It didn’t go as planned, but it definitely had its high points:)


For some reason I find it easier to get out of bed to run up a hill than to go for a normal run. Part of it is that I feel perfectly safe in that area and the other part is probably that I know it will be a shorter than normal run. I did the hill in 13.5 minutes which isn’t my best, but considering my lack of movement this week and diminished lung capacity, I’ll take it, though I am starting to think about how I can add on to make this run longer.

I walked to and from work today, (not the best picture, but all the red trees on the corner looked so cool!) but missed out on any other workout:(


Today my students were for the most part lovely! We had hip hop first thing and instead of helping we told them we were assessing their participation and focus. I should have said that at the start of the week as the first thirty minutes were amazing! I hope they’re that good tomorrow!!!

My class also worked amazingly quietly until lunch time! Wow! I could hear myself think:)

I learned my dance at lunch, or maybe I should say I attempted to learn a dance at lunch. I figured out I can either move my feet or my arms, but seem to be unable to do both at the same time. Tomorrow should be interesting as I felt incredibly stiff and uncomfortable-ordinates with no one watching,  never mind with 250 people watching me😫

It was a spectacular afternoon so we took the children outside at the end of the day. They definitely deserved some playtime after all their hard work today! 

(Couldn’t resist going outside when this is the view from my window).

I spent some time rearranging the furniture in my classroom after school. I like one area better, but seem to have just moved the problems to another area:( I’ll have to see how it works with the children present and maybe a solution will present itself!


Last night after I finished my post, I decided that I needed to step up and use my slow cooker. I keep saying I’ll use it more but I never do. Part of the problem has been the timing, but I found a solution thanks to a friend of mine. I love oatmeal, but the last time I tried to make it in the crockpot it burned because I obviously sleep more than the recipe author does. A friend of mine suggested a light timer, and… it worked awesome! I threw the ingredients for Slow cooker oatmeal in last night, and set it to cook from 2am to 7am. When I came home from my run, I had delicious, hot oatmeal waiting for me. Now if I could just have a timer on the teakettle too, life would be great! I wonder what else I could put a timer on and how many timers are too many???🤣

I also was offered the opportunity to go out for dinner tonight at the last minute.  My co-teacher realized she was on her own tonight so we decided to go out together. We stayed local and went to St. James Well.  I had sangria and the fish and chips and it was as yummy as ever, but it definitely didn’t help with the eating healthy plan for the day:(. I don’t think I want to face the scale in the morning!


Last night I also finished my book What it Takes after I finished my blog post. I finished reading the tenth book in the Kowalski series by Shannon Stacey.

I have really enjoyed this series, and this one didn’t disappoint either! It is the story of Laney who comes to work for the Kowalskis after a bitter divorce and Ben who has returned to the area and was a childhood friend of the family.  Ben and Laney obviously end up together, but what wa super great was that this book was set during a Kowalski family camping trip so, as a reader, you got an update on everyone in the family. From the description of the camping trip, I think I’d like to join their family! It was a very sweet read and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys family, medical, series or post divorce romances. It was definitely another winner from Shannon Stacey!


Well knit night was fun but not super successful! I started a lace weight sweater and after completing twenty four rows of complicated lace pattern, had four extra stitches:(. I frogged it and I am thinking I might start the every way wrap instead as it is something I could wear right now! I’ll let you know what I decide.

I’m sure I’ll probably think of a zillion other things that happened today that I wanted to tell you about, but my eyes keep wanting to shut so I’m off to bed!

Have fun!


33 thoughts on “How many timers are too many???

  1. The fish and chips look so stinkin good!!😋
    Using a light timer is so smart!! Then you could use the crockpot anytime!
    And we just talked about frogging too😳🐸
    I was working on my handwarmers last night and something weird happened with my first two stitches of one of the rows. I have no idea what it was or how I managed to fix it, but some rows later and you couldn’t even see my mistake!

    1. The fish and chips were good! They’re my usual as it’s the only place I can eat them around here!
      Yes! My problem with the crockpot is always that it will be on too long and this way it isn’t:)
      Oh I’m so glad you didn’t have to frog! Most of the time, only the maker can see the mistake!

      1. Advice from old people: you live longer if you remember not to take yourself seriously. Laugh and have fun…the kids will love you for it, and be braver themselves!

  2. Fried fish always sounds yummy. Yay for a well-behaved class. I wish I had hip hop in school. I wish there were classes for adults at dance schools and not just cardio exercise ones there and at the gym. Glad you have a series you are loving and zooming through; that’s what I did with the Kate Daniels one.

  3. Fish and chips won’t hurt. It is food for the soul and we have all got to live a little. It also sounds like you workout hard, running up a hill ain’t easy mate, so it is okay. The sound of that everyday wrap is promising. What colours are you thinking AJ? xx

    1. Thank you! I do workout hard but at my height it doesn’t take much to put on weight:(
      I’m thinking the wrap will be gray so it goes with everything

  4. I love seeing the beautiful colors of fall. They have been particularly striking the last few days. Who knows what they will be like after tomorrow nights frost. I’m not looking forward to the cold of winter. How awesome that your students were so cooperative today. It’s nice to get a day like that every now and then. I bet they appreciated going outside! Having the oatmeal ready when you got home was a great idea. I can just imagine how lovely it must have smelled. So sad about the knitting project. I hate that when there is either too many stitches or too few or even worse, one little bugger that decided to slip off and is hidden way down beyond what you ever wanted to rip out. Good luck with the new project. 😊🍁

    1. Oh exactly! There was no way I was going through this crazy lace pattern to find out where I had gone wrong, especially as I realized I wouldn’t be able to wear the top until next summer- better to knit something warm!

      1. Oh my you are definitely right. Make something that you can wear now. Something cozy! Also, I forgot to address how many timers are enough….as many as it takes. 😊

      2. Lol I often dream of having someone at home who could have tea ready for me when I come in from my run so that may be my next timer:) and then of course a timer on the lights so that when I’m in the middle of a row and it suddenly gets dark, the light would come on without me having to put down the needles:)

      3. 😂😂😂 My we are creative! You know I thought of a possible solution for your tea. I use an electric pot by Hamilton Beach to heat the water for my pour over coffee every morning. It heats the water really fast. They have one with a timer #40996! Check it out. At least your water would be hot when you got home. 😊

    1. I really don’t know anymore. I grew up in the boonies and would have thought I lived in the suburbs, but lately it’s felt like I live in the city:(

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