Showing posts from May 24, 2009

Some good news

Thursday I had my first interview at St. Francis High School. I met with the head of the science department and he loved me!!! Loved me!!!! He said he was going to recommend me to the principal and sure enough Friday morning I got a call to schedule an appointment for Monday. I'm so excited I can hardly think straight. I would LOVE to get a job lined up for fall. I'm so not a patient person. Now that I've decided I want to be a teacher and I've tried it and liked it, I want to do it!!!! This would be teaching chemistry and math. Surprisingly enough, I'm uniquely qualified for that position. I worked as a chemist for 7 years and I tutored math all through undergrad. So I'm working on putting together a portfolio for the interview on Monday. Apparently for teaching just a resume or CV is not enough. You actually have to put together a portfolio of your achievements to show how fabulous you are. This is not something I'm good at. I know if I'm…

A time to regroup

As typically happens when I get too busy, I have to take a day to regroup. I had a pretty full plate today but nothing that can't wait until tomorrow (except my job interview). I went to school this morning and was going to go for a run and swim afterwards. But I didn't. First, it's been so hot and muggy and voggy* all this week I just couldn't take it anymore. It's miserable to run in conditions like this. Also, I just need to get organized. I have a bunch of stuff piling up and next week I pick up another class. I just need to have all my ducks in a row and I currently don't. So when I got out of class this morning and walked out into the humid, hot, hazy day I said that's it. Not today. I then headed over to Target to get a binder and some misc. organizational stuff and headed home. It's now raining so clearly I made the right choice.

I got myself a magnetic dry erase board(in pink) to make notes on. I have discovered the absolute necess…

Just passing through

I have been so busy lately I haven't had a chance to sit and blog. I've been working and working out, taking the dogs on adventures, playing with the birds, looking for a thesis topic. Just way too busy to sit and blog about what I'm doing. So I just thought I'd say HI, I'm still here just insane. Right now I have to head off to class. Next week a second class starts so I'll be going 3 days a week. Busy, Busy. Tomorrow I have a job interview for a fall teaching job. Keep your fingers crossed and send positive thoughts my way. I really, really, really need a job....

The End of Overeating

Yesterday I read about this book over at Skwigg Blog. I found her description very interesting and decided to check the book out. OMG!!! This book is so fantastic and should be read by every person. I had gotten onto a little bit of the problem, but I did not see the entire picture. A while back I gave up on sweets (well, mostly) because I was absolutely convinced that eating sugar made me crave more sugar. I was right but I was missing part of the story. It's not only sugar it's fat and salt too. It's absolutely amazing the things that are done to our food. I'm not done with the book. I'm listening to it and I may have to listen again. In fact, I may have to go buy it. It is that powerful. If you are at all concerned with what you eat you need to read this because you are being fooled. I won't go so far as to say lied to because I don't believe we are asking the right questions to be lied to. Anyway, it's a great book and it has already …

Happy Memorial Day

Here's a great article I found over at CNN, Ten facts about Memorial Day:

1. It started with the Civil War

2. General Logan made it official

3. It was first known as Decoration Day

4. The holiday is a franchise

5. It was James Garfield's finest hour -- or maybe hour-and-a-half

6. Not even the Unknown Soldier can avoid media scrutiny these days

7. Vietnam vets go whole hog

8. Memorial Day has its customs

9. There is still a grey Memorial Day

10. Each Memorial Day is a little different

These are all explained in detail but you have to go to the article to read it. Have a fun and safe Memorial Day and remember why we celebrate.

It's all about the bike....

Or is it?? I got up this morning all set to go on my bike ride only to find that the dog had gotten to one of my shoes. Luckily it wasn't too bad, he only ate the tongue. A little patch work and it was good to go. I will have to get a new pair but it will work temporarily.

So I get the bike all ready, check everything, air up the tires and head out. I have 10 miles on the plan for today and since I haven't been in a while I was a little apprehensive about it. It started out brutally, I have no legs at all. But I powered through. Since I haven't been out in a while I decided to do my neighborhood loop that's a little over 4 miles. I figured I would do that twice and an extra lap around the block and I'd be good.

Yeah, it was hard. I had the bike in really low gears for far too long. I did my first loop and thought I was going to die, but I carried on. I got the the turn around point of the second loop and I stopped for a minute to get a drink only to di…