Tuesday, March 5, 2013


WOW! I can not believe it is already March 5th!! February flew by with all of the craziness that comes with it!! But who am I kidding??? The craziness is only going to get worse with state testing, warmer weather, open house, and the end of the year!!! But I am ready!! I must admit it is my favorite time of year...minus the state testing part...LOL!!

On a little side note...I had a huge dose of reality check a couple of weeks ago. I am a huge fan of Diet Coke...until I watched the episode of Katie Couric on February 21st.

This little can has brought me much happiness over the years! It has calmed me in times of insanity!! The good thing is I know I am not the only one! There are others out there  just like me who get that instant relief once they take that first sip!!!!

I must admit I wake up and it is my beverage of choice at 6 am. Lately, I was consuming 4-5 a day. I know...some of you are gasping, but there could be a lot worse things a girl could do. Anyway, a few weeks ago, our first and second grades put on the most amazing Patriotic Performance. Yes, I am a little biased, but I work at a very small school.  There are 120 students in first and second grade. The night of our performance there were probably over 400 people in the audience!! The kids rocked it!!!  So, I raced home right after school to get a quick workout in before going back later that night. 

As I was running on the treadmill, Katie Couric was doing an episode on what really happens in restaurants, the truth about diets, and a few other things. Of course, she had to have some facts on Diet Coke. There was this study done in France where rats were given an illegal substance. Starts with a C, it's a two syllable word, and last syllable rhymes with rain.  Well, the rats left the illegal substance and chose the diet soda!!!! I would like to think these rats have great taste, but let's be honest!!! It is that dreaded and oh so ugly ASPARTAME!!!  They preferred it over the illegal substance!! So on and on Katie and her guest babbled about the study...It makes you fat...it tricks your body...blah, blah, blah!!!

Meet my new best friend!!!

I am down to 1 Diet Coke a day and about a jillion ounces of water!! 

So meet my other new best friend!!

Life is good!!! We will see how long this lasts!!! 

We are working on fractions right now! The kids are loving it!! Tomorrow they will be trying out these task cards! Feel free to grab a copy!! 


  1. I feel you Christa about the Diet Coke! My mom was a heavy Diet Mountain Dew drinker when I was little. She was diagnosed with fibromyalgia when I was in 1st grade and one smart doctor urged her to get off diet sodas. She did and it made a HUGE difference in her health. Now we are both addicted to regular sodas so not much better though. It is so hard to drink water when soda is so readily available!

  2. Hang in there girlfriend! You are doing great!!!xoxo


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