I had the day off from work, and I had plans to visit the school where I used to teach. I had been wanting to visit ever since we moved back, but for one reason or another, I just hadn't gotten around to it. A friend of mine who also used to teach there and left at the same time that I did asked me if I wanted to go with her for a visit, so I finally took advantage of the opportunity. We went at lunch time and hung out with some of our old students in the cafeteria and visited with some of the teachers in the staff lounge. It was really good to be back and to see familiar faces, but it was also a sort of strange feeling. It felt simultaneously like everything and nothing had changed. The highlight though was definitely getting hugs from some of my previous (now so tall!) students!
|Two of my favorites- now FOURTH graders!!|
|Who put all this (super gaudy) furniture in my house? ;-) I'm only a little bit sad it's not ours anymore...|
Saturday was a vey lazy, uneventful day. We slept super late and just did errands and chores around the apartment. We had dinner at one of my favorite restaurants in Houston, Barnaby's, and were home by 9. David passed out on the couch by ten at which time I grabbed the remote from his hand and immediately cued up my DVR list. I spent the next couple hours drinking wine and catching up on Dancing With the Stars and some of my Oprah Winfrey Network shows. Don't judge.
|Sun roof weather- finally!!!|
My sister-in-law has been peer pressuring me to run a ten mile race in Austin with her on April 13. I really really dislike running, but I told her I'd try to keep up a running regimen for a few weeks and see how it went before deciding if I thought I could even complete ten miles. I started a couple weeks ago with 3 miles, then 4, then 5, and finally ran 6 miles last week. So I told myself that if I could run seven miles on Sunday, then I would sign up. When I woke up, I headed to Memorial Park since they have a nice 3 mile trail. Seven miles was my goal. I wish I was one of those people that could say "running clears my head" or that I was someone who gets that "I feel so great after I run" / runner's high thing. Unfortunately, I'm not. Running does not clear my head. In fact, when I'm running, all I am thinking about is how much I want to stop running. How productive and relaxing, right? And when I'm finished, I don't have a runner's high- instead, I my knees hurt and I am grumpy. How pleasant! But all that aside, I met my seven mile goal and even went on to run 8! The reason I ended up with eight is because I was SO thirsty by that point, and I knew there was a drinking fountain at the end of the trail, and I figured I'd get there faster if I ran, so I just kept at it. That was actually my fastest mile that morning :-) There's a beer garden at the end of this race, so I'm anticipating that even though I will feel like collapsing, mile 10 will be my fastest :-) At any rate, I am officially signed up for the race. It's two weeks away- wish me luck!
I hope everyone had a great weekend and a good week ahead! Can you believe April is nearly here?!?!