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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Relax :)

Hi There!

I apologize for my absence and lack of posts.  Two weeks have gone by and I have been buuuusssssyyy with work! I signed my contract last Monday (Yippeee!)!

Two weeks ago my mother and I threw my sister, Lauren, a baby shower. My sister is due in November and is having a little baby girl.  I am above the moon excited for my first little niece's arrival. I am so happy for my sister and brother-in-law.  My mom and my aunt did all of the decorating, doesn't it look beautiful?

My and the Belly!!! (The only picture Lauren will let me post of her :)

My Best Friend, our other sister, Erica and Me

The Party throwers :) My momma and Me (I look super tall here, don't be fooled ;)

These past two weeks have been very hectic! Between getting my room organized, a successful first Open House, and our Back-to-School party...whew I am exhausted! At the BTSP  my old principal told me that she wants me in her school next year! What an honor! I thought she didn't like me :) The superintendent of the schools said that I am doing a great job (yeyy!) and then gave me a teaching contract! But of course hard work often comes with stress.  I am bit of a perfectionist, therefore from the moment I wake up at 5:15am to the time I go to sleep at 10:15pm, I am thinking of ways to make my class better.  This is not always a bad thing, however it is a bit draining.  Along with this stress my running routine went out the window... sadly! I have been doing some Bikram, but I just do not feel the same without my running.

Last night I pulled a few tarot cards while at my best friend's house.  One of cards was to relax.  Then, this morning all of my horoscopes (yes, all- I read DailyOm, and two different ones on Facebook lol) were about relaxing, and enjoying it.  Okay Universe, I hear you!! Relaxing....hummm...As I said before, I am a perfectionist, and certainly a type A personality.  I try, but I do not relax well.  So, after two weeks of not running, what did I do on my day of relaxation? I went for a run in the woods :) This run was different than any of my past runs.  Today is a beautiful Autumn, sunny, and cool day in Jersey, perfect running weather.  I turned my meditation playlist on my iPod, and ran the most peaceful, relaxing run I could have ever imagined.  I relished in this peace, breathing in the cool crisp Autumn air, taking in the new colors on the trees. The universe was yelling at me to relax today, and THIS is what I call relaxing. There is nothing else that relaxes me more!

Reading and acting out a story from the Smart Board (I love my job :)
Open House, my classroom all ready for the momma's and poppa's :)

Happy Autumn Everyone!
If you do one thing this weekend, relax :p


  1. Haha, nice hat!!! Your class looks great!!!! And that always happens with the tarots..or oracle cards. I love it! Jess does some yoga breathing with her kids, they love it!

  2. Glad things are working out so well for you!
    Just a warning thought, I don't know about the States but here in Canada we are not even allowed to take pictures of the kids in the classrooms without written consent from the parents. Posting them on a blog without consent would be a huge no no. Just a word of advice, but I'm sure your following all the rules. I just wouldn't want to see you get in any trouble.
    Hope you have a great week.

  3. Thanks, we do have consent from the parents. They sign forms in the beginning of the year- but thank you for looking out! I think I am going to take it off anyway :)