Category: Random Thoughts Thursday

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Random Thoughts Thursday

• We got snow on Saturday.  I dislike it.  I hate it.  Luckily it wasn’t too bad but we’re supposed to get more this weekend.  I went out for a run and it wasn’t that fun.

• A heated blanket is the best!  Get one.  It has kept me warm during these cold days.

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 • I’ve been teaching since 2009 and use a flash drive for ALL of my files.  I’ve been using this little guy for a number of years.  Somehow something happened over the weekend and when I tried to access some files on Monday, there was nothing there.  I took it to Best Buy and apparently the metal thingie is bent.  I need to take it to a place to solder it together or I can pay about $1,600 to have someone from Geek Squad retrieve my files.  I should be in tears, but surprisingly I am feeling very relaxed.  Maybe I am still in denial?

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  • This made me laugh.  Sometimes I feel like this in the morning.

Cinderella Humor

  • To go with the flash drive point mentioned above, I bought two different ones.  I am using the one on the left and like it.  It is small and no chance of it being bent which is what happened with the other one.  

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Random Thoughts Thursday

• For all of those coffee lovers!  It has to be the “real” deal, right?

Regular or decaf coffee
• Anyone eat overnight oats?.  They’re one of my favorite things to eat in the morning.  I bought a few mason jars with wide-mouth lids from Target.  I added oats, almond milk, Orgain protein powder, and moringa (green superfood and a good source of calcium, iron, and fiber).  You can also substitute chia seeds for the oats.  I did both and prefer the oats.

• I am no longer wearing my Fitbit.  I did a Step Bet Challenge for 6 weeks and I decided to take a break from it.  Now instead I am wearing my wraps from Momentum Jewelry.  I love the colors and each message designed to inspire and motivate you.  Right now there is a sale going on, so go to the site to purchase your own.

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  • You know I have a pen obsession.  My students tell me that I do not need more.  🙂


  • The book I am reading right now.  It may be cheesy and cause some eye rolls, but it is still good.

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Random Thoughts Thursday

• Happy New Year!  How is it already 2019?  How did you ring in the new year?  My sisters and I went to my cousin’s house and I was there till almost 2am.  We ate, drank, laughed, talked, and danced.  Definitely a good time!

Champagne-1.jpg • On Sunday I went to a wedding and had so much fun!  I was listening to the groom’s brother giving his best man speech and a familiar face.  It happened to be my friend’s niece.  She is engaged to the bride’s brother.  Small world!  The wine was delicious and the party favors were adorable.

 • I purchased a new pair of Tieks shoes.  They were available for sale beginning on 12/31 at 11pm CT.  You bet I logged in but so did thousands (??) of other buyers.  There was a huge demand for those shoes, but I managed to buy a pair after midnight .  Can’t wait to get them on Monday.  Yes, I know they’re expensive but to me they’re worth it.  I wrote a little about them HERE.

  • I have a scale at home but rarely get on it.  Well, it needed new batteries and I replaced them on Wednesday.  I wasn’t surprised with the number that I saw.  I have been eating so much during winter break.  🙁

  • Did you ever use the Philosophy lotion, body gel, or eau de toilette?  I decided to just stick to one brand and bought a few items online.  I got got this on sale at Ulta!  This particular scent is new to me but years ago I would wear Pure Grace, Falling in Love, and Amazing Grace.



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Random Thoughts Thursday

• Merry Christmas!  Did you have a great holiday?  I did.  My sisters and I went to my brother’s house.  It was a full house because his wife’s family from Ecuador were there too.  We ate, talked, and opened gifts.  I was embarrassed because I wasn’t expecting any gifts and left with four gifts.

• I am excited about my new calendar.  My sister and I got a calendar from our local laundromat.  Inside were coupons for one free wash each month.  Hey, it is the little things that I appreciate.  🙂

 Kim and I will be taking over the Tuesdays on the Run linkup.  We are very excited about it and hope that you will link up with us.  Our first post will be Tuesday, January 8.

  • Did you buy any after Christmas decorations.  I was at Target at 7am and bought a few ornaments and a couple of stocking holders.  But what I really wanted was a cat ornament with lights.  There was one but it was for display only.  I went back today and it was gone.  Either someone bought it or it was taken down since it wasn’t available at the store.

• Anyone saw Mary Poppins Returns?  I saw it yesterday and it was such a good movie!!

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Random Thoughts Thursday

• Tomorrow is the last day of school before winter break!  I am excited and cannot wait.

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 • Finished wrapping my gifts for the kiddos.  Since my first year of teaching, I’ve given all of my students two books.

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 • Have you tried these chocolates?  They are so good.  Got them at Target so hurry and get your bag.  Lola was curious about them too.  No, I didn’t give her any.

  • Another photo of Lola because she is cute.  


 • Happy Holidays!  I hope you have a great day on Tuesdays with loved ones.

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