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A Sentence A Day~ January

It is always wonderful to start a new year and think, I've lived to see another new year in!  As a cancer survivor you learn to take every day as a blessing.  I have loved doing these A Sentence A Day journals.  It is easy for me to summarize my day into one sentence now, and I hope for the future, some grandchild or niece or nephew might find the words interesting.

For past editions of the A Sentence A Day journaling, check out these links: MayJuneJuly,  AugustSeptember,  October November, and December

January 1.  A beautiful day spent reminiscing of the past year, mostly centering on highlights and with some vacation planning for the future!

January 2.  No school, so we went to a new friend's Open House and met some of her friends, which means our own circle of friendship got even wider!

January 3.  We sold our silver trunk that has been used as our coffee table for the last two years, to make room for the new one coming on Saturday.

January 4.  The first class for my Columbia College class, full of eager new faces for the teacher education program.

January 5.  Working hard on scheduling summer trainings for my principals and thinking how hard it is to imagine summer!

January 6.  A drive into Columbia today to talk to my colleagues about how we can be more supportive to our first year teachers.

January 7.   Our DAR Executive meeting was so much fun, being around women who are happy to live in this beautiful country!

January 8.  A wonderful day eating Cheeseburger Stew, socializing with others on Instagram and making a new friend or two who like to cook as much as I do.

January 9.  I drove to a lovely little school in Cadet (Missouri) to talk about how to make good units of instruction for their staff.

January 10.  Book Club with our New Town friends at the Wine Bar is always so much fun, especially when the book was as good as this one was! 

January 11.  Bob had hernia surgery today and had a great surgeon and staff who were reassuring and kind.

January 12.  I had a lovely breakfast with two of my PEO sisters and one potential member, part of my duties as PEO President of the year.

January 13.  We holed up for the wintery weather that never appeared but it didn't stop us from cuddling on the couch and watching The Crown!

January 14.  We received about 1/4 inch of ice, so I took some photos and took the dogs out to play in it.

January 15.  Bob is still recovering but doing a good job of following my directions!

January 16.  We made a small grocery store run, but I carried all the groceries into the house so Bob would not pull hard on his incision.

January 17.  Both of us are back to work, after our 4 day holiday and Bob's surgery recovery.

January 18.  Spent the evening with one of my idols, Ina Garten, with 1500 of her other fans and loved every minute of it!

January 19.  Talking to a new doctor about a new way of looking at my thyroid health and hoping that what he can do for me will be different that what I have experienced for the last 40 years.

January 20.  Our country is so divided about President Trump, so much so, that I fear that those of us who are family, friends and colleagues will divide amongst each other and then all will be lost.

January 21.  Fantastic evening with friends on a 70 degree day in January, in Missouri, sitting outside by a bonfire, talking about life, loving our friendship.

January 22.  Watched my Green Bay Packers lose mightily today, so no Super Bowl for us.

January 23.  So excited to initiate a new PEO sister into our chapter tonight!

January 24.  Love my quiet Tuesdays at home with my husband, no plans, simple but delicious dinner of roast chicken and time with the TV.

January 25.  I went to a doctor to day to discuss my unhealthy body and decided to learn more about what is going on inside that is keeping me from losing weight and all the other symptoms that I experience.

January 26.  Fasting overnight, giving blood to the tune of five vials plus a urine sample and I do hope this gives the answers to all my issues. 

January 27.  Spent two hours on a machine that can detect different infections in your body, and while I was being tested, I got to take a nice nap!

January 28.  A wonderful date DAY, as planned by husband, included a lovely breakfast at a chocolate bar, lunch at the Curtain Call at The Fox Theater, An American in Paris show, then dinner at the wonderful French restaurant called Brasserie by Niche which was A M A Z I N G.

January 29.  A day to relax after our wonderful Saturday, then preparation for our convention on Monday and Tuesday.

January 30.  First day of our Powerful Learning Conference and wow, it has been a long while since we were both together at a educational conference!

January 31.  We were so fortunate to see such wonderful educators such as Luis Cruz, Beth Houf, Todd Whitaker, and Mike Rutherford, who motivated us to share information with our pre service teachers!

What a month!  Personally and professionally, we have had a lot of wonderful events and moments this January.  If you would like to do a sentence a day journal, let me know!  I would love to read yours!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Your December post on A sentence a day inspired me to start my own this month. But for now I'm just doing it in my journal.

    Thank you for sharing yours with us.

  2. Oh wow, this is fabulous!!! I've never heard of a sentence a day journaling but I dig this. I can never seem to keep up with journaling but I could do a sentence.

  3. what a cool idea. I live the idea of just a sentence because it is simple to do and keeps you accountable.

  4. book club at the wine bar sounds fabulous! I totally need to find something like that in my area.
    Sound slike you had a great month of January! It's always a blessing to see another year come around

  5. This is a fun idea! I'm obsessed with making photo books for my kids and this would be a good way to capture our day-to-day lives along with the photos.

  6. How cool! I do this too with my Happy Planner. I call it my gratitude for the day sentence. I love that it forces me to really think about what I am grateful for that day. Thanks for sharing your own ideas!

  7. Ahhh - why do I keep forgetting to do this amazingly creative "sentence a day" activity? I would LOVE to look back on this. I might need to start this soon - or at least dedicate a vacation to do it on!

  8. What a wonderful way to journal your thoughts without having to write a whole lot.

  9. I never would have thought about doing something like this! But it could be a great alternative to journaling because it still allows you to document or reflect but it doesn't need to be time consuming!

  10. This is such a clever idea and a great way to look back at what happened to you on that day. I have to try this.

    Belle | www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

  11. Wow! Sounds like a very full month! I love that you saw Ina Garten! So cool! A sentence a day would be fun to do!

  12. This sounds like a really eventful month! You have been very busy and working to do very meaningful things.

  13. Wow! what a busy month you have had! I really like this idea of "a sentence a day" it's a great way to chronicle your time without overdoing it. I hope all your tests give you some answers...and good ones!

  14. This is a great idea. I would like to do something like this for months. It would be a lot easier to do one sentence than a daily journal. Amber N

  15. You had such a busy month Terri! Well done! You must be feeling so accomplished! I totally love the idea of writing down a sentence a day because it really makes your remember it and you'll strive to do something memorable every day. I probably couldn't tell you what I had for dinner yesterday so this is something I should really work on this year! x

  16. This is such a great idea for a blog post! January 8th sounded like a fun day :)

  17. This is a lot of fun. I keep forgetting to sit down and do this everyday. I think it would be so fun to go back and look through them all after a year of doing this! - Jeanine

  18. It must be so nice to look back at these sentences and see what you were up to, feeling, etc. Looking forward to reading February!

  19. I love the idea of writing down a sentence a day. I do a daily journal of at least one photo a day. I might like to try this though as well!

  20. As a military wife who could barely handle her busy schedule I am truly glad I came across your post. Good to hear that you had a great and productive first month of the year. That's a good way to start 2017!

  21. What a fun way to reflect & look back. I bet reading past months brings a lot of memories.

  22. Such a cool way of keeping a journal. My days are usually so eventful, I couldn't even sum it up in one sentence! lol

  23. What a cool way to remember your month! I always get to the end of the month and have no idea how I got here!

  24. That's such a nice idea! A quick sentence a day. It's a lovely way to remember the activities and to reflect on what's going on.

  25. This is such a wonderful idea. Then you can look back and remember those moments from each day that were significant to you. I never stuck with keeping a journal because I wouldn't have enough to write at times, but this is a wonderful way to write something every day!

  26. That is a cool way to keep track of your day. I've never really thought of doing anything like this but I think it would be a great addition to my bullet journal. Thanks so much for sharing

  27. Wow This is so cool! I want to do one for Feb thanks for the tip...I need to fill in days 1-7 though lol!


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