March 16, 2016

This weeks happenings.

Remember back when I wrote this post about things I'm NOT going to do in 2016?

Taking that post into considering, I had to back off from my writing a little this last week or so. I want to write...I also want to be the best wife, counselor, friend, yaya, the list goes on and on. But guess what? I'm exhausted. And in the spirit of not being so hard on myself I've had to work a little harder at relaxing. I know that sounds like an oxymoron- who has to actually put hard work into relaxing? Well, I do. Again, don't judge me. Being a person is hard sometimes. That being said, I wanted to share with you some things I've done in the last week to de-stress and get my sanity back.

I just finished this book and it was SUPER hard to get into and usually those kinds of books completely lose my attention before I get past the first chapter. But I stuck with this one and it was decent. I wouldn't give it 5 stars by any means, but if you've read all the books you're interested in and are looking for a back up, this would work. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

At home spa type stuff.
I got a few things in the mail from the Glam Vox Box campaign that have proven to be really awesome. This was probably my favorite Vox Box so far! I'm really considering adding some of these products to my life! I really wanted to share with you the Shea Moisture Products that I used this week. I LOVED them.

The face wash was amazing and the moisturizer is probably a new top 10 of mine. I'd highly recommend you check this line out!

I think that speaks for itself but if you wanted a clearer picture let me elaborate:

Not staged at all. Real sleep and the dog positioned herself. You're welcome.

I'll be back soon I promise.
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March 01, 2016

Why patience is a virtue...that I haven't quite mastered yet.

Today was nothing but a test of my patience. Not to toot my own horn, but this is my 4th year in the Marsh; so there isn't a whole lot that surprises me or stresses me out anymore...but today gave me a run for my money (I can write a run on sentence a mile long, don't try me).

Today was our first day of state mandated testing for the spring. I want to sum it up as fast as possible for you so here is a cliffs notes version of the things that happened in my life today:
  • I started out my day with having 7 vials of blood drawn. At this point I'm thinking they should take extra when I go in so I don't have to come back so often. (Or you'd think someone in the world would be able to figure out what's going on with me!??!?!)
  • Student raises hand during writing test and asks how to spell environment. Really dude?
  • A button that plays the animated voice of Scar saying "I'm surrounded by idiots" was hit no less than 100 times today. (As far as I can remember, I did NOT hit the button....but my memory isn't very good.)
  • A student e-mailed me today for approximately the 8th time to ask for a schedule change after he was told it wasn't possible...2-3 times by me, 1-2 times by our other counselor, and at least 1 time by an assistant principal. I guess he's developing his strength of persistence?
  • I ate lunch at 1:45pm. Anyone who knows me knows that in my mind this is the worst thing that happened to me today. I happen to love food, and might get super hangry when meals are spread too far apart. I might need to apologize to whoever was in the staff dining area when I was heating up my lunch today....
  • But through all my huffing and puffing at the end of my work day I did take the time to really think on my way home. And through that thought process I wanted to share this bottom line:
Laugh off the hard days.

That's all. If you can't laugh are you truly enjoying life?

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