Day 28 ~ I am ready for tomorrow *fist pump*

Day 28 ~ January 31st, 2017

I spent the morning out doing errands and getting a test done at school. I did really well on it, but I expected that to happen as I did well on the hand-in and all the practice assignments. I hope the next unit isn’t to difficult to understand, it’s about Rational Expressions I think. I can’t seem to recall anything about it from the review course(s) last year though…. *Fingers crossed*

I am up to 1,034 of 20,017 for the annual push-ups as of today. I did dragon, triangle, archer, cross body, and raised leg variations this afternoon. And I am really sore tonight as I’ve done just over 600reps over the last two days. I think I am still actually behind by about 700reps(-ish) still to finish on time if I eventually want to just do a set amount of 50-60reps a day. If I continue with the high rep volume I won’t stay behind, but it does mean that I am extra sore at least every other day!

Tomorrow I start two Darebee programs, another 30-day Yoga on YouTube with a couple of members from The Hive 😀 , and the monthly challenge from Darebee as well. It’s going to be a fun month!!

And well I am actually super sleepy now so going to head to bed and here’s hoping I get a decent night’s sleep!

Things I am grateful for today:

~ doing great on my Unit 2 math test
~ signing the paperwork for Respite for my son this morning
~ driving on the highway is getting less stressful
~ new sweaters!
~ getting even more clutter cleared from/in my desk


Day 27 ~ slowpoke fancy-pants & brain-syncing

Day 27 ~ January 29th, 2017

A fairly relaxing day I suppose… Went out for coffee with Hulkhands and that was nice 🙂
The sunshine was out and about throughout the day and I gave my car a wash on the way home as well. It needed it badly! I was amazed at how busy the car wash was this morning and there were so many fancy-pants that totally didn’t need a wash, but the peeps took their sweet A** time… *vexed face* Ahhhh oh well, at least I had the time to get it done today either way.

Other than getting some things tidied around the house, I basically worked on math homework most of the day. I finished everything I need to hand in on Tuesday before I write the Unit test and I am going to do the Unit quizzes shortly after posting. I’m glad this particular material seems to make more sense to me this time around. I think it’s just cause it was explained in more detail than it was in the review course last year. It was just not jivving with my noodle then, but elated that I seem to have sorted it out this year *fist pump* Hopefully the next unit is just as brain-syncing as this one!

Things I am grateful for today:

~ that I’ve come such long way with how patient I am with others
~ my son finds the act of putting a puzzle together so calming
~ washing my car from all the snow, road grime, and dirt
~ Hulkhands putting up the stationary pull-up bar
~ finishing up my current fitness program and challenges a day early

Cheers ~ ✌

Day 26 ~ push-ups = <3

Day 26 ~ January 28th, 2017

Starting a fun, annual push-up quest via a fellow bee in The Hive. The goal is to do 20,017 push-ups by the end of the year. I imagine I will finish it up well before then as I don’t really need a reason/excuse to do push-ups! I love them sooooo much!!!

I don’t have much else to say today. I’ve stayed busy and got through all the Unit 2 lessons for Pre-Calc so I have two whole days to work through the hand-in assignment. Hopefully it goes by quickly so I can just get right to the test on Tuesday when I go into the school.

Things that I am grateful for today:

~ getting a ton of stuff done by lunch time
~ not needing my winter coat for my walk to/from the library
~ using my workout this morning as my reward for finishing a lesson page in math
~ sorting through the pile of paper/notes on my desk and bulletin board

Cheers ~ ✌

Day 24 ~ all of the productive

Day 24 ~ January 26th, 2017

It was an absolutely gorgeous day! Sunshine and blue sky for a good chunk of the daylight hours which was lovely as it’s been overcast for several days.
I was outside a few times this afternoon, sans winter gear as it was so warm, and I noticed that my bee bomb, green onions, and strawberries are already sprouting!! That is craziness and looks like we will have another early spring here if this keeps up. I am definitely not complaining! I can’t wait to get back out into the gardens and start getting things planted and possibly moved around *rubs hands in glee*

I think I’ve decided on almost everything I am doing fitness-wise next month. I have two Darebee programs planned, another monthly Yoga practice, and possible one easier type fitness challenge. That last part is the only thing I am not 100% decided on as of yet. I kind of want to wait and see what the monthly challenge will be in The Hive before solidifying that plan. It means I have to wait until the end of the month though and that is going to be tough!

Things that I am grateful for today:

~ silly, booty-shaking dancing with my son
~ having lots of energy today despite not sleeping well last night
~ beautiful, sunshine-y weather
~ getting my shelf and closet cleaned up/organized today
~ finally washing up the small trampoline this afternoon

Cheers ~ ✌

Day 23 ~ zoom zoom and good news

Day 23 ~ January 25th, 2017

It seems that this is a difficult daily habit for me to create, more so than I thought it would be! I think that the key will be starting this post first thing in the morning. Once dinner time hits my motivation to sit and do some thinking/typing drastically drops. I’ll try this, this week and see how well it helps me.

I drove to Vernon this morning as I needed to go to the Teach and Learn store in the city. It was my full first drive on the highway and it was much easier during the daylight hours. On the way out-of-town I was flabbergasted at how many people were excessively speeding. And by that I mean doing at least 120km/hour, and many were likely going faster than that, in a 90km zone! I just can’t quite comprehend why anyone would want to drive that fast period as high speeds definitely increase my anxiety while on the road.

Off that topic, I got what I needed at the teaching store. Some sight word flashcards, letter stamps, the next HWOTs printing book, the next math book in the series my son is working through, a prepositions game, and some fun fitness cards for us to do for body breaks. I am looking at yoga game and Roll & Play game for him as well (from, but I need to check with his teacher to see if that is covered by his schooling costs. Hopefully they are because they would be fantastic games to get for him and I actually would enjoy myself too!

Some other cool news is that I got a phone this afternoon about Respite for my son via the At Home Funding Program. Typically it’s over a year wait list for these funds and thankfully I’ve only had to wait about two months I believe. I go sign the paperwork next and I should hopefully get that started real soon!!

Things I am grateful for today:

~ having a good experience driving on the highway this morning
~ increasing some of my weights this morning. Getting stronger! Yes!
~ not completely losing my cool when I had some issues with my computer this morning
~ getting my desk cleaned up/off today

Cheers ~ ✌

Day 22 ~ small feats and inner smiles

Day 22 ~ January 21st, 2017

I slept through the night without any coughing!! Huzzah! It’s been almost two weeks since I’ve been able to do that! Here’s hoping that tonight it is the same thing *fingers crossed*

On a total random note that is likely to seem like a small feat to most, is that I put gas in my car for the second time ever! Earlier this week was my first time going to a gas station and using a gas pump, but this time I used my debit instead of cash. Again, a regular activity for most people, but something that I’d never done before as I didn’t drive until this December. Anyway…. I was happy dancing internally after this a bit. Yay! for small personal gains 😛

I went for a run today at the track with my brother and I am way more out of shape than I thought I would be. Not so much speed-wise, but conditioning-wise I took a hit big time. My brother is really fast! Even at the top of my game, I wasn’t running as quick as him.
I’m just so glad I could go for a run today after over two months without this aspect of fitness. Climbing the steps to the track/gym this morning I was actually feeling giddy with excitement haha
I’m hoping to get out for another run tomorrow or the next day and maybe even outside too as the temperature has been above zero 😀

What I am grateful for today:

~ Hulkhands getting me a coffee first thing this A.M. ❤
~ actually feeling relaxed while driving today
~ getting to go for a run ^-^
~ back cracks
~ dancing to good tunes with my brother and son

Cheers ~ ✌

Day 21 ~ coming out of it and new (old) practices

Day 21 ~ January 20th, 2017

I am just coming out from a horrible cold the last few days. I had the worst death cough ever for the last week and a bit. My chest is absolutely killing me! I can’t remember when I was this sick, it’s got to be close to ten years, just ridiculous.
Thankfully it seems to be mostly behind me now, though it seems I am losing my voice a little…? At least that doesn’t cause me any discomfort though so I can’t say that I mind it.

I am glad that I kept up with all my regular exercising even with feeling like total crap for over a week. It was tough some days, especially with getting so little sleep every night.
The fact that I have stuck with Yoga daily for almost three weeks is kind of blowing my mind a bit. I’ve never stuck with a yoga program this long before, but I am so stoked that I’ve kept up with it. I think I will start another right after finishing this one too as it’s been an amazing daily practice for my achy body and for my busy mind.

Getting through the Pre-Calc 11 Math is difficult, not in terms of my ability, but in terms of interest. Dear god is math ever boring!!!! *bawling emoji here* Plus, I need basically complete quiet when working on it so I don’t lose focus and that is not something that happens all that often at home. And sitting still for long periods of time is near impossible for me so I can’t have any distractions while trying to do it either. I will get through it because I have to, but it is going to be a challenge for me!

I think I am going to do a daily 3-5 things I am grateful for again. Not for any specific purpose other than it’s a good practice that really makes a difference in overall mentality in the long run and I would like to pick it up once more.

So, starting today the things that I am grateful for are:

~ not needing to blow my nose ever few minutes
~ my son not being sick anymore either
~ finding a new Korean show to watch with minimal work at locating subtitles
~ that my son loves swimming!
~ above freezing temperatures

And on that, I think that’s it for today! Hopefully I can get back to these daily posts as I am so behind already!

Cheers ~ ✌