Monday, August 31, 2009

What Season Is This?

I'm sitting in the drive way watching the boys ride their bikes. I'm loving this weather we're having. I'm not sure the temp right now...but I'm thinking it's some where in the 70's or maybe even the 80's! But there's a nice breeze and it feels amazing! I can't believe it's this amazing! I'll love it for as long as it lasts. You know it will be balmy and hot in December.

I'm still on the healthy kick and this week I lost another two lbs. This brings me up a whopping 15lbs total! I can't believe I've lost that much weight! Today, one of the English teachers refered to me as "Skinny Minnie" when she was talking to me! I'm pretty sure no one has ever called me that! I'll take a picture this weekend for an update!

Other than that, not a whole lot is going on in the world of Pillstrom's!

Friday, August 21, 2009

So, apparently between teaching 5 days a week, writing very detailed lesson plans, working out, and just trying to rest...I really haven't made the time to blog latily! So let me get you all up to date.

Two weeks of school down and things are still going relatively smoothly. I love my journalism class. I applied for a grant today to buy the newspaper staff a digital camera. Some of the kids in there have great writing skills while others have brilliant minds! I have opinions that range the entire spectrim and these kids amaze me the entire 94 minutes we are together everyday! My freshmen...well...I'm still trying to learn to love them! It's the same every year and eventually we will find a happy medium and I will totally adore them. But it seems this age is when they start rebeling against authority and sometimes they don't realize it only hurts them in the long run! We'll bond eventually.

Brady is loving 2nd grade. He seems to complete his work very early everyday and his teachers are struggling to keep up with his pace. So, they let him help a boy with a broken leg who is in a wheel chair. He loves this job! He thinks he's so important! I'm glad he loves helping people.

Kaden starts pre-k on Monday! He is so excited to go to "big tool!" I'm excited because his big school is in the same building as my school! He will get to ride with me everyday and I can peek in the window sometimes and watch him learn!

So, incase you don't follow me on Facebook...I have been on a crazy mission to lose weigh and get healthy! I've lost a total of 13 lbs. Until today, I didn't realize it's so noticable. I was practicing making slide shows on the windows software I was unaware I owned...and I put these two pictures in the slide show. The one in the orange shirt is from June when I was on vacation in Texas. The gray shirt was two weeks ago on the first day of school. OMG! I can't even explain...just take a look.

I mean seriously! I thought I was just slimming a little bit! But I can really see it! This is totally motivating me to keep it up! There's nothing more that I would love to do than come home everyday and take a nap. But these pictures are such an encouragement for me to keep going! I can't wait to see me in another month! Hopefully, it will be before then when I next post!

Until then, peep out!

Monday, August 03, 2009

the First Day!

Despite my objections...the first day for teachers has finally arrived! I can't believe summer break ended so quickly! It seems like I didn't get as much done as I had intended! Oh well...right!
So, today went as well as expected! We all went to bed last night around 9:30. That's early compaired to the rest of the summer! At about 11pm, I woke up with a terrible cough! Really? Me? I have to get some sleep here! And then it was on! My throat was killing me all night! It's that sinus thing that keeps you from sleeping because everytime you breath it hurts! Not just that, all that goop is sitting right there and you can't swallow! So, every hour on the hour, I was awake coughing and getting something to drink! And you know has only gotten worse as the day went on! I seriously could have come home and went to bed if it weren't for the fear of choking the whole time! So, here I sit, my Route 44 full of ice (thanks hubby!) watching Spongebob! Thinking that there must be something in the cabinet that will not only knock me out for the night but dry up this yuck before morning too!