Well I definitely did not expect to get up to a dusting of snow this morning! I don’t remember it ever snowing in November before!! I live on the West Coast! It’s supposed to be mild and raining!!!!
I purposely took today as a sleep in day, although my sister in law managed to text me at 6:15 so it didn’t last long, 😂 I did get out for a run after work but this was doomed. I didn’t want to go as my phone had died and it was super cold out, but when I checked I saw it was 3 degrees and would be -2 in the morning. I decided to charge my phone a bit and get out there! I knew my phone didn’t have much battery left and when I took it out to take this picture
It died:( I find it very difficult to count a run as a run if it isn’t recorded so I walked for a bit, but then realized I had to run again to stay warm. I probably did about 3km, so pretty well just a rest.
I did a Lyndsay workout later this evening. It was comprised of four circuits and I was supposed to do each three times. I ended up only doing each circuit once, so yet again, pretty well a rest day. I’ll try to do this workout properly tomorrow night!
I started the day by checking out the Book Fair that has been on since Wednesday. I purposely waited until this last morning in the hopes it would be quieter, and it was:) I didn’t buy anything for my classroom but did pick up a few things for my niece and nephews for their Christmas presents. Shucks, as I write this I realize I didn’t get anything for Gus and he’s a bigger reader than James and Lucy. Oh well, I can check out another bookstore ( haha it will be such a chore🤣). I wanted to get Lucy a recipe book as I hear she’s liking to cook but it seemed very expensive. Of course the three I chose were all on sale so I managed to escape with only a $15 hit to my credit card:)
Thank goodness my class was back to their lovely selves! Calendar was first up where the special helper couldn’t find his sharing in the sharing bag. Supposedly this will help😂
I’ll have to remember to climb in when I’m having trouble finding something!
We got a lot done today! McCracken spelling to help with their sounding out, a talking circle about our favourite weather with snow winning, of course,
My walk to work today
a math worksheet we hadn’t gotten to a couple weeks ago, finished up the number printing booklet, planners, silent reading and art.
It was amazing that during art today ( we made poppies to decorate our class wreath), the children had a choice between listening to music or having me read some more of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to them. They actually chose listening to the book. It made me so happy and I was even more excited when I heard one of the boys in my class spent his tooth fairy money on books😀🎉🎊 at the book fair. Maybe I’m rubbing off on them:).
I was a little sad that not one book was bought for our class during the book fair:( I guess I’m not popular this year.
I also remembered to take a picture of our new rug. The children were super excited that we had a new rug and have deemed it, “soft and luxurious”. Their words🤣! The lines are definitely helping with everyone having personal space.
I had to share this picture that I was given with you. I get some interesting ones sometimes, 😂
I tackled the pumpkin chili again tonight as I had it for lung and it was definitely vegetable soup then. I went back out into the cold after my run to hit the grocery store (passed by a very cute fireman which improved the cold walk slightly😂) and grabbed some ground turkey and a chili seasoning mix. I cooked it up, let the chili boil down somewhat and added the new ingredients. It’s pretty good and even has a smoky taste since I let the bottom burn while I was reading and crafting:( It is still much better!
I couldn’t wait for the chili so I had my Brie cheese on cucumber for dinner. I often use cucumber slices as my crackers and I actually don’t miss crackers at all!! This was the last of the cheese I had gotten from the Oliver Wine Festival. It is by Black Sheep Vegan Cheese. I’ll have to look up where I can buy them locally! This cheese had a very smooth and creamy texture with quite a light flavour. It was yummy and I think it would be excellent to offset strong flavours while still providing that cheesy taste to dishes. I think I will try to get some turkey meat tomorrow and try out a turkey and Brie sandwich 👅
I finished listening to The Time Machine by H.G. Wells tonight on Librivox. I had always assumed this book would be difficult to read since it was written in 1895, but it wasn’t. It was an excellent book and easy to follow. I have to say the narrator for this 3rd edition on Librivox was excellent- good pace, pronunciation and intonation.
This book tells the story of a learned man who has created a time machine in his lab. He goes in a journey into the future and then recounts his experiences to some peers at a salon style gathering.
The book demonstrates amazing creativity and imagination on the part of the author. It is exceptionally detailed and moves along at a good pace. The author however has quite a cynical outlook for the planet earth.
I enjoyed this book and think others would too. If you enjoy science fiction you may find it interesting. As well, I think that it would be an excellent book for a class or a book club to read because there is lots to discuss around its themes.
I’m so glad I’ve finished this book as now I can cross it off my November to-do list and add it as the second entry into my Classics Reading Challenge that Abbey at Three Cats and a Girl got me into:)
I finished a square on the rued rug so I also get to take that off of November’s list. I will of course, continue to do one thread a night so that perhaps I can get two squares done this month. I think I intentionally forgot to count how many squares I still need to do. That might be too much for my poor brain to handle! Lol
I’m also working away on my handwarmers, though I have to admit the pattern has me a little confused so I may need to leave it until tomorrow when I am not tired.
I haven’t seen my mom today🙁 though I have learned that my parents will be in town until at least November 13th now, so yay one extra day! While my parents are away there are always tons of things that I think, “oh I’ll wait until mom is home and do that with her.” I should really learn to create a list as I go, but I never do so I am trying to create the list now (in no particular order).
- VV for warm sweaters✅ and cords
- Ivivva for a new running outfit ( I think I deserve it for running every day)
- Thin, warm down jacket✅
- New running headphones
- Sew Christmas presents( my mom is an amazing seamstress so I’d like her to be around to help if I need it)✅
- Walmart for sports bras✅
- Neverland tea room (I have a coupon)
- Spend gift cards✅
- Go get pillow for RV pillow cover✅
- Exchange skull pan✅
- Westwood tire for new tires✅
- Truck tune up✅
- Get flu shot✅
Gosh I know there are tons more things, but i can’t remember them:( I’ll add them when I think of them.
Well I think I’ll go read some more. I feel like I’ve been writing the same thing each day lately so I’ll try to do something interesting tomorrow to break up the monotony🤣