Thursday, December 31, 2009

Random Ramble

It's the last day of 2009. Time to reflect. It's been a great year in so many ways. Right this moment one of my favorite things in the world, Maya, is cuddling and licking me. Ouch! She just bit me too! Work is a huge part of my life and this year has been tiring but amazing. I'm part of a revolution in education, truly on the ground floor and it feels good. Aww crap, I don't want to reflect anymore. Not in the mood. I'm going to see "New Moon" with a friend this afternoon. I know it's crap, but we saw "Twilight" together and promised to see this one together, besides our husbands won't go see it! Here's the problem with blogs as opposed to diaries. Everyone can read them. I can't complain about things that I don't want people to read, because technically they could. A retired teacher from FUHS does tarot card readings and I'm getting one tomorrow. I hope it says something interesting. I got paid today I should be more excited. But since it's all gone already as usual it doesn't really excite me. I don't feel sick anymore. I'm still taking freaking antibiotics though. Damn, I must be getting old because they have really wrecked me. I have all sorts of digestive issues from them and headaches, etc. Ah well, only one more day. At least my sinus infection is gone. This isn't really the stuff of blogs is it? Oh well, if I'm going to write consistently this is some of what it's going to look like. I do love to write. Do other people read the stuff they've written over and over? I read my stuff all the time. It's sort of weirdly narcissistic. We are a culture of narcissists though aren't we? Facebook and Twitter validate that. I got a Wii for Christmas and it's actually pretty freaking fun. I need to watch less TV. It's such a time suck. But it is what I do to relax I guess. I need to clean my office. Shit, I've been saying that for at least a year. Maybe that should be my goal for today. Ya know what? It is. I'm going to do it! That would make me feel very accomplished. Okay, oh and I hate the title of my blog too. Very, ummm, arrogant?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Don't Talk and Drive!

So I know that a lot of us talk on the cell phone or goddess forbid, text while driving. You won't after you see this. It's hard to watch, I'll warn you. As a high school teacher I have seen too many young people die because of avoidable things. Watch this. Pay attention when you're driving! Please?!

Watch this!


Last time I attempted to clean out my office, something I am thinking of doing today; at least now while I lie in bed, I found a diary from when I was a teenager. The first line was something about how I was going to write every day, stop smoking, stop drinking, stop getting high, stop eating junk food and start exercising. Ha! Way to load it on huh? As I look to the start of a new year I try to think of what I have accomplished as opposed to what I need to change. One thing for sure, I didn't work as much this year. I quit my second job and only worked as a teacher. Oh and some research work, but that is all informing my practice as a teacher. I lost twenty two pounds, although I haven't weighed myself lately. :) In May I will have quit smoking for three years and this month I have been sober for, shit, I don't actually know. HA. I was drunk for the beginning of 2000 so I would have to say it was December of that year. So, nine years. I have done better with money this year. We are paying off our debt and I'm working to get to the place where I have spending money again. So what to resolve for two thousand ten? You're looking at one. Write in or on? Beth, what's the proper preposition? Whichever, post to my blog more often. Stay in better touch with friends. Not work too much. Continue to take better care of myself. Go to the midwest to see my sister, and Tim's kids and grandkids. Get new living room furniture. Get a cleaning person again! Start a fund for my cat rescue. Encourage Tim to take better care of himself whatever that entails. Cook more. That sounds like enough for now. What about you? By the way, the picture is of me and my niece's grandma at Thanksgiving. Only one I had on my laptop so ...