It’s been a good day, just wish I felt better to enjoy it!

Exercise:

I was almost glad to wake up with a sore throat this morning as it explains my lack of energy and vigor lately. I did Bea Free‘a Tuesday workout. This was another deck of cards workout that was all ab exercises. I don’t think my abs have ever had twenty five minutes spent just on them. I’ll make sure they do again though! This week’s exercises by Bea Free are perfect for when you can’t be noisy!

I also got out for an easy going thirty minute run after work today. I was going to go to clinic and do hills tonight but I’ve had this sore throat all day and I can’t miss work tomorrow so I decided not to do a gruelling workout tonight, but I didn’t want to do nothing! It was a great afternoon for a run as I caught a break when the sun was actually out. Glad for my wool though as it’s cold already!

I need to remember how well self- massage works to relieve pain and tightness in my legs during the weeks I don’t go for a massage. I’m finding my legs are feeling tired everyday, so I had better dig out the lotion (something I always have too much of) and dig in to loosen up those tight muscles! I don’t do anything special, but it really seems to help, just try to cover each major muscle group in the leg- quads, hamstrings, shins and calves. I obviously can’t dig my elbow in like my RMT does, but my thumbs are pretty good at digging in 😀

Teaching:

Miss crier had a great day. I’ve noticed that she’s smiling more these days which is good. I’ll take whatever I can get!

I had one little guy who went home after he started crying for the third time and complaining that his throat hurt. He’s not going to learn anything when he’s laying on the floor crying so he might as well go home. If I lay on the floor crying multiple times, will they let me go home, cause my throat hurts too!!??

I got my bottom desk drawer tidied and organized on my prep today. I know this is not exciting for anyone else, but this drawer has been driving me nuts and has been on my to-do list since the beginning of school in September so to have it done feels wonderful!😀

We even managed to get outside for some play time this afternoon as the sun came out. It’s been super windy here yesterday and today. When I opened the door to let the children out the sound of the wind rushing through the trees was amazing! It was so cute to see the children running around trying to catch leaves that the wind was tossing around!

I played a “game” with my anxious little guy first thing this morning. Flip an alphabet card and the first to say the letter name gets the card. I gave him a five second head start each time. He managed to get ten cards which is an improvement from the five letters he knew at the start of the year:) Im hoping that by Christmas we are playing using the sounds, as he’ll know the letter names!

Some of the leaf rubbings I’ve been talking about. Definitely turned out better than the other class’. I should have taken photographic evidence to submit, but didn’t think about it until just now:(

Eating:

I mainly stick to the plan so I’m happy with myself:). Feel so much better!

Family & Friends:

I picked my friend Lyndsay and her son up this morning as her car was broken and she got in with a Starbucks drink for me.  It was totally not necessary, but oh so sweet of her. I don’t know what she got me, but boy did it taste good! Or maybe the taste was enhanced by the kind act!

I also went to let Wilson and Kula out for my friends who were working tonight. Wilson heard the wind and refused to step a paw out the door, but Kula happily played in the yard for a bit before collapsing on my lap.   Awwwww!

I also dropped by to visit my aunt and uncle quickly to get them to take my birthday gift to my nephew over to the Island for me. It was great to see them as it seems like it’s been forever! My uncle of course, asked if I was dating anyone. Sorry to disappoint you uncle, but no one in this town wants to date me, lol. He says I’m too strong and I intimidate guys. I really don’t think that’s possible at 4’7″!🤣
Blogging:

I read about so many good books and ideas and I don’t want to come across as someone who doesn’t follow through so today I started a page for two of the reading challenges that Abbey at Three Cats and a Girl has started. I’ve had to alter the classics challenge a bit as fifty classics in five years was just overwhelming to me when added to all the other reading I do, so I’m aiming for ten:) I know, with my personality, I’ll try to do all ten right away to get the job done. Lol. I did download the Librivox app today which Abbey had suggested. It’s free classic audiobooks. I think I might try listening to them on my longer runs. I’ve been listening to Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott as I knitted today. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to follow it and would lose track of what was happening, but so far so good:)

Reading:

I am still making my way through The Shadow of the Wind. I have twenty more chapters to go before Sunday, but I think I’ll make it as it’s more interesting now. That’s only four chapters a day:) I can do that!

Knitting:

I have finally finished the doll blanket I am making for my secretary’s granddaughter. It is just blocking, but will hopefully be dry by morning! It really is a pretty cream colour, it’s just the lights in my condo that make it look yellow:( Now I need to figure out what to do next. The last class on Harry Potter Knit and Crochet House Cup that I’m interested in this month is learning a new technique. Maybe I’ll look for an entrelac pattern.  Oh as I write this I realize I should cast on the 98-33 handwarmers pattern so that I have them to keep me warm at work!

Well I’m going back to knitting, reading and drinking hot tea with lemon. If anyone has a way to cure a cold (I’ve been taking ColdFX and Emergen-C), I’d love to hear it as I really don’t have time for this right now!

Have fun!

AJ

62 thoughts on “One Foot in Front of the Other

  1. Sometimes the best cure for a cold or any other sickness is REST. Although you’re working so hard, I know that’s not really what you want to hear. Trying to take that advice myself this week so thought I’d share it with someone else–maybe it means I will follow it! Feel better hon, x.

  2. The pictures are so pretty!! I love the colorful leaves🍁🍂 and the leaf rubbings definitely turned out well😏
    I hope you feel better!!😷 Sore throats are so frustrating and I never find anything to make them go away quicker! Hopefully some sleep and the medicine you did take help!
    The doll blanket turned out well!:) For the 98-33, I have cast on and done like three or four rows. It looks good so far! The yarn I’m working with is frustrating me. It separates from itself easy and I’m finding these extra little strands of yarn on my needle. So I’m trying to be more careful!
    I hope the app works for you!:) I love listening while I knit! Excited you’re joining me in the reading challenges:)

    1. Lol I casted on 98-33 last night but decided this morning I didn’t like the wool, so I casted on and did about an inch in another yarn, but also decided I didn’t like that either. Hopefully third time is the charm!

      1. Oh good:) nothing new since the other day! But I have a two hour car ride on Friday with an evening in a hotel and then a two hour car ride on Saturday with more time later that evening that will be filled with knitting! So that will be a great amount of progress:)

      2. Awesome! I’m on row 17, but I do have the advantage as I had to make it with less stitches to get it to fit me:)

      3. It looked big to me, even with the fine yarn, so I decreased the number. I’d measure your arm, then measure how many stitches in an inch of your knitting, then you can just multiply. I find I like to make them smaller rather than larger as they seem to stretch as you wear them. Thankfully it’s a pattern that’s easy to adapt:)

      4. So this might be a dumb question….so say I have knitted a whole bunch of rows. When I’m testing it to see if it fits….does my arm go parallel or perpendicular to the knitting needle the stitches are attached to?

      5. No dumb questions. Your arm will go perpendicular to the knitting needle as we are knitting rows back and forth across the width.

      6. Okay phew. That’s what I thought, but then something just made me think maybe it was to go the other direction. So I wanted to make sure before I tested it one way and then ripped it out for nothing!

      7. I was just wondering with my friend last night if everyone ends up starting projects as many times as I do???

      8. lol that’s a good question…..I don’t know!! This 98-33 is the first time I’ve restarted so many times, so I can’t say for sure. I would have to think there are certain projects that people restart many times!!

      9. Yup, but remember I have the advantage of very small hands, lol. I knew there had to be a perk to this height!
        I’m thinking about trying that other pair I suggested to you too.

      10. I’m so thankful I do get to travel, I love it! We are headed to a city in Pennsylvania up above Pittsburgh, but I can’t remember the name of the city! My dad is running a half-marathon and so we are all traipsing there to watch and cheer:)

      11. Oh that’s so cool! And what a great reason for a road trip! He is lucky to have you all:) I know that seeing friends and family definitely gave me a boost during my half marathons!

    1. Thank you! I’m enjoying taking the pictures throughout my day. They’re just taken on my iPhone and it’s actually my brother and cousin who are considered the photographers in the family!

  3. Your 1st graders are excellent at capturing the color and texture of the leaves. I love the orange red leaves you have, we have 95% gold here, which is still stunning, but I love the colors! Dating….hmm, I was told that so many times…finally met a 30 year old when I was 27, and we will celebrate 29 years of marriage in April. My eldest is dating for the first time at 24, and she was happy to miss all the drama.😄

    1. Yes the leaves are stunning and I was very happy with the art project.
      I didn’t start dating until I was 26, but I think there’s still some drama regardless of age.
      That’s great you found the one:)

  4. Hope you feel better soon. I loved your photos, especially the one in which you are holding an orange leaf. The color almost audibly pops out. The leaf rubbings are most attractive.

  5. Oh I hope you feel better soon. I also drink tea with lemon and honey when I have a cold. The leaf rubbings look great 🙂 super cool!

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