Thursday, March 26, 2009

I'm Done!!!!

As of 12:45 today I am FINISHED with classes at the Faculty, YIPPEE! It was a lot of work but I made some wonderful friends and learned an awful lot about how hard the business of teaching is! My final placement begins on Monday and on April 30 the difficult job of finding a job begins. I shall try to stay positive and hope that the economy starts to turn just like the weather has :)

I found this picture on photobucket and just loved it--makes me think about spring and journeys all in one go! Have a fantastic day and I'll be reporting from grade one for the next month.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Much Better!

Thanks so much for all the well wishes! What a brutal bout of sickness that was. 5 days later--today was the first day I had real food and didn't feel ill afterwards.

Definitely not the way to lose weight but if you have to be sick for that long, something good should surely come from it, right?

I've learned that my final practice teaching block will be in a grade one class at an awesome new school less than 15 minutes from my home! It's ultra technological, has awesome programs, etc. Can't wait!

And, I know that I'm a bit early but I'm starting with Easter and spring pics. Love this time of year!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Read All About It! Weight Loss Secret Right Here!

Surprised to see a headline like this from me? Well, don't be surprised any longer! I lost 10 pounds in two days and you can too. What's my secret? Well, here it is but you may not be brave enough to try it.

For me, it started with a slight sense of nausea on Wednesday night which quickly turned into an evening with my head in the toilet. You really get a workout jumping from your bed to the toilet 4 times in one night.

Then, spend Thursday doing the same thing with only liquids for nourishment (best thing is even they won't stay down for long). Friday is a little bit like Thursday but now you've managed to eat a piece of dry toast with tea. Saturday morning you have toast and ginger ale for breakfast but now you've taken a chance and eaten a piece of cheese with it--Good Luck! Maybe it will stay down this time!

I joke only because I do feel a bit more human. Getting a NASTY case of the stomach flu is definitely not the way to lose 10 pounds and it wasn't easy. I'm just glad that it hit me after class and before my final placement.

Here's hoping that everyone else is having a better weekend!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Top o' the afternoon to ya all! I'm loving the green theme today not just because it's the 17th but because it's another gorgeous day and it smells green outside! I just came in from my second run of the year and have decided to do a post everytime I'm physical until I get back into last year's routine. I think it might keep me honest and motivated ;)

One hour today--I love it!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Awesome Day!

Oh yeah, I feel awesome! It is gorgeous today--sunny, warm, the birds are singing and I went for my first run of 2009 in the great outdoors. It was so good to feel the sun on my face and the fresh smell of the earth awakening from what seemed like a really long sleep.

I can't WAIT to get my fingers dirty and start doing yard work. It's the only house chore that I enjoy doing :)

Have a beautiful day! (I had a smile on my face--don't let the image fool you)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Here Goes!

Oh it's been a crazy few weeks! I have so much to get done and not enough time but I'm sure I'm not telling you anything you haven't heard me say already. In two weeks I'll be starting my final round of practice teaching. Then it will be time to start applying for jobs that probably don't exist :(

I'm actually sending off an application for a private school today. I feel confident in my abilities but it's dog eat dog out there and to quote Norm from Cheers "I'm wearing Milk-Bone underwear"! I'm staying positive though and will always try to stay on the sunny side of the road.

Weight is still holding at my Micky Mouse loss. The weather gets nicer each day and I just can't wait to get out there and start running and biking again. What are you looking forward to doing again now that winter is (almost) behind us?