I let it get to me:)

Knitting:

I wanted to spend some time on my sleeve before school, but I then realized I’m 90% sure it’s going to be way too big so I lost my enthusiasm:(

Teaching:

I let the fact that I say everything ten times get to me today! We had our first writer’s workshop lesson this morning. The children did pretty well, but I had already lost track of how many times I had the same instructions over!

Our math time was rushed as we only had twenty minutes and I was trying to start the assessment on place value. So far I’m pretty happy with how the four children I got through did, but didn’t like the flustered feeling!

This afternoon we had to leave gym early as there were just too many accidents and kids hurt. They just didn’t seem to hear the reminder that they needed to remain in their feet!!!

Ugh most days the fact I repeat stuff all day doesn’t get to me, but today it did!

Reading:

Tonight, I came home to escape reality and I finally finished my current book, The Secret Ingredient by Nancy Naigle.

This is the story of Andrew York and Kelly McIntyre. They were high school sweethearts who loved to cook and bake together, but became separated. The story chronicles their second chance.

I liked the characters in this story and that there was plenty of background interest too. Kelly is a strong woman who grows stronger through the separation. Andrew is a bit of a dud at the start, but definitely sweetens up.

Kelly’s pet pig steals every scene he is in and the story between Andrew and his father adds interest.

I have to admit I felt like I had read an entire book by the time I got halfway through to where the plot really picked up. I felt as though this could have been two books- their second chance and then their new adventure. However, the plot twist definitely sweetened me on this book! It was a wonderful and delicious twist that made me go awwww.

Anyone who enjoys a second chance romance or anyone who enjoys baking or cooking (like me) will enjoy this book! I loved the detail included about the baking! Made me want to go make something in the kitchen.

Thank you to Nancy Naigle, Hallmark and NetGalley for the free ARC in exchange for an honest opinion.

Exercise:

Sarah and I were supposed to go the run clinic tonight, but we were both home early so we went out by ourselves. It was a good thing I was meeting here as I wouldn’t have been going otherwise! It was dark, cold and the rain was literally bouncing off the sidewalk!

We did a warm-up run over to the park and then since it was hills night at clinic we did hills. I put a dice roll app on my phone and used that to determine we had to do 3 reps of the hill and then we ran back home. It was great to do this with someone as it actually got done!

Well I’m going to leave you and go tackle fixing my sleeve!

Have fun!

AJ

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29 thoughts on “I Know Better!

      1. Ha ha – well a Spring break and vacation for everyone. Our kids here in most of Michigan got the day off due to the freezing rain we had last night and today – roads were treacherous so no school in five major counties. Tomorrow will be just as icy from all the rain and turning cold again. Then bitter cold, then snow … better go downstairs on the exercise bike to keep the legs strong.

      1. That will be me tomorrow since it’s 100% chance of rain all day 😦 At least I’ll know I’m not the only one that’s out running in rain!

      2. Lol it’s actually not super warm. We have a few days of high 20s (70sF) and that’s it. We might get one day at 100F

  1. ugh. I hate those days were you feel like you might as well put everything on a recording and just play it over and over and over and over. I had that kind of day today. Hope your workout and knitting helped you regroup and get ready for another day

    1. My favourite sweaters are raglan sweaters and I should really just stick with them as I get so impatient with all other types!
      I’m hoping they’re better tomorrow!

  2. I had an experience like that once with college students in Spanish. We were covering a concept that’s difficult for many people to learn, but there are some basic “rules” and examples that can be learned and I went over them in English and in Spanish–and then I took them around campus and repeated several instances for 15-20 minutes more. When we came back to class, I gave them a quick “quiz” to see if they got it and they totally blew it–after I had repeated it several times. I told them to “leave–just leave now”–and they laughed because they knew I was not really mad at them, but still!!! Hang in there:)

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