Real Life Goodness

This Wednesday post is not going to be deep or insightful or related to school AT ALL, because, let’s be honest, teachers are humans and humans don’t need to hear/read/talk/breathe teaching all the time.  In fact, I think we’re kind of inundated with teaching stuff right now in BC, so I am going to take this opportunity to switch gears and ramble about some real life stuff.

There are some really good real life things going on for me right now! Here they are in photo form.

Remember the half marathon I was supposed to run? Yeah, well, that didn’t happen.  I’m still not running, but Meaghan had the brilliant idea to change our half marathon registrations (she was supposed to run it too) to the 5k race.  We ended up walking the 5k with Starbucks in hand.  Nothing like a solid 55 minute catch up over coffee and sunshine with hundreds of other fit and fabulous women running around us.  Hopefully there aren’t any photos of us on the race’s official website because that would be embarrassing.


My husband and I officially adopted my sister’s cat.  Our cat and my sister’s cat are brothers and now they are reunited, which makes me heart the happiest.  Every night these two felines run around the house and have conversations at the screen doors.  Yes, I am losing my mind.


I went to WalMart recently to buy bribes for my class (this is only a tiny bit teaching related).  I usually don’t bribe my students, but it’s June and somethings gotta give these days; thus, the sugar coated gummy worms.  Unfortunately for my students this particular container of gummy worms did not make it out the door.  We consumed this entire thing in two days. Gross…I know.


On to healthier food options, our garden is starting to flourish!  Yesterday I harvested the first strawberries and they were delicious!


My parents managed to get their boat to the island so last weekend we put it in Shawnigan Lake and cruised around, just like we would do every summer in the Okanagan.  It’s going to be a good summer!


Last but not least, I bought a new car! Goodbye life’s savings, hello sweet sound system.  I’ve only ever owned and driven cars that are roughly the same age as me, so my new 2008 Scion is quite the big deal for me.  My sister thinks the car is “boxy chic” and I would have to agree. (Sorry, no photo).

That’s about all the real life goodness that’s going on for me.  Summer is a mere 3.5 weeks away and I have to say, I am very much looking forward to it!

Share your real life goodness with us! No teaching related stories allowed.

One thought on “Real Life Goodness

  1. I love the fact that you girls stuck together and made the best of an unfortunately situation. Walking a 5K with Starbucks in hand actually sounds a lot more relaxing and fun than running a half marathon, right? I wish I had a boat to enjoy during the summer months. A couple of my friends have boats so hopefully I can use your gummy worm bribing tactics and persuade them to let me tag along. 🙂 Congrats on the new car. My life goodness is completing my first half-ironman and now spending many many many hours making best friends with my coach.

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