Monday, January 6, 2014

Moving Forward with One Word

I just found out that school, which was canceled today due to the apparent return of the Ice Age, is also canceled for tomorrow.  Boo....

While many of you wonder what is wrong me for being upset with another day off, I just want to say that we are now on our THIRD snow day of the year and this is only January 6th.  At this rate, we will be in school until July.

I feel stuck.

Cabin fever has set in.

I can't feel my fingers and my poor dogs don't want to go outside.

It's times like these that I need my One Word for 2014...
Yes, I know that's a lot of words...but my One Word is right there in the middle -- FORWARD.  All those other little words around it are what moving forward will help me do.  :)

So while school hasn't decided to move forward yet this year, I have managed to go forward in some other ways:
* I've been on my treadmill FIVE times since January 1st.  I know this because I am keeping track on this cute little spreadsheet made by Shannon at IRunReadTeach. Visit her blog and you can pick one up for yourself!
* Today, I ran (on the treadmill) for a total of 20 minutes.  (OK, not all at once, but a total of 20 minutes today.)  This is HUGE for me!  Usually if you find me running, there's probably something chasing me, but not so today!
* I managed to clean my office.  I discovered some things that I didn't know I had.  Hmmm...
* I met up with some wonderful bloggers on My Fitness Pal to encourage each other on our journey for better health in 2014.  Thanks, ladies!!  ;)

Keeping One Word in mind is very powerful!  To remind myself of this, I made this picture to put on my desk at work to remind myself to go forward there too!
With this little burst of creativity, I am linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It.  Her little linky party has really helped me move "forward" with my craftiness this year, and I thank her for that!  : )
Now let's just hope that the weather begins to move forward so we don't see this high temperature again:
Stay warm!


  1. Right there with you Jennifer! We are experiencing the same bitter cold here- the windchill this morning when I got up was -51 YUCK!!! I love your wordle for your OLW- it will keep it right there for you to refer to. Stay warm...Spring will arrive at some point right?!?! :)
    On the Trail of Learning

  2. Wow! Five days on the treadmill??!! Impressive! I wish I was more motivated to work out! I am a "GOLD" member at the gym-I pay and don't go! (I'm sure they love me!). Well, it's finally cold here in Florida tonight...this morning I had the air on! Crazy weather! No chance of a snow day for us! At least you got your office cleaned-I love getting things crossed off my list! I love your one word! It's perfect!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  3. I'm very impressed by your treadmill work! I've been doing Jillian Michaels' videos on YouTube! We are out again tomorrow as well, but this makes day #7 for us! YUCK!

    Keep Calm and Hoot On

  4. Keep warm! I'm in Chicago and we too will be off of school again tomorrow. Your Wordle is adorable!
    Short and Sassy Teacher

  5. Great job running on the treadmill and being so dedicated! I saw an e-card a few days ago that said something like, "If you think a minute goes by fast, you've never been on a treadmill!" SO true!

  6. I am in Alabama and it is soooo cold for us. We have had delayed starts because of low temps.

  7. Oh my... In East Tennessee we're panicking over a possible -3 tonight. I can't imagine 14 below. Stay warm and enjoy your day.
    Mrs. Brown Loves Bookworms

  8. Love your Wordle! I can't imagine having another day off from school but at least they are erring on the side of caution for your students! There's talk of a delayed opening tomorrow for us but we are also looking at subzero temps here too in the Northeast. Stay warm!!!

    1, 2, Eyes On You!

  9. Hi Jennifer! Over here in MN, we are off again tomorrow also. I think I will spend some time and go in and do some! Ditto to all the comments about your Wordle! And kudos to working out on the treadmill. I really need to get my butt in gear with activity! The couch is just too comforting in this weather!

    Kate :)
    McDee's Busy Bees

  10. Yay for 5 times on the treadmill!! Yay for running!! You are rocking it out!! Keep moving forward girl!!

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