The Good Things in Life

August 24, 2015

Life is BUSY! August is always a hectic month for a teacher and this year is no exception. With school starting, I feel like time just flies by at blazing speeds. If I’m not careful, life will speed right by as well. It’s so easy to get caught up in the long days and even longer nights of school work and meal planning and workouts. Taking the time to notice and appreciate the little things is very important to me. I learned that lesson this time last year when I failed to notice that I was pregnant for almost 10 weeks. In the long year that seemed to crawl by after the miscarriage, I learned that taking the time to find the positive moments is a huge factor in the healing process. Another huge help were the flowers from Stephen around the one-year mark.

2015-08-05 08.40.52

As far as an update to the baby situation, there is no update. I have a couple of more weeks until I test again and I am approaching it like the previous months. I’m prepared for a negative and I’ll deal with it for a little while and then find some wine and a good book and zone out for a bit.

In my last update post, I talked about some TTC methods and products we were using and we are still using. I do not take my morning temperature often because I was on Stephen’s night shift schedule for the summer. My days and nights were so mixed up, I couldn’t get a reliable temperature reading. Instead, I took full advantage of the Ovulation Predictor sticks. Also, I really like the Astroglide TTC Trying To Conceive. It is very easy to use and is very discreet. I don’t have to interrupt the action to use it. I like the fact that it adjusts PH levels and does not impede motility. I am trying anything I can do to create a happy environment for conception. Astroglide TTC is one of the easiest products to use.

astroglideTTC

We are not giving up, but we are not putting our life on hold, either. We recently bought some land here in Alabama and will take on the long project of selling our house and building our next (and last) home. In between house projects, we have some travel plans for the rest of the fall and I’m in full blown half-marathon training. I’m facing the dreaded fall sinus infection season soon and I’m crossing my fingers that my allergy shots will help this year. Football is here soon and we have Alabama games to look forward to attending. Life is indeed busy, and I look forward to all that is coming up. Maybe there will be a fall baby surprise, but I know there will be many things in which to be thankful and blessed.

For more information on Astroglide TTC, please check the following links.

Where to buy

Facebook

Pinterest

Astroglide TTC™ sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine




Survivor

August 21, 2015
2015-08-13 22.47.34

The first full week of school is done! I’m alive and I even ran about it. This may be my best group of kinders ever and I exhausted. But I needed to run off some mental stress in hopes of getting some good sleep this weekend. In case nobody is paying attention to the weather, let me be the first to share this revelation. It’s hot. And swampy.  My plans for the weekend include a run by the river, a party Saturday night, and maybe this. After those few hours of freedom, I’ll be nose-deep in school work. The first of the year means a lot of work like setting up new lesson plans, working in new curriculum, setting up centers, and completing the never-ending assessments. Working on the weekends is just the norm for many teachers. Looks like it’s […]

Keep Reading!

Chicken Cacciatore

August 14, 2015
chicken-cacciatore2_thumb.jpg

One of my best ways to cook chicken thighs is to put in in the slow cooker. I’m always searching for new ideas to brighten up chicken and this recipe was a big hit. It has Italian flavors with a layer of heat that makes it interesting. Because I made this during an afternoon of weekly meal prep, I took the time to pan sear the chicken and use the pan drippings to make a fantastic sauce. After 8 hours of simmering in the slow cooker, this dish had a very rich flavor that tasted like I nursed over a pot all day long. However, if I make this on a frantic morning before going to work, I can literally throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker and walk away. The chicken does not have to be seared before. […]

Keep Reading!

Let’s Get Real: Teacher Edition

August 12, 2015
2015-08-12-11.41.14.jpg

This sums up our day yesterday. Last night was Open House and there is nothing a group of teachers love more than sitting in a training meeting trying to keep the cursing in their heads instead of sharing with the group when the trainer asks “Does anybody have any thoughts?” We all need to be at our schools, in our classrooms, getting prepared to meet and greet new students and parents. Most years, it’s not this bad. This year, it seemed like there was an intentional conspiracy to keep the teachers in a school far away from their home school and under lock and key for 8 hours. Even the presenter apologized for the rules and format they were given and told to execute 100%. At least we had this. Food. For teachers, eating with other adults is a luxury. […]

Keep Reading!

Runnin’ Runnin’ and Runnin’ Runnin’

August 11, 2015
2015-08-10-17.38.42_thumb.jpg

And the bass keeps runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, And runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and… Ever have a song in your head that WILL NOT QUIT???!!! Well now you do   Look. Running shoes. My running shoes. My running shoes that I wore on my feet and used to go for a RUN!! Even in the blistering heat, I found some endorphins that I thought were long gone. (Heat had nothing to do with it. I was inside with the air conditioning running on the treadmill). Running and I are getting along like peas and carrots again. I’m having thoughts of “a run would be great after this day of ridiculousness at teacher inservice”. And, “I canNOT wait to get open house done because I need some […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Keep Reading!