Last week was just crazy. Between my work, night classes, and training it has been crazy. I am happy to report the Gracie is doing great at school. Ashli took her in last Wednesday and there were a few tears but no drama. On Friday she went right in to the classroom with no problems. That is a huge relief for us and I'm so happy Gracie is enjoying herself.
Saturday morning Gracie woke up complaining of a sore throat and she really didn't eat much through the day because of it. By Saturday night you could tell she was in a lot of pain. She really didn't sleep well at all and was up at 4am Sunday morning. Our doctor agreed to see her Sunday morning which is really super nice of her. Our fear was that Gracie had strep throat and we wanted to get her tested. The doctor ran the rapid strep test and thank goodness it came back negative.
When we left the doctor's office yesterday Gracie seemed to be in good spirits but by the time we got home she was really feeling crummy (those were her words:)) We took her temp and she had a 103.7 temp. We kept a close watch and took her temp every hour or so and by late afternoon it was down to 101 and by early evening it was 100. She was very restless through the night and finally broke her fever early this morning. Now she has a really stuffy nose and slight cough but thankfully no fever. However, no school for her this morning and believe it or not she was upset about that which is a great sign!:) Ashli started feeling the same symptoms yesterday and this morning her throat is really bothering her....uh oh...here we go! I've been popping my vitamins and doing some praying that I don't catch this virus....knock on wood!
My classes are going well and my professors seem to be real good guys. Doing a lot of reading both at work and at home. I'm getting ready to teach a class at work called A+ Certification for our store technicians and desktop support folks. For those that don't know A+ is a certification course for PC Support technicians. It teaches you how to repair and build computers from the operating systems to all the hardware inside. This is a course that I used to teach full time but it has been a couple of years and the objectives for the course have changed a little and I need to prepare. So, its reading by day and reading by night.
I'm really enjoying the Anatomy and Physiology class and have already learned a ton of information in just two classes. Not an easy class and will take a lot of time learning all the new terminology. I also have Exercise Physiology and Concepts of Wellness and Fitness this semester and both courses are very well put together. The Exercise Physiology class will relate well to my A&P class and in the Wellness & Fitness class we actually spend 30 minutes working out. That class will have us testing several different modalities from BOSU balls to strength bands, should be fun. My classes are only Monday through Thursday and I'm home by 9pm on Mon. & Wed. and 10pm on Tue. & Thur. I'm learning to love the early morning runs and to be honest I haven't been 100% successful at it yet. I will get myself adjusted to the new early morning training schedule. Each day will get easier...I hope!:)
My diet has not been that great over the last few weeks, no major damage just not the best choices. I have to get myself back on my healthy plan, no excuses. With all the running it's so easy for me to use that excuse to eat more and eating more is good just not good when its empty calories! Yesterday after the doctors visit for Gracie, Ashli and I made blueberry pancakes and we pigged out...I guess I was carb loading....yeah that's it. Man, were they good. Getting back on track is really important right now. I only have a little over 2 months and I still need to shed about 15 pounds before the big day. Plenty of time but I can't fool around, its "GO TIME".
I will be posting some cool vacation pics sometime this week as soon as we get all the pics downloaded. Make it a great Monday! - Jason