Monday, December 31, 2012

Currently...January is here!

Glad that Farley posted her monthly Currently early.  Otherwise, I don't think I would have time to get around to it.  My schedule is CRAZY busy over the next few weeks.  If you haven't participated with Farley of O'Boy Fourth Grade, make it a part of your New Year.

I'm currently....

Listening to the humming of our little heater.  We live in a house that was built in the 40s or 50s, so there is NO insulation.  It is set up for oil heat, but this girl is allergic to oil heat.  I'm talking about can't breathe, headaches, heart palpitations, etc.  Terrible!  So, for the last few years we have survived on electric heaters in each room and lots of blankets.  This year, my loving husband bought a ceramic heater that warms the ENTIRE house.  That hum is a sweet sound.

Loving my new Frye boots and Mountain Hardware jacket.  The hubs listened well this year.  I've had the Frye boots on my list for about 4 years now.  When we purchased them, a Christmas miracle occurred because I got them for under 200 bucks.  Cheney also got me a red Mountain Hardware synthetic down jacket that I LOVE.  It will be accompanying me on my runs because it is thin.  

Thinking about that stack of papers that have remained in my bag the entire break.  I haven't looked at my bag since I packed it up to go home for break.  I have ONE day left, so I guess I'll be pulling out the stacks tomorrow.  

Wanting just a few more days.  I can't believe my district is having us go back on the 2nd.  I won't be recovered from NYE yet!!  My nieces don't go back until Monday.  I'm JEALOUS!

Needing to be serious about my health and fitness this year.  I've had a difficult time balancing work and me for the last 2 years.  I have to do it for myself this year.  I headed to Fleet Feet this morning for a new pair of running shoes and some gear to get ready.  

One Little Word  BALANCE! I've got to do better.  My girl Amanda at Teaching Maddeness is planning on calling me out if I don't get out of the building before 6:00.  It may take a serious intervention.


  1. I'm going back on the 2nd as well...and my bag is still in the same place I dropped it when I got home on our last day!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

  2. We go back on the 2nd too. Wish we had a few more days! Good luck with your fitness goal. I've learned that when I work out I am able to focus better and accomplish more. It's a huge motivator to get to the gym!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  3. Found you through Farley! We have the same OLW! I know exactly what you mean! I also love a good pair of Fryes! Happy New Year to you!
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  4. thanks for linking up!!! I have dr's orders to get out of school before 5 and DON'T take any of it home!!! seriously she did!!! love your OLW

  5. Oh my!! I love LOVE the word Balance!! That's what I need!! Stephanie

  6. I really want to promise myself to leave work by 5:00. I say it every year but never stick to it. I think this is the year for me to follow through!
    Happy New Year!
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies
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  7. Found your terrific blog through Currently and I am your newest follower! I'm wanting a few more days of break as well. We go back this Thursday.
    Teacher Gone Digital

  8. We have the same OLW :) If you find a trick to maintain balance, please share!! Happy New Year!

  9. You go back tomorrow already?! I feel for you...that's just crazy. Congrats on your new heater (hm, not sure if congrats if the best word choice, but oh well), that must be wonderful after not having one for so long!

    I'm a new follower of yours and would love it if you stopped by and checked out my blog to see if it would be something you would like to follow too!

    Brie @ Breezy Special Ed

  10. I am also in need of being more serious about excerising but it's so much more fun to be lazy. I found you via Farley and am your newest follower.

    Lovely Literacy & More

  11. I am so sorry that you had to go back today! That is awful! We don't go back until Monday for a workday- the kids come back Tuesday. I tossed the bag of papers - our grading period ended.... so I figured I would just start fresh. LOL! Hope you had a good first day back. I am glad I found your blog through Currently. I am your newest follower. Please check out my blog as well.


  12. Love your blog! My bag I use for school is also still sitting in the same exact place as it was placed on December 20th. I return on the 7th, and I have so many essays that need to be graded. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog!


  13. Hi Shasta - I love your OWl a good one for sure. Balance is soo important - especially if you have a family. Hope your new year is awesome!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After


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