alright enough whining. as for the excitement part, today should be (emphasis on the should - one never really knows with middle schoolers) a fun day. i baked about 200 sugar cookies last night and bought pretty much all the icing giant had for sale to get ready for a christmas cookie decorating party for the kiddos. other than that, i have some serious plans to get them to make christmas cards for their parents and hopefully collect massive amounts of gifts from the kiddos. for some reason, parents and students are under the impression that teachers need a lot of shower gel and tiny stuffed animals. i happen to prefer the chocolate gifts and gift cards more, but beggars can't be choosers.
my day yesterday ended up being just as productive as i needed it to be. i managed to get everything on my to do list done except going to the gym. and i was supposed to wake up early this morning to go, but you know what? i didn't. it looks like this week is going to be a week where i work out 3 times, tops. and you know what? as alex reminded me yesterday, that's totally normal. i think it's so easy to get caught up in this blog world's concept of a normal week of working out being AT LEAST 5 days and i feel like a failure if i do less than that. in fact i shoot for 6 days. honestly, i do feel better when i work out 5-6 days out of the week...my body craves the sweat and i really love my time at the gym. but for most people in the world, 3 days would still be considered a successful week, and i have to remember that and stop comparing myself to everyone in the blogiverse who is managing to fit in workouts when i am not. this week was busy, i had stuff i needed to get done, and one of those things was recovering from a mild back injury. so c'est la vie...next week will be better, or it won't, but either way i'm going to do what's right for me.
i also managed to do a solid job clearing out the produce in my fridge. i've eaten all my fruit (or i will have once i eat my banana snack in the morning) and almost all of my salad greens are gone. i'm throwing out very little before i head to the airport today, which i'm considering a success. that does mean i'm eating a lot of the salad above. thank god it's good.
i hope you all have a great friday and if you're heading home for christmas tonight, good luck with your traveling. know that i'm right there with you!