Sunday, July 27, 2014

Focus On the Good

I have recently joined the world of Twitter. I am the old lady that posts pictures on to her actual wall of her house and tells her friend that she unfriends her (Esurance commercial maybe?) when it comes to Twitter. I think I am getting better but there is still a whole lot out there I need to learn.

Anyway, that isn't the point. I am a huge fan of Life is Good products and follow them both on Facebook and Twitter. Today they tweeted this and got me to thinking about my week ahead.

Here are my goals and some good that I know for sure is coming my way.

-I get to sleep in my own bed two nights this week.
-Two helpers will help me push through my to-do list in my classroom
-Road trips are better with two
-Tasty food will be consumed with friends
-I will be three more visits closer to being healed
-Book Meet #3 happens while feasting on tacos and talking books

-Meet my Fitbit goal every day this week
-Finish One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia for the Book Meet
-Get as much as I can finished in my classroom in the three days I have available to work
-Focus on the Good (kind of the point right ;0)

What are your goals for the week?
What good happened to you this last week?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Thinking Out Loud - The Last Two Weeks or So

Well hello! It has been while. Not sure why it has been so long, but it has. I figured I would do a "Thinking Out Loud Post" to recap the last few weeks.

My back is finally getting better! Two weeks ago I got home from my annual trip to Salida with my family and couldn't move. The pain was radiating down both of my legs. It hurt to stand, it hurt to sit, it hurt to lay down, it just plain hurt. I finally made an appointment with a chiropractor that my friend goes to and I wish that I had done so earlier! He didn't do anything except an exam on the first visit, but I walked out of his office with hope and that alone made me feel 83% better! Since then I have gone back a few times and am already feeling better.

Stolen summer. With my back pains I feel as if my summer has been stolen from me. I have not been able to do several of the things I have wanted to do because it simply hurt to move. My summer adventure list was neglected. My summer wasn't completely stolen, I did have some pretty amazing times with friends and family.

School is around the corner. We report on the 8th of August and then the students come marching in the door on the 14th. That's like....two weeks! Yikes! I am freaking out a tad. I have lots to do. My sister needs to have surgery and I get the honor of being her nurse. With this, I will be with her and not in my classroom. Since I have this fear of not being ready in time (aided by scary teacher dreams that are trying to prove this fear) I am freaking out even more. I have been going in here and there to work in my classroom to get ready. I keep telling myself that it will all be fine and it will all get done.

Thankful for friends. Along with the fear of not being ready for school, I have been blessed by two past students who helped me this week in my room. Abby and Laura are such great helpers. We worked for a good seven hours and got a lot accomplished! They were able to help me when my body was loudly protesting on how much work it was doing.

Second Book Meet. Once again a few of us got together to discuss the books we were reading or had read. We had a small group of four again, but had two new kiddos join us. I think that the kids enjoyed it, I know I sure did. They wanted to continue into the school year, so I am thinking about how that will work. We will meet again next Wednesday once more before school starts.

Well, I think that might be about it. I hope I will be able to blog better here on out.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

*Heart Flutter* Palooza

I am not sure if today could have contained more joy and *heart flutters*! I am surprised that I am able to write this tonight because I am tired! I played hard today!
The day started with coffee at a fun coffee shop with my dear Kris. We really haven't seen each other much this summer and I have missed her! I look forward to school starting again when I get to see her every weekday! While having said coffee, we discovered that I can share her audible account! She has a plethora of books that I want to listen too! Here comes some long walks in my future!

Once we finished consuming some liquid heaven we made a quick trip to the library and then I was able to finish my book! Any day I finish a book I am happy.

I chatted on the phone with some friends and made plans for further adventures.

Chinese food was consumed for lunch with Erin. One of the biggest things I like about my friendship with Erin is that it is so low maintenance. We can go weeks without communicating and it is ok. Then we can catch up and go on with life.

I have to start this next part out with a huge sorry to Kindra. I just couldn't help it, I had to! Please forgive me! I went into my classroom to do some work. A good friend came in and helped me move furniture where I wanted it and even solved some of my problems that I was stumped on. I am so very happy with the layout of my room for the next year. We got it all done in about two hours, which is the fastest I have ever accomplished this task!

We then picked up two other friends and went to one of our favorite eating establishments for a tasty burger and fried pickles. Food really does taste better when consumed with friends and laughter.

I am not sure if I truly captured how happy I am with this day! OH and I got fun mail today!

How was your day? Did your *heart flutter*?

Sunday, July 6, 2014


I have an idea! I was blog stalking again and came across Oh' Boy 4th Grade, then thought of some journal entries I have done in my personal journal and it hit me! I can do the "currently" on my blog. Mostly for those moments when I want to blog and write, but can't really think of anything. So that's what I am going to do! Welcome to the first Currently! (Apparently it is a big thing since I just Googled "currently" images and got a ton of results.)

  • Listening/watching: Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood's "Somthin' Bad About to Happen" video. Favorite new video and song! 
  • Planning: on creating something with cinder blocks and other ideas for the upcoming school year
  • Reading: Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
  • Eating/drinking: need to find some fried chicken since today is National Fried Chicken Day
  • Needing: to get busy on my Summer Adventure List because the clock is ticking down.
  • Loving: the option to build your own play list on Spotify
  • Wanting: a pedicure. As much as I love my Chacos, they do tend to beat up the feet at times
  • Thinking: about going for a walk, maybe to find some chicken. Maybe walking to the chicken and back will help cancel out all the fattening stuff.
  • *Heart Flutter* : Dad "watching" The Sunday Morning Show with me while in OK
What are you "currently" (pick one, or two, or however many you want)?