Random Thoughts Thursday 137

By , June 15, 2017 6:22 am
  • I made it to a 1,000 day streak in DuoLingo (in Spanish)! And… that means nothing other than that. I finished the app so long ago that I’ve just been repeating the lessons over and over. If I really want to improve, I should practice speaking with someone in Spanish!

  • I forgot to mention in my training recap that a few students said really nice things about me to my mom when she was at Fitness Boxing. That made me feel good!
  • We had a great time with my parents! They arrived on Friday (my mom’s birthday!) and stayed until Tuesday am. We ate (cooked and went out), played games, did projects, worked out, went to the beach, went to NeoCon, and hung out. It was a fun visit and a treat to have them visit for so long!

“Usie” in front of someone else’s car

  • I am so tired after their visit, though! I woke up early (to workout) and stayed up late (to have fun!) every day they were here. And I wasn’t sleeping well because Khali played most of the night after hiding all day long (that has nothing to do with my parents – Khali still has her stray cat instincts to hide from people she doesn’t know!). I finally got (more than!) eight hours of sleep last night!

Just chillin’ with my slippers

  • The whole purpose of my parent’s visit was that my mom wanted to go to NeoCon (National Exposition of Contract Furnishings) – a huge design trade show at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. I go for work each year, and generally don’t enjoy it (crowded, sales-y, overwhelming, etc.). It was completely different with my mom. I loved experiencing it through her excited, fresh eyes! And she LOVED it and is already talking about coming back for it next year! I’ll write a separate post about our NeoCon day!

Us and the Merchandise Mart

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12 Responses to “Random Thoughts Thursday 137”

  1. Kathy says:

    Duo lingo champion. I think I gave up after a week! Its nice that you got to spend so much time with your parents but hopefully you can catch up on your sleep this weekend

  2. Oh my gosh, I’m SO jealous of your Duo streak!! I missed one day on vacation last August, so I’m not even at 365, even though I started on Jan. 1, 2016 🙁 I also like that you have Duo in the fancy track suit – I dressed him up in that, too 🙂 But they don’t have the outfits anymore! It seems like they’ve changed a lot of stuff in the app over the past year and a half to try to encourage you to give them money instead of getting everything for free. But as long as they don’t make me pay to take lessons, I’ll keep using it!

    • kilax says:

      I was sad when that happened to you! 🙁 And I wish they’d add more fun things like outfits and bonus tracks. I recently noticed you can buy gems now. I really don’t get that! I hope they don’t make it so you have to buy to practice the lessons 🙂

  3. Mica says:

    Why did your mom want to go to Neocon? (Because she’d heard you say so many good things about your past experiences? Ha.)

    Congrats on the Duo streak, even though you feel like it’s not helping much anymore. Do you keep it up because it’s a streak? Do you feel like you’ll lose some if you stop practicing every day?

    • kilax says:

      She is interested in design (studied interior design at school) and probably cause of all the freebies 🙂

      Both – I like doing the day to day streak and I like practicing a little, even if I am not progressing – I am at least retaining 🙂

  4. Shelley B says:

    I’m glad you guys had such a great visit with your parents! How far do they live from you, if you don’t mind me asking?

  5. martymankins says:

    I like that multi-selfie (arm stretched out)

    I remember meeting your mom when you were here in SLC. She looks great.

    What sleep app is that you use? I use one called Sleep Cycle.

    • kilax says:

      Thanks! That was such a fun trip! I had so much fun in SLC and seeing you SEVERAL times and still appreciate you saving me after the race!

      That is the Garmin Connect app – my watch tracks my sleep and syncs it there. Does your sync off a wearable or does the app do it on its own?

  6. Zenaida says:

    That is so cool to enjoy the trade show with your mom! Yes, the way to get better in speaking Spanish is to have conversations with other people.

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