A Swinger of Birches

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If My Dog Could Talk

Dog:WAT DOING
Me:Nothing. I just stood up.
Dog:WHERE GO
Me:I'm literally walking 3 feet away. I'm not even leaving the room.
Dog:CAN I COME
Me:I mean sure but I'm literally just-
Dog:I COME TOO
Dog:WAT DOING
Me:I need to open this door.
Dog:I HALP
Me:No but you're in front of the door. Move please.
Dog:I HALP
Me:Sigh.
Dog:WHERE GOING
Me:I am going right back to the exact place I was sitting a second ago.
Dog:CAN I COME
Me:Sure.
Dog:I SIT IN LAP
Me:No please don't you are-
Dog:I SIT IN LAP
Me:No there's no room and-
Dog:LAP
Me:No, sit on the floor and I'll pet you.
Dog:RIGHT HERE
Me:That's literally on top of my leg.
Dog:IT'S PERFECT PET ME
Me:I am petting you. One second, let me just grab my glass-
Dog:PET ME PET ME PET ME PET ME
Me:I literally am petting you, I just needed a drink-
Dog:PET ME PET ME PET ME PET ME
Me:I AM
Dog:I SIT IN LAP
Dog:PET ME PET ME PET ME
Dog:HOLD SLOBBER TOY
Dog:SNEEZE IN UR FACE
Me:.......
— 1 day ago with 81196 notes
#lolz 

Cherise sent me an ask challenge, but I can’t post her exact question as it was lost in the universe of the Internet. The idea was to say 5 nice things about myself and then pass on the challenge in order to promote some self love, which I think is awesome. I spend a lot of time thinking negative thoughts about myself, so this will be a good exercise for me.

1. I am becoming more and more brave. I do things that I want to do now, even when they are a little scary. I speak up for what I want more often. I do things that are good for me instead of catering to others. Not in a selfish way, just in an “unafraid to be myself” way. It took 29 years to accomplish this, but I’m almost there.

2. I am a good musician. I used to just be a badass at karaoke, but I have two great friends (who happen to be brothers and fantastic musicians) who push me, inspire me, and make me better. I am starting to take creating music more seriously than just a hobby, and that’s exciting.

3. I have great hair. It’s big and curly and messy and awesome.

4. I feel that I’m good at showing my friends and family that I love them. I do my best to spend time, help out, support, comfort, laugh, cry, and have fun with the people I love.

5. I am good at my job. I teach middle school. I love and care about each of my students, and I work my ass of to make sure they have what from me to be successful.

— 6 days ago with 3 notes
#ask challenge  #self love 
Ugh.

Jobs are stupid. Boys are stupid. I want to go play in a sandbox. Making the right decisions is hard.

— 2 weeks ago with 3 notes
#Vague status is vague  #Adulting is hard 

lifeintweed:

ignorethelaughter:

darklips-heavylifts:

dont-touchmycurves:

incorporeal-enigma:

tilly-and-her-books:

bookwormheaven:

books-and-cookies:

manikinfear:

i-have-beards:

duckduckbooks:

fun game: take a word out of your url and switch it with “ducks” 

I-have-ducks

Duckfear

books-and-ducks - I can live with this :)))

Duckheaven. I like it.

tilly-and-her-ducks. 

Incorporeal-Ducks

Dont-touchmyducks

Ducklips heavylifts

Fuck

Ignoretheducks

duckintweed

As bold as ducks

— 3 weeks ago with 854 notes
"I want to watch Extreme Weight Loss but I really want some watermelon. Like I would pay someone a floppity-jillion dollars for some watermelon!"
Me to Kim (via kantuckee)

Cherise, y’all.

— 3 weeks ago with 7 notes
Weight Watchers: Week 16

I am down 3.6 pounds for a total of 33 pounds! I’ve been waiting to break 30 pounds for a while now, and it feels AMAZING. My confidence is way up, and that’s a new and fun feeling.

I am so glad that even with the crazy stress of my life, I’ve managed to stay focused :)

— 3 weeks ago with 7 notes
#Weight watchers  #Weight loss  #Fitblr  #Weigh in  #Healthblr 

Flashback Friday to Taco Wednesday (Mike and me) playing our first YouTube video: a cover of John Mayer’s Slow Dancing in a Burning Room.

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#john mayer  #jhnmyr  #slow dancing in a burning room  #music cover  #acousic guitar cover 

This is my take on John Hiatt’s Have a Little Faith In Me. Again, I’m just starting out, so go easy :)

— 1 month ago with 4 notes
#John Hiatt  #Have a little faith in me  #Music cover  #Piano  #Piano cover 

My take on Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream.

I’ve been inspired by all of my talented and creative friends lately. So I decided to re-learn to play. This is after about a day of messing around with the piano, so go easy on me. Also, sorry for the questionable notes I don’t quite hit at the end, lol.

— 1 month ago with 4 notes
#katy perry  #teenage dream  #cover  #musc cover  #piano cover  #singing 
Weight Watchers Week 14
Down 1.4 pounds for a total of 29.4 pounds!! I was hoping to hit 30 this week, but it’s hard to be upset about a solid loss. On to the next week!
Two months ago, I wouldn’t have worn this shirt (it’s sleeveless). I would have felt way too self conscious. Now I just feel confident. And yesterday, I bought jeans that were a size 12. I’ve been in a 16 (sometimes 14) for as long as I can remember. I’m not finished losing weight yet, but I just wanted to stop and be proud of what I’ve accomplished so far.
I keep seeing/hearing that you have to fall in love with yourself as you are, not fall in love with who you wish you were or who you want to be. Even though I want to lose about 30 more pounds, I am no longer waiting until then to be happy. I stood in front of my mirror this morning as I was getting dressed, and I thought about how much I love the curve in my waist. I have a serious hourglass thing happening. I thought about how much I love the freckles around my shoulders, and how I’m glad I have a butt that looks round in jeans. I thought about how my cheekbones looked good in my bedroom lighting.These are thoughts I have never had before. But they are thoughts I deserve to have. Positive thoughts about your body are something EVERYONE deserves to have. I know I will still have negative thoughts and days where I hate the way I look. But more and more, I’m accepting and growing to love who I am right now. And that’s something I didn’t expect from this stage of my weight loss, but something I really needed. Here’s to everyone who struggles like I do: May you see yourself the way you really are, and love yourself for it.

Weight Watchers Week 14

Down 1.4 pounds for a total of 29.4 pounds!! I was hoping to hit 30 this week, but it’s hard to be upset about a solid loss. On to the next week!

Two months ago, I wouldn’t have worn this shirt (it’s sleeveless). I would have felt way too self conscious. Now I just feel confident. And yesterday, I bought jeans that were a size 12. I’ve been in a 16 (sometimes 14) for as long as I can remember. I’m not finished losing weight yet, but I just wanted to stop and be proud of what I’ve accomplished so far.

I keep seeing/hearing that you have to fall in love with yourself as you are, not fall in love with who you wish you were or who you want to be. Even though I want to lose about 30 more pounds, I am no longer waiting until then to be happy. I stood in front of my mirror this morning as I was getting dressed, and I thought about how much I love the curve in my waist. I have a serious hourglass thing happening. I thought about how much I love the freckles around my shoulders, and how I’m glad I have a butt that looks round in jeans. I thought about how my cheekbones looked good in my bedroom lighting.These are thoughts I have never had before. But they are thoughts I deserve to have. Positive thoughts about your body are something EVERYONE deserves to have. I know I will still have negative thoughts and days where I hate the way I look. But more and more, I’m accepting and growing to love who I am right now. And that’s something I didn’t expect from this stage of my weight loss, but something I really needed. Here’s to everyone who struggles like I do: May you see yourself the way you really are, and love yourself for it.

— 1 month ago with 14 notes
#weight watchers  #weight loss  #fitblr  #body positive  #body image  #healthblr  #weigh in