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  • 2nd of April

    4/2/2020 11:58:35 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Stayed home and did some cleaning in the kitchen. So grateful to have a home with a kitchen. I see opportunities for blessings all around. Life is a challenge everyday, but with being aware of the kindness in my life all s well.... Read more

  • 1st of April

    4/2/2020 12:49:06 AM, by NOCALORIES

    Made it through the day. Had church online. Did some Bible study. Fixed a nice lunch with help of DH who grilled pork chops on charcoal grill outside. We had a sunny beautiful day. So grateful for my blessings.... Read more

  • Can't quit

    4/1/2020 8:59:06 AM, by QUIRKYME56

    We will make it through this... Read more

  • Virtual School - Week 2 Recap

    3/28/2020 9:49:11 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    I will start out by saying I am an introvert. I need quiet and alone time to recharge my batteries. Walking first thing in the morning works wonders for my mental and emotional health. My teaching partner had worked out a plan that was less ambitious than I had originally wanted. I'm glad he had me ... Read more

  • Virtual School - Day 3 Recap

    3/20/2020 7:32:37 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    I had success in setting up a Zoom meeting using my two Chromebooks and my husband's desktop computer. This current situation has forced me to become more tech savvy. and I will have to train some of my students as well. I emailed parents of students who had not completed any assignments to let them... Read more

  • Virtual School - Day 2 Recap

    3/19/2020 5:56:24 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    I am in the process of learning about Zoom. Some of my other colleagues have used it without a hitch. I watched the tutorial video but was distracted during its transmission. I should look at it again, uninterrupted, and I will catch more, I'm sure. We were asked to check to see how many of our stud... Read more

  • Virtual School - Day 1 Recap

    3/18/2020 4:37:53 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    I responded to a few emails yesterday. Some were from parents and others were from students. Some of my colleagues are using Zoom to touch base with the students. It seemed as though some of the students really wanted to connect and touch base with their teachers. There were quite a few. I made litt... Read more

  • Work and the virus

    3/16/2020 12:34:44 PM, by LPEDERSON5796

    I work at a high school in Moorhead and the governor has closed schools for the next two weeks. I'll be learning more about how this affects me later today. Teachers and staff go in tomorrow for a meeting and to work things out, but because I'm over 60, I am under quarantine. I get it, but this w... Read more

  • Spring Break 2020 - The End is Here

    3/15/2020 11:44:49 PM, by BDJOHNSON

    Tomorrow, I get to dash into my building and grab what supplies I need to work remotely. This will be a challenge for me and an opportunity for my creative juices to flow. To do something fun for me, I changed my nail polish on both feet and hands. It's for my benefit and enjoyment anyway. Moving fo... Read more

  • Spring Break 2020 - End Time TBD

    3/13/2020 9:51:17 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    We received notice yesterday that we are extending spring break and converting to online/distance learning to flatten the curve of potential infection. Pray for our district leaders to exercise wisdom, for the state to continue to fund us, and for the teachers who must now experience a paradigm shif... Read more

  • coronavirus

    3/12/2020 8:23:49 PM, by LPEDERSON5796

    I went to see my mom in the assisted living center she is at and they are on lockdown. Fortunately, I only live an hour away so it wasn't a big deal. So far, the closest confirmed cases are two and a half hours away. But it is heading this way. They are keeping the local colleges on spring break... Read more

  • Spring Break - Midweek

    3/11/2020 9:17:23 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    Mama and I ate lunch at McAlister's Deli yesterday. I had meant to go to Panera Bread but went to the wrong side of the shopping complex. SInce we were hungry, I wasn't going to play hunt. An older gentleman opened the door for us to enter and we thanked him and talked to him in line a little bit. W... Read more

  • Spring Break 2020 - Early Days

    3/10/2020 9:14:23 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    On Saturday I had a long leisurely lunch with my best girlfriends. Sunday found me at church in the choir then coming home to make creamy chicken noodle soup for lunch. My husband and I ate at Popeye's for dinner just to get out of the house. Yesterday found me mopping the bathroom and kitchen floor... Read more

  • 9th of March

    3/9/2020 10:48:48 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Had a good day. Slow on achieving 128 ounces of water today, but 96 ounces are drunk and I will achieve the last 32 ounces before midnight. Each day is an opportunity to push and find success with goal you desire to make happen.... Read more

  • 8th of March

    3/8/2020 11:14:49 PM, by NOCALORIES

    New day and I made it happen. Drank a gallon of water. This is a challenge I am pushing myself to achieve daily. I had fun at church was in the nursery carrying around a 30 pounds little boy for an hour. Definitely got my strength exercise for the day. Not an attractive day to walk outside. It was ... Read more

  • 7th of March

    3/7/2020 11:31:09 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Enjoyed my Saturday. Disappointed in not losing 5% of my weight during the winter challenge, but the Spring Challenge will begin April 4th and I will push harder to make it happen. I began the Biggest Loser Challenge this past Thursday and for the nutrition challenge drink water. I am motivating my... Read more

  • 6th of March

    3/6/2020 11:08:10 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Pleasant day! Found opportunities to be blessed. I achieved something I never thought was possible today I drank 1 gallon of water. That is 128 ounces. It is ppen. to accomplish anything when the desire is stronger than the mind saying I can't. I am very excited. Hoping the desire to join 5% spring... Read more

  • 5th of March

    3/5/2020 5:13:46 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Having a good day. The sun is shining bright and what fun to be outside. Lots of opportunity to achieve minues of exercise and tally miles on the winter 5% challenge. It will be over this Saturday and the Spring 5% challenge will begin April 4th hoping if you are reading this blog you will look into... Read more

  • 4th of March

    3/4/2020 11:31:29 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Had a good day. Enjoyed church tonight. Home and enjoying sparking for a couple of hours this evening. I really appreciate the support and push I have by being a member of the winter 5% challenge. I am looking forward to the spring 5% challenge and having the motivation to actively move so to lose ... Read more