A busy day with a story where I got spoiled:)
I was really worried this morning that because this is the longest I have gone without exercising in forever it might be really tough to get back to it. I already had nightmares of gaining weight! Then I drove down my hill and was thinking about running it and when I was thinking of tomorrow I was trying to decide when I would run. I don’t think I need to have that fear, but I’ll let you know if I remain sedentary.
It was a pretty good day:) For most of it I was thinking how much I enjoy spending my days with this group. I got three cards today and all three said, “urtbsttr”! For those of you unfamiliar with grade one writing, that says: you are the best teacher! It definitely made my day:). Thankfully only be of them was spelled that way and the other two were closer to reality, as otherwise I definitely wouldn’t live up to that statement🤣
We spent the morning in our jackets as we had a fire drill at 9:30 and I didn’t want my children going out in short sleeves in 2 degree weather! From there we managed to get all our materials put away and our classroom put to rights after having so many different teachers in this past week. My students know the routine and were quite upset the substitutes wouldn’t let them put their work in their duo-tangs. The teachers really should have listened to the children as that is one of my biggest pet peeves!
We tackled patterns today which they were supposed to have done all week, but there was no evidence of. It was a great listen, covered all the learning styles and 99% of the children had it down!!! I even got some good colouring on the sheet:)
This afternoon was all about making our parent gifts. We have a gingerbread theme this month and found foam gingerbread to decorate. I always tell the children to do their very best as their parents will still be putting this on the tree when they are sixty and have grandkids of their own (like in my family)! I love making ornaments as I think they make a memory too:) We only got the decorating done today, but on Monday we will string them and I’ll put their picture on the back and write the year. I should have had them do this before we decorated as grade one printing can be really funny when you’re older, but I forgot:(. A selection of the decorated gingerbreads😀 I really like the ninja one😂 though I’m trying not to think about whether he’s been anatomically correct🤣😂😂🤣
I was definitely spoiled at work today as my friend Lyndsay gave me a gift “just for being me”. It was such a lovely thing to come into!! I always wonder how annoying I am? I’m a firm believer that we all have quirks and we all need to put up with each other’s, but sometimes I do wonder. Inside the bag were awesome reading socks and a new book!
I will definitely be putting these two things to good use!
I rushed over to my brother’s after school to get his house explained to me as I’ll be house and dog sitting for the next week or so. It seems like as long as google works, life should be good, but otherwise I might be staying in a dark, cold, dreary house if google decides to hate me! Doesn’t he remember how bad I am with technology?!?!😳. I wrote a full page of notes on how to work the tv, the oven, and the thermostat just in case google abandons me! It seems like the dog will be the easiest part of the job!
The ultimate keep warm gift of a new “tea” spoon and scarf!
On that note I can tell you about the last two days of tea from the David’s Tea Advent Calendar since I forgot to mention it yesterday. Yesterday was a chai tea and while mine steeped too long and was way too bitter, my friend with the same advent calendar said she added milk and it was awesome! I’ll keep an open mind as I usually love chai tea!
Today’s tea was the Buddha Blend. I never smell things but for some reason I smelled this tea. It’s funny that I did because while I really liked how it smelled, I didn’t really care for how it tasted:( It seemed bitter to me and I didn’t steep it very long. My friend said she also found it bitter so maybe it’s not just me.
While I’ve been enjoying trying all the teas out, I feel like there is a lot of waste:( I don’t like strong tea so I usually keep the same tea for a full day, maybe even two days, but I don’t feel I can do this with this advent calendar and I’m always throwing out perfectly good tea leaves:(
Friends/ Christmas Event:
I was super excited to be heading out for my second Christmas event in two days this evening with my co-teacher. We were set to go to the Burnaby Village Museum which is a quaint and cute village set up from the 1890s. I have only been here once and never at Christmas, and it appeals to my history-loving inner nerd, so I was ready and excited. We found our way there and were amazed to find parking at 5:45 at night. Maybe the fog kept people away? Or perhaps it was the fact the place closed at 5:30…😫. For two people who are usually so organized and detail driven, neither of us had checked the hours and had just assumed it would be open. This is as close as we got:
It is definitely still on my list as it looks really neat!
We decided to go check out the Make It Craft Fair, unfortunately that was another busy as we couldn’t find parking and we seemed to have found the lantern festival instead🤔😞
We ended up doing a Starbucks run and a look through Chapters. Still a great night in my book! I went a little crazy with the Goodreads book scanner and my TBR tripled again🤣. I bought two books and that makes three in two days. I’ve sure been generous with myself lately!!!
I don’t think I need to freak out about the cost as I got an awesome deal on all of them- $20 total:) What I really need to freak about is the fact I need to have the 469 page Mitch Albom book read by Sunday evening for book club!!!😳😳😳. How did book club sneak up on me like this???
On that note, I have to go read!!!