Saturday, February 23, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
I'll give you each a call here in the next hour, but on the chance you're online, I figured I should tell you-
Tonight's game has been postponed until Saturday Feb. 16, same time, same place.
Please let me know if you'll have a family-related conflict with Saturday.
Lots of snow up there for Galva-Holstein I guess, so again- no game tonight, moved to Saturday. Please let me know if you can't make that as soon as you can.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Friday, February 08, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
This site will allow all alumni one central location to stay in touch without being spread out over many national alumni sites, plan reunions and have the privacy other services cannot provide.
This site will handle all reunion information and allow classmates to find each other and communicate. The site will be managed daily.
This site is not directly associated with the school or the school district.
They keep a clean site by approving all text and photos before anything is posted and will not have any ads or pop up banners appear.
Their goal is to help all alumni and classes planning reunions.
The direct site link is:
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
- Bus time is 5:20
- PLEASE wear your uniforms at school to show spirit tomorrow
(dress however on your way TO school to be warm, but please show class and pride and be in uniform AT school- thank you)
- Gilda finally made it official and is opting out
- You've done an incredible job all season, keep it up- the end is finally in sight
By Gretchen Rubin, Huffingtonpost.com
We all have really lousy days from time to time. A bad work or school evaluation, a potential crush who turns out not to be interested, a fight with your mother-in-law, a worrisome call from a doctor...lousy days take many forms.
Here are some tips for getting through it:
1. Resist the urge to "treat" yourself. Often, the things we choose as "treats" aren't good for us. The pleasure lasts a minute, but then feelings of guilt, loss of control, and other negative consequences just deepen the lousiness of the day. So when you find yourself thinking, "I'll feel better after I have a few beers...a pint of ice cream...a cigarette...a new pair of jeans," ask yourself - will it REALLY make you feel better? It might make you feel worse.
2. Do something nice for someone else. "Do good, feel good" - this really works. A friend going through a horrible period told me that she was practically addicted to doing good deeds; that was the only thing that made her feel better. However, don't put too much pressure on yourself now. Don't start planning an elaborate surprise party; email some digital photos to the grandparents.
3. Distract yourself. When the Big Girl was born, she had to be in Neonatal Intensive Care for a week. I spent every hour at the hospital, until the Big Man dragged me away to go to an afternoon movie. I didn't want to go, but afterwards, I realized that I was much better able to cope with the situation after having had a bit of relief. Watching a funny movie or TV show is a great way to take a break. It might even be a good idea to have an emergency stash ready by the TV, for bad times.
4. Seek inner peace through outer order. Soothe yourself by tackling a messy closet, an untidy desk, or crowded countertops. The sense of tangible progress, control, and orderliness will lighten your mood. This always works for me - and fortunately, my family is messy enough that I always have plenty of therapeutic clutter at hand.
5. Tell yourself, "Well, at least I..." Get some things accomplished. Yes, you had a horrible day, but at least you went to the gym, or played with your kids, or walked the dog, or read a magazine.
6. Exercise is an extremely effective mood booster - but be careful of exercise that allows you to ruminate. For example, if I go for a walk when I'm upset about something, I often end up feeling worse, because the walk provides me with uninterrupted time in which to dwell obsessively on my troubles.
7. Stay in contact. When you're having a lousy day, it's tempting to retreat into isolation. Studies show, though, that contact with other people boosts mood. So try to see or talk to people, especially people you're close to.
8. It's a clichÃ©, but things really will look brighter in the morning. Go to bed early and start the next day anew. Also, sleep deprivation puts a drag on mood in the best of circumstances, so a little extra sleep will do you good.
9. Remind yourself of your other identities. If you feel like a loser at work, send out a blast email to engage with college friends. If you think members of the PTA are mad at you, don't miss the spinning class where everyone knows and likes you.
10. Keep perspective. Ask yourself: "Will this matter in a month? In a year?" I recently came across a note I'd written to myself years ago, that said "TAXES!!!!!!!!!!!!!" I dimly remember the panic I felt about dealing with taxes that year; but it's all lost and forgotten now.
11. Write it down. When something horrible is consuming my mind, I find that if I write up a paragraph or two about the situation, I get immense relief.
12. Use the emergency mood tool-kit. For an emergency happiness intervention, try these tips for getting a boost in the next HOUR.
13. Be grateful. Remind yourself that a LOUSY day isn't a CATASTROPHIC day. Be grateful that you're still on the "lousy" spectrum.
Monday, February 04, 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008
How is that possible? Human beings should not be capable of bending this much. It must hurt- look at the look on her face!
Now that we're down to three and two of them are on Drill team, Juice got lonely. So she had Coach ask Christine to come out of retirement for a quarter. Good thing too, they had fun and did well.