Tuesday, August 23, 2016

First day run

I kicked off my first day of teaching in 6 years (at least with a full class of K-12 students) with a 5 mile race-walk. I'm thankful for the chance to get out my first day workout before my first day fatigue fully sank in.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Setting up class

Today, I set up my first classroom in 6 years. Though I share the classroom with other teachers so it is not entirely my own, it felt reminiscent of times ago. And, though, my original classroom days were rife with difficulties, I'm thankful for them and the kids who made me a better learner - not just a better a teacher.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Rainy morning walks

Today, I woke up to rain, so I took advantage of the droplets and went for an 8 mile walk. Since I can no longer run, it was my "treat" to myself. Today, I'm thankful for this freak week of August rain. It brings out the kid in me.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Geeking out

Today, I wore my handmade Wonder Woman shoes to go see Suicide Squad. It was the perfect treat on a rainy day, three days before school starts. Sometimes, a break is necessary and today, I'm thankful for that.

Friday, August 19, 2016

More shoes!

Tonight, I spent many hours working on my coding club "recruitment" shoes. I made a throwback to the original 8-bit Super Mario Brothers. Today, I'm thankful for inspiration and hopeful for a successful school year!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Coloring books!

Today, I indulged in the coloring book trend. Though I don't need another hobby to take up, I was literally drawn to them. Today, I'm thankful for color.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Has set in before school has even begun. It seems it is the strongest this time of the year, every year. So, today, I'm thankful for the time to rest under the covers, piled by fury friends.