Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Sentence a Day: April 2018

Here are my sentences for April 2018. You can read my past sentences on my Sentence a Day Page.

Sunday, April 1, 2018
We had a nice Easter, including a wonderful brunch at Il Fornaio.

Monday, April 2, 2018
I started the day with a barre class, and then we went on a very hilly, six-mile hike at Mission Peak.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
We are taking care of a lot of errands this spring break - got new tires and took care of several other items; we also enjoyed a low-key brunch in the sunshine. In other news, I'm VERY sore.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Dropped off the car for more repairs and had to leave it overnight; we also went out for some Korean short rib soup.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 
Spent the morning making several long phone class and finally got the car back in the evening.

Friday, April 6, 2018
I started the day with a barre class and then dropped the car off at the dealership for recall repairs.

Saturday, April 7, 2018
We activated our Season Passes at Great America and met up with friends for dinner.

Sunday, April 8, 2018
We took Andy on a beer crawl in the afternoon, and the kid and I had fun playing games.

Monday, April 9, 2018
Today is the first day of the spring quarter, which is always exciting.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Today was an emotional day.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
I talked to my favorite (and only) aunt for several hours on the phone.

Thursday, April 12, 2018
I started the day with a barre class and then got caught up on a lot of work.

Friday, April 13, 2018
My dad turned 80 today, and it was sad, once again, that I'm not able to be there to celebrate with him; I saw the cutest little family walking all over campus today.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Andy and I got to escape to San Francisco for a few hours today, and we very much enjoyed our quality time together.

Sunday, April 15, 2018
I decided yesterday to do a food-based cleanse after all, so I spent the day trying to get prepared for the coming week.

Monday, April 16, 2018
Coffee withdrawals once again - unfortunately, I had been used to drinking way more than the one cup I had negotiated with myself, so the withdrawals aren't fun.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The kid is on spring break, and we went to see Black Panther in the afternoon.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
I taught my morning class, and then the kid and I went on a 5-mile hike.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
It was a super busy day, made even busier because we'll drive to the Central Coast tomorrow after my morning class, and I had to get ready for the trip.

Friday, April 20, 2018
It's the last day of the kid's spring break, so we got to leave a bit earlier than usual for the Central Coast;  once we got there, we discovered that there is a newly opened taproom - Libertine - in town, and Andy had a flight of sour beers, which he loves.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
We started the day with a gym workout and then went for a long walk on the beach.

Sunday, April 22, 2018
On the drive home, we stopped by Bristols Cider House; we really enjoyed their ciders.

Monday, April 23, 2018
A good friend of ours turned 50 and celebrated by performing at a local music stage; what a fun evening!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
It was a super busy and stressful day.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
I didn't sleep well and really struggled to get up; I'm proud of myself for making it to a lunchtime barre class, which actually gave me more energy for the rest of the day.

Thursday, April 26, 2018
I finally met a good friend for a hike - we had been trying to get together since January!

Friday, April 27, 2018
I started the day with a barre class, taught my 3-hour class, went to Costco to get ready for my aunt's visit and then played basketball with the kid - I was sooo tired at the end of the day.

Saturday, April 28, 2018
The day started with a dead battery and a missed barre class, but then I was very productive for the rest of the day getting the house ready for my aunt's visit.

Sunday, April 29, 2018
I started the day with a barre class, picked up a few more groceries, picked up my aunt from the airport in the afternoon, and then the older kid and his girlfriend came over for dinner.

Monday, April 30, 2018
It was a busy day, but I was able to get away for a lunchtime barre class, and we played wall ball with the  kid at night.

An InLinkz Link-up

Question: What were your highlights in April? 

Be well,


  1. Love the sweater and necklace in the first pic Andrea. Another super busy, super healthy month for you - not surprised you were sore after Barre and a hike! I have just rejoined a gym that has a lot more classes so maybe I will be trying barre soon.

  2. I had so much fun writing a sentence a day! I am relly happy to be allowed to join this group!

  3. What a full month you've had! I love that photo of the family of ducks - so cute :)

  4. Anonymous5/03/2018

    wow. you get a lot of exercise! good for you! You look great! we visited San Francisco area a few years back and just loved the area!

  5. It's so nice to catch up with your this way every month, Andrea!!
    I loved seeing those ducks walking through the campus...maybe they are ready for some classes??
    And sending you tons of hugs for those stressful days!!

  6. I love your neck of the woods, and we actually lived in the East Bay in the early 80's, during one of my hubby's corporate transfer stints, which was so much fun.

    Like you, I love our central California coastline, and we'll be headed there ourselves a bit later this month in our travel trailer. It's always so peaceful there compared to the more raucous beaches where I live here in Orange County.

    And my father is turning 82 this year, and lives many, many miles away, though his doing not mine. I've been trying to get him to consider moving back closer so we can enjoy whatever years he has left, but so far I'm striking out.

    I know life can be incredibly hard sometimes, so try and hang in there. Hugs from S. California.

  7. Having been a ballet teacher many moons ago, I would love to try a barre class. You have reminded me to book a class. I find that keeping fit and active helps with stress and it looks like you think the same. I bet you felt great after the cleanse. Nice to meet you through SaD and enjoy your May.
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

  8. Well done, Andrea, for keeping up with your barre class and hiking, and making time for some social activities even though you had to juggle other commitments. Have a wonderful May!

  9. Aw, are those ducks or geese? So cute!

  10. Oh, I have so much appreciation for all of your barre workouts now that I have done one myself. The class I am taking meets on Wednesdays and is a foundations class. I was very surprised that I wasn't bedridden for days afterward. That means I must have been doing something right all this time, huh? Looking forward to going again on Wednesday.

    Got a kick out of the photo of the 'kid' playing Jenga. We had a great time playing with my sister's giant Jenga game when I visited her in April.

    Love the ducklings. Reminds me of the very old children's book, Make Way for Ducklings and the ducks that walk the Peabody Hotel in Memphis where I grew up. Fond memories.