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?


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 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!