Category: Random Thoughts Thursday

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Random Thoughts Thursday

• I finally finished this book.  I cannot believe it took me so long to finish it.  I’ve had it since March but then life happens and you need to put it down.  She is someone I would love to meet and chat for 10 minutes.  OK, maybe 5 since I know she is a busy woman.

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• I’ve been trying to get a teacher discount with Sprint but was told that I cannot get it because I already have a discounted phone plan.  Ugh, that annoyed me.  No one told me when I submitted my application in February.   I have been with Sprint for almost 20 years and my bill is around $103 every month.  Let me clarify that –  my plan is $50 and the rest are fees and taxes.


• August is almost here and that means back to work.  I am looking forward to it but then also I am not.  This summer is flying by.  I worked the month of June and then it was awfully hot that I haven’t really been enjoying this summer.  I guess I better make the best of it the next couple of weeks.  I start the 26th and kids start the 28th.

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• I don’t know about you but I am definitely looking forward to Fall.  It is my favorite season.  I love that it isn’t hot but yet cool enough to wear a sweater or light jacket.  I can still run in shorts, compression socks, and a long sleeve top.  Oh and let’s not forget the different colors of the leaves.  

• I have plantar fasciitis.  Luckily mine isn’t as severe and it doesn’t hurt as much anymore.  Maybe it is gone?  I hope so.  One of the things I’ve been using are these massage rollers.  Plantar fasciitis or not, every runner should have these.  I have a few friends that had plantar fasciitis and when I would read their blog posts, I was always curious about that feeling/pain.  Ha, now I know.  

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Random Thoughts Thursday

• This made me laugh!  Seriously the last thing we want to do is go to a meeting much less stay longer than necessary.  I need to go set up my classroom!!  🙂

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 • Another Facebook memory.  This was for a running cruise to Alaska two years ago.  You can read about it HERE.

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• Have you tried these?  They are delicious.  I bought a package for my nephew and he finished it in a few hours.  Well, he gave me 1 or 2 cookies to share.

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• I was supposed to run the RnR Chicago Half Marathon on Sunday.  I didn’t because my coach advised me not to run because I have plantar fasciitis.  Well, maybe it wasn’t meant to be because my name wasn’t on the list of participants anyway.  

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• I may be banned from ordering more shoes from the Brooks website, but that didn’t stop me from ordering another pair from Zappos.  How cute are these?Brooks Shoes-15.jpg



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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?