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

Day 212 - Wednesday 6/18/14 - Loved the lightning show last night and today! Unfortunately, the Pup doesn't share my enjoyment of weather.

Day 211 - Tuesday 6/17/14 - Ice Cream Sundae for lunch.  Perfect on a very imperfect day.

Day 210 - Monday 6/16/14 - Exciting meeting this morning, so happy to be part of a team of action-oriented people.

Day 209 - Sunday 6/15/14 - Pleased that father's day was a smooth affair, for once.

Day 208 - Saturday 6/14/14 - Enjoyed a nice brunch with a good friend today.  Nice treat.

Day 207 - 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 206 - 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 205 - 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 204 - Tuesday 6/10/14 - Loving the laughter the Pup brings me.  Best thing ever.

Day 203 - 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 202 - 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 201 - Saturday 6/7/14 - So happy to see so many old friends at a grad party tonight!

Day 200 - 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 199 - 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 198 - Wednesday 6/4/14 - It was bittersweet tonight, celebrating retirements.  I'm grateful to have known some pretty amazing educators.

Day 197 - 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 196 - Monday 6/2/14 -  Glad the vet was able to see The Pup on such short notice.  His allergies were horrid this weekend.

Day 195 - Sunday 6/1/14 - After the most torturous weekend, I am pleased to say all my end of year reports are done!

Day 194 - 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 193 - Friday 5/30/14 - Another rousing evening of musical theater featuring the second crew of former students - the arts are awesome!