Sorry for no post last night. My oldest friend came into town for a convention and made the trek out to see me for the night. It was awesome as we definitely just pick right back up, regardless of how long it has been:)

Teaching:

It was a tough day today as my students just weren’t listening well. We got through music and a math lesson on adding doubles. I had them jumping up and down for the doubles, but unfortunately, they just couldn’t handle it:(

We also worked on our snowflake art this afternoon. We were hoping to be done, but it looks like it will be tomorrow.

I was definitely frustrated by the fact that a parent sent an email to me today saying that three of my girls were in the office Friday at lunch because of problems on the playground, but I knew absolutely nothing about this:(. Argh communication people, please!!!!

Exercise:

I got home this afternoon and really didn’t want to run, but since I hadn’t been out yet this week, I knew I needed to go. I wasn’t fast with this cold, but at least I got a few more miles in!

Reading:

I finally finished the book, Seduction with Sapphires by Jane Feather.

This book is very entertaining. I liked the main characters as the female is strong willed and always true to herself while the male is enlightened and grumpy hero.

A well written and entertaining, though very modern historical romance.

I have read other books by this author and thoroughly enjoyed them, but with this one, I found myself continuously pulled out of the story by inconsistencies in behaviors. It seemed as though they were dressing in 1870s clothing and had some of the traditions of that time, yet they leaped into bed on their second meeting, he cane by the house just before dinner, she never came home some nights, and so on. It felt like 1920s behaviour. I found it quite distracting and it definitely took me a while to get through the book.

Knittting:

I finished my Seattle Sockhead Slouchy hat. This is the first project I have knitted off my queue and I love it!! The pattern is super easy and definitely appropriate for a beginner. The yarn was MJ Yarns One Ewe Fingering which is 100% superwash Merino in the colour Whirl, and was pretty and easy to work with.

I have about 85-90 yards left and am thinking of what to knit with it so that the skein will all be gone.🤣

New Habit:

I had to get up about a half hour early this morning as my friend had to leave earlier and I found I really liked having the extra time to just sit and knit and drink tea in the morning. I’m not sure if I’d be able to give up the half hour of sleep, but I may have to try it out:)

Have fun!

AJ

30 thoughts on “Maybe A New Habit?

  1. I love being able to pick right back up with friends regardless of how long it’s been since you’ve seen them. That hat is so cute! I love the style and colors you went with.

  2. I am currintly knitting a sockhead hat as well. It is such a meditative project for me and the outcome is sooo nice. Currently in NY, temps are in the single digits.
    Visiting with friends is the best excuse to punt everything!

  3. love the hat, the colors are great. could you use it to make a winter headband? I always enjoy the option of a headband to cover my ears when a hat won’t work with my hair style.

    I have some extra time in the mornings because of the times I have to get up for the boys. I love this time as it always me alone time before the crazy of the day.

    1. That’s exactly what I’m trying for- a headband:)
      I’m trying to wake up five minutes earlier each day until my morning feels calmer

  4. Enjoy the hat. I had a rough day also with the at risk teenagers. The only thing that kept me from quitting was the Reading teacher who told me, “Please don’t leave us.” Part time job but eye opening.

  5. Oh, and the police officer told my husband who came to pick me up that I was one of the best teachers he had noticed coming their way. Hmm, I actually felt flattered but I really struggled with today.

  6. As a former teacher, I can almost feel your tiredness and frustration. It can sometimes be too hard to manage. It is so worth it but it does take a toll on us. You knit beautifully! I haven’t done it in a long time and I was never that good. Maybe I should pick it up again and practice a bit. Lovely post 😊

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