Saturday, February 2, 2013


The beginning of the month brings new to do lists and Farley's Currently.  I like her gift to the new month so much better!

Listening:  Every Saturday morning I have the same routine - sit in the recliner with a cup of coffee (or several), add a dog to my lap, and watch all of the television from the week that I didn't have time to watch.  So this morning's line-up began with New Girl.  I love Zooey Deschenal and the twisted humor of this show.  

Loving:  This semester I have a student teacher with me and she is amazing!  I have to admit though, it's not easy relinquishing your classroom over to someone.  This is just as much a learning experience for me as it is her.  My students love her and she has connected with them so well.  

Thinking: I have an eye appointment in a few hours.  It's terrible that teachers have to spend Saturday doing tasks like this, but it's been put off for far too long.  I realized just how bad it was last week when I thought a tree was my husband when I was walking the dog at dusk.  Terrible!  I always have a hard time picking out something that I have to wear every day, so the pressure to choose the right pair is tremendous!

Wanting:  A change...I've gotten into that funk of an attitude that I think demands change in some way. I cut 6 inches off of my hair, and that didn't do it.  I've been teaching for 13 years and I'm thinking a change may do me well.  I don't want to leave the career by any means, but thinking of moving up the food chain if I can.  

Needing: to do a PILE of laundry.  I hate it!  I let it pile up all week and then start on Sunday. The fact that I have to wear only navy, white, and khaki all week means I have to wash 5 pairs of khakis and 5 white or navy shirts.  It's a beast!  I have so many clean clothes that would allow me to put it off even further, but the uniform requires that I do it.

Pet Peeves:  Know-It-Alls:  I can't stand people who think they know it all and are completely unteachable!  I don't need to know your opinion on everything or even your distaste about it.  Just listen.

Tights that sag - All winter I am on the lookout for tights that don't sag throughout the day.  There is nothing worse than the crotch of the tights creeping all day.  But, apparently, making tights with a waistband is a think of the past.  I can't stand it!

Link up with Farley over at Oh'Boy 4th Grade and add your Currently.


  1. Hi! I found you through the linky!

    It is very hard to give up your classroom to a student teacher!! But if they are good, it's a little easier so I'm glad yours is a good one!!

    Laundry- I have a huge pile I need to do right now. I looked at it this morning and groaned and then walked away. I'm so sorry you have to wear a uniform. Although, some days I wish I didn't have to think about what to wear. But, I'm glad I can wear what I like.

    And I just can't stand tights, period. They never fit right. Ugh.

    So glad I found you! I'm your newest follower! Your blog design is gorgeous!
    Collaboration Cuties

  2. Hi Shasta,

    I found your blog through Farley's link and I'm so glad I did. Your design is so pretty!

    I LOVE New Girl! I could watch it twice and pick up funny things I missed the first time!

    The story about the tree and your husband made me smile! I have an eye appointment on Thursday and I'm looking forward to ordering some new specs!

    I'm glad to hear that someone also puts their laundry off until Sunday like I do. Luckily, yesterday was a snow day for me in Ohio so I got a GREAT jump-start on the process. Goal: to be completely finished before the Superbowl starts!

    I'm also your newest follower!
    Have a great weekend!

    First Grade Follies

  3. I just found your blog through 'currently' and I am so excited that I did! I just loooove your blog and am happy to be a new follower. I am thinking about getting a student teacher next year. I'm just not sure I could handle not being completely in control (its sort of an issue I have haha). It's nice to hear that it can be done though :)

  4. I love having a student teacher, but you're so right, it IS hard to give your class to someone else. It's always great when you have a good one too, it makes it easier to teach them when they are willing to listen and learn. I'm so glad we found you through Farley's linky. My sis and I are your newest followers!
    Sister Teachers


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