Finding Calm Amidst Crazy

This past week has been a whirlwind. I (barely) got all the work in for my class, I had to teach a full day professional development to a tough group of teachers, and deal with some family issues on top of that stuff. My family issues are the same issues we have been going throughContinue reading “Finding Calm Amidst Crazy”

Peace and Suffering

I wasn’t planning on writing today.  Truth be told, I have some big projects that I HAVE to get done before leaving for Ohio on Friday morning, and I’m starting to feel the pressure.  All of the final projects for my class are due on Friday.  I have to develop and write up 3 elementaryContinue reading “Peace and Suffering”

The Four Agreements: Agreement 3 – Don’t Make Assumptions

Just imagine the day that you stop making assumptions with your partner and eventually with everyone else in your life.  Your way of communicating will change completely, and your relationships will no longer suffer from conflicts created by mistaken assumptions.  

Morning Routine: Peace, Happiness and Productivity

Before I get started, I have a quick celebration to share!  Today I am 128 days sober.  This is uncharted territory for me.  I am feeling strong and excited 🙂 Now that all of our summer trips are done with, I was able to start a nice morning routine and so far have been ableContinue reading “Morning Routine: Peace, Happiness and Productivity”

The Four Agreements: Agreement 2 – Don’t take anything personally.

This is my favorite chapter and the most powerful, for me.  Don’t. Take. Anything. Personally.  How can we not?  Someone yells out their pickup truck window, “Hey fatass, why don’t you pick up your pace?”   Your best friend lies to you goes out with another friend after cancelling plans.  Your boss yells at you forContinue reading “The Four Agreements: Agreement 2 – Don’t take anything personally.”

Cloudy with a Chance of Rainbows

It is Sunday morning here– and I am on day 116 alcohol free.  I am feeling pretty dang good about it too.  I just passed my biggest test to date and am probably still relishing in the feeling of success. Last Saturday my sister came up from Florida for the week.  The weekend was fullContinue reading “Cloudy with a Chance of Rainbows”

D Day July 3rd

I hate today.  I will always hate today. 5 years ago I was up north with my little family waiting for our extended family to join us.  On July 2nd I got a call that my mom was in the ER and needed emergency surgery for a perforated bowel. I wanted to get the FContinue reading “D Day July 3rd”

The Four Agreements: Agreement 1 – Be Impeccable with your Word

I’m on the upswing of a minor funk, I can feel it.  I think getting out of my comfort zone by going to scout camp and then anxiously waiting for my little’s return kind of put me into a tailspin. It’s Monday and I’m trying to plan my week so that I can be productive,Continue reading “The Four Agreements: Agreement 1 – Be Impeccable with your Word”

Summer Vacation and Scout Camp

Day 86 🙂 It’s Friday of the first week of summer break– although I don’t feel very well rested or accomplished. My youngest is at his first year at Scout Camp.  I went up there on Monday and came home Wednesday night.  I. Was. Exhausted.  They really run the kids ragged.  I talked to himContinue reading “Summer Vacation and Scout Camp”

Pangs of Jealousy

I didn’t realize how long it’s been since I’ve written.  It’s been a crazy busy couple of weeks!  The weather is finally getting nice– I was surprised when walking out of work today that it was sunny and 80.  We’ve been adding water to the pool all week and tonight I think Anthony is goingContinue reading “Pangs of Jealousy”