Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Belated July Currently

I'll blame my delay on three weeks of travel. A pretty valid excuse to be late to the linky, right?

As always, I'm linking up with Farley for the July Currently

We've just returned from a few weeks of traveling, with a couple of down days in between. I don't know how two people produce so much laundry, but we have tons of it! I'm running out of drying rack space! In between, I can't get enough of this Restaurant Impossible show. I have a hard time finding any food related show I don't love, and when you add in some type of makeover, well, I just can't resist! 

All that travel took a lot out of me! I need July to last a little longer to recuperate from all this travel! It's time for me to take a vacation after my vacation :-) Next week is going to be all about me! I'm going to relax, and I've got a Dave Matthews Band show to attend (my 23rd to be exact). I need it! August is always go-time and it's slowly approaching! 

I'm excited about my decorative scheme, thinking about items I need to buy, and already wondering what my new students will be like, but I'm not letting it interfere with my vacation time just yet! I'm only thinking...the doing will come soon enough! 

I have had a toothache since May. Since school let out I've had three fillings and a root canal, and yet I am still in pain. I can't begin to express the amount of frustration I feel. I'm now on antibiotics. If it doesn't work, I'm ripping my teeth all out and getting!

Oh gosh, I am soooooooooo off track with my workouts. Let's just say that there is a certain amount of dust gathered on my membership card. Next week, I've got to get back in the groove. I've got a mini-marathon two days before our first day back and I need to lose this vacation weight and return to healthy! A trip to Hersheypark doesn't do much for the diet. My gosh those chocolate peanut butter shakes are yummy...

I have so many items that I need to get on TpT. I had thought I'd get so much more done over the summer, but I needed the me time even more, so now my list of items to list is even longer. I'm always concerned with the quality so even though I have thousands of items saved, it takes me at least a day to actually prepare them for TpT. 

Me time! I have had to force myself to take this month of July as a selfish time for me. I know how important it is to have this time, but sometimes it's hard not to spend lots of my spare time on teacher-related projects, probably even harder now that TpT exists. But I also know that this time will help me to feel rejuvenated and ready to go for the next school year. I always want to be the best me for my students. I've come to realize that it's important for all of us who teach to take time for us, not just during the summer but during the school year too. At one point during our trip to California I realized I hadn't thought about teaching for a whole week, and it felt pretty amazing to know I'd finally taken time for me! 

Now to return to that me time...I'll definitely tell you all more about my vacations soon. That is, if I ever finish this laundry! 


  1. You have certainly filled your summer up with lots of fun! I am STILL doing laundry - coming back to winter means I can't get anything dry!

    I have got so many half finished activities too - I will get to them all soon!!!!!

    Too bad about your tooth - I thought the root canal would fix it - pull it out I say!

    xx Alison
    Teaching Maths with Meaning

  2. Hi! I am your newest follower! I LOVE Restaurant Impossible, too- and... that July isn't over YET. yay! Sorry about your tooth. :( Isn't that all you can think about. yuck.
    I'd love to you stop over to my blog if you get a chance!
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

    1. Yes, the tooth has really taken over my brain! But, they took the root canal out, are letting it heal, and then will do it again...for now, I am just enjoying feeling a bit more like myself, for as long as that may be!

      I'm on my way to your blog now. Thanks for checking me out and following!

  3. I need to get on a schedule for working out. I recently started Kettle bell/crossfit classes and I haven't been running as much. I have to get back into it.

    Found your blog through Currently and I am your newest follower. Would love for you to head over and check out my blog! First ten new followers get a freebie!

    If You Give a Teacher a Treat

    1. Good for you! I am scared of crossfit, but would love to work my way up to it. I have a great gym schedule during the school year, as I go before school (at the bright time of 5am) and it sets a great tone for my day. Now that I am sleeping in until 8am...not so much!

      I've already ventured over to your blog and I love it! Thanks for following!