Trivia Tuesday #31

It was a pretty good day!

Teaching:

My students worked really hard today as they really wanted centres for the last block of the day! We got through printing, counting by 2s and a mini book about seasons, and they got centres.

We had no physical incidences though we did have some rudeness:(

We started report cards after school. You may hear me whimpering for the next two weeks!

Reading:

After my massage I spent some time reading my kids Bookclub book which is The Problims. So far I’m finding it very weird as it describes the youngest character’s farts. Maybe the kids will really like it.

Trivia:

There were actually seven of us tonight! For the first round:

Who lives across the hall from Sheldon in Yhe Big Bang Theory?

Penny

What was Pavel Bure’s nickname?

The Russian Rocket

What is the most well known plug in appliance in the bathroom?

Hair dryer

Put these cities in order of time zones.

Sudbury, Ontario

Brandon, Manitoba

Lethbridge, Alberta

Who was the second president of the US?

John Adams

Spell leprechaun.

It was amazing to know so much for a change!🎉🎊

For music I got Die a Happy Man by Thomas Rhett

Which country does the Himalayan’s not go through?

Mongolia

Which organ in the body makes glucagon?

Pancreas

The principal in Archie comics?

Mr. weatherby

Which NHL player has the most NHL points in the playoffs?

Sidney Crosby

Which blood type is universal?

0-

On which continent are tigers found?

Asia

Who composed Fur Elise?

Beethoven

Mundane Monday

It was tough to get going today, but thankfully there weren’t too many surprises.

Teaching:

I took stock this morning and realized my tummy was a little off still, but I figured I was healthy enough to get through the day:)

We got through calendar, jobs, a journal entry, counting by 2s, and a Bill Nye video on the seasons. He does a much better job of explaining them than I do!

We also had a day with no physical incidences🎉🎊. I’ll take it and hope it continues!

Eating:

It didn’t go quite according to plan:(

I’ve had oatmeal, a banana, tuna snackit, oatmeal again, crackers and popcorn at the staff meeting.

I figured I’d better stop eating!

Exercise:

After surviving a staff meeting all about our new reporting protocols, I decided I needed a run whether it was dark and rainy or not! I couldn’t believe how many people were still out! I managed to get 4.1km in and that will start me making up for all I missed this weekend:). I will hopefully get another one in tomorrow!

Knitting:

I spent the evening starting my next market bag. It’s out of black yarn as I have some friends that this suits best. We’ll see how much I curse the colour before I finish!

Movies:

Well my hallmark season has begun and I started with the movie Holiday for Heroes. It was super cute and definitely gives that warm, fuzzy feeling, though I figure it is pretty unrealistic. One thing I did like though was the fact the characters were a little older:)

Have fun!

AJ

Good Thing It Was My Plan

I had planned to have a quiet weekend as last weekend was busy and next weekend will be as well, but I got sick on Friday and didn’t feel better until late this afternoon.

Knitting:

I have finished the Triple Jubilee shawl and am quite happy with it. I soaked it, but couldn’t pin it down because my blocking mats weren’t wide enough. I just hope it turns out okay this way too.

I also got another market bag made today. It felt good to get going on my Christmas presents. Only several million to go🤣

I really loved this pattern which is called Let’s Go Shopping and is free on Ravelry. The yarn was Berroco Indigo and I really liked how the natural and white turned out. Sorry for the poor lighting picture.

Reading:

I finished my latest NetGalley book, Wrapped Up in Christmas by Janice Lynn. This was a very sweet book that really made me want to get ready for Christmas. It was a cosy read and I enjoyed its sweetness.

Exercise:

This morning I met up with my regular Sunday run crew, but just walked. I was a little afraid to jostle myself too much. We got soaked, but it was nice to get some fresh air.

Late this afternoon I was feeling better and decided to go for a short, slow run. I did 3.88km and it felt pretty good. I am a little worried that I’m getting behind on my mileage for the month. It’s going to be tough to make it up as I’m heading into report card writing, but I’ll have to find a way! I don’t want to blow my yearly goal!

I also did 25 minutes of easy low impact aerobics this evening.

Eating:

I had brunch with my running crew this morning and had my usual jumpstart sunrises.

I had cucumber with crab for dinner. I am hoping for less eating events this week.

Well I’m going back to rewatching Hallmark movies that I’ve been watching today.

Have fun!

AJ

Friday Fun

Thank goodness it was a better day, or at least a little bit!

Exercise:

I dragged my butt out of bed for a workout with L this morning. We had a very fast run followed by three hull repeats. We then had body exercises to do. I definitely hate getting up, but I love how I feel at the end and I definitely like seeing my running pace improve! I guess I’d better keep this up🤣

Teaching:

We had a better morning, then a troubled midday where I had to wait for 7 minutes for my students to finally stop talking and listen. This afternoon it was better, but they learned the natural consequence of my having to wait is that we finished our math this afternoon rather than having centres. Ugh! I guess I should just concentrate on the fact we had no physicality today and leave it at that!

Socializing:

I met up with five other teachers for a lovely wine and treats get together. It was a lot of laughs and a great way to start the weekend. Who you work with definitely makes a big difference in life!

Reading:

I have to admit I have laid on my couch like a slug reading since I came home. I have finished my latest ARC and am starting to see the end of the tunnel where I can go back to reading whatever takes my fancy:)

I finished the fourth Misfit Inn series book, Bring It On Home by Kait Nolan.

This book is the final in the series and was a lovely conclusion. It’s the story of Maggie and Porter that we have all been waiting for and it was well worth the wait!

The characters are very complex and interesting. I love the strong female character. She isn’t slowing down for anyone, at least until she comes back to Porter.

The trope of unrequited love on the male side is one of my favourites and it didn’t disappoint in this book!

The book is also full of swoony moments!Thanks the author for a free ARC in exchange for an honest opinion.

Well, have fun!

AJ

Raining Rats

It was definitely not my typical day!

Teaching:

This week my students have definitely taken about three giant leaps backwards. We’ve had at least one violent incident each day and they’ve had to practice lining up and walking multiple times:(

I told them today that I would like them to come back as the kids they were last week! Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

I spent the morning worrying because I couldn’t find my keys anywhere so I ran home on my prep and found them in my knitting bag🤷🏼‍♀️

After school I ran to the dollar store to grab a card for my friend. I don’t usually do cards, but I only had a small gift so needed a card for them to go into.

On the way to the dollar store I was walking along when suddenly two birds started fighting in the tree beside me and the dead rat they were fighting over dropped to the ground about six inches from my shoulder!😳

Reading:

I at least got a few minutes to read this evening before heading out and managed to finish Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen. I had heard about this book on Not Your Mom’s Romance Bookclub Podcast and had found it to read it. It was a fun read, but seemed really familiar. It was a cute story, but I think it could have been a bit shorter as it seemed to drag a bit at times.

Socializing:

I had plans to meet up with my close friend Em for dinner to celebrate her birthday. We went to Meet which is a vegan restaurant by her. It is always a good time with Em and the food was wonderful as well. I had the spicy chili cauliflower bites.

It was yummy and thankfully not a late night!

Exercise:

I have felt very slug like all day so when I got home I managed to do:

50 squats, 50 back kicks, 50 high knees, 50 hamstring curls, 50 roundhouse kicks, 50 bridges, 25 crunches, and 25 reverse crunches.

Now I’m off to bed.

Have fun!

AJ

Trivia Tuesday #30

It almost didn’t happen tonight so I’m surprised to be writing that title.

Teaching:

Today was a productive day. We got a journal done and it was finally calm so I got around to all of the children. We also played Around the World, had gym, did their collaborative goals and student perspective for the report card and finished the day with a science experiment about why we have seasons.

Exercise:

I went straight out for a run when I came home from work because I knew I wouldn’t go otherwise:)

My run was 4.15km, not as much as I was planning to do, but there was a group of guys hanging around the far side of the park so I changed my route. I try not to be the dumb girl. I was happy just to get out for some mileage.

Knitting:

I worked on my shawl, but was definitely getting frustrated at the end. It’s probably a good thing I had to go out.

Trivia:

I didn’t think trivia was happening tonight so I had taken a bath and gotten into my jammies. Then one friend said she wanted to go so I got dressed and got my butt out the door.

What I knew:

Who was Sarah Jessica Parker married to?

Matthew Broderick

Who was known as the Bambino?

Babe Ruth

Where will the next winter Olympics be held?

Beijing China

What does the a in 7A road signs mean?

alternate

For the music round I only knew a few, but it was a neat concept because the bands went in alphabetical order.

I got Dan and Shea, Florida Georgia Line, Savage Garden, and the Zach Brown Band.

Who was rescued from the cannibals in Swiss Family Robinson?

Man Friday

Who were the boys on the Brady Bunch?

Greg, Peter, Bobby

Which goalie made a posture famous?

Ken Dryden

Which company owns Marks Work Wearhouse?

Canadian Tire

What three words can be made out of allergy?

Largely, gallery, regally

Which country is closest to Germany?

Poland

Well that’s it for me!

Have fun!

AJ

Lest We Forget

Happy Remembrance Day.

Exercise:

I was on a pretty tight schedule today and had awesome hair so my run had to be very slow and easy so I wouldn’t get too sweaty. I just did 2.85km and called it a day. It was super quiet out! I wonder where everyone was???

Family:

I attended the local Remembrance Day parade and service with my family. We laugh that I don’t think I’ve missed a year yet. It was good to see such a big crowd.

Shopping:

My mom and I always go shopping on Remembrance Day. I don’t know when this became tradition, but we decided to keep it going. It felt very disorganized but that might be because I had to go back home for my cards and phone and then we had to go eat as we were both starving. My mom got two warm sweaters and that’s it. I’m going to have to force her to shop again when they come back in December. That is not going to get a person through a BC winter! I got a couple of running items and a few hoodies. It will have to do me until December.

Knitting:

I have been working on the shawl some more but unfortunately am not going to get two full pattern repeats done today. I have to sleep! My eyes keep trying to close. Oh well, I’ll try for more tomorrow.

Have fun!

AJ

Sunday with a Side of Family

It was a nice day, but definitely not what I expected to do.

Exercise:

I met up with the run group this morning and Dennis and I headed out for a ten km. I was very soon wondering who’s bright idea it was! Dennis had an amazing run and ended up doing 12km as there was no marker at 5. I did 10.6km and was happy with that, especially when my app says it was my fastest run:)

It was a gorgeous day for a run!!

Family:

It was a super quick run through the shower and then I went to pick up my parents to see my nephew play football. It was his last game of the season and was a perfect day for football. They lost horribly, but I’m happy to watch my nephew anytime!!

Eating:

On the way home we stopped at The Gilnetter (a local pub) for lunch and loved the seafood club I shared with my mom.

The only other thing I’ve had today is oatmeal.

Knitting:

I have spent the evening working on my shawl. I can’t believe it took me five pattern repeats to finally figure out how the pattern was working. Sometimes I can be so dense!!! The shawl is going much better now, though it takes almost two hours for each pattern repeat!!! I hope I can get this done in time!

Well, I’m done.

Have fun!

AJ

Saturday Errands

Sorry for no post last night. Yesterday was a good day- my students did great at the Remembrance Day assembly and I got a workout in, and had a night of negative knitting at Knit Night.

Reading:

I didn’t manage to sleep in this morning, but I spent the time laying in bed reading my latest NetGalley book, All Fired Up by Lori Foster. I really enjoyed this book as Lori does an amazing job of balancing romance and suspense. The amazing family cast helped too:). This book was a great end to her Road To Love series.

Exercise:

I did finally drag my butt out the door for a run to and around the park. I got 4.5km in, but there was nothing super exciting about it.

Errands:

I grabbed my mom and did all my errands. I just realized that I save all my errands for when my mom is in town and can keep me company. She or her hair cut and I wandered superstore and bought beet hummus, cashew dip, an oatmeal raisin cookie to try and Floradix iron supplement to try. Hopefully some of these things will be good!

We also hit Pomme, Costco, and the mall and I spent way too much money, but thankfully, I only do this when my mom is in town.

Movies:

At one point my mom decided she had had enough and wanted to go home. I got a small Hallmark fix with watching Mingle All the Way which was super cute and Dashing Through the Snow was okay, but slightly confusing.

Knitting:

After my dad arrived home and took the tv over, I went home to get a couple of pattern repeats done on the shawl I’m making. This shawl has so many errors in it that I’ll just have to pray it doesn’t fall apart or look weird!

Tomorrow is going to be long so I’m going to bed.

Have fun!

AJ

Thunderous Thursday

Teaching:

We actually had thunderous Thursday today because it was a beautiful day, but cold. I should have ran with the kids, but stayed with my co-teacher instead as she needed to vent.

We got through printing, part of a math game, library, and McCracken spelling this afternoon. It was a pretty productive day, but I should probably give my kids centres at some point or they might rebel!

Please knock on every piece of wood you can that our non violent week continues!

Reading:

I had Bookclub with the kids after school and it was great! We had thirteen kids show up and two of them were boys! It was neat to hear the range of opinions and great that they could support their thoughts!

At home I am reading my newest NetGalley book which is a Lori Foster, always guaranteed to be a good read:)

Knitting;

I’ve gotten one pattern repeat done today and would like to get one more done before bed. I’m definitely going to have to get more than one repeat done a day to get this shawl finished in time!

Exercise:

I ran with the group tonight and did the usual 4.6km. I float along between the two groups, but it’s just nice to have people around!

If I do a run on Saturday and we do ten on Sunday, I should be good on my mileage for this week.

Eating:

I haven’t been bad at all, but every day I wake up a pound heavier so I’m not a super happy camper right now. I’ll just keep being smart about my choices and hopefully it will pay off soon!

Well that’s it for me!

Have fun!

AJ