Trivia Tuesday

It was another busy day!

I went to bed last night at 8pm which explains why there was no post and slept right through until 6:30 this morning. I am always tired right now:(

On Tuesdays I have made it my goal to dress a little more upscale. Today I wore a nice pair of heeled black loafers. Well when I slipped my feet out of them at lunch- my students noticed there was black stuff all over my feet. I guess the inside of my shoes are disintegrating. Anyone know how to stop this from happening?

It was a busy day of printing, creating an Al About Me poster and graphing our eye colour. This afternoon my students had music which is both good and bad. It’s good because they leave at 2pm and I have the rest of the time to prep but it’s bad because the music teacher was super late bringing them out to the front patio for dismissal and doesn’t follow the same protocol I do. Again, I’m not sure how I’m going to solve this problem as I have explained how I dismiss the kids and where…🙄

I did get out for a run with Dennis today. It was really tough as my legs were sore from my workout on Saturday and Monday. No more taking a week off- it’s too hard to get back into it! Dennis made me run faster than I usually do though so that’s good!

We have just heard that run clinic will be starting back up at the end of October so if I get a spot in that, I’ll have to give up trivia.

For tonight though, I got to go to trivia.

Where did Dorothy want to go when she wanted to go home in Wizard of Oz?

Kansas

Which Harry Potter professors were in Love Actually?

Severus Snape and Sybil Trelawney

What does ICYMI mean?

In case you missed it

What means get something for something in legalese?

Quid pro quo

Who was performing when the first floss dance was performed?

Katy Perry

We actually won the first round and came third in the second music round.

We died in the Kahoot round:(

In the last round we seemed to know a lot.

Which character played the piano in Peanuts?

Schroeder

Who played the matriarch in Knives Out?

Jamie Lee Curtis

Who has won the most men’s world soccer games?

Brazil

What is Johnson and Johnson releasing in various skin tones?

Bandaids

What country is known for Jerk Chicken?

Jamaica

What lake is Kelowna on?

Okanagan

Who is the best known scientist from BC?

David Suzuki

Update: we actually had a perfect paper for the last round as well!

Ok I’m off to bed, have fun!

AJ

Better Get Moving!

That title seem to be the story of my life lately.

I didn’t run this morning as I didn’t get to bed as early as usual last night. I am thinking it makes sense to take Wednesday as my rest day while I am doing trivia Tuesday night.

I went to work early this morning so that I could get the planners labeled and organized and the printing books labeled and put together. I then sat down with my teaching buddy to get the journals ready. We then had a busy day. We got through graphing the number of letters in our name this morning but I couldn’t figure out why I had time left over. It’s because I have completely forgotten about modeling calendar the last few days!😳 ugh I hope the next two days is enough!

After recess we read a Dr. Seuss book on birthdays and filled in the birthday chart. We then went outside and did a physical graph with the other grade 1/2 class. We will have to do the actual paper graph tomorrow.

Finally this afternoon we tackled planners for the first time! It didn’t go too badly. We then had our first assembly in about two years. The kids didn’t do too badly. We had a person from ICBC and our police liaison officer in to talk to the children about safety. Hopefully we will continue to have assemblies this year as I think it’s important for the kids.

After school I got the extra books ready and the songs and poems books ready. i feel as though I’m a hamster on a wheel that has sped up and someone just flooded the cage too. Ugh. I hope I get to the bottom of the to-do list soon.

Since coming home I have knitted about an inch on my current sweater. I really want to finish it so that I can wear it! I also got a message saying that the yarn is on the way for the sample knit I agreed to do. I guess I’d better get moving on all the other knits I have on the needles right now. The email did get me to put down the sweater and take out my Vancouver socks and get going on them. I need to get one projects accomplished here soon!

I have also made some zucchini muffins to take to work tomorrow. It only used a cup of zucchini though:( I really need to find a recipe that uses a ton of zucchini at one time as I still have a half of this huge zucchini left!

Well I’m going to get myself organized for my early morning and get to bed.

Have fun!

AJ

Trivia Tuesday

It was another super busy day.

I got up for my 6am run and the best that can be said is that it got done. It was interesting to see what leaving two minutes later than usual affected. It was weird to see people at the “wrong” time. Lol

Work was fine though I feel really discombobulated! We got through the book Chrysanthemum and a name sheet this morning, then we tackled more supplies organization after recess. In the afternoon we did silent reading and then they headed off to music class. I was so excited to be able to have my prep in my classroom! I got the drawing books organized and the printing books copied and a writing sheet for after our assembly tomorrow. It is very weird to think that these kids have never been to an assembly before. We can’t have the whole school at one time, but it’s the closest we have come in a few years.

I had a massage after school so that got me out of work really quickly after work. I did a lot of self care I guess as I also had a nap after the massage.

I also got a chance to watch the new KnittyNatty podcast and split for the sleeves on my current sweater.

I did finally get my butt over to trivia. It was my first time having to show my vaccine passport, but it went fine.

In the first round I felt like I knew a good amount.

What movie is Cobra Kai a spin-off of?

The Karate Kid

What is the name of the donkey who is a football star in the 1976 Disney movie?

Gus

What sport has shooting and skiing?

Biathlon

Who makes Ritz crackers?

Christie

How much money do you get for going past Go in Monopoly?

$200

What fossil fuel is gas made from?

Petroleum

The music round was pretty cool because the song names went in alphabetical order, A-Z with no X.

We really didn’t do great at Kahoot- 6th for the round.

I was so excited in the last round to see th question-

Who are the two main characters in Pride and Prejudice?

Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy

Well I’m off to bed, have fun!

AJ

Exhausted

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I have been dropping into bed very early and going straight to sleep. I think tonight will be the same.

I survived the first week of school and finally got my class list after school on Friday. It was a little tough because I’ve had these kids most of the week but couldn’t tell them they were mine. I did lose one kid to the 2/3, but will have a new boy joining the class in October.

I did manage to stick with a run each morning this week, but have to admit not much else happened.

Saturday was a little busy. It started with a run and then coffee at which two of my old running buddies showed up. It was so great to see and catch up with them!

I then went straight to the fabric store. I was trying to support local and did find a few things, but also was frustrated with how their fabric was displayed. It was tough to see, especially the shelves that were over my head! I still need to go the other fabric store as they didn’t have zippers or interfacing. I didn’t let myself look at all the kits they had, but maybe in the future.

I then carried on to a local yarn store that had brought in some mohair for me. It turned out not to be the right shade of purple and I actually managed to leave the store with nothing!

The rest of the day was spent knitting and watching knitting podcasts.

Today I got my grocery shopping done early and got some hamburger stew made up. The recipe is from NourishMoveLove and hopefully it will be good as I will be eating it all week!

I had a nap this afternoon, but have once again spent the day reading and knitting. I’m hoping I’m rejuvenated for the week ahead!

Have fun!

AJ

Trivia Tuesday

Today was the first day of reality.

It drove me nuts today as I sat around. We can’t do much until we know who is in our class but we won’t know that for a few more days so most of today was spent organizing my centers and starting to go through my books. It felt like a waste of time!

Then I ate a chocolate my principal gave me and got sick:(. It was dark chocolate and I checked the website, but obviously it had dairy in it somewhere:(

Trivia was fun!

In the first round:

Who was the star of Magic Mike?

Channing Tatum

Who was a high scorer for the Canucks?

Bure, Burrows, Smyl

What does Mari Kondo say something has to spark?

Joy

What are the four railroads in Monopoly?

Reading, B&O, Shortline, Pennsylvania

Which singer was the first to get to a million followers on Tik Tok?

BTS

The music round was tough

In the Kahoot round I hit the wrong button and we went from 2nd to 8th. I felt so bad!!! We did rebound to 4th, it i still felt bad

In the fourth round:

Who played Hawkeye Pierce in Mash?

Alan Alda

What football team has the flight crew as cheerleaders?

Jets

Who has won the most Olympic gold medals in swimming?

Michael Phelps

What club is for the top two percent smartest people?

Mensa

What type of twins are from two eggs?

Fraternal

What state is known as the Sunshine State?

Florida

Well I need to hightail it to bed now!

Have fun!

AJ

The End:(

I can’t believe I am down to my final hours of holidays! It’s been good so I can’t be sad and I need to go back to getting a paycheck!

I started the day with a run around Mundy Park with Sarah and Dennis. It was a nice run and the hills didn’t feel as tough as they usually do which was a bonus. Kula had the chance to be off leash and was loving it! I think he would vote for this park for every run if he got a say!

He kept racing between Sarah and I and Dennis who was ahead.

After tea I came home and immediately did my workout. It was tough to make myself, but I knew I had to do it!

I then got my house dusted, laundry all put away, another sweater on the blocking a tank top sewed, my stash updated on ravelry and some knitting done. So I will call it a successful day.

I wanted to get a tank top done as I would like to spend more time sewing this year. Plus I want to make more project bags but had to finish up the projects I already have. I thought this was my last tank top, but I think I actually have material for one more. I had made the tank top up yesterday but ran into trouble with the binding being too long so ripped it out but then waited until today to resew. I am happy with it and think it will make a nice outfit with my green pants.

For knitting I am trying something different this month. I am usually a monogamous knitter on one project but over the past two days I have cast on two pairs of socks, a sweater, a toque and have plans to cast in a shawl tomorrow. I will see if I like being able to go between projects. I am loving the sweater so far so may end up being monogamous with that anyways. I also will be able to work on the vanilla socks and toque a lot tomorrow I think as I have to sit through two meetings.

I finally gave in and made my lunch for tomorrow and planned out my day. It’s going to be a busy one!

Well when I planned out everything I needed to do tonight and worked backwards for timing I realized I had to start it all at 6:40 so I guess I had better go.

Have fun!

AJ

SAL Update

Another month, another update. I swear three weeks goes faster every time.

This project sat for at least eleven years on a shelf and wasn’t even looked at. While I sometimes feel like I don’t make much progress in three weeks, I looked back the other day to my first update and realized the project has come a long way in the year and a half I’ve been participating. I’m glad for any progress I get done!

Last time I was here:

And here is where I am now:

I am completely done the first two window sections so next I think I will move onto the next upper window section. I know I’ve made mistakes in the lower so I will avoid that for as long as possible.

This would have gotten a lot more work if I had remembered to take it to my parents, but some is better than nothing!

Make sure you check out what everyone else is working on as the projects are very diverse, but all gorgeous!


Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Megan, Deborah, Renee, Carmela, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, AJ, Cathie, Linda, Helen

Moving on to Iowa

For the past year and a half I have been running to virtually visit Kathy in Rapid City, South Dakota. Note to self- set up a zoom call with Kathy!

When I finally got there it was an awesome feeling, but being the goal oriented person I am, I immediately needed a new goal. Enter…Mildly Granola! I love reading this blog and have often been envious of her knitting circle- they wear the same socks and have yummy snacks! She also has the cutest kids who will wear knitted items:) So I was beyond excited when she invited me to carry on running to visit her in Urbandale, Iowa.

August was my first month continuing on from Rapid City and I have made it to Okaton, South Dakota. I’m actually standing on the intersection of 264th street and Interstate 90.

Okaton is a first for me as it is a hamlet. I’m not sure I’ve ever visited a Hamlet before. Okaton was founded in 1906 when the train went through but now boasts a population of 36.

One cool thing is that it used to host a ghost town, but the owner died and it shut down then.

I won’t be staying long here and hope to make more good progress in September. September is a tough running month for me as it is back to school time and my running buddy goes on his annual holiday. Last September I only managed 68km so I am hoping to do more this year!

Have fun!

AJ

Hit the Ground Running

I think the hardest part of a holiday ending is that there’s no easing back into life, you have to get moving immediately:(. Yesterday I got home and immediately dealt with the mail, got groceries and started on the laundry. Ugh, quite a change from quietly knitting on the couch!

Today turned out to be another busy day. I had decided that this would be the one day I would go in to set up my classroom. There will be tons of things to do in the coming weeks, but there’s not much I can do until I know who is in my class. Today I got the desks put out, my library put back together and the coatroom emptied. It took just over three hours and while I need to tidy and label my library and deal with the centers, I decided to save those items for another day.

I came home for lunch and actually made the time to cook a veggie and shrimp curry. It was wonderful! At the same time I cooked up brown rice, quinoa and red lentils to have in my fridge for the week.

My SIL had introduced me to the app “Daily Dozen” and I liked how it concentrates on doing things that are beneficial to the body. There are things I definitely won’t be doing, but if it gets me to drink more water and eat more veggies, it can’t be a bad thing. Hopefully it will help me deal with the vacation weight gain!

After a lovely two hour nap, I met up with Dennis for a run at the river. It was a tough go, but my pace actually turned out not to be too bad. This was despite the curry talking back to me. It drives me nuts that eating unhealthy makes running easier and eating healthy always makes runs painful:(

It was just good to get out and start on September’s mileage. I am still running to a destination so I will hopefully have that for you tomorrow!

This evening I have been knitting on my Halloween cowl and watching knitting podcasts. One podcast I wanted to highlight is the “A Stitch in Time Podcast”. This is a new to me podcast though she has been recording for 4.5 years. I really like how she does a variety of crafts and stays on top of her projects. I would definitely recommend checking her out:)

Well I need to go start on my new bedtime routine. September always feels more like a new year to me than January so I am trying to put some new good habits in place.

Have fun!

AJ

Best Holiday

My mom always seems to be worried that we don’t do much when I visit, but it was the best holiday!

I get my favourite company!

I get time and support to have all- star days in my exercise where I get to run, workout and do yoga.

I get beautiful walks with my mom along paths where there are the most amazing blackberries just waiting for me to eat them.

We go on fun adventures! We drove up to check out one of the last places we need to see in the island. We went to Gold River. It is very quiet. In fact, when you arrive you wonder if the town has been abandoned as all you see are a couple of visitors wandering around there are five residential streets to house the 1212 people who live here. We stopped by the “mall” which definitely doesn’t have Lululemon at it, and is in fact mostly closed down. We drove out to the docks but they aren’t super well organized. I have to say the best part of Gold River are the carvings spread around town.

I have absolutely no regrets about visiting though as I now know this. Plus, I got another pair of socks knitted on the trip.

I also get lots of rafting time with the added bonus of moral support!

I have sewed a tank top and a project bag while here. I have kitted two pairs of socks for myself, one pair of socks for my mom, a toque for my niece and dad and have been working on aHalloween shawl. I think this will be changed into a cowl tomorrow.

I also get to eat my favourite foods as my mom spoils me-tons of fruits, avocado and cheese, crackers and pickles!

It has been an awesome holiday, but unfortunately today I return to reality.

Have fun!

AJ