Interestingly enough, I find that some of my more “personal” posts see more likes and comments on Facebook then my “professional” posts. Don’t ask me why! But, because of this, I decided to start a new Blog Series in which a variety of SLP Bloggers and TpT sellers would give SLPs a peek into their every day lives.
I’m up first (there’s lots of pics!)… Today was the first day back from winter vacation. Boy, was it rough to wake up this morning and get out of bed. It probably didn’t help that I stayed up until 11pm to watch the newest episode of Revenge.
My alarm went off starting at 5:45am, then again at 5:58, 6:00, and 6:08… At 6:28, I finally stopped pushing snooze and jumped out of bed realizing I only had a 1/2 hour to shower, get dressed, and get on the road in order to get to my SLP professional development session on time. No time to stop at Starbucks for a Venti Passion Tea Lemonade 🙁
For Christmas my husband bought me the Fitbit Charge and I am O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D! I don’t take it off unless I’m showering. It’s amazing and I have lost 4 lbs since Christmas, pretty amazing! I had 53 steps just getting out of bed, picking my clothes out, and walking to the bathroom. If you’re wondering, it’s accurate– I counted my steps just to make sure!
What would a day be, without a selfie? Usually on PD days I “dress down”, but it’s the start of a new year and I had to stand up and present (for a whole 5 minutes–but, that’s beside the point) to over 125 SLPs, so as my mom would say, “I dressed for success.” I even put on mascara, eye shadow, and lip gloss!
This is my trunk on the first day back. I’m always known as the bag lady and looking at this, I can totally understand why.
My view for 7 hours today. Do you tend to sit in the front or the back? I like it towards the back, especially in a big group and I love an end seat!
The best part of professional development days is being able to go out to lunch. Doesn’t this salad look awesome? Too bad this one is one that I ate while in Santorini, Greece! I forgot to snap a pic of the one I ate today, which was good, but definitely not as fresh or beautiful as this picture!
It wouldn’t truly be back to work unless I saw some private clients, too. I arrived at my first client at 3:45pm. He is the cutest little 4 1/2 year old artic kiddo. He has made such progress that I am in awe constantly. Lately, I have been drawing pictures in his speech book of words he struggles the most with when we are practicing. I’m a regular Picasso, no? I’ve been working on my interactive digital speech book for a while now and am hoping to have it posted on TpT by Spring Break it’s over 300 pages so far!
I left client #1 at 4:45, drove 20 minutes and started with client #2 at 5:10. She is a 2nd grader so we talked about resolutions and she wrote out 3 of hers. I love that she said “eat lots of food.” If I wasn’t trying hard to lose 30lbs, this would be my resolution, too!
I arrived home at 6:30, exhausted. I greeted my loving husband, changed into gym clothes, and prepared my turkey meatloaf (which was a first). I stuck the meatloaf in the oven and went for a walk. I set a new PR tonight with 2.25 miles in 34 minutes. It felt good, even though I really just wanted to sit my butt on the couch and wait for my dinner to be ready.
I couldn’t resist watching the Bachelor as I finished cooking my dinner. He is an adorable Bachelor!
So, here’s my #healthyeating dinner. I have to be honest, meatloaf just weirds me out. I have never eaten it as an adult, let alone made it. But, I had all the ingredients and it was easy to throw together. To be honest, it wasn’t terrible. The texture weirds me out! (I wouldn’t be a proper SLP, if something didn’t weird me out ;)). My husband enjoyed it, so that’s something!
I hit my goal of 10,000 steps today! Woohoo!
To end the night, I’m finishing up this blog post, proofing a product for a fellow TpT Seller, and relaxing on the couch. I also finished preparing for a special Valentine’s Day Blog Hop (full of freebies) that we will be sharing with all of you in just a few weeks!
I hope you enjoyed this view into a day in my crazy SPEECH filled life! I’m looking forward to my weekly view into my fellow SLPs lives. It’s always nice to know what others are up to!
Meredith Avren from The Peachie Speechie (she is just the cutest little thing!) is up next week.
Thank you all for continuing to support Speech to the Core!
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