Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Currently~~January 2013

Happy new year! We had a great time with our neighbors last night. A night of games and friends...perfect way to ring in the new year.

Farley's Currently went up fast and furiously! I always enjoy doing these. Great time to reflect!

Listening: Ok, so I'm not being rude and listening to my friend critique my essays while doing the Currently. She was over earlier helping me tweak the 6 essays I have to write for a nomination for a teaching award. The essays are due by January 11th! 2 more to go!

Loving: If you know anything about San Antonio and Fiesta, you know that one must have a fabulous wreath for your door. It must have lots of flowing ribbons, be bright, glittery and festive! I found these flowers that I'm going to use to make a wreath.

Thinking: I really need to get these essays finished and grade the 2 tons of papers in my school bag.

Wanting: We just ordered a gorgeous wrought iron bed...king size! I am super excited.

Needing: Writing has always been a challenge for me...which is why it is so bizarre that I took up blogging! Anyway...I know that I need to just knock these essays out and be finished, but here I am doing a bit of fun writing. Some might call it procrastinating...I like to refer to it as a brain break!

OLW:  I was watching a Lifetime movie when a Special K cereal commercial came on. They are having a "movement" about losing weight and what you will gain if you lose the weight.  My word for the new year has always been...lose, why not gain this year. 
Gain the power to say no...it really is ok.
Gain the strength to get on that treadmill every day and resist queso and chips. (Going on a cruise in May!)
Gain the laser like focus to get work done at school so I'm not bringing home the 2 ton bag and get out the school door at a reasonable time.

Happy January 1st!


  1. Found you through Farley's Currently and am your newest follower. My post will go live tomorrow! You have a great blog and I love your OLW- GAIN. What a great outlook of all the things we can GAIN in the new year!

    Happy 2013!
    at Keeping Up With First Grade

    1. Glad to have you as a new follower!
      Looking forward to seeing your post.

  2. Thanks for visiting me at Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans!
    I visited San Antonio a few years ago when my sister was stationed at Fort Hood.
    LOVED the city and the Riverwalk!
    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm sitting here with my coffee cup and contemplating the lesson plans part...ugh!

  3. Hey! I found your blog on this months Currently and I am {drum roll} your 100th follower which made me super excited!
    Sent From My iPad

    1. Wahoo! if you would like, head over to my TpT store and I'll send you something. Pick something and send your email.

  4. thanks for linking up my new friend... I am in the process of completing the you know what (((fingers crossed))) thanks for the advice now I have to go figure out what my gpa was 15 years ago LOL... and grading papers YUCK!!!I still need to do that too :)

    1. Love the link up every month!
      Let me know when you are ready. :-)

  5. I found your blog through the Currently linky and am a new follower. I just nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. Head over to my blog for the details.

    Looking From Third to Fourth

    1. Thank you so much for the nomination!
      I actually received it in November. I guess I need to put up the graphic.
      Happy new year!

  6. Just stumbled across your blog and I love stumbling across other teacher bloggers!

    I, like yourself, need to do some MAJOR grading before I go back on Monday but I just continue to put it off... and then put it off some more! UGH!

    1. Blah! to grading! I just got back from shopping. What was supposed to a quick trip Hobby Lobby, turned into 3 hours of roaming around! I'm not procrastinating!

  7. I'm avoiding the grading by blog hopping. Maybe my word for the 2013 should have been prioritize. LoL

    Stimulating Science Simulations