Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sentence a Day: January 2017

Today I’m joining Sarah from Foxy’s Domestic Side and Leslie from Once Upon a Time Happily Ever After. Both have been writing a sentence a day and posting them for a while. I attempted to participate for several months but had never succeeded (I never thought it would be that difficult to write one! sentence a day consistently!).  I’m proud that I was finally successful in January.

In January, I decided to write the sentences in the notes app on my phone and not in a blog post right away. Having the sentences always with me was very helpful. And I really enjoyed re-reading my sentences when I wrote this post. I didn’t follow a theme but wrote down what came to mind. So here is a mix of thoughts and events from my January.

January 1, 2017
We spent the day with my in-laws and ate the traditional Korean New Year’s meal - rice cake soup.

Sentence a Day 2

January 2, 2017
One of my goals for this year is to collect memories, not things.

January 3, 2017
I’m slowly getting back to “normal” life after the break; how quickly we get used to doing not very much...

January 4, 2017
It’s time to cut back on coffee; not looking forward to it...

January 5, 2017
I had a cup of black tea but no coffee today - not pleasant, but better than I thought it would be.

January 6, 2017
The first day of no caffeine at all and only cleanse-approved food went very well. 

Sentence a Day 4

January 7, 2017
Returning to barre classes after a long break is tough, but it feels good to take care of myself.

January 8, 2017
We took the Christmas tree down yesterday; it was sad but also nice to have a fresh start.

January 9, 2017
The first day of a new quarter - always exciting and a bit sad at the same time.

January 10, 2017
The first class of the quarter went well.

January 11, 2017
I went to an unusually difficult barre class today; I hope I’ll be able to walk tomorrow...

January 12, 2017
The kid got his retainer and new glasses today. 

Sentence a Day 3

January 13, 2017
I caught a really bad cold and couldn’t sleep at all last night; I hope to get over it quickly.

January 14, 2017
I’m feeling worse today; nevertheless, I dragged myself out for a short walk, but I was very happy to be back in bed.

January 15, 2017
I’m still not feeling any better but made sure to go for another short walk; I’m realizing that I take my health for granted.

January 16, 2017
I’m feeling a bit better and did lots of prep work for the week (should have probably rested more).

January 17, 2017
I made it through my night class but ended up losing my voice at one point.

January 18, 2017
I was intending to take a 10-minute nap but slept for an hour; thankfully I had set the alarm on my phone.

January 19, 2017
I think I’m abusing the use of semicolons when writing my sentences.

January 20, 2017
Today was report card day, and we rewarded the kid with some bakery goods.

Sentence a Day 6

January 21, 2017
Now the kid is sick.

January 22, 2017
We made it to the farmers market for the first time in many weeks.

Sentence a Day 7

January 23, 2017
The kid woke up with a fever and stayed home from school.

January 24, 2017
The kid is still sick but hopefully getting better.

January 25, 2017
In addition to classes in a studio, I have been consistently doing online barre classes at home, and I’m starting to feel some results (hopefully, I’ll see them soon, too!).

January 26, 2017
Today was parent night at the kid’s school, and we learned all about their exciting gold country trip later this year.

January 27, 2017
After not belonging to a gym for several years, we joined one today.

January 28, 2017
After a cleanse all month, Andy and I got to go on a date and had some wine and decadent food at our wine club’s pick up party today; back to veggies tomorrow!  

Sentence a Day 1

January 29, 2017
Toady was a gorgeous day, and we spent it at the beach with good friends.

Sentence a Day 5

January 30, 2017
Toady was a busy day with lots of catching up on grading and projects.

January 31, 2017
January was a month with a lot of sickness in our family but also many happy moments that I’m very thankful for.

Link up your own sentences for January here:

Questions: Do you keep a journal? Have you every thought of writing one sentence a day? If you are interested, why don’t you join us and link up with us next month?! The next Sentence a Day post will go live on March 2.

Be well,


  1. I just got a Keurig for Christmas, but I'm trying to just enjoy a cup a couple times a week! I def. don't need one every day and coffee does make me jittery. But, I love it! :) I didn't know you took barre, I wish we had a studio closer. The one we do have here is 30 minutes away and altho I took a trial class there and loved it, the drive time I don't think would be worth it!


    1. I have a really hard time limiting my coffee intake. I have done the cleanse so many times now and always eliminate coffee. And I do fine without it, but I love the taste. Then I always think I'll just have one cup a day, but I always drink a lot more very soon. So this time I've decided to only have coffee when we are out (maybe once a week as a treat) or at a friend's house. We'll see how it goes...

      I've been taking barre classes since 2010. I love them, but it is quite a time commitment (my nearest studio is only 15 minutes away, but you have to get there early to get a good spot; I hate being in the front...). They are also quite expensive, so I'm now doing the online version several times a week. It's not the same, but it helps build all those muscles you only build/use during a barre class..

  2. Anonymous2/02/2017

    Writing one sentence a day is a great idea! I'll try it!


    1. I love it! It's so great to look back at the month... And I imagine I'll enjoy reading the sentences even more in the future...

  3. I love, love, love getting to know you a little better with your one sentence a day! Thanks for doing this with us! I think it's so fun. And I laughed out loud with the I'm using too many semi-colons...haha! I do the same thing! Glad everyone is healthy again and your back at barre, which online one did you do? I did one on YouTube and my legs nearly fell off.

    1. Most of the barre classes I'm taking in a studio are The Dailey Method classes, and that's also the online program I'm doing. It's nice as all the terminology is the same as what I'm used to from class in the studio. The Dailey Method does not have that many videos (but they are adding new ones every few months). Barre3 has also an online program with many more videos I believe. But it's more expensive. And, yes, barre is a great workout!

    2. Hmm...I think my gym has a barre class, I'll have to check it out. The Blended Blog is starting a Friday Loves link up, and I'm going to share this post on my Friday Loves and link it up with TBB tomorrow! I hope that is okay. :)

    3. Some gyms have awesome barre classes! My old gym had a great barre class, but it never worked out for my schedule at the time... Thanks so much for including my post in your Friday Loves! I'll have to check it out!

  4. What a great idea, Andrea!!

    1. Join us for February! Get started today. I am already behind but will catch up tonight. :)

    2. Yes, you should definitely join us next month, Jodie!

  5. Yay!! We did it. We finally got our collective posts together for a link-up. Hope we can continue in February.

    I am t-totally impressed with the brevity of most of your sentences. The conciseness. Well done. I can write 100 words and not say what I meant to say. The kid is adorable. Bravo on a good report card earning that delish dessert. Love the word decadent. Need to use it! Decadent dessert. Because I talk with ESL kinder-babies, my vocabularly is very much Tex-Mex and mono-syllabic.

    Hurray for beach days. Dinner dates. Eating well. Barre. Hurray for YOU!

    1. I'm so glad I finally got my act together! I already know that these will be some of my favorite posts in the future! Thank you for giving me the idea and for gently reminding me over the months and for not giving up on me! I'm already looking forward to next month's post!

  6. I love the idea of a sentence day! ;-) I'll catch it and think about it! ;-)
    It's a great opportunity to know each other better :-)
    Thank you for sharing it with us!
    I wish you a wonderful weekend! ;-)

    1. You should totally join us for February! It's not too late to start now!

      Have a great week!

  7. Yay, for a sentence a day! These posts are so fun. Glad you are back the exercise and feeling better too!

    1. Thanks, Carrie! You should join us in February!

  8. Anonymous2/08/2017

    What a great idea! Thank you for sharing.

  9. Andrea, this is really fun. I loved reading your comments to see what you were up to. And I really cracked up at your sentence about semi-colons! LOL Other than the sickness it looks like a great month. I sure hope that you are all past the illness, it's never fun, especially when you pass it from family member to family member!

    1. It was so fun to look back at the months. And one sentence a day is totally doable (well, maybe a bit challenging because I often want to write more...). I'm going to continue to do this hopefully forever...