Scary, but I went to bed at 7:00 last night. I probably haven't done that since 3rd grade. Obviously, I needed the sleep.
We've been getting up at 5:00 to walk/run or wog. (Wogging is the new word for walking and jogging. You get the idea if you think of really slow jogging!) Yesterday, I completed the first day of week 4 of the Couch Potato to 5K. This is the week where I run 1/4th of a mile, walk a block, run 1/2 mile, walk three blocks and then repeat. At this point it is hard to believe that I will be running (wogging)2 miles by mid March, but they do make it easy and fairly painless to get there.
Did I mention it was 12 degrees when I ran yesterday? I was pretty frosty when I made it home. It was 11 today when the Mr. and I walked. The sky was absolutely clear and gorgeous!
I am going to be really glad when the weekend rolls around. I forget how much additional work setting up the testing involves (room assignments, warm up exercise, proctor instructions, etc.)--and none of that has a thing to do with preparing the kids! I'm ready to think about something besides State Assessments. Oh, and did I mention that my classes are also reading A Seperate Peace by John Knowles? Yeah, I have a bit on my plate right now.
PS. The puppy doesn't have a name yet, but we're leaning toward something Presidential: Ike, Grover, Theodore (Teddy), or George. I'm leaning toward Auntie C's suggestion of Grover--such a cute muppet, too! (Though I'm fond of Theodore the Chipmunk--and Teddy or Theo seems to fit as well.) I think we're going to have to live with him before we decide for sure! And he is going to be arriving here Friday night, which is a week earlier than we expected!