Thursday, March 31, 2011

Facts of Five and Updates....

If you are a new follower let me give details of Facts of Five. It was a model I used when I taught students with special needs in a self contained classroom. I presented a category such as ‘Five Cartoons’ or ‘Five flavors of Kool-aid’ and the students had to consider an idea that fit the group. It was fun and thought generating yet in the meantime, I was able to get to know what was important to my students.


So our category for today is ‘Five Updates from happenings in my life~ okay, I’ll begin…

1.) Thank you for the well wishes, good thoughts and prayers regarding the biopsy of the lump on my tongue. The oral surgeon indicated it would be 7-10 days until results were available-- thankful? …that the continual tenderness and soreness is taking my mind off the results, although he ‘felt’ positive. So at this point all I have affirmation of the positive and hope for the best.

2.) When I had to submit my final manuscript in January of Life through the Eyes of a Hurricane: Doggie-Dog it necessitated me including an acknowledgment page, which I was excited to do. I won’t tell you all of my tributes; you’ll just have to read to find out. However, I did recognize my high school English teacher, Mrs. Linda Stoner and went on a search to locate her where-about. I ‘think’ I have found her and penned a note to her….I hope it is her and I hope she responds.

3.) My team is NOT in the Final Four…darn! ... I know I already told you that, but bummer, just needed to say it again--CRAP!

4.) Did I tell you I am doing Weight Watcher’s? No, of course I didn’t as a result of my fear of failure. You know that ‘perfection’ piece of me? Last week’s meeting topic was the importance of sharing this journey with others so you can be supported. Well there’s a novel idea… So I’m sharing it with you. My goal is 30 pounds, however I’m halfway there (almost) I’ve lost 14.6 pounds.

5.) I am participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge of 2011 which is exciting in that there are already over 700 participants. The task entails daily blogging correlating with the given letter of the alphabet. I’ve been wracking my brain as to my ‘plan’ but really when it comes to blogging I write from the heart so there is no plan…stay tuned~


"If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything.”

by Win Borden


27 comments:

Teresa Evangeline said...

Thank you for the update and for including us in what's happening for you right now. I think your
"thoughtful spot" is your entire being. Have a peaceful and good day, Tracy.

Heather said...

Good luck at Weight Watchers...You can do it! You are in my thoughts with your tongue biopsy too, I did not know about that. well wishes, to you! xo

Out on the prairie said...

You have a lot of irons in the fire, good luck with all of them.Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts.

Rita said...

Congratulations on your wight loss. Hoping all is well with your biopsy. Love that quotation; I can relate to this.Enjoyed reading you this morning.
Rita

Canyon Girl said...

I've been in my own world lately and didn't know about the biopsy. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. How well you did at Weight Watchers, congrats. I hope it was your teacher and that she responds. As for the team, I'm not following due to lack of TV. I'm so excited you are participating in the A-Z Challenge. That's awesome and I am looking forward to reading your entries. Several of my followers are participating. Love and best wishes, Inger

Old Kitty said...

Good luck with your A-Z challenge!!!! I'll be cheering from the sidelines!! Yay!!! Take care
x

texwisgirl said...

Congrats on the weight loss success! 15 lbs. is AWESOME!!! I liked the quote a lot.

Dawn said...

That is a very wonderful quote!!! Yay for you for taking on yet another challenge. Hip Hip Hooray:) Can't wait to see where your posts lead now:)

Nancy said...

Congratulations on the weight loss, Tracy. That's fantastic. :)

Ginny said...

I love the Win Borden quote!! You are doing good on the Weight Watchers!! Do you have a local chapter nearby? Well, I guess it would really help a diet to have stitches in your tongue!! Oh, I sympathize!!

The Words Crafter said...

Wow, I've been absent some and didn't know about the biopsy. Prayers for you!

The challenge is now 800+ can you believe it?!!

Congrats on the 14 pounds :)

Rae said...

Praying for good results....
Welcome to A to Z - Can't wait to read what you have in store for this April challenge!

Catherine... said...

Fingers crossed for good result on your tongue biopsy.. Weight Watchers... you can do it... The challenge sounds great... thank you for popping by greatly appreciated... :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

We continue to keep our fingers and paws crossed for you and are cheering you on with #4--I've been doing WW for several months too and know how much help it is to have someone encouraging you and helping you to reach your goals!! :-))

Dianne said...

I am holding good thoughts that the doctors feeling is real and all will be OK

halfway to a weight loss goal is major!!
brava

Arkansas Patti said...

Sorry you have to wait so long for results. I would trust the Dr. He has seen it all.
Congrats big time on the weight loss. WW is a great program and it does work.

Jules said...

My fingers are crossed, thinking positive and your welcome to cheer for my team :) Good luck with the watchers.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Arlee Bird said...

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge! Hope you will have a rewarding blogging experience in April. If there are any questions or comments please let me or my co-hosts know. You can find all the Challenge hosts listed at the top of my blog page.

I've added myself as a follower to your blog.

Lee
Tossing It Out
Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

maggie's garden said...

Sorry about your sore tongue...ouch. What a place to find a lump. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts, and holding you in light and love. Good luck with the weight watchers.

Patty Ann said...

I too am doing weight watchers. It is the hardest thing I have ever done. But so rewarding!! You will do great!

Daisy said...

Good luck with the A - Z challenge. I won't be doing it, but I visit several blogs that do. Good luck with the weight watchers and congratulations on the weight you've lost so far. Dieting is a challenge, but it can be done. :)

Donnie said...

Wow. You are one busy person and congrats on your weight loss. It is so hard to do.

LTM said...

ooo! Good luck with all these things-weight watchers, A-Z, the WIP, your biopsy... crazy times! ((hugs))

Nick said...

Just found your blog - from the title, thought it was about your contemplative pup :0)

Rural Rambler said...

Tracy the quote by Win Borden! Perfect! That quote is exactly why I don't get a post up.

Good luck on the blog challenge. And congrats on the weight loss. Man dropping some pounds is tough.

Linda Reeder said...

Good luck with your continued weight loss. I so recognized myself in your comment about fear of failure. This is the first time I have ever gone public about trying to lose weight. My goal is 20 pounds at a time. I've reached the first one, and am now working on the next. It's hard work counting calories and thinking about what I eat and how much I exercise. But the results are worth it.

Out of My Mind said...

Ok....you got me///I am now a follower.
We have something in common. I am a retired teacher of learning disabled and behavior disordered youth. I taught a self contained classroom at a high school for many years. I miss it a great deal.

My point is that one has to be a little bit crazy to love working with the kind of student that other teachers work hard to get out of their classroom. So, we are both a little bit crazy...which gives us 2 things in common now. kt