Today was a lot of work, but also awesome!

I managed to wake up a little earlier than I have been and not take a nap, so that’s a good step in the right direction!


My mom is home for the week and said today was the day we would tackle putting my classroom back together. You might remember that in June I had to put everything in the coat room, so now I got the fun of taking it all back out:(. I had come up with some new ideas for my classroom, but they didn’t work out so it’s back to how it’s always been. I did make a few changes though which I am liking! I’ll try to take some photos tomorrow. No we didn’t manage to finish everything before my help went on strike because she was hungry.


My dad and uncle had come up to look at the wheels on my desk chair as they weren’t working ( I think they really just wanted to take the car for a ride with the top down), but decided they would just replace the wheels. They were heading for lunch and do my mom and I made plans to join them at the local pub. Unfortunately my favourite place has no kitchen today so we ended up at the Frog and Nightgown. This is actually the pub my mom took me to the day I turned 19 ( said she was never eating McDonalds again!). My mom and I shared the Frog burger and a salad. It was okay, but nothing to write home about. Sorry there is no picture- if you knew my dad and uncle, you would know why🤣


My mom and I were on our way back to my classroom, but I needed gas so we headed to Costco instead. My mom is a really bad influence on me🤣😜. I ended up with new sheets, a new mum plants, and a ton of food! Oh well, I’ll just freeze the stuff I made earlier in the week for lunches next week.


I got home to a note saying that I had a package. I wandered over to the Post Office very confused as I hadn’t ordered anything. I came back with quite a large package. I opened it up and started tearing up as this is what was inside it!

This is a quilt that Tracy at Its A T Sweets Day has made. I had commented on it and she has sent it to me for my classroom.😍😍😍😍. I sat stunned and shocked for quite a while. I can’t believe there are people as amazing as Tracy in this world! Now I’m on the hunt for the perfect way to say thank you!


I have to say that when I started this blog it was simply a way for me to keep track of my exercise, recipes, knitting, etc. I also thought it might help me to recognize the little things that happen in life more. I have consistently been blown away by the people I have met through blogging! I enjoy reading blogs every day as I learn so much and come to feel as though I know people, but I also enjoy interacting with so many people every day ( that is quite a shock for someone as shy as me). Thank you to all of you who give so much of yourselves through your blogs and interactions each day!


I finally got off my couch this evening and went and met Dennis for a run! I told him he had to decide how far we were going and I got lucky as he only made me do 4km!! It was another not great run:(. I really need to remember not to drink four glasses of water right before I head out the door for a run!!!🙄

Well I’m off to do some research and some knitting!

Have fun!


59 thoughts on “Awesome

    1. That’s cool that your work hosts a run!!! I have to do just over 5 before I get going. Now I just need to drag myself out of bed!

  1. Tracy is a sweetheart, isn’t she? ♥️♥️ That will be great for your kiddos, they will be fascinated with it, and it will be a great reminder to be all those things! What a wonderful surprise for you. A great way to start the year, and it hasn’t officially begun yet!

  2. What an amazing surprise! I bet your students will love it. You should share some of your Costco favorites in a post. I enjoy trying new things based off what other people recommend.

  3. That is a beautiful quilt! What a thoughtful gift 🙂 It will be great in your classroom! Blogs are a great way to get to know people, especially if you are a bit introverted 🙂

  4. What a sweet surprise from Tracy and such a beautiful job. The kids will be inspired. I can see why you were in tears … I would be too. I enjoy interacting with you AJ and the blogging world has been wonderful for me too as a person with no family and working from home, I come into contact with very few people in my day (even fewer in the Winter months when I’m not chitchatting on the walking path), so I, too, feel like I know so many of my blogging pals as if we were to run into one another on the street, we could strike up a conversation and spend an evening chatting. Pretty remarkable since none of us have met face-to-face!

    1. It was a wonderful treat and it will make me smile every day!!!
      It is neat to think about knowing people all over the world who you have common interests with:)

  5. Oh my goodness Tracy is awesome! I saw her work on that quilt following her blog! Congratulations on the wonderful gift 🙂
    (Funny I thought I was following your blog all along too but I was not and now I am catching up)

  6. What an incredible gift to receive, AJ! I’m so happy for you. 😊
    Isn’t blogging the best??!! You do meet the most incredible people and learn so much. I’m glad I’ve met you. ☺️
    Oh…what’s a frog burger?
    Have a great weekend.

    1. Blogging has definitely been a positive addition to my life!
      The place I was at is called The Frog and Nightgown so they call their hamburger a frog burger.

  7. Oh my goodness AJ! I am so behind on my blog reading and I totally missed this! I am so glad you like your new classroom quilt❤️. It appears one of the owl button eyes came off in the mail. I hope it was in the package. If not, it is very easy to see another black button on. Once again, enjoy the quilt. You are wonderful!😊❤️

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