special anymore” I am just a regular woman now.
“I must be fat since I got my period back”
Its ok though. I keep fighting those ugly, negative thoughts with POSItiVE ones
For now, I feel great. I feel happy, I feel motivated. I feel excited for the holidays and break. I feel like I can and WILL eat what I want, when I want, no matter what anyone else thinks or says.
I am strong ❤
Safe: Puppy love
OMG , Am I nuts? I am seriously considering adopting another dachshund (Hot dog # 2)
I absolutely LOVE Lily. She is my baby. I love our snuggles and cuddles and EVEN love her ‘tude and ststubbornness
I want to give her a little friend. She would be so happy, PLUS I would be saving a life.
I feel less and less inclined to have children. I know that this may pass. I feel content and happy with being a special ed teacher. I love helping my students and I love that I have the patience (most times) for them. It is difficult being a parent (and teacher) of students with special needs. Its draining but so rewarding.
I feel like they are my children. I feel like right now I can and WANT to give them what they need and want. I feel content with being a “Teacher mom”
So, I have two potential pups to meet and greet. Casey and Riddick. I will let you know who Lily chooses (Because ultimately its HER choice)
Casey: 5 years old
Riddick: 5 months
That the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime is sold out (well the tickets in our price range) for during Holiday break 😦 I really was looking forward to spending break in NYC one day. BUT I am letting it go, Robin suggested a day in Philly. This will be JUST as great and something I have always wanted to do! Plus, I enjoy learning about new places and seeing new things with others, I feel like Robin is quite the pro! I love her choices and suggestions and feel “safe” in her touring 🙂
I am excited to check out these two book stores now (In NYC):
ps- I love how I met a friend for coffee last night and she pulled out a………….LIST! Omg, that is so me! I love it!! ❤ I have been working hard on my lists all morning (Yup, blogging was ON my list!)
For the first time last night, I relaxed, took a deep breath and was just “present” in barnes and noble. I typically would be thinking “OMG I did not run, I need to move faster, squat, burn calories somehow” Last night I really enjoyed the experience of just “letting go” and browsing a book store. Yes on a Friday night. 🙂
Safe: Sometimes we just need to do……..
My students have been off the wall (teachers and parents I am SURE You will agree)
yesterday instead of getting irritated, frustrated, I gave them what they needed. Absolutely NOTHING
We chose a Tumblebook to listen to online
(FYI, I love Tumblebooks! I suggest getting a subscription. It reads various (childrens’) stories to you, and follows along highlighting the words. GREAT practice for your kiddos!)
we turned off the lights
We got comfy
I gave my “Jumpy, wiggle worms” some sensory brushing and pressure
Everyone was content, happy and CALM
1. What silly things remind you of others?
2. What are the top 3 things on your to do list this weekend?
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