Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Sentence a Day: January 2019

Here are my sentences for January 2019. You can read my past sentences on my Sentence a Day Page.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

I didn't quite make it to midnight last night, but got up before 5 a.m. thanks to jetlag; I made a big pot of Korean rice cake soup and we brought some and other Korean dishes to my father-in-law in the nursing home; in the afternoon, we went on a beautiful hike.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
I'm still waking up before 4 a.m.; today I was productive and worked on my winter classes for a few hours and then took a barre class at 7 a.m. Since the boys are still off, we walked two miles to lunch and back. In the afternoon, I worked a few hours at the barre studio.

Thursday, January 3, 2019 
I went hiking with a good friend in the morning, and in the afternoon we were invited to our (other) friends' house for coffee and cake.

Friday, January 4, 2019
I worked in the morning, and then we went to downtown San Jose to check out the festivities for the College Football Championship.

Saturday, January 5, 2019
I started the day with a barre class, went grocery shopping and got caught up at home as it rained most of the day.

Sunday, January 6, 2019
Another rainy and very windy day that I started with a barre class; we also made it out to run some errands and wanted to use a gift certificate to Fleming's Steakhouse but realized that they are not open for lunch on the weekends, so we ended up at Il Fornaio (mainly because it was right next door and we just wanted to get out of the dreadful weather); the meal ended up being very enjoyable, and we celebrated life with some fancy drinks.

Monday, January 7, 2019
I worked a shift at the barre studio and got ready for the first day of winter classes tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
I taught my early morning class (nice students!), took a barre class, worked a shift at the barre studio and took the kid to an orthodontist appointment - long day!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
I can't believe I'm still waking up at 3:30 a.m.! Today I made the most of it and got a bunch of work done before taking a yoga class at 7 and then working two shifts at the barre studio the rest of the day.

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Taught my class and then had a nice long phone call with a good friend while we both went on a walk.

Friday, January 11, 2019
Worked a shift at the barre studio, and in the evening was the holiday party at the studio with a beautiful tablescape, amazing food and great conversations.

Saturday, January 12, 2019
We met up with my brother-in-law for lunch, and in the evening the kid went to his friend's house for a sleepover.

Sunday, January 13, 2019
We were invited to our friends' house for brunch. Everything was sooo good, and it was so fun to make racelette. 

Monday, January 14, 2019
Worked at the barre studio a few hours and got caught up on work.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Andy and I got to check out breweries that will be at the San Francisco Opening Gala at a media preview event in San Francisco; unfortunately, because of the rain and accidents, a drive that should have taken us one hour took more than 2.5 hours. We were so glad when we finally arrived.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
I started the day with a yoga class (always nice!), worked on my classes for a few hours and then worked a few hours at the barre studio. In the afternoon, a huge rain storm moved in, and driving was not fun!

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Another wet day, and I left my umbrella in the car before my first class, which meant I was soaked by the time I retrieved it...

Friday, January 18, 2019
Started the day with a HIIT Pilates class (so hard but so good!) and got caught up around the house and with my classes. Also took care of annoying (and expensive) car stuff.

Saturday, January 19, 2019
We got up bright and early and drove to the Central Coast, where we enjoyed the warm weather and the beach and had some fun!

Sunday, January 20, 2019
We enjoyed another day in the Central Coast before driving back home.

January 21, 2019
We got new tires in the morning, ran a bunch of errands and celebrated our daughter-in-law's birthday in the evening.

January 22, 2019
I didn't feel well all day, but it was a busy day with teaching and working a few hours at the barre studio.

January 23, 2019
Not feeling well.

January 24, 2019
Luckily, I felt a bit better today as we went to a fabulous wine dinner at Il Fornaio Burlingame with Round Pond Winery wines, which had been on the calendar for a while.

January 25, 2019
Andy's car needs more repairs and much of the day was taken up by taking care of them. Not fun. And expensive!

January 26, 2019
We went on a short hike, but the kid ended up not feeling well.

January 27, 2019
I went grocery shopping, and when I wanted to put everything away, I realized our fridge and freezer had stopped working. 

January 28, 2019
The kid woke up not feeling well and stayed home from school; in the afternoon he scared me when he slept for five hours straight. 

January 29, 2019
The kid was still sick, and I taught my classes in the morning and worked two shifts at the barre studio in the afternoon.

January 30, 2019
I took the kid to the doctor because he is still not feeling well; they did a strep test, but we'll have to wait until tomorrow morning to get the results.

January 31, 2019
Both the kid and I have strep. No fun.

Question: What was your highlight in January? 

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Be well,


  1. I'm so sorry you're not feeling well Andrea. Strep is no fun---here's to feeling better soon.
    I'm doing my SAD post on Thursday still....I couldn't work it into my schedule on Tuesdays!

    1. Thanks, Jodie! Yes, strep and the "other stuff" I have isn't fun at all. I hope to be all better soon!

      Looking forward to reading your post tomorrow!

  2. That is not a good way to end the month, hope you have a healthier February. I'm totally impressed with all your Barre classes. I've only been to three, and am still not sure that it's right for me, I find it pretty intense - is that because I just need to get fitter? Maybe I need to go more to make it easier! How lucky you are to live close to such a lovely coastline.

    1. Thanks! Yes, barre classes are quite intense and do train quite specific muscles that you don't use/train much in other activities. I find I need to take at least two barre classes a week to not "die" during class.

  3. You hike a lot! And being able to go to the beach is fabulous. That is so relaxing. Are you feeling better already? And the kids?

    1. Yes, we love to hike. And we are truly fortunate to live close to the beach. I'm better, but I'm still not feeling great. The "little" one is also still dealing with the "leftovers" from this awful sickness...

  4. Oh no! Sorry to hear you both ended up with strep. Hope you're feeling better!!

    1. Thanks! I'm getting better, but this has been a long sickness with different stages...

  5. Oh, the beach views makes me miss the west coast!

    1. We definitely know that we are very fortunate to live (relatively) close to the beach!

  6. Bit of bad luck in January (not feeling well, long tri[ to the breweries) but overall it looked like a fun and productive month Andrea - you're so good at your work life balance, even when you wake up too early.

  7. You are a very active individual. I totally admire that. HolefuHop evryyone at your home is feeling much better by now.


  8. No wonder you and the kid weren't feeling well. The strep does a number on you. My oldest granddaughter was diagnosed with strep today. I had it so often as a child that they removed my tonsils. Then I switched to sinus infections. The photo of you in the street is so candid and authentic. Love it! The spread for the barre dinner was lovely. I like the pink chair cushions. Great feminine touch.

    Glad you have some good students this semester. Hope you have gotten straightened out on your sleep schedule by now and that you guys are all feeling 110%.