Friday, February 20, 2009

Official Blog Break

I have been blogging now for nearly four years. I love blogging, but lately rarely find the time to commit myself to writing. When I'm not so busy with my job, children, and impending divorce, I will resume my blog. Thank you dear blog friends for faithfully reading my posts, offering my support and advice over the years. I promise to still stop by and visit your blogs, but for now, I need a break.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Do you remember gym class?

When I was a teenager, I hated gym class. I thought it was boring, and I resented the smelly uniforms and numerous laps that we had to run. For me, it simply wasn't a pleasant experience. Today, I am working in a middle school where I get to see kids participating in gym class every day. Get to see you ask? Yes! Sometimes, the kids run around the entire school. Other day's, it's the cafeteria. They run while they listen to music, teen music. Our building is full of treadmills, and other exercise equipment. The gym teachers even play exercise videos for the students to follow. It's all state of the art. Gym class has come a long way.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

In Search of Spring

I never thought I would be a single parent, but here I am. It's not easy juggling work and children. In fact, at times, it's nothing short of overwhelming. Every week, I have to deal with the laundry, the grocery shopping, cleaning, food preparation, playtime activities in addition to my full-time job. Since "Dad" lives thousands of miles away, and only visits his children every few months or so, I rarely if ever get a break. Do I regret having adopted my children? No way! They are the sunshine in my day, and the best things that ever happened to me. This has been a particularly difficult winter as the three of us have had a myriad of illnesses ranging from sinus infections to bronchitis. If only spring would get here. Then at least, going outside would be more bearable, and the cold season will be beyond us.