(ONE) my workouts and food were pretty fantastic this week. planning has made a big difference. i’m motivated right now by what’s happening day to day. i feel good. i want to continue that. i still haven’t lost a pound in months but i know i’m gaining muscle, eating right (most of the time), and feel good. that’s all that matters to me right now.
(2) i freaking love birchbox. i’ve never ordered anything from their site…yet. the products are pretty high end. but i absolutely love getting the box each month and trying out things i could never afford in real life. it’s like a little gift to myself each month. this month’s box was especially good. if you want to learn more about birchbox, click here.
(three) during my pre-ap world history class this week, we were studying the middle ages. i came up with a good writing prompt: assign a shade between black and white for how “dark” the “dark ages” were in europe during the middle ages. i went to the store and
stole some paint samples took a bunch of free samples and showed them to the kids so they could choose one as their inspiration. i had them all fanned out in my hands when i was explaining the assignment. i told them “there’s a lot of choices here. pick the right color for you. i mean, there’s probably 30 or 40 shades here.” one of the kids said, “you think there’s maybe 50 there?” i replied, “yeah, i think so.” so he then asked, “so you’re holding 50 shades of gray?” of course, we all started laughing. i had to add a little “oh, geez…eww” in there too.
(4) we all know i love cats. especially big cats. if i could have a totally tame tiger or lion, i would. the video below is adorbs. it reminded me of two summers ago at the denver county fair when i got to hold a baby tiger. (i hate this picture because i see some of the physical imperfections that i’ve been working at getting rid of, but it was still a great memory so i have to share it.)
(FIVE) i got evaluated by my principal this week. it’s like the most nerve-wracking thing ever. you’re judged on one single class period and it counts for the entire year. not that i want more than one!!! i’m just happy to have that over with. it takes some pressure off for sure. i feel pretty good about it…there was discussion, primary sources, technology, total participation, humor, etc. i’ll get my results early next week. fingers crossed!