Thursday, September 4, 2014

"Currently" what I am up to.

It's September 3rd and the night before SCHOOL STARTS.  Why on earth am I awake when I should be resting my brain and body for tomorrow??  This is my first time linking up with Farley at Oh Boy Fourth Grade.   Here it is.

Listening:  "Chopped" is my night time show. It's perfect because it's the kind of show that I can let "watch me."  I don't have to follow any kind of story line drama. It plays in the background while I do school work, clean up the house, or ultimately drift asleep.  I started watching it last fall when my infant son was waking for his night time feedings. It was ALWAYS playing in the wee hours of the morning when I needed something to keep me from falling asleep.  

Loving:  Don't get me wrong, I love summer. However, Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. As soon as September 1st hits, I am all about the Country Apple, Pumpkin, and Harvest scents. It makes me feel good.

Thinking: Tomorrow is the first day of school with my students and also the first day of school for my oldest daughter.  I know I have a busy day ahead and that at 6am when my alarm (or 10 month old son) wakes me up I am going to regret being up this late. 

Wanting: I wish with all my heart that there was a way for me to be in two places at once because tomorrow is my oldest daughter's first day of Kindergarten. It is her first day riding the bus and going to full day big kid school.  I want to be there so badly to see her off.  It is also my first day with my students so taking the day off wasn't really a possibility.  Well, on the upside my husband no doubt will videotape every second of the walk to the bus stop, her getting on the bus, and the bus pulling away. He is very thorough at documenting moments. I'm thankful for that. 

Needing: I know I'm not the only one needing more hours in the day but let me present my case to you and I think you will agree that more time is something I need.  My day is full, jam packed, bursting with activity from the minute I wake up until I go to sleep. I have three young children. So in addition to being a teacher I am a cook, maid, driver, grocery shopper, entertainer, bath giver, story time reader (my FAVORITE time of day),  and a monster under the bed exterminator.  My day is full but most of all I remember that my heart is full too :)  I love every second of my crazy life.

3 Trips:  Number one on here is Vegas. It has nothing to do with the TpT conference, although that would be fun to attend one day. The reason I chose Vegas is because in October my sisters and I are meeting in Vegas for a long weekend to celebrate a 40th birthday!!! (Not mine...I'm the youngest of the three sisters and I always take an opportunity to point that out ;)  
Number two is Greece.  I have been to Greece more times than I can think of right now. My family is from there and as a kid we spent a minimum 6 weeks there every summer. I recognize that I am one lucky duck to have ties to the most beautiful place I've been. 
Number three is Alaska. I have always wanted to go. It seems so majestic and large.  I imagine the air is really crisp and has a fresh smell to it.  I have to check it out one day. 


  1. I am a new follower...I hope first day goes well for both your daughter and you. I am always nervous the night before school starts. Have a fabulous school year!!

    Kindergarten To The Core

    1. Thank you. All went well today :) I'm a follower of yours too. Best wishes this school year.