Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Brrrr! June Currently Comin' Atcha!

Holy Moly, Ohio is COLD! I know, I know, after coming through one of the harshest winters in a long time, none of us are really entitled to be complaining about 40-50 degree weather, but seriously, as I'm typing this my little bare feet are freezing and I've already had to stop and find a hoodie. 
Woe is me, let me tell ya! The way I see it, if the worst thing I have to comment on is the weather, I must be having a pretty good day! 

I'm linking up with Farley (LOVE her!) for this month's Currently! I'd love to meet her in real-life someday! You can link up too! Just head over to her page & join in the fun!


Listening: Seriously! The furnace is on! Well, WAS on! I decided to put on a sweatshirt & socks instead of listening to my gas bill go up! These are supposed to be the cheap months! 

Loving: I'm on break! The last couple of weeks were pretty hairy, but as always, I made it through with a smile and also as always, a few tears at our end of the year awards ceremony. Teaching is so emotional sometimes! You work hard with these kids all year with these big end-goals in mind. You see them become independent and many times, exceed your expectations. You get them right where you want them and BAM! They're off to the next grade and you're preparing yourself for a new crop of students. For someone like me who can cry at commercials, it's a little taxing at times. I need the summer months to re-organize, re-group, and re-charge. Viva la BREAK!

Thinking: Well, as I was whipping up my Currently, I was thinking about the coffee. It's since become a reality.  A hot, delicious reality. I've got big plans for my caffeine boost here in about 15 minutes...vacumming! Does the exclamation point make it sound exciting? Is that even possible?

Wanting: Wouldn't it be incredible if dogs could do laundry? I could teach Casey how to sort clothes, use the stain remover, and even fold towels! Ha! Who am I kidding? He'd climb right in that dryer full of warm towels and take a nap, If I could get myself into that dryer (and guarantee I could also get out...hehehe) I'd do the same thing. Nothing better than warm towels straight from the dryer!

Needing: I DO need a new swim suit. I'm dreading THAT shopping trip. Perhaps a few margaritas, pre-shopping, would guarantee a good mood and heap-loads of self-confidence. If nothing else, just a promise to be gentle with myself (and keeping said promise) will probably suffice.

Summer Lovin': Oh! So many things to look forward to! Getting my kayak out on the water! We live close to 2 fantastic lakes. Over the last couple of years lots of our friends bought kayaks too! So fun! There's also concerts a'plenty! We just returned from a day at the Nelsonville Music Festival and had SO much fun! I finally got to see Brandi Carlile and even saw Merle Haggard close out the fest! The Grateful Dead covered his song "Mama Tried" and it's always been a favorite! He also performed Pancho & Lefty. Score! We're also set up to see Mike Gordon (bassist from Phish) and Phish (in Ohio and Wisconsin). Summer music is what gets me through Ohio winters! We're also looking forward to a family trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in July/August. I love end of the summer trips. Something to look forward to all summer!

I love that Farley's huge heart is leading her to raise donations for Wimberly, TX, which, like so many other communities, has been ravaged by flood waters. If you're so inclined, please check out her page and see how you can help! I'm heading over right now to make my donation! 

That's it for now! Happy June!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May Currently!

Back again for Farley's May Currently! I've really missed these monthly link-ups! Check out her page & if you're so inclined, I'd love for you to link up too! Here's what's on tap with ME!


Listening: Aaaah, I'm happy to say that my classroom is bordering on CHILLY this time of year. The air conditioning is strong and the days are hot! There's nothing better than coming in from a hot recess to a cool cool room! It's even better to enjoy it while your students are at special! :)

Loving: I can't say enough about how this weather is making me ten million kinds of happy right now. Even with the seasonal allergy woes, I'll take it. Everything is in bloom and I can't help but smile as I leave the house without a coat every morning. This horrendous winter really made me appreciate spring. 

Thinking: I'll be getting my first student teacher in the fall and I'm super excited! I'm glad I'll have all summer to prep and plan for her arrival. I had a wonderful student teaching experience in 2nd grade and want to provide that for my student teacher. She's coming to visit our classroom today before she leaves for home for the summer. 

Wanting: Did I mention I was hot? A purple snow-cone would be AMAZEBALLS right now!

Needing: Like I said, although the Mr. will beg to differ, I NEED some new spring pieces! Particularly short-sleeved shirts, capris, and sandals. Today was casual day..thank goodness! 

Summer yes, hope, dream: Oh, the OBX, how I love you! We've got a house in Duck in July and I can't WAIT to get there! I'm hoping to really build my doTerra Essential Oils business & team over the summer. I dream of taking a spontaneous romantic getaway with my husband sometime this summer. Even just hitting the road with no particular plan in mind sounds good! That's pretty much how we roll, anyway!

That's it! I can't wait to link up and read everyone else's posts!



Whoa!


Well, hello there! LONG time, no-see. Well, actually, that's not true. I've been SEEING you! Your blogs, your photos, and your anecdotes about life as a teacher. All of it. I'm seeing it and loving it. After a 17 month (for REAL? Wow!) hiatus, my defunct blog is BACK!  Why such a long break? To be honest, I was a little burnt out on blogging. It was starting to become a chore and not as much fun as it was when I started. I thought that my posts were lacking the enthusiasm that they had in my earlier times. I just needed a break. I didn't anticipate the break being THIS long, but that's okay. That's part of the journey that is this teaching career, I suppose.

Looking forward to the future, my plan is to chronicle the last few weeks of what's left of this school year. When summer comes, I'm looking forward to digging in to some of my favorite blogs & discovering new ones to follow. I'm looking forward to reconnecting with many of you!

Thanks for reading my update! It's so good to be back!