It wasn’t bad, but I felt like I was continually changing things at work. Here’s a picture though to prove we actually had blue sky and sunshine and most of the snow is gone:)🎊🎉


I was in charge today and with our secretary away, it meant getting to school early and making sure that everything was alright. It appeared to be. My co teacher and I planned and then once the children came in, the day went sideways. We had a parent talk this morning for which we had tech problems and then the kids weren’t understanding her big words like analysis so they were squirmy! My volunteer came in and was reading with the children so I had to change around my math lesson, but then I thought we were starting the box project with the other grade ones so I stopped doing math, but then it turned out we weren’t. So we did our planners at that point as we were still missing some children. Then I ended up having a meeting that took up my entire prep:(. We then had another parent talk with more tech problems and the parent gave out pens during the presentation so the children just played with those and broke them and then they all wanted new ones:(. At this point it was the end of the day and we hadn’t even done our monthly jobs such as the home reading draw, changing desks, counting group points, making new group posters, so we did that instead of starting the box project. I guess we’ll start that tomorrow. Oh and let’s not forget the fact that I had toys from a parent to hand out. Don’t even get me started on that!!!! Grrrr😖

It was just a nutty day!

Book club:

I was glad to escape at three o’clock and go to the school book club:). We didn’t so much discuss the book, Miss Bixby’s Last Day, so much as we just discussed what genre of books the children enjoyed. It was such a neat discussion and I love being able to have those conversations with the older children.

I had to prep for next week so do didn’t get home until I had just enough time to change:(


It was athletic yoga tonight and wouldn’t you know it- she emphasized abs. Almost every single exercise was ab centred. I don’t think I’ve ever felt that sick in a class before:(

I know that my colleague has signed up for the class again, but at this point I am thinking I might just get a pass to the rec centre and go to regular yoga classes as I feel like I need more stretching than anything. I already do weights at least twice a week, if not more! Maybe I’ll see if Lyndsay wants to do it too:)


I am drinking the Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Green Tea tonight. I got it to try for helping with my stomach and so far I’m really enjoying it. The peppermint actually nicely compliments the green tea base.


I forgot to pack my knitting for work today so I am on the couch now and ready to power through these last 33 rows so I can wear these socks tomorrow!

I’m off to knit as fast as possible🤣

Have fun!


32 thoughts on “A Mixed Up Day

  1. Hi AJ!
    Sounds like a hectic day, but you made it through and that’s a win in itself! I am so glad that some of this icy weather has melted a little and we are beginning to finally see some blue! I hope tomorrow will be a better day for you!

    ❤ Alana

  2. I always hated days like that at work… when you felt the cards were stacked against you and nothing went as planned. But, then often those were the days the kids remembered the most. It gave them a day to see life isn’t perfect. To have a bit less academic and still learn. Sometimes you have to focus on what did get done, not what didn’t. Hope today is smoother… it is Friday

  3. Sounds like quite the hectic day!! At least you’re going to have abs of steel! Your tea sounds really good, and I’m glad it seemed to help. Hopefully you get to relax your abs and stomach for a little bit now.

    1. My goal for March is to be super careful and not have any dairy or gluten attacks- well that and lose five pounds

      1. Lol too bad you’re so far away:(. We need to figure out a cyber training plan where we can cheer each other on. I’m good about exercising, just need to get back to eating less!

      2. Ok. We’re totally going to figure out how to do this! (as I open a bag of chips…) I ALSO need to get back to eating less! That won’t be happening today though… Rough day at work so I deserve these! (which is what I say too often! Lol!)

      3. Lol I took my nephew for ice cream after school😂. I have a sore throat…
        Yes we totally have to figure this out cause these stupid five pounds can’t get the better of me!

      4. Oh ya I’m really good at coming up with them!
        I should really make all my food for the week right now while I’m super motivated to be healthy (cause I’m too full of ice cream to be hungry)

      5. THAT’S a really good idea!! I need to start doing that too… I have too many junk food leftovers in my fridge from girls night I had… It’s not very conducive to me being good.. Because I ALSO don’t want to be wasteful! Lol! 😉

      6. Oh ya! I had my food planned last week but then bought more, so I’m not doing that this time!

    1. Lol we find it quite funny to listen to these parents report about their jobs! The kids love whatever the give away is and might understand a third of it!

  4. Thinking on your feet you did with the scheduled activities each having monkey wrenches. Maybe next time there’s a parent presentation, each volunteer should receive a handout from you with tips on how to talk to six year olds.

      1. Oh boy, smh. What about a big thank you to the parents and highlight a presentation that was age appropriate and what stood out from it?

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