I asked my principal to fill out a letter or recommendation for a competitive teacher trip to Portland, Oregon. He said yes but that he would need me to say yes to a favor later. I asked him what he needed, and he said he didn't know but would figure out something.
Yesterday he comes into my classroom making a big production on how it is important to keep your promises. I am going right along with him, because I figure he wants my class to do something. Then he hands me this packet and says I need to fill it out and get it back into him. My chin dropped....it was an application for our state 2011 teacher of the year award. SERIOUSLY. He wants to recommend ME from our school?!?!?! I teach in a school with a lot of SOLID AWESOME teachers. He has aggressively recruited teachers, and I am floored to just be nominated from our building.
On an interesting article note, you may want to check out Weighty Matter's article on The Weekend is 28.57% of the week.
On my weight: I have maintained my weight loss and my lowest weight now since December 2009. I do have the normal (period related) fluctuations each month, but only for a few days. That is maintaining my current size for SIXTEEN MONTHS. As someone who has always gotten bigger, it is hard to wrap my mind around this. My ankles and knees certainly feel much better than they used to.