Yeah... I feel real bad about you and your hubby and all that awful "vacation exhaustion". Geez that must be REALLY tough!! You poooor things!
(I'm gonna bite my tongue, it's sooo firmly embedded in my cheek!)
Yes we have survived another arduous tax season.... no thanks to the 3 day extension we had to suffer through just because April 30 happens to land on a Saturday this year. They made us work through to Monday midnight!! Just getting caught up on some sleep now. Hope you "recover" from your own horrific ordeal sometime soon. Either that or SHARE!
Mini denials are part of the natural course. We all have them and eventually, the D catches up to us. At least you're back!
I'm busier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs for the next 41 days, 15 hours and 4 minutes (not that I'm counting) of tax 'season' up here. Got a sea of file-folder manila all around me. Siiigh. Thanks for the neat 'hello' and back atcha!
Where the heck did that weekend go? I only blinked twice and it was gone! We finally got some cooler weather up here - breathable during the day and perfect at night (for us t-t-t-t-tuff C-c-c-canadian b-b-b-b-breeds!) I hate having to stay inside all summer. Even y'all would have liked today - sunny and 70 (room temperature) outside all day. Give that scientist in you lots of room to manoeuvre and lots of information to decypher - study up - there's a quiz at the end. I'm going to want her to give me a hand!! I'm still trying to get my BG's under 12-14 (roughly 215-250 in your measurements) and not having much 'luck' yet. Don't want to go too nuts with the Lantus because it is bound to make me gain weight eventually. Those big decisions have a way of making up their own mind while you just keep on living your life. So keep on keeping on!
Well I'll just sit here and be vewy vewy patient while you and Chris decide your future. Hopefully you will share your decisions with us in due course.
As for my blog - my virgin blog - I truly have never done that before and had no idea what to expect or who might end up reading that long blurb. And I waited a good month before I felt 'safe' enough here to spill all those beans. And then someone "up there" decided to feature my very first attempt and now I'm really confused. I've spent my month here reading a lot of blogs and stories about other people here and have gained mostly respect for the people in this 'club'. Just never expected those busy people to take the time to read about my tale o' woe... even that tiny sampling of The Life and Times of Bikette.
Well you've certainly piqued my interest! Have you come to any decisions re motherhood? If you're still vascillating, I would advise you NOT to check out the new baby pictures of our recently returned lead admin. person, MelissaBL. She's got one particular shot of that cutie pie in a dumb hat that would melt even the coldest cockles! Just remember, birth control is not retroactive - not yet, anyway!
I'm sure you and your fella will figure out what's best for you both.
That wonderful Monday felt more like a Tuesday but either way... Survived another one! Monday was a little sad when I let myself think about my Dad too much. He would have been 90 on "Labour Day". I always thought it was cool that his mother gave birth to him on "Labour Day". And everyone celebrates my mother's birthday on Dec. 31st. My older brother sorta deserves to be born on the Ides of March. Me? I'm a conundrum - born on Thanksgiving (Canadian version) - maybe everyone is thankful that I'm not theirs! :-) What can I say? We're a holiday clan.... or at least we used to be. Hope you're surviving too. Earl pass anywhere close?
Hi Kelley.....lovely pics. You saw the pics on Bikette's page, you mean the ones I posted? I was such a calming time and place. Here's one more...of ancient native pictographs.
This past week, my time at school revolved mostly around prep work. This coming week will start things off with the much dreaded year start staff meeting, and pot luck lunch. The meeting starts at 9, so you know right off that if a pot luck lunch is in store....the meeting will run at least 3 hours (S-I-G-H!!). The rest of the week is prep work inter-spaced with visiting new students and those moving up to another level. Montessori schools are such that classrooms are made up of three grade levels when possible. Casa (equivalent to jr and sr kindergarten)... Lower Elementary consists of gr. 1 through 3... Upper Elementary (gr. 4 through 6)...and Jr High ( 7 and 8). So I will have scheduled brief sessions (getting to know each other) with "coming up" students. I teach French to grades 1 through 4. and a component of English to grades 4 & 5. Actual classes begin the day following Labour Day (Sept. 7th). Will also have a diabetic grade one student in my class this year...as well as a couple with asthma. I'm OK with those, as they both affect me. It's the peanut allergies/bee allergies and epi pens that I find intimidating. We had a "how to use" lesson on epi pens a couple years ago, but as with everything else...if you don't use it...you lose it!!
For the moment...I'm enjoying my weekend! Hope you are as well,
Hey right back at ya! I wish you all the best with your upcoming A1C test, just remember things can only get better. :)
Going to do some more running tomorrow a.m., I'm a weekend runner and not a hardcore one at that, but it does do the trick in every way. I'd like to work my way up to getting just a little more time in there, but for now, have to be satisfied with what I can fit into my busy working mom with 2 young kids life. As I said before, things can only get better!
Thanks so much, Kelley! I was beginning to wonder if I'd done something wrong with those captions. I certainly don't mean to step on any toes around here but maybe people are busy and/or working .. or just plain not feeling well!
We're doing ok up here - especially now that it's a bit cooler. I know I'm not alone when I have to stay inside through most of the summer for lack of breathable air!
We fostered a little cat named Smudge one summer, but not for long. She was very sick when we got her. Love the name 'Smudge' - perfect description. Even this b/w Flash was pretty sick when we rescued her. It took about 4 months and $900 to get her back to the healthy rambunctious PITA cat we know and love! Thanks again for the comment.
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