Friday, December 2, 2011

What I learned this week...

Let's reflect on the random pieces of information I learned this week, shall we? Some are random. Some are insightful. Some are just plain silly. Such is life.

So, this week I learned:
  • Polar bears and penguins do not live together. No matter how many times they are pictured together in movies and books... it is all a lie! They actually live on opposite poles.
  • Taking one thing at a time is the best advice ever and I don't know how many times I had to dole out that tiny nugget of wisdom to students stressing out over finals. Seriously. Avoid an ulcer. I hear they're not fun.
  • A glass of wine at the end of a long day makes the day about 54203 times better.
  • Putting up Christmas decorations is kind of like putting away laundry. It's nice when it's done, but actually doing it is kind of a huge pain in the butt.
  • Working out everyday between Thanksgiving and Christmas is not only unrealistic, it's also insane. I skipped one day this week and I am fine with that.
  • Putting 1,000 miles on a car in two weeks is a little obnoxious, but hey, I want to drive my new car!
  • Leading a book club discussion without having read the book is embarrassing, but at least I had a good excuse. (You try taking six graduate courses, substitute teach 6th graders three days a week and work 15 hours a week with adults with intellectual disabilities. I was busy.)
  • Making it until December without turning on your heat in Iowa IS possible.
  • Music is a big part of my day. I didn't realize that I almost always have something playing and it's such a big part of my daily mood!
  • Pinterest is still addicting (although, I wasn't really doubting that), but can be a great study tool. Really. It is.
  • No matter what the law does or does not say, everyone (and I mean everyone) could be classified as ADHD, a person with a learning disability or emotionally disturbed. Services for everyone!
(I'm in a really weird mood. Can you tell? Maybe the end of the semester is finally making crazy)

What did YOU learn this week?

7 comments:

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

1,000 miles in 2 weeks??? Where did you go!! Lol!

I learned that I need to be better about being organized. It makes for a lot less stressful mornings!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

I use Pinterest to figure out workout routines, recipes and...my Christmas list! It is actually a great tool!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yah, I could not work out every day for that period of time. Or for any period of time! I like and need 1-2 days of rest each week. I need to have rest days to keep me motivated, otherwise I can get overwhelmed!

Wow you put on alot of miles! That's crazy!!

Jenn :D said...

I struggle with the buttons too! I had some random {really nice} reader make me one and send it to me!! I can forward her email addy to you; I'm sure she'd make one for you too! html is tricky. Have a great weekend!

Stephany said...

You should have seen my apartment last weekend as my mom and I tried to decorate our place. SUCH a mess! It looks beautiful now but, whew, took a long time getting there. ;)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I am HUGE fan of Christmas decorations and such but I completely agree that it's a huge pain getting them out and up!

Lesli said...

I never knew that about penguins & polar bears!