Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Saturday, January 31, 2015


We got a little bit of snow Monday night; just enough for the school district to call a two-hour delay. I know that seems crazy to people who live north of here, but we just aren't set up to handle icy roads. A delay is a great way to be safe and still get kids to school. The bonus this time? It was the first day of the new semester, so a shorter bell schedule was actually a great way to begin. Long enough to meet and dispense with the details, and short enough to have a good day!


It was a great first week; I have the same schedule as last semester, which means I can tweak what I did, rather than create everything from scratch. Obviously, this takes some of the pressure off of me, which is a good thing. I even have the same co-teacher with me for my inclusion class and since we work incredibly well together, it means we have fun with each other and with the kids. It feels like tag-team teaching, which is great for everyone.

I saw my liver specialist yesterday and he was very pleased with the fact that I have put myself on a 1200 calorie diet as soon as I found out about my diagnosis. He said that is the best way to reduce any damage and to control the disease, so I will continue to use the MyPlate app and take it a day at a time. I still wish I could eat whatever I want and in the quantity I want, but it really is getting easier to do this, plus I do feel better, so there it is.

Steve and I decided we are taking a quick trip to New York over in February after all; we have bought the train tickets and reserved an AirB&B in Brooklyn, only one subway stop from my daughter! So excited!

Thanks again to everyone who commented or emailed me; I truly feel blessed and supported in this space. Happy weekend!



  1. I really need to join in your 1,200-calorie diet. I've been letting my sugar cravings drive my diet. Bad idea. But I'm glad you're taking care of yourself.

    A trip to NYC sounds like so much fun.

  2. So glad you had a good report and that the Doctor is pleased with your progress. A trip sounds wonderful.