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.
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😫
(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!