So, I thought I’d try a new blogging idea thanks to Joanne of My Slices of Life Blog. After reading one of her posts a couple of months ago, I thought I’d try to do a “sentence a day” in January as a new blog idea for 2021. She actually shared her January “sentence a day” post earlier this week.
Let me just say that much like my “Day in the Life” posts, this post was harder than it may seem to keep up with on the daily! I ended up setting a daily alarm on my phone 😂 to remind myself to add to this post each day.
And…y’all, I have to give thanks to the compound-complex sentence structure, or this post wouldn’t be possible! #Englishteachernerd
So here we go….
(off to a great start the first day…no picture!) This is when I decided to put an alarm on my phone to remind me to take a photo each day.
We took down the Christmas tree, and I made a Target run; I came home with my new favorite tray for the coffee table.
Hadley wanted to use her gift card for a manicure, and she needed a ride; I got my first manicure in almost a year.
The 3rd was the last day of break (for me), and it was a dreary cozy day where I sat by the fire and enjoyed coffee out of my new mug.
The kids had a “back to school” party and the skating rink with their pod; I showed them that “mama’s still got it!”
We had a faculty meeting Zoom to kick off the semester.
I helped Hadley with her Girl Scout cookie sales pitch to share with family, friends, and Facebook!
The kids headed back to school on the 7th, and it was a pod day.
Hadley went to a birthday party at the movies and said, “Mom! I feel like I haven’t been to the movies in forever!” #shehasnt
Both of the kids were with friends, so Travis and I headed out for an impromptu date night where we sat on the enclosed patio.
(*This was my first time in a restaurant since the summer which had outdoor patio seating.)
Our church is still not back to in person service, so Hadley and I tried another church for the time being and have been enjoying their Sunday service.
I co-hosted the first Not Just a Mom post of 2021 with Adrienne, Dara, Joanne, Lauren, and Sarah.
Hadley got her second set (phase 2) braces on January 12th.
I spent the whole day at school, and it felt good to be productive and get caught up.
We celebrated my birthday with dinner at one of our favorite restaurants followed by cookie cake at home.
I had a hair appointment followed by Hayden’s basketball game. #ragingFridaynight!
I had lunch out with some friends followed by a spa day to celebrate a friend’s birthday.
The Chiefs won the divisional championship against the Cleveland Browns, and we were all excited! #evenHomer
We didn’t have school, so I spent the day relaxing at home; I didn’t even leave the house. (and clearly didn’t take a picture!)
The sun finally came out for the first time in four days and the snow started to melt.
I went to the eye doctor for the first time in two years; I have an astigmatism and she adjusted my prescription slightly.
Thursday, January 21st was a big day; I received my first dose of the vaccine.
While Hayden had baseball and basketball, Hadley requested take out Chinese food for dinner. #anotherragingFridaynight
This Saturday was filled with two basketball games for Hayden.
I felt down for the count post-vaccine, and the Chiefs won the conference championship and are headed to the Super Bowl!
I started a new Beach Body workout program….Muscle Burns Fat.
Hadley earned the You are Special red plate to celebrate straight A’s and earning a spot on the Principal’s List.
Then it was Hayden’s turn for the red plate, and we celebrated a good report card.
On the 28th, we woke up to 3 inches of snow which would have a been a snow day if we weren’t doing online school.
Again, Hayden had basketball and baseball on Friday night, so Hadley and I tried out a new restaurant!
On the 30th, I picked out my new glasses at Warby Parker, and then we were all excited that our favorite Girl Scout cookies were delivered.
I wrapped up the month putting out a few Valentine’s Day decorations including my favorite door hanger.
While posts like these are a lot of work, I do enjoy them because it forces me to focus on both the big and little pleasures of each day.
I know some people feel this way about the month of January…
but overall, it was a good month for me!
See you back here tomorrow for this week’s Friday Favorites post.