Thursday, September 12, 2013

Friday Fragments: Episode #266

If you're like most people, you love the feeling that comes after you finish cleaning a closet, purging a garage of junk, or maybe having your car nice and clean again. Friday Fragments gives us that kind of feeling; we empty ours minds of clutter and feel fresh for the weekend. Thanks for joining us!
[To learn the ins and outs of Friday Fragments, please click here.]

This week, in Empty Nester Advantages; I shared some unexpected and very nice advantages of having an empty nest. I'm not gonna lie, though; it's not all fun and games over here with the kids gone; I feel a little lonely sometimes (since Mr.4444 does some traveling), and those nights (the eating alone part) are taking some getting used to.

A co-worker started an exercise group after school. Ten or more of us have been working our tails off to a video workout. I really like it, because I have no excuse not to participate, and it's right after school, so I get it out of the way before going home. It's also free, so that's awesome.

For those wondering about my student who proclaimed that he was excited about his impending fatherhood, I thought you'd appreciate an update: a few days later, in a friendly way, I mentioned that I was curious about something I'd heard him say, and I repeated what I'm certain he said. A dark cloud settled over his face, and he looked at me like he wanted to spit at me and snapped, 
"I don't know what you're talking about! I never said that!" I stand by what I heard, but of course I have to let it go. I'm just going to chalk it up to social awkwardness; it is middle school, after all, and most of my students have disabilities that impact their social skills.

Did you know that camping impacts sleep in a positive way? I suspected that, but now I now for sure:  Could Camping Improve Your Sleep?

And finally, yesterday I posted some cute pics of Milo and Steve camping. If you're interested, check out Adventures with Milo and Steve to see why Milo probably won't be camping with us next time.

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