Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Sometimes this is how I feel!
This is the word I have used over and over to describe the past few weeks! My schedule has changed probably at least ten times and when it finally feels like we're getting into a routine of things, something else comes up! I never realized how much goes into setting a routine for a child, a classroom, and especially for a whole school. For those of you who don't work in the education field and have children in school, please be understanding and patient with teachers, at least, through the first month because it's crazy the amount of work that they do!

The class I'm in is made up of 28 students so it gets kind of hectic. Luckily the classroom teacher has years of experience and so much patience, and there are four assistants in the classroom to help also. All help is needed sometimes, but I think we're making progress. I know that I would definitely be struggling with this class if I was their teacher - especially first year! (I'm going to wait until the end of this week to see if I can get a few more 'kinder quotes', and then I'll post what I've got so far.)

As far as my health goes, I'm finally getting over my cold that I talked about a few posts ago. I decided not to go on antibiotics because I've been keeping up with my treatments so well, I think that helped me get it out on my own. Oh, and speaking of treatments, I have to brag a little bit here. This past weekend, we went camping with Tim's whole family, (I forgot my camera!!!) which we do every year and is always so fun, and this year I am very proud to say that I did all of my treatments while we were there - I only missed one puff of Advair! I'm really hoping that if I keep up with everything that I can maintain the lung function I had at my doctor appointment a month ago - I'm hoping I didn't decline after this little chest cold.

One thing I have definitely been having trouble with recently is exercising. I brought this up in my post a couple weeks ago also, and someone made a comment about how much I move around at work which I never thought about. I am constantly up and down off of the floor with the kids, crouching down to help them at their seats, chasing after them when they try to leave the playground or classroom (yes, this has happened a couple times), playing with them in PE and just walking with them in the hall wherever they go. I'm thinking about getting a pedometer to see how many steps I'm taking during the day because I know I'm definitely getting a work out when I'm at work, too. I would still like to keep up jogging/walking/Zumba whenever I get my energy back, but I'm so exhausted when I get home the past couple weeks, that I do my treatments, eat dinner, then just lay around for the most part until it's time for bed. I really wanted to be able to jog a mile without stopping for Out Run CF next weekend, but I haven't been running in over a week, so I'll just try my best. If anyone has suggestions about how to get back into it, I'm all ears. I'm going to try to get Tim to go on walks with me a couple times a week again to at least get some extra movement in the evenings.

1 comment:

  1. I feel like I am reading about my own life!! Crazy hectic schedules, things constantly changing, loud kids, and even runners. Oh how we love the runners...I even am getting over a cold (I needed antibiotics), being exhausted and trouble exercising! I feel you cyster! I decided to start swimming again on the weekends when I am not so tired and then slowly incorporating it into my week. They say exercise gives you more energy...I hope so!