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Saturday, June 29, 2013

EARLY July Currently!

I'm super-pumped that Farley is putting out her CURRENTLY for July a little early! 
Like her, I've got some seriously fun plans going on for the 4th so this is perfect timing, especially because it's a yucky Saturday morning in my little corner of the world!


Listening:
I am in LOVE with the Netflix-only season of Arrested Development. I was a fan of that show when it was on TV and was bummed when they cancelled. I've been binge-watching all morning! 

Loving:
My morning walks in our local cemetery are something I'm looking forward to more and more. 
The city does a FANTASTIC job of keeping the grounds very well kept. This morning it was cool to see the rising sun burn off the fog. I love to listen to the birds and just THINK quietly. Sometimes I listen to a podcast, which is also pretty cool. I just keep walk/running until it's over. I find that it's better not to look at the time or the distance, at least for me.

Thinking:
Aaaah, Saturday. I have NO idea what I'll get into today.
I just love that!

Wanting:
I almost put this under NEEDING because I really feel as though I NEED to see the ocean! It's therapeutic for the soul. Really! I'm hoping to sink my toes in the sand in just a couple of weeks. Bliss!

Needing:
As much as I'm trying to deny it, I have a TON of work to do to get ready for next year. I'm also helping my new teaching partner prepare for her first year in the classroom. I'm (kind of) excited to start.

Tips, Tricks, or Hints:
While I feel as though I've just dipped a couple of toes in the waters of TPT and Blogging, there are a few things I know to be true:
Keep on keepin' on! When I look back at some of my first products and posts I cringe! I'm glad to see that the work I'm producing now is of better quality/substance. Keep learning! When you don't know something- ASK! Chances are, a bunch of other people are wondering the same thing!
When you get in a rut, I find that buying a new set of clip art is just what I need to get me in the creative mode again. I often get ideas for projects from looking through Etsy or TPT stores for stuff!

That's it! Better get a move on my day!

19 comments:

  1. Hi Alisha,
    I'm your newest follower...found you through the Currently link up.
    I love your comment about buying new clip art...I don't know why but new clip art always cheers me up and I can't wait to find some way to use it. Do you have any particular artists you love?

    Vera
    The Tutu Teacher

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    1. Hi Vera! I love clip art from Melonheadz, Scrappin Doodles, and KPM Doodles. They're my top 3 for sure!

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  2. I am a total clipart junky! I love the beach. We usually go every summer, but we put in a pool, so . . . . Little trips this summer. But I need some sand!!! Hope you get your beach fix.

    Megan
    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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  3. I love the sound of the ocean waves. Hope you get your trip.

    Krazy Town

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  4. I love Netflix too! I watch so much Glee!
    Latoya
    Flying into First Grade

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    1. Yes! I could cancel my cable for a few months & just catch up on shows I've missed!

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  5. A fellow Arrested Development fan. I just started watching from the beginning this summer and I am in love!!

    Jennifer
    Darling Little Learners

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    1. It cracks me up. I catch random episodes on IFC sometimes, too. The lawyer played by Scott Baio, Bob Loblaw? Every time they say his name I laugh. :)

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  6. Alicia, your room is finished so you should be able to get in this week. Check w/Ronnie as they might be starting to wax the halls. Thinking I will give myself one more week of freedom and then get started in the room. Lots of laminating to do for the many new activities I have found. See you soon! :)

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    1. Thanks, Lynne! I told myself that I wouldn't start going back until JULY but shoot, that's pretty much here now! :) See you soon!

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  7. I'm moving and going to be teaching first grade for the first time! I'm happy to have found your blog :) Those notebooks from Big Lots on your Instagram are ADORABLE!!!

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    1. I'm glad that you found me, too, Dallene! I really enjoy teaching first grade! There's so much progress that you see! Congratulations on your new position!

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  8. Oh, I am wanting the beach also. I live in Michigan and don't get to see it very often. We normally go somewhere "beachy" over the summer, but we don't have plans to do so this year and that kind of bums me out. I hope you can get there soon!

    Julie
    My Journey to 5th Grade

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    1. Thanks, Julie! I'm crossing my fingers that everything will fall into place! I am also planning a girl's weekend on Lake Erie. Have you ever been to Put-In-Bay in Ohio? It's super fun! :) I hope you get to take a fun trip, somewhere!

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  9. I love a good morning run/walk as well! It is such a wonderful way to start the day in the summer and during the school year! Looking forward to sharing ideas!

    -Krista
    The Second Grade Superkids

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  10. Just stopping by for July Currently. Early morning is a great time to walk/run...I'm just not a morning person...lol I am your newest follower. Drop by when you get a chance! Happy 4th of July!

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,
    Rebecca

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