It was a fine day, made better by sunshine:)


My new student didn’t show up today but that turned out to be a good thing because my other little girl who doesn’t speak English went back to crying today:( ugh!

I had a heart attack after my prep when two of my boys were missing and I figured out nobody had seen them since recess! I finally found them in the boys change room and it took them a while to appear and it sounded like they had climbed behind things and were hiding. To make it even more interesting one little guy had gone to change out of muddy clothes and was doing all this in his underwear. They don’t teach this in teacher training🤣

I spent the afternoon outside coaching sprints. One of the grade three teachers isn’t athletic and so we switch classes (not that I would call myself athletic!). I do enjoy working with the children on their running though! Even better- it was sunny out there:)

I had a parent meeting after school, but it went fine. The counselor was with me and I love it when I have a second person in a meeting. This boy is a designated behavior but we haven’t been having trouble with him. It was tough to find a balance as I’m very happy but also very aware that he could go back to having trouble with another teacher.


They power washed my deck today and after my nap I decided that I should get down to business and get everything wiped down and put back. Wouldn’t you know that I just finished doing this when I got a note that they hadn’t finished and would need to work on it again tomorrow🤦🏼‍♀️


I got out for my run tonight though quite unwillingly. I don’t know why I didn’t want to run, but I got 6km done so I’m happy. I was super happy when at one point it told me my current split pace was 5:59😀

There were tons of people out so I think I need to go back to doing it right after school. I’ll try that tomorrow:)

Product Review:

I would be the first to admit that I am quite frugal when it comes to money. I have to be careful because I have a mortgage on my own, but honestly, I’ve always been like this. Every time I’ve needed headphones- I end up with the $20 ones that fit over my ear. They are okay, but never awesome and I always end up playing with them, knocking the cord and having to adjust them during runs. I have a small head and small ears! I had heard of the Aftershokz Trekz Titanium wireless headphones, but had avoided buying them as I wasn’t sure they would fit and they are super expensive. That was until my friend talked some sense into me- $145 wasn’t going to seem that expensive when I use them everyday, sometimes several times a day. In March I gave in and ordered a pair in the mini size. These are not the newest model as I couldn’t find them in the mini size. Well I’ve been using them consistently for a month now and have to say they are worth the money. From the first day, I put them on and haven’t had to touch them yet. I didn’t even have trouble working them or setting them up, which for me is a major plus. I find them light, they stay put, and they have good sound quality. I also find that my ears don’t get sore like they used to from having something in them. I don’t have great hearing so I wasn’t sure that bone conducting sound would work for me, but it does. If you’re looking for a new set of headphones- I would recommend these:)

Well, I’ve earned going and curling up in bed with my book so that is exactly what I’m going to do!

Have fun!


33 thoughts on “One Fine Day

      1. Oh good! I found a whole new section of WordPress yesterday and your comments were there waiting to be approved. I was hoping approving them all, would change what happens:)

  1. ugh, sorry you had a tough day. I had one of those crazy days when I kid disappeared in the past and it takes a LOT out of you. there is a reason teachers are always counting heads. Glad you were able to figure it all out quick enough.

    hope you had a good night sleep and are ready to get back into the swing of Tuesday

  2. It sounds like you are at the right school for you with a counselor and a co-teacher. It sounds like a good situation. I know the stress I felt subbing and always counting heads, sometimes being yelled at unnecessarily or not knowing why as a sub is gone this year! I am also frugal with my money. Even teaching overseas, I would send home more than enough money for our mortgage. It does pay off being frugal and sometimes just staying in and enjoying your area.

  3. My issue with headphones is finding a pair that fit my ear. I have small ears, so most are too big and uncomfortable. But like you, I am too cheap to layout that kind of money for headphones. But I don’t use them that often, so it’s not worth it for me.

    1. Yup I have kid sized ears so there were never any comfortable ones. I am glad I finally just bought them! It will be interesting to see how long they last. It better be a long time!!

  4. Ha ha ha!!! They DON’T teach you how to wrangle half naked children?? Why can I not stop picturing you in spurs with a lasso trying to hook yourself some climbing children!! 😂😂😂

  5. Good for you and your run! I read a quote: “Im going to anyhow” and I’m trying to abide by it.
    I was such a tearful crier as a school child. I think I should have not been pushed to go to school. I was a great student academically , but i tell you I SUFFERED for months in kindergarten and first grade. I just wasn’t emotionally ready. I loved my mom and wanted to be by her more . I dont know WHAT a teacher today would do with me now.

    I washed all our windows outside today! Great sunny day.

    1. I like that parents have the opportunity to push ahead or hold back. I was pushed ahead and my brother was held back and it turned out the best for both of us! We still have a lot of separation anxiety children – do our best to prove that school is a fun place to be!

  6. Sometimes you just have to indulge yourself and they will last longer, fit better and leave a smile on your face … yes, you’re worth it. I m frugal as well and am proud to admit it this. I don’t indulge in much but quality is better than quantity for some things … my mom taught me this. 🙂

  7. It is so nice to find other frugal people around! It’s also wonderful that we can sometimes overcome our tendencies. I don’t do it often, but I’m glad you bought the good headphones.

    1. I am happy too, though it was really tough to press the button on the computer! I did it right after my headphones annoyed me on a run to make it easier!

  8. I am so glad you are enjoying your Aftershokz!! Have you used them to listen to a book yet?? I’ve had mine over a year now and they have lasted through tons of sweat, humidity, and many miles.

    I can’t imagine finding your student in his underwear!! Oh the adventures of a teacher. I’m trying to play a little catch up reading a few blogs today, I’ve been slacking since out move!! It’s time to get back to it!!

    1. I’m loving my aftershokz but haven’t done a book with them yet.
      Yup teaching is never boring!
      I’m feeling behind in reading blogs too, just not enough time in the day!

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