- May 31, 2016
1. We used to hop, back in the day when we stayed at All Stars Music and were all-day park people. That was 17 years ago before my knees got bad. We no longer get park hoppers.
I am making your crockpot chicken chili tomorrow-family arrives tomorrow and we can have it for dinner with plenty of leftovers. I have ingredients for pulled pork as well. I love having food in the fridge for lunches.I cooked! I made a pot of beef stew, a pot of chili, enough pulled pork to use in fajitas one day and bbq sandwiches another day, and my nephews favorite “taco pasta”. A few meals for the week (aside from Thanksgiving).
I cleaned out my drawers and closet last night while watching a Hallmark Christmas movie. And I watched another Hallmark Christmas movie today while I was cooking. Lunches are prepped for school too. Only 3 days this week. I can do it. We can do it.
I’m so glad your switch to kindergarten was the change you hoped it would be!I went through a very challenging time in my early twenties, when my mother was dying of cancer, and I read the book, The Power of Positive Thinking, by Norman Vincent Peale. During my lunch breaks, I would walk to a park, sit under an old tree, and read this book which I borrowed from the library. It was my lifeline. I have always been a woman of faith, and in moments of fear and hopelessness, I have strived to think positively.
In the midst of this pandemic, I have had nightmares and really struggled to remain positive. Overall, I feel like have focused more on positivity than negativity. I am definitely a "glass half full" kind of girl. I truly believe that remaining positive led me to my new position as a kindergarten teacher. I have a new lease on life. Instead of pondering on how soon I could retire, I'm thinking of new and creative ways to teach these kids during the pandemic, and when things get back to normal...because I truly believe that they will one day.