Friday, March 3, 2017

5 for Friday 3.3.17


Hi!  I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for another 5 for Friday!


Fun times over here at the Wheeler household.  As you know, I had rotator cuff repair surgery back in early January.  I've been going to PT 2x/week since.  I've also been off work since.  I had my second follow-up apt. this past Monday with my surgeon and was assuming he would clear me for work.  I was mentally prepared to go back this Monday.  Things don't always go as planned.  When he checked my range of motion, he freaked out and told me my shoulder is freezing.  "Frozen Shoulder," as it's called, is an EXTREMELY painful condition caused by scar tissue building up around the area where you have surgery.  Your joint is literally frozen.  I can't reach behind my back.  At all.  My doctor is really worried and is giving it 3 weeks more of PT to see if it loosens up.  If not, I have to HAVE SURGERY AGAIN.  What.the.(insert profanity).  I have been pushing so hard all week {even more than I had been}--to the point of tears.  I went and got a medical massage yesterday and it was so painful, but I think it helped.  I am willing to do whatever it takes to get my range of motion back. I can not have another surgery!  I need to get back to my first graders.  I will keep you posted on how it's going.  Hopefully by next week, my joint will have loosened up.



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Earlier in the week, I was craving cookies.  I had some butter and eggs that were expiring so I threw everything in my Kitchen Aid mixer and baked up these cookies.  So good!


I am the team leader of the first grade at my building, and I know my team relies on me for a lot.  I enjoy helping.  I am also the new teacher mentor.  I have a new teammate this year and feel badly that I've been out and unable to help her.  Luckily, she is AWESOME, and has her life under control!  I was planning on being back by St. Patrick's Day so that I could give my teammates these little green gift buckets, but that's not happening, so I am sending Mr. Wheeler over to school with them tomorrow.  I added a gift card and little tag {tag included in my March newsletter as an exclusive freebie} to each one.  I hope they like them and know how much I appreciate them helping my sub and doing the work of 4 people with just the 3 of them.



I was not going to watch "This is Us."  But then everyone kept talking about it and I had FOMO. And my mom would tell me every Tuesday that it was on.  I don't have much else to do besides sit here and feel sorry for myself, so I decided to binge-watch it.  OMG!  So good.  Do you watch?  Last week was so sad.  Can't wait to see what the next episode will bring!

Have a good weekend!
xo
Megan

3 comments:

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wow, you are so creative and some of the things you are making are really very good! the cookies you made look amazing and so tasty. i find fun ideas and frugal things from www.gratisfaction.co.uk/ which is also good. please keep up the lovely posts and i will be sure to check back again in the future. kelly

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Your "I'm lucky to have a friend notes" are so sweet. Kids really need to learn how to give compliments to others. Thanks for sharing.
Beti
Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher

ithappenedin3rd said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You're so sweet to still be thinking of your team while you're out...I hope you start feeling better soon!

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