Category: Random Thoughts Thursday

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Random Thoughts Thursday

• Tell me what you bought on Amazon Prime Days!

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 • Anyone else likes Portillo’s?  The closest one is about 5 miles away (definitely not far).  I love their french fries.  My regular order is a cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato and large fries.  Yummy! 


• This is why I trip and fall.  Haha!  I must be extra careful.  The last time I fell was last month.


• This made made me laugh!  Lola is never starved so I don’t know why she is waiting for her food.  No, she doesn’t eat at the table.


• Bought this book for my students.  Part of me cannot wait to read it to them but I am very happy to be on summer break.

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Random Thoughts Thursday

• Thanks to Facebook for the reminders.  This was one of the best vacations ever.  I was away for 3 weeks and spent 1 week in Mexico, Ecuador, and Peru.

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 • On Monday I took my mom to the doctor.  While in the elevator I was reminded again of some important people.  It was actually very helpful.  When we were done, I knew my car was in the Eleanor Roosevelt floor.  🙂

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• Excited to try these for my next race.  I am a big fan of my Fitletic Running Belt but want to use something different for my next race next weekend.  Have you used them?


• My niece, my brother’s daughter, had a baby girl yesterday.  Another baby in the family!  She doesn’t have a name yet, but cannot wait to meet here.

• With so many back to school sales going on now, it is tempting to buy all of the things.  Saw this on Facebook.  I am not a new teacher but it is so true.  Need to remember that the next time I go to Target or Michaels.Teachers save money.jpg

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Random Thoughts Thursday

• I hope everyone has a great 4th of July!  This day is extra special for me because my family (mom, brother, and 5 sisters) came to Chicago in 1978.  I was 5 years old and do remember getting here.  One of my fondest memories is seeing the Sears Tower.  <<To me it will always be the Sears Tower instead of the Willis Tower.

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• Wednesday was my last day of summer school.  I guess I can finally say I am officially on summer break?  Now I will have so much time on my hands.  Haha, just kidding.  I will be spending lots of time with my mother and taking her to various doctor appointments.  I also want to do some decluttering since I have so much stuff in my apartment.

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• Saw this on Facebook and it is so true.  Unless you are a teacher or were a teacher, you have no idea how much work we get done or what is expected from us.  Administrators like to forget they were once teachers and make all of these decisions that sometimes make no sense.

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• I know some teachers have been out of school for weeks but what is up with stores already out with back to school stuff?  I went to Michaels and did see some cute stuff I wanted to buy but didn’t.  🙁

• Saw this project on the Michaels’ app and decided to do it with my students.  Haha, I had to modify it a little it but they had fun.  That’s the important thing, right?

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Random Thoughts Thursday

• Thanks to Wendy’s post I ordered this book from Amazon.  So far I am liking it and will take it with me on my trip to Missoula this weekend.

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• Ordering from Tieks, Oiselle gear, and Brooks shoes is also what I do too.   🤣


• Speaking of Tieks, these are my newest pair.  Aren’t they bright and lovely?


• I’ve been having some trouble sleeping at night.  A friend recommended Glycine.  I’ve been taking it for the past couple of days and so far have been sleeping well.  I have tried Melatonin but while that does  make me sleepy, I still wake up and then have trouble going back to sleep.  With Glycine I’ve been able to sleep well through the night.

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• I am looking into lodging and airfare for my upcoming 3 half marathons in August.  I belong to a Facebook group and there are a few people looking for traveling buddies.  Part of me wants to reach out to them but then part of me doesn’t want to because well I don’t know any of them.  🙁  Should I?  It will help with the cost and I would make some new friends.

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Random Thoughts Thursday

• Why would anyone wait that long?  I remember reading that riders waited 10 hours?

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• The new school year doesn’t start till August 26 but is it too early to start shopping for pencils?  You know these are the BEST ones, right?  🤣

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• It isn’t that often that my name is spelled correctly.  I realized later that I didn’t give the barista my name when I ordered my drink.  My name must have automatically shown up when I paid with the app.  One time in California I ordered a coffee and I told the barista my name was “Maria”.  She asked me to spell it for her.  🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

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• This is my kind of show!

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  • Saw this on my run.  So cute to be young and have a crush.  🙂

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