Sunday 6 February 2022

Sentence a Day: January 2022

Welcome to my first 2022 Sentence a Day post.  Each month I try to reflect on the month before in some way, such as a Sentence a Day, Currently, Day in a Life or Quarterly Goal Check-In.  Today, I am sharing what the first month of 2022 brought for me and my crew.  Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.  

1st Last morning to read by the tree and drink my coffee.  Although it's always a little bittersweet to put Christmas away, I do want to head back to work with that being put out of my mind.  Until next year.

2nd Best day of vacay.  We finally got a break in the freezing cold and headed skiing/snowboarding to a hill for the day.  Although it was chilly, we braved the cold and enjoyed the day outdoors! 

3rd Last lazy morning of the break was fully enjoyed, and then I moved right into meal prep to survive the week.4th Welcome back to school.  I am actually super excited to see these little monkeys back at school. 

5-9th We literally live in a deep freeze.  Its anywhere between -35 to -50C, so freezing cold which meant I watched a lot of Emily in Paris in the evenings and drank tea to stay warm.10th We have some staff out with COVID which meant that I had to cover and go on a field trip.  It was a blast.  Even though it's still pretty chilly the kids were fantastic! 

11th Finally the freeze has lifted and I went for a run with Amber for the first time in 2022!  Slow and steady.
12th Another day, another field trip.  This time I took the grade 4's bowling!13th A sad, sad day.  We finally cancelled our trip to Mexico.  After much deliberation we just decided we couldn't take the risk of getting stuck there with COVID.  However we are hoping to take the kids to the mountains if the weather is good.14th Another beautiful morning run!15th We celebrated my dad's 65th birthday with a combined party for Halie (birthday to come on Jan. 25th).  Although we choose to cancel our Mexico trip due to high COVID risk, I decided to bring a little beach vibe to a small gathering of family and friends.  I think he had a great time. 

16th Started the day off with a cross country ski, coffee and a walk at the dog park. 
17th My body aches so bad. As soon as I realized this was for sure not in my imagination I took a rapid test.  Negative.  Came home and crashed for an hour and a half.  Woke up aching.  Took a rapid test and BAM positive.  Sigh.

18th I am feeling sick peeps.  Also very guilty for not being at school to help out my collogues. 

19th I feel significantly better today.  Worked and made it through the afternoon without a nap.20th Today I felt so much better I decided to jump on my spin bike and try a peloton workout.  Love, love, love my new purchase!!!!
21st Best Surprise from my BFF.  She sent me a beautiful flower arrangement and absolutely made my day. 


22nd Last day of staying at home.  Thank goodness, I am going crazy.
23rd Let me out I say!!!!  24th Glad to be back at work today. 25th Happy 15th birthday to my girl Halie. 

26th Got my booster shot finally!27th The weather is finally nice once again and we hit the pavement nice and early for our run before work.

28th TGIF.  I decided to post on IG a week of work outfits and it was a super successful post, thanks all who follow along.  Also, I recently tried a new wine The Lost Poet and it was delicious.  Ended the week with a glass of that.  

29th Halies friends birthday.  It was a late night for this lady.30th Dragging all day long.31st Well January ended with a complete blizzard.  Getting home was a challenge but so many others were stranded sleeping in school gyms, with family and friends, and even stores.  Below is a map of all the roads that were considered too dangerous to drive on in our province, so a good chunk of our province.  The next day was basically business as usual.  Our city road crew worked through the night to clear as many roads as possible.  Oh February please end the freezing cold!

Now it's your turn!  Tell me something that's memorable for you and your family from the first month of 2022.  


  1. Oh no so sorry to hear you got covid! It's good you recovered and it's nice you were still able to get your booster though! Here they recommend you wait a few weeks until after you're recovered before you get the booster. Thankfully we've avoided Covid so far but the kids have started back at school this week so I'm sure it's only a matter of time before we get infected, since they removed a lot of the restrictions here.

    Hope that you had a fun weekend :) We had a good one, last one of the summer school holidays!

    Away From The Blue

    1. I do hope nothing like that happens and you don't get COVID. As of last week they are lifting almost all restrictions here and I don't really know what to think to be honest. Anyway, thanks for stopping by.

  2. These sentence a day posts are a fun way to look back at the month. I'm so sorry you had to cancel your trip to Mexico. Glad you are feeling better! Happy birthday to your dad and daughter!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

    1. Thank you. I am always surprised by how much a person actually accomplishes in 30 days when I do one of these posts. LOL

  3. The flowers look beautiful! Sorry to learn about you Covid situation but I'm glad you are better now. It's amazing how you managed a vacay and a field trip despite the chill weather.

    1. Thank you for stopping by. It's so cold here much of the winter months that we honestly just have to manage and lean into it with good quality winter gear.