Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Today I was Dave Grohl  in female form...but instead of chugging fresh pots to fuel musical talents, I was fueling my speedy fingers that were whipping out IEPs on my laptop.

It was a busy day. Start. To. Finish.

First thing: my alarm rang LOUD and excessively. I snoozed for a few 20 minutes, then roused myself and headed for THE GYM. I ran 4 miles in 43 minutes! I did mile runs with 1 minute walks in between. I felt sweaty and GREAT! Since I haven't posted in so long, I'm sure I haven't shared my new shoes with you! They're the Nike Run Free +2, and I feel confident in saying that these are the BEST RUNNING SHOE I've EVER WORN. These shoes are so light. They make running feel amazing. Plus, I don't wear socks with them. Weird? I'm not sure what the protocol is on running with no socks. But these feel wonderful with bare feet inside; it's like they were made for my feet. <3

ignore those janky Shox in the background.

--insert showering, super-fast getting dressed, buying my first cup of coffee for the day from my gym's cafe, then driving to school--
...30 minutes later...
ahhhh fresh CUP.
I'm obsessed with my school's Keurig coffee maker. It's basically the coolest contraption I've ever used. I love that it makes me one cup (well, not one liquid cup...that mug fits about 16 oz) of fresh hot coffee in about 30 seconds. MAGICAL.

I made it through 4 hours of 5th grade EOG science testing, worked on some more IEPS, had a yummy salad made with lettuce, cukes, tomatoes, chicken, black olives, and spicy hummus as dressing! And a little baggie of dried apricots. Mmmm. :) And another mug of hot cawfs. (thank you, Miss Julie Golean, for that new term)

Got home from school around 4, got a phone call from a girlfriend, and turned around and headed out for a cup of froyo!
I'm sure you can imagine what a delightful cup of tart + pineapple frozen yogurt topped with ALL FRUITS and a few white chocolate chips looks like...
...but if you're not sure....and you live in the Triangle...come meet me for fro yo sometime!!!! :)

Now, I'm home.
I just baked several chicken breasts and a whole pan of asparagus and zuchinni(s?) for lunches for the rest of the week. My belly is too full for that tonight, though...see the above paragraph. ;)
I'm sitting on the couch with Izzy, still working on IEPs.
not too full for a little beer! :)

Also, still counting down the days 'til paperwork/meeting/testing freedom...that would be 16, if you're counting with me.

Good night!


  1. I just stumbled across your blog and it's great! I'm a teacher too although I taught English for a few years overseas and am now teaching early ed.

  2. Our Keurig at work BROKE! And I am soooooo sad! I'm totally missing the magicalness... jealous...