Literacy tutoring update

Humid and rainy spring day today.  A good day to be at the gym and not out riding.

Today I was doing deadlifts.  A guy came up to me after a set and said “I love deadlifts. They make me feel like I am going to explode!”  Think I will step aside when I see him doing that move  😉  We will file that in the bizarre comment pile I am collecting from the gym.

I found doing the single leg SHELC move in this month’s series is something I can’t do.  It caused an alarming feeling in my back when I did the left side alone (which is the side of my herniated disk).  I figure just doing the regular double-leg SHELC  is good enough.  It has to be, I guess.  I am so not taking any chances.

I came back home and went old school for breakfast.

Oat bran!  I found this box in the back of the cupboard and I really hate to think of how old this box is.  I would say about a year old.  Did I really just admit that on the internet? No bugs or anything, so it seemed safe  :mrgreen:

I forgot how hot oatbran stays, so this breakfast had to sit for a while for me to eat it.

I worked busily until lunch and then made up my egg salad.

Perfectly simple lunch.

I thought I would give you a literacy tutoring update since it has changed a bit.  I am now going to be working with a new learner.  The one that I had just wasn’t working out.  He would skip meetings and not call me and in all the months I have worked with him, he was on time once.  Most times he was 15 minutes late (this, with me being a very punctual person, drove me completely insane). Then he was not doing all of his assigned work, so lessons were just me trying to pull him along since November of last year.  It’s just not fair to me or to a person that really wants to work who is waiting for a tutor.  After talking with the coordinator and having him do a no-show on Monday, we are getting a new learner for me.  My old one will have to call and get in the back of the line for another tutor if he wants one.  I feel kind of bad, but very relieved at the same time.  I am not sure when I will meet my new learner, but she is already assigned to me as of today.

Even though it was hot and humid, I still had a hot latte.

And a snack of some tortilla chips (gym hunger).

I had the most productive day at work today and got in extra lines by the time dinner rolled around I and could knock off for the day.  I was in the mood for stir fry – so I came up with a combo of broccoli sauteed in coconut oil, then I threw in some raw shrimp with orange ginger sauce (LaChoy).  Fresh pineapple tossed in at the very end and voila:

Pretty fresh and tasty, I have to say.  5 ingredient dinner.

Pixie has been sleeping so much since it got warmer.  I didn’t think it was really possible for her to sleep even more, but she seems to be doing it.  Here she is laying on my flower catalog (I am just looking, not buying, I swear).

Cute, cute.

This heat has also brought out one of my irises.  I couldn’t wait until Friday for the What’s Blooming to show it off!

Eeeeeee!!!! This is Boysenberry Buttercup.  It’s a huge bloom, too! We really need to move so I can have more yard to garden in.

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16 thoughts on “Literacy tutoring update

  1. Tish

    Gorgeous iris, I almost sniffed the screen to catch the delicious fragrance. I love irises. Interesting about your literacy student. I think you’re absolutely right to let him reconsider his degree of dedication to the goal. Hope you get an eager student who matches your desire for promptness. I’m with you on that one. It drives me crazy when people are habitually late.
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  2. debby

    EEEEE!!! Indeed! That is an absolutely glorious iris! I could get into raising iris.

    Yes, I kind of thought the same thing about your student. Glad you got a new one, and hope she is more motivated to learn. I would start the first session telling her that punctuality is very important to you.

    We were practically twins for dinner tonight! I’m going to post about mine later.

    And I’m glad you’re being careful about what moves you do at the gym. Still laughing about the weird comment.
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  3. Lisa

    Maybe the learning got too difficult for him. I know when I struggled as a kid (math was my nemesis) I skipped class. Not my finest moment but hard = avoidance for me back in the day. Either way, glad you’re getting someone new who WANTS the help.
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  4. Shelley B

    Glad you are being protective about your injury – it’s just not worth it to do something that causes it to act up again, and then not be able to do anything while it heals…I am right with you on that.

    Unfortunate about your first literacy person, but his attitude kind of shows why he may not have learned to read in the first place. Sad…I hope he gets it someday. But it’s good that you are going to work with someone else – being a volunteer doesn’t mean you should be walked on.

    Gorgeous iris!
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  5. Fran

    The iris is beautiful.

    Don’t feel bad about your student. You did everything for him but he didn’t take it seriously. It’s his problem, not yours. You can spend your time better on someone who appreciates your help.

    And good for you listining to your body and adjust the exercise.
    Fran´s last blog post ..Monday May 21, 2012: The Mishmash Edition

  6. Biz

    Gorgeous flowers – I wish I could garden, but either the critters get it, or I over water, under water. I can do potted herbs, but that’s about it.

    Have a great day!
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  7. Jody - Fit at 54

    BEAUTIFUL flower!!! Amazing!

    Pixie LOVE – and love of that type of sleep! 😉

    I hear you on not doing things you know will injure you Lori. I am not doing challenges & other specific exercises because I know that getting injured just is not worth it. Although I have to re-evaluate some things I am doing as this old bod is feeling stuff… aging sucks! 😉

    Hope the new learner works out!
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  8. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    Boy is that iris gorgeous. I’ll have to remeber the name so I can order some one day. They are a must-have!

    I think it’s great that you are getting a new literacy student. Priority must be given to those that have and make the time.
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    I’m glad you are being assigned a new learner. You deserve better than the fellow you had before!! OMG, could Pixie be cuter??? And coult that iris be more beautiful?? The answer to both….nope! Have a great day Lori!!

  10. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    I had to go look up SHELC, which I call hamstring curls. The single leg bothers me sometimes and I don’t even have a herniated disk! I rarely do all three sets single-leg, partly because they ARE so difficult but also because it’s typically at the end of the workout and I am out of gas. 🙂

    I noticed you seem to have to do a lot of rescheduling with the student. Good for you for recognizing that someone else could benefit from a reassignment!
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  11. SlimKatie @ Runs for Cookies

    I’ve been kind of obsessed with oat bran lately. I love to cook it in milk and top it with a big glob of peanut butter. I never thought about it before, but oat bran really does stay hot for a long time! I always let it sit in the microwave for about 5-10 minutes after it’s done cooking.
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