Sunday, June 29, 2014

Like a Girl

I have always struggled with being a girl.  I've never been a fan of that monthly-ish gift that visits.  Or the soreness that arrives with it.  Or the cramps.  Or the headaches.  Or the mood swings.  Or the fact that to be considered socially acceptable, I have to spend hours each summer shaving my legs. 

I've often been envious of males solely because they don't have to shave their legs to be socially acceptable, they can have a beard and avoid shaving all together if they so choose, with no repercussions.  They don't have to spend hard earned money every month to take care of their so-called-gift.  They don't deal with body soreness or cramps every four weeks like clockwork.

This morning, something had me almost ready to say "I'm proud to be a girl."
Watch it, and let me know what you think.
I'm thinking that I'll be able to utter those words rather soon, I hope.......

What do you do like a girl?

Thursday, June 26, 2014

365 Days of Giving Thanks - Year 2

Day 219 - Thursday 6/26/14 - Grateful for the laughter and smiles shared with my therapist today.  Much needed, and incredibly, therapeutically helpful.

Day 218 - Wednesday 6/25/14 - Appreciative of the much needed bonus visit with my dietitian today.

Day 217 - Tuesday 6/24/14 - So glad that my internship started off with a great day!

Day 216 - Monday 6/23/14 - Pleased that the medical test I had saw me in and out in under 40 minutes - unheard of!

Day 215 - Sunday 6/22/14 -  Whole Foods finally had a summer favorite, made me feel very happy!

Day 214 - Saturday 6/21/14 - Finally had a day of no obligations! Enjoyed spending it with the Pup snuggled up and reading.

Day 213 - Friday 6/20/14 - Grateful my doctor was able to get me in on such short request.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

365 Days of Giving Thanks - Year 2

Day 212 - Thursday 6/19/14 - Grateful for the ability to take a full breath again.  Kinda important.

Day 211 - Wednesday 6/18/14 - Loved the lightning show last night and today! Unfortunately, the Pup doesn't share my enjoyment of weather.

Day 210 - Tuesday 6/17/14 - Ice Cream Sundae for lunch.  Perfect on a very imperfect day.

Day 209 - Monday 6/16/14 - Exciting meeting this morning, so happy to be part of a team of action-oriented people.

Day 208 - Sunday 6/15/14 - Pleased that father's day was a smooth affair, for once.

Day 207 - Saturday 6/14/14 - Enjoyed a nice brunch with a good friend today.  Nice treat.

Day 206 - Friday 6/13/14 - Such a bittersweet day, the last day of school is.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

365 Days of Giving Thanks - Year 2

Day 205 - Thursday 6/12/14 - Grateful that dogs can't tell time.  I was running late tonight, which is very unusual, and the Pup was still cheerful as always, even though dinner was super late.

Day 204 - Wednesday 6/11/14 - Happy that the rain stopped long enough for the end of the year celebration! Much better than cramming all the festivities into my tiny room!

Day 203 - Tuesday 6/10/14 - Loving the laughter the Pup brings me.  Best thing ever.

Day 202 - Monday 6/9/14 - Hit a hard realization today, but the thankful part is that I finally hit it, after several years of not getting it!

Day 201 - Sunday 6/8/14 - Proud of myself to sticking to a goal for a full week! On to week two of leaving nothing in the sink when I go to bed!

Day 200 - Saturday 6/7/14 - So happy to see so many old friends at a grad party tonight!

Day 199 - Friday 6/6/14 -  Loved dunking my students tonight at the school carnival dunk tank!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

365 Days of Giving Thanks - Year 2

Day 198 - Thursday 6/5/14 - Feeling good about going to the board meeting, I know it meant a lot to the people I went for, even if it was exhausting for me.

Day 197 - Wednesday 6/4/14 - It was bittersweet tonight, celebrating retirements.  I'm grateful to have known some pretty amazing educators.

Day 196 - Tuesday 6/3/14 - Happy that tonight's concert reunited me with former students as well as allowed me to enjoy hearing the growth that current students made with their musical education!

Day 195 - Monday 6/2/14 -  Glad the vet was able to see The Pup on such short notice.  His allergies were horrid this weekend.

Day 194 - Sunday 6/1/14 - After the most torturous weekend, I am pleased to say all my end of year reports are done!

Day 193 - Saturday 5/31/14 - Locking myself in the house this weekend to get year end reports done.  Glad I have nothing on my schedule so that this can happen.

Day 192 - Friday 5/30/14 - Another rousing evening of musical theater featuring the second crew of former students - the arts are awesome!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

365 Days of Giving Thanks - Year 2

Day 191 - Thursday 5/29/14 -  So impressed by how well my former students rocked the stage at their musical tonight!

Day 190 - Wednesday 5/28/14 - Thankful for the rainy day, it made recess duty a lot easier!

Day 189 - Tuesday 5/27/14 - SO so so so so so so happy to see my Therapist after a very long, seemingly impossible, 12 day break.

Day 188 - Monday 5/26/14 -  Remembering and appreciating those who fought for what I value - the freedom to live a life of my choosing in a [relatively] safe country.

Day 187 - Sunday 5/25/14 -  Grateful for a day of nothing.  They're few and far between lately.

Day 186 - Saturday 5/24/14 - Appreciate the bonus time with my dietitian today.  It was a much needed boost of encouragement that will hopefully carry me until my therapist returns.

Day 185 - Friday 5/23/14 - Shocked how productive the afternoon professional development was!  That's a rarity!