A Day in My Life…day 1. #RRBC #Blogchallenge

January 2, 2023: Good morning, blogosphere! Get ready to hear from me more in January! The writer’s/reader’s book club I belong to, Rave Reviews Book Club, has issued a challenge: to blog about our life everyday in January. I have accepted! One of my goals is to keep writing semi-regularly, and the blog helps me do that with its accessibility to a phone app where I can use speech to text, with much editing of course!

Today, the last day of my teacher’s winter break, I woke up to give my mom a hug before she left for her cruise, and I did a little transferring of some written poems about teaching life into a draft using speech to text. I’ve been writing them and compiling them over a few years of my ongoing career as a middle school English teacher. I am considering putting all of them into a book and publishing it, maybe this year?

I began the transfer process about 3 days ago. I haven’t done much writing for my Ellie manuscript over this break, perhaps she is on a needed sabbatical? The arthritis pain in my hand keeps me from sitting and typing for too long lately. My attention span has also been different since the pandemic. Maybe it keeps me moving and not still for too long, something I am vowing to keep doing, as it helps with stiffness and lessens the occasions I’ll suffer from sciatica.

If you don’t know me well yet, then you are just now catching on that I am no spring chicken, ( though I can act and dress much younger…notice my raptor t-shirt below), and I have a number of body pains. I read on the subject a lot and am very interested in the mind/body connection when it comes to chronic or recurring pain. Calming the brain is a constant goal of mine, as I sometimes get anxiety. Today, like almost every day, I listened to Dan Bruglio’s vlog on YouTube called Pain Free You as I ate breakfast. I’m sure there are lots of other vlogs and podcasts on the topic, but this is one I happened upon and I kind of like. It has become part of my routine and my life.

I also took my car in for service today. Not exciting, I know. After dropping it off, my son (who is off work today) and I walked home, as it is located maybe a mile away, and I like to keep active. It’s a foggy, cool day, though the humidity is quite apparent. It certainly shows up on my hair!

You can almost see the humidity in the air!

The rest of my day will consist of taking down the Christmas tree, hopefully not paying too much money for my car brake service, and possibly getting more walking exercise. I think I’ll read my current fiction book, which I’ll give more details on later in the week. Have a great day!


Author: PamelaS.Canepa, Writing and Living

I am a writer who also teaches reading and writing, currently. In 2016, I self-published an e-book and its sequel, and I am learning the art of self-promotion. I published a full-length time travel novel as of 6/16/17 and its sequel in the summer of 2018. Life is a trip, and writing is the best escape for me! Learn about my award-winning sci-fi novel, Detours in Time, on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711ZW6XF Visit me at https://about.me/pamela.schloessercanepa

15 thoughts on “A Day in My Life…day 1. #RRBC #Blogchallenge”

  1. Hello Pamela,
    It is so nice getting to know you better. I already follow your blog. You write poetry? Great! I love poetry. Take care, and I forward to getting to know you better.
    Shalom aleichem

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  2. Pamela, I’m going to love these snippets from our lives. Yes! I see that humidity in the air.🤣 When my husband asked me about taking down the lights and ornaments outside, I said June would be nice. Love putting Christmas up. Hate taking it down!

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  3. Hi, Pamela! I love the t-shirt! I enjoyed reading about your active day and look forward to learning more about you. It only took you one afternoon to take down the Christmas tree? It takes me two full days, and two or three more for the rest of the inside decorations! I guess you’ll be hearing more about that when I finally tackle the project. Kudos for getting it done! Blessings!


  4. The pandemic has also affected my writing. I’ve been trying to write the second book in my new series for the past year, but I have only been editing it. My attention span has flown the coop. If I watch a complicated show on TV, I get lost. I used to love the most complex plots. Now, I’m down to watching Christmas movies. I did watch Jack Ryan, but it was an ordeal for my tired brain. This challenge is helping me write again. After 30 articles, I might be ready to tackle my book again.


    1. Yes, I think it may help me also. One year I did the blog challenge where every day of the month I had to write an entry about the next letter in the alphabet starting with a. It was challenging, yet fun! Now, this was 2017, years before the pandemic. Things were different!


  5. I see a palm tree and regular trees behind you. In what state do you live, Pamela? I’m not a fan of bran, but I also eat very healthily. My go-to breakfast is steel cut oatmeal with organic strawberries and blueberries or an omelette with spinach and a sliver of cheese. I, too, deal with anxiety, and I also focus on the mind-body connection for healing. If you haven’t tried emotional frequency tapping, look into it. You may also want to look into Rick Hanson on YouTube or his web site. He has this newsletter called Just One Thing. He sends an email once a week that goes into why we feel what we feel and simple things we can do to break the pattern. I love those emails because he approaches it from an intellectual and sensible avenue.

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂http://yvettemcalleiro.blogspot.com


  6. Hi, Pam! I’m so excited that you joined the challenge! I can’t wait to get to know more about your writing. No spring chicken? Oh, you look like a baby doll! And a brave one at that! I can’t imagine in this day and time, walking anywhere but around my house. With the random gun violence all over the world, I would not dare walk down a public, very busy street. Thanks for sharing, and I am anxiously awaiting more days in your life!

    Enjoy the journey, Pam!


  7. Hi Pamela. my goodness, you look so young…and so pretty! I’m going to need brakes and tires on my car soon as well – definitely not looking forward to paying that bill! I haven’t taken down my tree yet, so I’m a little jealous. In fact, all of my decorations need to come down and my condo needs a thorough cleaning. Looks to be a busy weekend!

    Take care,
    Donna M Atwood
    D M Atwoodhttps://www.dmatwood.com


    1. Thank you for the compliment! I suffer from arthritis pain in several places, I guess my body wants to remind me of my age. But I do try to take care of myself by drinking a lot of water, getting to bed at a decent time, and recently I’ve taken up lots of extra vitamins in addition to the turmeric I sprinkle on my morning cereal. I hope to keep that up!

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