Appointments

I was off today for several appointments so not my typical week day.

Relaxing:

I managed to sleep in until 8am today and that is very rare! I have to say I enjoyed my night after I got home from my date last night though. I snuggled into bed and watched a DVD on the TV in there. I’m so glad my mom convinced me to put the tv in my bedroom and not get rid of it. It felt so decadent to be able to do this! I still went to sleep at 9:30 though, so got lots of sleep!

Adulting:

I did great at adulting today though. I walked over to my second appointment of the day and managed to mail my ballot and drop off my prescription for filling. On the way back I remembered to stop in and see if the local store had any good coffee travel mugs and picked up my prescription. I also tried to buy the ingredients to make vegan cream of mushroom soup, but the store didn’t have what I needed:(

I would definitely call this trip a success!

Exercise:

After a lovely nap this afternoon, I went out to complete the Squad Runner mission. I once again was running in horrible rain. I think I’m developing webbed feet from running in torrential rain so often! The run went well and was once again very consistent in timing. I just wish that timing would get a little faster!

Knitting:

I found a three colour striped scarf and have started on that. So far I am super happy with how it’s looking as it’s in pinks and cream and is very soft! Hopefully I get it done by November 30th and hopefully it uses up all three skeins!

Reading:

I finally managed to finish my current book, The Rancher’s Redemption by Melinda Curtis

This is the third story in the series and follows Ben Blackwell, the lawyer. He returns home to battle Rachel Thompson over water rights and perhaps put his past to rest.

I have to admit I had a difficult time getting into this book as the start seemed to be quite depressing to me.

About 2/3 of the way though it grabbed me. I began to like both of the main characters as they had their flaws and their redeeming features.

I also liked the family dynamic on both sides. These families are both very realistic.

I did find the ending a little short. I really thought it was resolved a little too easily, however, the epilogue about Big E will have me reaching for the next book.

Thank you to the author and publisher for the free copy in exchange for a review.

Socializing:

Another date tonight, and hopefully the last of the set ups. Once again I really didn’t want to be going, I’d rather be watching a movie in bed on this rainy, dark night!

It definitely went better than last night. He talked a lot, but I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt that maybe he was as nervous as I was. He can have a second date if he wants one, so we shall see.

Well that’s it for me!

Have fun!

AJ

Phewf!

Have I stopped today??

Running:

I set my alarm this morning after yesterday’s fiasco, but of course it wasn’t necessary as I was wide awake at 6:20am😫  It did mean I got out for a run. I love the start of Fall for running! It’s so crisp out! I had fun with my running app, Runkeeper, this morning as I changed its voice. Now I get my timing cues and a little humor with a Boston accent. It seemed appropriate after my recent vacation:). It was just a half hour but made all the difference! Phewf, I won’t be a monster with a bad attitude like I was yesterday!

I walked to and from work and got out for half of my normal walk today.

Blogging is obviously good for me as I got my workout squeezed in at the end of the day here. I didn’t want to have to admit that I hadn’t done it! I did the ” More than a Minute” workout which is actually twenty minutes of heart pounding cardio. Phewf, I completed all my exercise today.

Teaching:

I went to school today but didn’t see my classroom much:( I met with my co-teacher and we planned and prepped next week ( tough to do but I know I’ll appreciate it next week!). We also got a good start on a year plan. It’s difficult to do and not laid in stone, but the plan definitely helps keep us focused and so that we don’t spend two months on place value🤣

I also had a Department Head meeting today. It looks like I’ll be doing the scheduling and the assemblies this year. A little daunting as the previous teacher was really good at them. I have a tendency to be very blunt so these assemblies might be quite short. I’m going to try and get as much done in advance as I can!!!

Hopefully tomorrow I will get back into my classroom as there is still stuff everywhere!

Eating:

I was good until I came home from school. I had no snack prepared so I ate everything I could find:(

Socializing:

I ended up going to Earls in Port Coquitlam with a couple of friends for happy hour. We do this sometimes and it often makes me feel like I’m actually an adult, lol. All I need now is to come home with leftovers to complete the picture I have in my in head of being an adult. Lol my life is definitely not as exciting as I obviously thought it would be.  I had tea really looking forward to having a fish taco butter then r waitress didn’t seem too sure it could be gluten free and dairy free so I just went with garlic fries that are done in their own fryer. For three dollars you would think I could have stopped eating when I was full, but no I kept going and ate them all. By the end I felt completely sick! Thankfully it seems to have been a case of eating too much, not an allergic reaction, phewf! I’m just so mad at myself because I was already up in weight this morning and now this afternoon and evening I’ve let my eating get out of control😞 I think the timing was the biggest problem for me. I am hungry when I get home from school and usually have dinner right away, so I ate too much before going out. Next time, I should take a small snack and just stay at school until it’s time to leave for the restaurant. I also had a gin and sprite to drink and didn’t mind it. I’ll have to remember that one as $7.50 for a night out seems pretty good!

Happy hour wasalso beneficial as my friend’s calmed me down about my classroom by reminding me that all the stuff I’m seeing on Pinterest and Instagram is stuff we used to do, but now my district takes a much more calm and natural approach to our classrooms. Phewf, I’m not a screwup, I’m just keeping my surroundings calm so we all remain calm!

Shopping:

I decided to share my garlic breath with everyone and stopped in the way home at Chapters to get a birthday gift for my friend’s son who turned one earlier in August. I bought him three Robert Munsch books and I’ve de used that this will be the beginning of a collection for him. image6.jpgThey are a lot of fun to read and he’ll enjoy them for many years.  Now I just have to find a safe spot for a list keeping track of which ones I’ve bought him.

I was obviously meant to go to Chapters today as they had a gluten free, dairy free cookbookSweet Eats For All I’ve borrowed from the library before on sale for $5!!! And they only had one left so it was meant to be!  As I write this I realize I probably should have been looking for a birthday present for my friend as well! I’ll have to think of something bird related for her.

Projects:

I really wanted to start my next knitting project but figured I should finish something already started instead, so I finished my photo album for my trip to Montreal three years ago ( can you tell I’m behind lol). I’m happy it’s done, but mainly because it means tomorrow I can start a new knitting project! Now just to pick one….

Well I want to get up for a run in the morning so I’m off to sleep.

Have fun!

AJ