Tutoring update

Let’s start the day with a fun shot I took yesterday.  This is life in a small town –



Good thing they didn’t poop in my sidewalk or I would have been out there yelling.  Sometimes there is a covered wagon that goes by – on the street and slowing down traffic.  It’s legal here, though.

I realize I haven’t done just a regular food day in a while.  Seems like it has been all lobster rolls, sundaes and Indian food. 😳

I have been doing good using up my breakfast foods in the cupboard, which was a May goal.  I am down near the end of the quinoa flakes.


Today wasn’t such a nice day.  I did squeak in a 6.5 mile ride this morning before rain came in.


I keep staring at the front walk way.


After an uber busy morning at work, I had a quick lunch.  Yogurt and apple topping mess.


I think I have this 2 or 3 times a week now.

No latte shot today because I had tutoring.  I had very good news with my literacy learner.  This learner is the 4th one I have been working with in about a year and a half.  One learner just didn’t do any work and 2 others quit, so I was feeling a bit depressed about whether I was doing any good.  Anyway, I have been working with this learner since mid February and he just had his first post test done and he improved an entire grade level since we have been working together!  Yay!  I was so happy for him for his hard work, and for me that I actually am doing okay as a tutor. That made me feel a lot better.

We still have a ways to go, but I am hoping to get him up to speed at some point to take the GED prep classes.  Most likely next year some time if he keeps going.

Dinner tonight was a good standard dinner of a turkey burger.  I nibbled on these while cooking:



I stopped to take a picture of the nibbles and I ended up not going to the bag and getting more since it made me very aware that I was munching.  Guess that’s a good thing!



Seeing this countertop makes me want to do *my* next home improvement project now, which will be the kitchen counters.  That is supposed to be next year since I already did the bathroom this year.   One thing at a time.


Working some tonight since I had tutoring earlier. Mondays are hectic for both of us pretty much every week.

I think a latte at home is a good idea, don’t you?

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16 thoughts on “Tutoring update

  1. Shelley B

    Love the random horses walking by. I can only imagine the mess they might leave on the sidewalk, though – gross!

    A latte sounds lovely. 🙂 One of these days I’m going to have to get that foaming milk thing down on my machine, so I can have hot lattes once in a while instead of always making them iced.

    Good to hear that your student has done so well!
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..And So This Is Fifty

  2. debby

    You know, once in a while, I really like a good pretzel! Must be the salt.

    I am so impressed with you sticking with the literacy program in spite of the discouragement. Just imagine the difference you will make if you can help just one person to learn how to read! Well, I guess you’ve already done that. Congratulations!
    debby´s last blog post ..Garden Doings

  3. Fran

    That is so cool that he did so well at his test and for you too because you helped him.

    There are a lot of horses in my village which I think it’s pretty idiot because there are no woods around the village. And they shit everywhere but the owners/riders don’t bother to clean it up. Annoying.
    Fran´s last blog post ..Sunday June 9, 2013: Weekend update

  4. Elizabeth

    I loved the horse picture! I would die to see that, because I LOVE horses. 😀 Your meals looks yummy and remind me of the kind of stuff I like to eat. I wish I were better at home improvement projects, but I’m not. I’d like to get new counters in our kitchen. Ours are those cheap looking formica ones and they are scratched and look old.
    Elizabeth´s last blog post ..Cheating

  5. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    I can’t wait to do some kitchen remodeling too – probably will be next year as well. Major congrats to you and your literacy student for the tremendous progress. Way to go!!

    I’m not sure what I’d think if horses were walking outside my front door. Quite the awesome sight.
    Ali @ Peaches and Football´s last blog post ..Last Minute Trips

  6. Julie

    Looking forward to your countertop remodel. I’ve been wanting to so my own and always looking for insider tips. Your work always looks good!

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