Sunday, April 26, 2009

I think I had too much fun!!

Okay, so the DH and I went fishing yesterday. It was a beautiful day, clear blue skies and temps in mid-80s. What a beautiful day!

We started catching fish right away. Well, let me rephrase. I started catching fish right away! I am not a big fishing person, I just go with my husband. I like it ok. I always catch when I go. I have no problem baiting my own hook or taking the fish off the hook. None of that bothers me. I was a tomboy growing up, that was nuttin! So, I started catching fish right away and the DH mostly watched! LOL He was using a lure while I was using crickets. Obviously, the fish were in to the crickets. Anyway, the hubby did start catching. We caught lots of fish and had a beautiful time!

BUT (isn't there always a but?), though I put on sunscreen, I got SOOOOO sunburned! I am such a lobster today. Especially the tops of my knees, tops of my feet, and my arms. I, obviously, didn't put on sunscreen often enough! I am not enjoying my day today, except maybe for totally laughing at myself! What a goofball! I just got carried away with the fishing, I didn't feel it I guess!

So, just thought I would stop by here and give you the tip of the day ----- SUNSCREEN PEOPLE AND LOTS OF IT!! lol

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Yes, now I can sit back and relax and say AWWHHHHH! Testing HELL is over and I feel like the weight of the world has been lifted from my shoulders. I TRULY dislike this time of year! But, that hell is over and I can relax for a week or two!

IT feels good! It really does! I am feeling pretty good and this just helps with that!

Just wanted to drop a quick line and rejoice with everyone that I have been SPRUNG!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Let the Sun Shine, Let the sun shine in....

As you can probably tell, the sun is shining and I love it. Got up to the lower 70s today. It feels AWESOME!! It is so amazing what the sun shine does to your mood. I feel great today. Other people are happy. Its just makes for a great day.

Just have to box up all this testing stuff and get to turn it back in this Wednesday. WOOHOO. I am taking Thursday and Friday off because DAMMIT, I DESERVE IT! The hubby is taking me fishing Thursday. He likes it more than I do, of course, but I do enjoy getting outside and if DH would leave the boat in one place for more than a minute, I might actually catch something!! But, it is supposed to be sunny and almost in the 80s Thursday so I am looking forward to being out there catching some rays and occasionally a fish!!

The DH sent me flowers at work today. Didn't have a fight! We've had, what's the deal? Too funny! He's being very thoughtful knowing my work life is hell right now. It makes me love him all the more!

Gonna go chill before having to cook dinner! Peace out!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Happy Friday

Wow, I thought this Friday would never get here. The testing is in progress. Well, basically its almost over. Only have to test those students who were absent. I am so ready to have this testing over. Then, I get to gear down to my audit. This is such a busy time of year. At least the time if flying by and it will be summer vacation before I know it.

I am feeling better. Went to the doc last week and started some different medication. Its helped somewhat. I think I have been too busy to think about it and boy does that help. Still having some breathing problems, but nothing like they were.

I am a good kind of tired tonight. Relaxing and enjoying being away from the drama of work.

Well, just wanted to check in. I haven't weighed in yet this week, so don't know how I am doing in that respect. But, that's ok, I'm not worried about it!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

No news is good news

Well, went to the doctor on Friday. MY GP whom I haven't seen in quite awhile. Have been just dealing with the gyno, who decided I needed to see another doctor to check out my heart. He had his nurse do an EKG and put a holter monitor on me. I turned in the holter monitor on March 20th. Well, I still haven't heard from the doctor. So, I called three damned times to see what was going on. So, decided to go back to my GP that I hadn't seen in awhile (insurances changes, etc. took me away from him). So, I got frustrated and made an appt. He listened (which I haven't been experiencing) to my symptoms, did blood work, did a chest x-ray, kidney function test, tested for congestive heart failure, etc. All of the tests were negative. He changed my BP medicine and put me on a stronger diuretic to help with the edema. Put me on some allergy meds, cuz the sinuses are driving me crazy, and started me on something for the anxiety. We will see how that goes. I am feeling ok today. Still having breathing problems. Though we don't know why I am doing this, at least we ruled out blood clots and heart problems. I at least had a doctor sit and explain things to me and not make me feel like I was stupid. It makes me feel better in that respect.

We worked out in the yard all day today. It was nice to have the sun on my face! I truly enjoyed it. I sure am glad daylight savings time is here, I was beginning to feel like a mushroom (in the dark all the time). Had lots of energy today too, so that made me feel good!

I was off Friday so having an extra day off has made me happy as well! Counting down the days to the beach though. I know, I am counting my life away, huh? Naw, just gives me something to look forward to!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Testing Hell!

So, our achievement tests begin next week for our little kiddos at work. I, of course, am the testing coordinator and am so overwhelmed at the moment. I told my sister that I have so much going on in my head that I feel like Cybil, all the multiple personalities in tow! Help! My principal is out sick and probably will be for, who knows, a year. She came in today (starts chemo tomorrow) to get some things done, which dropped a lot things on my desk. Yippie.

As you can probably tell, I'm not good with stress. I don't strive on it. I do NOT handle it well. I don't want to handle it. Every year I go through this. Every year I hate it. It just seems this year its even harder. I don't know if its due to the principal being out, due to my "blah" state of mind and healthy, or just really, really tired of all of this. Who knows. Like I said, I guess its just that I hate this time of year. I am always excited when the school year starts, but by this time of year, the teachers are cranky, the kids are bouncing off the walls and basically obnoxious, and everybody's nerves are on end. So, coming back after Christmas, its been hard for me to get back in the groove. Damn, I lost my groove. Can I get it back? Maybe not like Stella, but I know I need to do something. The beach vacation cannot come soon enough. That I don't stress about. I go and have fun and wear a bathing suit and say to hell with everyone else, I am having a good time, dammit! This year I am 35 lbs. lighter, so that's an even bigger plus.

Oh, I should've started with this, but when the stress gets so heavy, I forget. How could I forget? I lost 3 lbs. this week. WOO --- FREAKIN --- HOO! With the legs swelling everyday, who'd a thunk it?

So, now that Manic Monday is slowly slipping away, maybe I can turn Terrible Tuesday into Terrific Tuesday!! I have to keep an optimistic attitude.............or the natives will take over and then where will I be? OH, and FYI! Obnoxious children, a piece of cake compared to over-worked, completely stressed, under-paid teachers! I love them all, I really do!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Are you one of these?

Okay, just wondering how many people out there work in a situation where those who are covered up with work are the ones getting more and more and more responsibility and those who sit, and sit, and sit, and SHOVE 20 minutes worth of work into a 7 hour day get by with doing nothing? Then, its the fat people who are considered lazy. PLEASE!

My sister(who is also my closest friend) and I were talking about this last night. She is in a similar situation. Our mother worked her tail off to raise three daughters, the majority of the time by herself. We were taught a work ethic and inherited the neurotic gene from her when it comes to work. I don't know how to tell people no when they ask things of me, but BUT, I am really beginning to learn. However, the boss is the one pushing all the work on me. Some of it I should not be doing. Stuff we could both get in trouble for if it were found out. Now, granted, the woman is very sick right now, however, I have had this worked shoved on me for years. Sure I have written about this before. It's just getting to me. This the worst time of year.

On the upside, even though I had to dip into my weeklys already, but, am still on program. The ankle swelling is worse today, but am drinking tons of water to help with that. All is well on the food side of things. All is well on the work side of things, I just get overwhelmed and when I see others sitting doing nothing and then griping and complaining when they are asked to move, it really pisses me off!

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