Tomorrow is the last day of summer school. I'm glad I taught kindergarten for the summer. One day we were talking about what we had eaten for supper the night before, one little boy said he'd eaten rooster. How could you not love that? I'm glad it's over, though. I'm ready for a break. For the next few weeks I'm going to do what I want to do. Fewer and fewer kids come everyday, but we're planning a little celebration for the ones who do show up tomorrow.
S. had gastric bypass surgery today. I just heard from our friend R. that she's back in her room and drugged up but doing well. I've gotten together a big basket of stuff to bring to her when she's home, magazines, soft foods, silly straws for the liquids she'll have to consume for a while. I have to keep reminding myself that surgery is not an easy road either and that she had many health problems which led her to the decision to have surgery. It's not just about wearing cute clothes. I know I'll struggle with jealousy as the pounds melt off her. I keep thinking I won't be able to share or get support for all the problems an obese person has to face everyday. We became really close sharing those things. I'm already struggling and have to watch what I say to her. I'm happy for her, I really am, really! but when I have these emotions I feel like a rotten friend.
I'm seeing Eclipse tomorrow with about 20 people from work. We all read the books together, got caught up in Twilight fever together, constantly argue the sexiness of Team Edwards vs. Team Jacob and saw the previous two movies together. One time in the middle of a staff meeting one teacher said, "I know this is not relevant to the curriculum but does Edward have fangs?" It's been a lot of fun. It was a one of a kind experience to be at the opening show of the first Twilight with that many people. You couldn't help but get caught up in the fervor.
Fertility: Well, I'm finally "on" the calendar and have earned 3 gold stars for doing exactly what I have been doing for weeks. Prenatal vitamin...big flippin' deal. Still waiting...waiting...waiting and not thinking about it much except for wondering if the time to start my family will ever get here. Oh and I made an appointment with an acupuncturist. I'll be driving an hour to get to each treatment.
Weight loss: Doing well with exercise, and doing ok with nutrition. I've been at this for three weeks. Tomorrow is official weigh in.....stay tuned.