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Random Thoughts Thursday

How is your week going so far?  A few of my students were coughing and sneezing on Monday and Tuesday and I also ended up sick.  Wednesday was tough even though it was half day at school.  We had meetings after school and wished I would have gone home.  Oh well, enough complaining and let me tell you about my Thursday thoughts.

I love running in the Brooks Launch 4.  I have 3 pairs in rotation and 10 new pairs in boxes.  I knew there were 2 pairs in stock at Running Warehouse and meant to buy them.  I got distracted and forgot.  On Wednesday I checked and my size was no longer available.  Dang!  I was kind of upset but also relieved.  I guess I kept buying more and more pairs, not only because I love them, but because they were available and on sale.

Isn’t it time to put away Christmas decorations?  I’ve run by a few houses that still have decorations.  It is almost February.  Time to go, right?

lululemon 40|80 Challenge.  This year I was very excited to sign up.  I missed it last year and there were GREAT prizes for those that completed the challenge.  I didn’t complete 80 kilometers but did finish with 63.  I ended up in 35,482th place.  The prize was a 25% discount to any lululemon item.  At first I was upset about it (I wanted a free shirt or shorts like last year) but then realized that while I didn’t get exactly what I wanted, I ended up “winning” because this challenge actually motivated me not only to run but to do it outside.  It wasn’t easy because there were some very cold days that I wondered why I wasn’t on the treadmill.  🙂

Jumanji.  During Winter Break I saw the new Jumanji movie.  It was actually pretty good and funny.  I love Dwayne Johnson!  Then I wanted to see the first one with Robin Williams.  It wasn’t on Netflix nor Amazon Prime.  My sister borrowed it from a friend and we saw it this past weekend.  Great movie too!  But I guess any movie with Robin Williams is a great movie.

What are some of your random thoughts today?


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Random Thoughts Thursday

Another cold week here in Chicago!  Man, I am ready for some warmer weather.  Maybe not HOT and humid but definitely warmer than 20 degrees.  I was off on Monday and it felt great to sleep in and do a few errands.  Now read on to find out about my random thoughts.

I got a night guardDuring my last visit to the dentist, he noticed more wear on some of my teeth.  I had one a few years ago but then it got old and dirty and I threw it away.  I forgot about it and didn’t replace it till now.  It feels weird when I put it on (sexy look) but it is actually quite comfortable.

Have you heard about a PowerPoint Party?  One day I was listening to the radio and they were talking about it.  Basically you invite people over for dinner and they also do a presentation on a topic they like.  I had no idea that was a thing.  Me?  I would use Google Slides.  🙂

“Sex and the City” never gets old.  Thanks to Amazon Prime I can watch again all of the episodes.  Currently, I am on season 4.  Charlotte is going through a divorce, Miranda is pregnant, Carrie is with Aidan, and Samantha is Samantha.

I am loving my Popsocket.  Bought one at Target for $2.98.  I realize there are so many different ways to use it but mainly I use it as a stand.  It is perfect for when I use my phone to watch movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime!

Meat and beans in chili?  I like meat but this year I am trying to not eat too much of it.  I’ve been making chili on my crockpot with 2-4 different kinds of beans and I’m loving it.  My recipe includes beans, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, quinoa, and spices.  Very simple and sometimes a bit bland but am up for suggestions on what else to add to make it tastier.

What are some of your random thoughts today?

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Random Thoughts Thursday

This week I went back to work and it was tough!  Even the kids struggled the past few days.  Hopefully soon we’ll get back to our normal routine because we have lots of fun testing this month.  Now on to my random thoughts.

I love the smell and feel of freshly laundered clothes.  I wash my clothes in cold water and love it when I take it out and it smells so clean.  For the past couple of weeks I’ve been doing laundry at the laundromat and now I have my routine all set.  At first I was annoyed that I had to do laundry there but now I don’t mind it too much.  I go early in the morning when it isn’t crowded and am back home in less than an hour.  I hang dry most of my stuff at home and rarely use the dryer.

During the cold weather I always warm up my car before going anywhereThis article is telling me that I shouldn’t.  Huh?  

I’ve been looking for a house to buy.    I’ve seen a few but nothing has really stood out.  I saw one last weekend that I liked a lot but wasn’t ready to make an offer (but could see myself in it).  I mean, it is a HUGE commitment!  Saturday night I got an email that someone else had put in an offer.   I will admit that I was disappointed.  But it is also my fault because instead of waiting, I should have made an offer right away.  I just keep telling myself that there is the perfect one out there for me and I will find it.

Google Gmail does a good job of filtering out spam email.  About a month ago I entered my email address for a “free” tube of lash lengthening mascara.  I then decided not to get it.  Well, since then I’ve gotten so many spam emails.  On average, in one day I see about 15-20 emails in my spam folder.  Do these companies sell email addresses or what?  

My nephew graduates in May from Berkeley.  I am planning to go to the graduation. and there will be a few of us going (his parents, siblings, and other family members from Mexico).  I am looking into an AirBnB.  Any suggestions on where to stay?  I know it is cheaper in Berkeley/Oakland than in San Francisco.  But I also know there is so much more to do in San Francisco.

Are we becoming too lazy to write out all the letters in a word?  I see “fave” for “favorite” and “recos” for “recommendations”.  Is that really a thing?  It irks me because my 2nd graders are always misspelling so many words and it drives me crazy.

What are some of your random thoughts today?  Be sure to link up here so I can read about YOUR random thoughts!  Or you can link up about something else.

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Random Thoughts Thursday

Happy New Year and welcome to my first Random Thoughts Thursday post.  I hope you are having a fabulous week whether you are in a warm or cold part of the country/world.  

How is is that years ago I would look forward to watching the clock strike 12 to welcome the new year?  Nowadays, not so much.  Sunday night I went to bed at 10pm.  A few people sent me texts/Facebook messages and I had to get up and turn off my phone.  The next day I was up at 5am and tempted to text back.  I didn’t.  I waited till 7am.  🙂

Winter has just begun and I am over this cold weather.  I don’t mind 20-30 degrees in the winter but anything lower than 0 is just plain crazy.  As much as I like running outside, anytime it is very cold, I do my runs at the gym.

Cold Anna

I’m been off for almost 2 weeks and I am actually a little excited to head back to work on Monday.  I like my job (I’m a 2nd grade teacher) but many days find myself tired and exhausted.  However, it is very rewarding when I see that I am making a difference in these kids’ lives.  The next countdown will be for Spring Break (end of March) and the last day of school (June 1-assuming there are no snow days).

With the new year anyone inspired to do a plank challenge?  Me.  I did start on Monday and today it is a 30 second plank.  

Anyone watch The Bachelor?  That show cracks me up!  The women are just so mean and catty.  I wonder if at the end of the season and they had a chance to see the show, they have any regrets about being on the show or cringe when they see the things they said or did?

Why is it that when there are 3 empty stalls in the women’s bathroom someone has to use the one next to me?  I do not understand this.  Please, help me understand this.  The same thing with a workout equipment.  The gym is empty.  There are a lot of machines for you to use.  Why must you use the one next to me?

Super, super, super.  Does anyone else get annoyed when you read something and the person always writes “super” all of the time?  It is super fit, super helpful, super cold, super easy, super cute, super excited, super annoyed, super hot, etc, etc.  No?  Just me?  

• I love Instagram and Instagram stories.  However, I am surprised at the number of people that post EVERY SINGLE THINGS on stories.  Whether they’re on a trip or at home, they’re recording everything and posting about it.  I sit there and wonder what is it about their life that makes them want to post so much on social media.  As for me, I tend to post more pictures than stories on Instagram.   What about you?

What are some of your random thoughts today?  Be sure to link up here so I can read about YOUR random thoughts!  Or you can link up about something else.