Remembrance Day is a big deal in my family so today was out of the routine.
I went out this morning to run but then realized I hadn’t brushed my teeth. I just couldn’t go on like that, so returned home after just 1.44km.
I had much better luck with my workout tonight. I had to do 3 sets of each exercise- 30 reps, then 20 reps, then 10. After set one I did three minutes of skipping, after set two, two minutes of high knees and then 1 minute of jacks after the third set. I’ve been noticing my lack of strength lately do it felt good to do weights! I did military press, bicep curl, squats, rows, reverse crunch, plank jacks,dips and skater lunges.
We all met for the local Remembrance Day service. My favourite part of the day is probably the fact that we are all together. My city does a 21 gun cannon salute so my job was covering the ears of little Lily. The even better part was that it didn’t rain on us! That hasn’t happened often in the 30+ years I’ve been going!
We went to IKEA to look at couches today, but didn’t really find anything. We had lunch there. My mom has the egg salad sandwich and said it was good, my nephew had the fish and chips and said the chips were good and I had the veggie balls which were also good.
We amazingly only walked out with gingerbread house kits.
As we were dropping my nephew off I managed to catch 20 minutes of a Hallmark movie- Christmas At Pemberley. It looks cute so I’m going to have to try and see the rest of it!
My mom and I worked on straightening the other half of the rug today and on finishing up another big project. It will feel great if these two projects get done!!!
We were both worried about my nephew being home alone so we called him up with the excuse of going out for dinner. We went to Mr. Mikes. Boy has it changed! The service wasn’t great, it took forever to get our food and the two salads and burger weren’t all that great! I think I’d do IKEA again before I did Mr. Mikes:(
We did quickly run into Chapters after dinner so I could get a gift to send to my friend in Mexico. I’m pretty sure it will cost more to send than it did to buy it🤣
I finished the kids book club book tonight. The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech was a quick read, a little sad, but still worthwhile.
This was a very interesting book as there is a lot of mystery to it. It has a great message of how strangers can become family. As well the idea of all of us adding to the life story of everyone we come into contact with.
I’d recommend the book for boys and girls ages 8-10.
Clean November Challenge:
Well I at least got exercise and water today and no alcohol. I hadn’t planned my food, but didn’t eat a ton so I think I’m going to call today a success!
Well I think that’s it for me tonight! I’m already hating the idea that I only have tomorrow really left with my mom:(. We’ll have to make it amazing!