Saturday, March 10, 2007

Life Speeds Along

Another week flies by. Busy is the word of the day! We had:
  • two piano lessons (one for each daughter)
  • basketball game and practice (for the youngest)
  • father/daughter dance for my husband and youngest which was Hawaiian themed and they had a great time
  • meanwhile, the oldest and I had a "big girls' night out" and went out to eat and shopping. We're not huge shoppers, but we got a few things last night like a book we're reading and discussing. It's not our usual, but sounded good: The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Also, I subbed in fourth grade and read aloud to the classes: I got a D in Salami by Henry Winkler, which is a cute/good book for the age group. And I love read alouds. The kids were at rapt attention to hear what would happen next. :)
  • I made flashcards for my youngest. Her time tests are subtraction, now, with minuends greater than 10 (minuends are the top number in a subtraction problem). I try to make them in different colors to try to trigger a memory in her brain. Like a harder one may be in blue, but she'll remember it better than if they were all in black and white. I'm not sure if this is true or not, but it's worth a try, and it's more fun than plain black and white flashcards. :)
  • We had a family meeting, run by our oldest, covering a "make a word search" game idea. She had fun creating and running the meeting, and our youngest was the "recorder". :)
  • I worked on my online class, tackling two homework assignments, as well as my cover letter. It's still a struggle to tell "how great I am" and not "brown nose". A struggle indeed, but I'm trying, so that hopefully the reader of said cover letter will see the real me, and a great teaching prospect in the process.
  • I have now ran ten of the last eleven days since the treadmill. The last two days I increased the speed and could really feel the workout! Now, the weather's getting warmer, too, so I will try to get out when I can.
  • I also began some spring cleaning: starting with my closet and dresser. I think I need to get rid of more...but I don't want to shop/spend money to replace things!! :) I got the girls to go through their clothes in closets and dressers, as well. They aren't really in the spring cleaning mode I am...and neither is my husband. :)
Next week, we have soccer starting for our oldest, and more of the same but daylight savings time will be kicking in. Yeah, more sunlight! :)
Speaking of sunlight: it's been about a year since my pre-pre-cancerous mole was removed (leaving a nice pink scar and a small bump on my head, thankfully covered by hair :)). I do still wear sunscreen or a lotion with sunscreen everyday. Even in the winter or when I think it's going to be a cloudy day! Sunscreen is important to preventing skin cancer, which is a growing epidemic! A chance to "inform" and review information lies here:
National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention
Have a great week, reader!


Isabelle said...

Sounds like a very busy life. Keep enjoying it!

WADDLER26.2 said...

Thanks for the kinds words.

Isabelle said...

I wish I were in spring cleaning mode. I'm in spring gardening mode, though. Does this count?

Thanks for your comment on my "G" blog post. I allocate you the letter H to have fun with.

Gosh, that running of yours makes me feel tired. I'm off to cut the grass, though I fear this won't burn off many calories.