June Currently

Happy June! It's the beginning of a new month and that means that it's time to link up with Farley's Currently at Oh' Boy 4th Grade! This is an exciting one because I know that this time next month I will be on SUMMER VACATION, which is just 13 days away! Woo hoo!

Listening: The windows are open, the breeze is blowing and the weather is perfection! It's sunny and low 70's. I call this San Diego weather and I wish for it always. Unfortunately, here in Virginia, these days are few in far between. In just a few short weeks the windows will be closed and the central air will be cranked as we try to fight the summer heat. Don't get me wrong, I love it, but I certainly treasure these perfect weather days, especially when its so quiet that all you hear is the wind blowing through the windows!

Loving: I have a rule to not go in on the weekends, but I had a special treat for a baby shower after school tomorrow that does not fit in my refrigerator. I was super nervous to use the alarm system but I did it. Of course, after I filled the fridge, I stopped by my room and before I knew it, I had been there for two hours. I cleaned a filing cabinet, organized random papers, and walked out feeling a tad more prepared for the end of the year. I am all about leaving on June 13th and staying out of the classroom until August! I make this promise to myself every year and it never happens, but I am really, really going to try this year!

Thinking: About next year. I can't help it. It's my decade celebration and I'm serving it up Snoopy style again, because he's my favorite gender neutral classroom theme. Outside of decorations, I've already decided my color scheme and where I will move my furniture. See?  By having it all planned, I won't need to be there until August….right?

Wanting: I am a master of organization but this year, I seemed to lose my golden organizational touch. I need to get my organization groove back before I leave for the summer so I can start things out on the right foot!

Needing: I find it amusing that at the beginning of the year I always feel swamped and find myself saying, "I can't wait until things die down so I can breathe again." I don't think they ever did this year because my to-do list is still at least 20 items deep, never mind the fact that items for next year are starting to make their way on to it too!

Summer Bucket List:
1) I need to see my friends! It's been awhile since I had some girl time and I need it. Luckily, I have lots of plans for the summer that include spending time with some of my favorite ladies!
2) Reading = relaxation. I've always got a long list of to-reads (two bookshelves full, in fact), and my summer reads are calling my name!
3) If you don't already know, my husband and I have the lifetime goal of seeing a game at each of the major league stadiums. I'd like to check at least one off the list this summer. Pittsburgh is at the top of my list because it's drivable, and there is a lot of potential for including other places on this road trip.

Ahhhh, I love the endless potential of summer! If you are on summer vacation already, I hope that you are enjoying every second. If you are counting down the seconds until summer vacation, I'm right there with you!



  1. Hey there! I found you through Farley's Currently! I'm so like you - always thinking to next year when I still haven't even finished this one! I have three days left but I'm already making plans for next year. I say it's good to be thoughtful and organized! :-)
    BigTime Literacy

  2. HI Rachel! I'm the same way - always working on that "to do" list and waiting for it all to settle down. And it never does! I've been out of school since Wednesday,and I've already made a "back to school" list and tub full of things to do. We're crazy. :) So glad to have found your cute blog...

    First Grade Fairytales

  3. What are your summertime reads?! I love to read and I always end up reading like 6 books at a time in the summer. Haha. :)

    1. Right now, I'm committing to Tao of Martha by Jen Lancaster, Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand, Heat Wave by Nancy Thayer, A Grown Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson, and The One and Only by Emily Giffin. I hope to have time for even more, though!


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