Category: Random Thoughts Thursday

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Random Thoughts Thursday

• Sometimes it is hard to be positive.  But no matter what is going on in my life, I am grateful for everything I have. 

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• I remember the first time I watched “Coco”.  I cried.  I will never get tired of that movie.  It was the perfect movie to watch on Saturday (the last day of Day of the Dead).


• While watching the NYC Marathon, I entered the early drawing for the 2020 marathon.  I was not picked.  That’s OK because my entry is entered in the general lottery and will find out in February if I get picked.  Cross your fingers for me!

• I like Christmas music but I think it is too early for radio stations to play it on the radio.  A radio station in Chicago started playing it on Tuesday.  Oh, and they play it all day long.  

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• I have parent/teacher conferences on Tuesday.  Not sure who will want this more.  Teachers or parents?  🙂

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Random Thoughts Thursday

• I love coffee and I bought a new coffee maker.  This one is a duo with a 12 cup carafe and a single serving machine.  The only thing I don’t like is that for the coffee pot, I have to make at least 6 cups.  With my regular coffee pot I had the option to make 1, 2, 3, etc., cups of coffee.   Oh well.  Not the end of the world because I still love it.


• Remember that awesome Halloween scratcher I bought the cats?  Well not so awesome anymore.  They have destroyed it.  I got rid of it but kept the actual scratchers since that is really what they need.

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• The Marine Corps Marathon was this past weekend.  Kudos to everyone that ran it in that awful weather.  I am definitely not in marathon shape but that is one marathon I would love to do.  I am thinking maybe in 2020 or 2021?

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• On Tuesday I took Mateo to the vet for his last set of shots.  My handsome little guy weighs 4 lbs.  He gained 1 lb since his last visit about 3 weeks ago?  He is so energetic and loves to bite and play with Lola.  She is not too happy with it but sort of tolerates it.  I am still waiting for them to cuddle again.  🙂


• Yep, we got snow yesterday.  Awful!  How when it is only October?!?!!?  I remember a couple of years ago the Northeast got hit with a lot of snow too right before Halloween.  I hate snow.  I can deal with the cold weather (a little) but the snow is what makes me hate winter even more. 

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Random Thoughts Thursday

• I love my car.  I’ve had it since 2006.  Right now it has 110,000 miles.  Not sure how much longer it will last so I don’t know if it is time to get a new one. 

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• I bought a massage gun.  It is so awesome!  I took it to school and some of the teachers love it.  


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• Snow?  There must be a mistake!  I know we got an early start to winter weather but I am definitely not ready for snow. 

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• I’ve been using this foot roller this week and it feels so good.  I don’t want to jinx it with the plantar fasciitis in my left foot but I really like it!


• Just a cute photo of my babies.  Rarely are they with me at the same time.  This was after I came home from my half marathon in Michigan.  I think they both missed me.  🙂




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Random Thoughts Thursday

• I have a half marathon on Sunday and I am definitely not ready for it.  My training hasn’t been great due to plantar fasciitis.  My foot does feel better but I am wondering if I should even attempt to run 13.1 miles.  My longest run was 6 miles in September.

• On Sunday I met a few friends to spectate the Chicago Marathon.  This was my favorite sign.  🙂

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• Chicago public school teachers are on strike!  I don’t work in Chicago but I definitely understand and support the teachers.  Today was day 1 of picketing so who knows how long the strike will last.  Our school contract is up next year in June so we’ll also be negotiating for a new contract.

2019 Chicago Strike-1.jpg• Can you believe someone ran a 1:59:40 marathon?  It is truly AMAZING!  I can’t even run a half marathon in that time and to know that someone ran double the distance is unbelievable. 

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Source: Runner’s World

• Love the new Brooks Running Ghost 12 shoes.  I have the 11s and they’re so comfortable!  But mine are nicer, right?

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Random Thoughts Thursday

• I had a weird dream the other night.  I dreamt that I took a nap and when I woke up, my landlord had sort of evicted me and my sister.  Sort of meaning that he removed the stove, refrigerator, and toilet.  He also replaced the living room floor.  I know I would like to move soon but that was pretty extreme.  I am still looking for buy,  just haven’t found the house i like.  🙂

• My students love to color.  It makes me happy to see them color.  My mother also likes to color and my sister got her a big box of crayons.  Isn’t it cool?

• I have sharpened pencils in my room for my students to use.  How is it that they write until the tip wears off?  I just don’t understand it.  

• On Monday I went to Walmart and saw these shoes in the parking lot.  Did someone really forget them or simply left them on purpose after putting on the new shoes they bought?  🙂

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• It’s been a rough few weeks at school but I am feeling the love from my students.  It definitely made my day.  I love it!