I was impressed by my students, my tea and my ability to run after eating the wrong thing ๐Ÿคฃ

Exercise:

I purposely didn’t work out this morning as it’s the first day of clinic and I didn’t want tired, sore legs to start running with.

Clinic was intervals tonight. 5 x 30 seconds, 5×1 min, 5×30 seconds. I pushed myself to go out with the ten minute group, though I regretted it and ended up at the back of the group because of my Buddha satay bowl. Remind me to just stick with a banana, orange or oatmeal on Tuesday nights!! I’m glad I went out with that group though as I ran into Nicole who came out Sunday mornings a few times last year. She said she may be up for a run on Saturday mornings. I hope so!!! It’s always nicer to have company:)

Teaching:

Today was another good day! I am happy it’s over though as I had to run the assembly today. It was short and I didn’t feel very prepared, but at least it’s done. What is even better is that this afternoon my students proved that they actually paid attention and learned during the assembly! Even now it makes me smile:). Our school theme this month is goal setting, so our assembly was about that with an emphasis on making SMART goals. Specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely. This afternoon we put this learning to the test and tried to write our own resolutions on snowflakes for the school tree. My students did great! They had goals such as learning to tie their shoe laces, learning to swim without floaties, learning to juggle and tell time. I was so impressed! I’ll have to remember to take some photos of them tomorrow as some did a really good job.

One of the little boys in my class was sick at the end of school last year and was sick for the entire holiday. He finally came back today and brought me a very thoughtful gift. I gave the turtles to the secretary as that would really hurt me, but I’ll enjoy this:
Making a list for myself each day and it’s really helping me to stay focused and accomplish more during the day. I keep it short, but today I managed to get all three things done and another two besides!

Tea:

I have to rave about my tea today. Normally I find tea gets way too strong and bitter for me, but my tea today didn’t and it was hours before I got to drink it! It’s a David’s Tea called apple strudel. It is so good!! I highly recommend it:)

Beauty:

I went to get my nails done after setting up the gymnastics equipment after school because I have managed to keep nails! My nails are super weak so they break at any touch- I’ve lost two in two days of school. I went and got them done in French shellac so they’ll look nice for a while longer, but this will be the last time for a while!

Eating:

As I came out of the nail salon, I was right across from Freshii and went in and got a Buddha Satay bowl. It was so good, but I’ve had such a bad eating day:(. I need to get this under control!! Thankfully most of my bad food choices are gone now:)

Reading:

I am done a quarter of my book, so hopefully I’ll be able to tell you about it soon! I can’t believe how long it’s taking me to read books right now! This better not continue or I’ll never make it to 100 books for the year!

Knitting:

I added to my temperature scarf again today. So far, so good, but we’ll see. I know that if my friend isn’t continuing with it, I will find it tough to continue.

I read on a blog today Nothingbutknit2 about a stash challenge for the year. This knitter is determined to use at least nine skeins from her stash this year. It would be neat to keep track! I’ll have to think about adding this to my project write ups!

well I think that’s all I’ve managed to do today. Now I’m going to collapse on the couch with a movie:). And try to figure out what to make with 250 yards of DK weight yarn,๐Ÿ˜‚

Have fun!

AJ

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42 thoughts on “Impressive

    1. I hadn’t planned on teaching juggling, but now I plan to start tomorrow with scarves. We have to do a workout in the classroom and I think they’ll love it!

  1. That was a thoughtful gift from the kid at school! Hope you enjoy the tea.
    The nine projects goal seems like a good way to use the old yarn in my stash too, though I’ll have to see if my slow knitting can make it to nine, lol!

  2. That student has great taste, and organic to boot, what a nice treat!

    Don’t beat yourself up too bad about and imperfect eating; it’s during the winter that we need a little more of those type of foods, especially in a cold climate, and if we’re craving it, maybe it’s even beneficial.

    I can emphasize about enjoying the ‘allowance foods’ more during the winter season especially. Of course I may have spent all my allowance this week already!

    Tis about balance : )

    1. Oh I’ve never had strawberry! Did you like it?
      The apple strudel was probably one of the best I’ve ever had:)
      That’s one thing about getting lots of tea gifts is that I try a lot of new teas, probably a good thing as if left to me, I’d just always buy the same that I knew I liked

  3. That was a very thoughtful gift from you student who was sick. He knows his teacher well haha. Getting your nails done is so nice after a long day. Plus who doesn’t like the ability to relax and let someone else paint their nails?

    1. I’ve learned to just go have my nails done when I want them painted as I am seriously horrible at painting my own! I get nail polish everywhere!

      1. I just don’t have the patience to paint them! I’ll think they are dry and then smudge them which is so infuriating! When I paint them at home, I will just sit on the couch for an hour after to make sure they’re 100% dry.

      2. I usually get all ready for a walk, paint them and then go out and walk for an hour, but sometimes I still come home and ruin them๐Ÿ˜ž

  4. That little one who brought you a neat tea gift deserves an A+ for that! And I forgot to write in my last comment I can’t believe you ran in a downpour! Holey bagels; hardcore!

    1. LOL he is a smartie already so doesn’t need to bring tea for a good mark:)
      Yup I run in everything as if I didn’t run in rain and cold around here, I would never get to run:(

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