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Near the Beach in Florida, Florida, United States
I am a Middle School Math Teacher. I have been teaching for 24 years. (oh my!) Teaching 6th Graders keeps me very young at heart. I live near the beach in Florida, and enjoy my family and pets. I am a very tech savvy person and like electronic gadgets.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

New School

I just recently decided to leave St. Johns County to work in Duval County. I loved Landrum, but was offered a job at Kernan Middle School. It was very hard to decide, but my family supported me in my decision. It is much closer to home, and I am happy. I will never forget my Landrum Family, and my Botball students!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Still Recovering

I had a ruptured peritoneal tendon repaired the beginning of May and am still recovering! The Surgeon had to repair the tendon, and also reconstruct some ligaments. The recovery has been slow and painful. I just started Physical Therapy and hope that this will help. I can't describe the sensations I have in my ankle and foot. They are weird. Tingling, numbness, tightness, swollen... Sometimes shoots of pain travel through the entire foot. Wondering how long this will be like that.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Recovering from Ankle Surgery

I had ankle surgery on May 1st, after being in pain since November. Things are going slowly, but getting better as days go by.
According to the surgeon, he reconstructed the ligaments and repaired my torn/ruptured peroneal tendon.

I was non weight bearing for a week after surgery and used a kneely walker. Way cool, but was a pain at times. It was much better than crutches and easier than a wheelchair though. I was in a boot for a month, and am now in a brace.

I still have swelling and pain, and very weird feelings popping up now and then. The tingling was the weirdest feeling as the nerves started to come back to life. I can only move my foot up and down so far.

There may be an infection in my incision where it didn't fully close. So, I am back on antibiotics for 10 days.

This was a difficult surgery and it seems like forever to recover~

No mention of PT yet. I am wondering if I will have it?

I'll keep you posted~


Sunday, April 19, 2009


Had to try the Twitter thing. I am pretty bummed about it right now, because the site is overloading! To many twitters! It is pretty discouraging. Have any suggestions?

Sunday, February 8, 2009


My principal has given us the best gift... He started a Yoga class for us at school. I started two weeks ago and absolutely love it! It is refreshing, relaxing and yet quite hard. It is a beginner's class and we have about 15 teachers participating. It is once a week and I so look forward to Wednesdays after school.
I wonder why it took me so long to find Yoga. If I had tried it earlier, I might not have the aches and pains that I do now.
I can not make Wednesday's class because I have physical therapy for my ankle. I tore the peroneal (not sure of the spelling) tendon in my ankle when I fell in November. It is quite painful and is still swollen. I am determined though to get through this and keep up with the Yoga.
If you haven't tried it yet, go find a class and enjoy!~

That's all for now~

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hi Again

I have not been blogging in a while. Started a new school year that is really hectic. My health is fine, thank goodness. Mom and dad are fine. Christmas is over, setting sights on the New Year.
I found that I miss the blogging.
This a great place to reflect and give my thoughts a voice. I need to get back to taking care of me. To much stress in life could kill you. I think I am going to start yoga. Any thoughts?