Today could have gone so much better!


Did I jump out of bed and get a run done in the cool morning; no I took my car for an oil change instead. I managed to survive two hours at Starbucks which I have never done before. Thank you all for writing posts and keeping me entertained!

There I was doing all these things on my phone and then I checked and it said I had used 700mb😳😳. I quickly shut it off and left!

Thankfully my car just needed an oil change:)


After a very long nap this afternoon I did get my time on my rug square done and am over halfway for the week.


While I was working on my rug, I watched the movie: Like Cats and Dogs. It was so cute! It moved along quickly and the characters seemed well suited to each other. The only thing I didn’t love was that they left out what would have been a seriously funny scene that was in the book!


I finally got a little bit of my sleeves done today. I had a little panic attack when the stitches all slipped off in my bag, but they’ve been picked up and another pattern has been done on each sleeve:)


Well I spent most of the day reading though it wasn’t in my plan. I finished Holiday Spice by Samantha Chase which is the last book in the Shaughnessy Brothers series.

What an awesome ending to the series! I just couldn’t put this book down and read it all in one day.

It tells the story of Darcy who is the last and youngest Shaughnessy.

I loved how the story still centered around the family dynamic, but also had Darcy learning that family isn’t everything.

The romance happens quickly in this book, but somehow it didn’t bother me this time. It seems natural and the relationship contains enough bantering and every day events that it feels realistic.

I also liked how all the loose ends were wrapped up and the reader is left with a full and satisfying conclusion to all the relationships.

This is the series for anyone who wants a strong family dynamic but with a lot of diversity in the relationships.


While I should have run this morning when it was cool, I didn’t. I planned to run when I came home from the auto shop, but then I slept, so I planned to go do 8km tonight. It didn’t happen:( I was just so unmotivated😞. I got out for a short walk, but that’s it. I’ll have to tackle those 8km in the morning.

Hmmm a day of eating, sleeping and a lack of motivation- I wonder what is wrong with me?!?!

Hopefully tomorrow is better!

Have fun!


37 thoughts on “Kicking Myself

  1. Hey look at the bright side – at least your car got oiled and you dont have to wait 2 hours another day – when you may be much more busier!

    Thank you for entertaining us with your daily stories – very fun to read! Looking forward to your next one! 🙂

    1. You’re right and it got me up to date on reading blogs:)
      You’re very welcome. I always think my life is way too boring to be entertaining

  2. dealing with car things can wear out even the strongest of people! Everyone needs a day of doing nothing from time to time. I find it then motivates me to do more the next few days

  3. Hello AJ! There is absolutely nothing wrong with you! It is good and responsible of you to get an oil change because transportation is a lifeline. I feel you on the lack of motivation though, I had 2 solid weeks where I consistently practiced yoga in the morning as planned then did my evening workout after work. Then this past Friday hit and I was in a slump until yesterday just struggling with motivation. Yesterday, I did not practice the yoga I had planned on doing. I did do my evening workout and did very gentle yoga before bed. The day before that I chose the shortest possible yoga session and today I feel unmotivated to practice, but I am going to sip this coffee and do it!
    Even though you did not run like you had planned it is good that you went for a walk. That counts too! I hope you will have a better day today!

    ❤ Alana Xoxo

  4. AJ, this is why people GO to Starbucks… TO USE THEIR WI-FI!! Ha ha!!!
    Like Cats and Dogs was a really cute movie! … Now I kind of want to watch it again… And that book looks adorably cozy! (I see you got away from the holiday hallmark movies only to fall into a holiday book! 😂😂)

    1. I don’t know why it used so much of my data though:(
      It was super cute movie and I’ll probably watch it again today 🤣
      The holiday book doesn’t count against me because it was just the next book in the series!

    1. I did eat out for a run this morning so I must be better! Doesn’t happen often so it worries me that I’m getting sick or something

  5. You’re so cute – I think it’s great you have a new book to read all the time!! I wonder if I stopped running so much maybe I would have time to read!! haha! I kid, I kid. 😉

  6. That’s weird that you phone used data at Starbucks when they go on and on about their free wi-fi! That rug is going to be done before you know it! I did my last butterfly yesterday and was so excited I cut and sewed my binding together AND even got it attached to the quilt!😳 I was sooo motivated! You will be too!

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