Sunday Scoop: January 11, 2015

It's time to link up with The Teaching Trio for the Sunday Scoop! Be sure that you head over to see what others are up to!

3 Things I Have to Do
  • Vacuum the floors. With two long-haired fur babies, vacuuming is not a chore that can be skipped. And since this is their normal routine, I won't count on them stepping up to vacuum up their own fur! ;-)

  • I graded a ton of papers yesterday, and left the essays for today. I promised my students that they would have them back tomorrow, so I MUST get them done! 
  • I have to get ahead because my hubby and I are off to see Phantom of the Opera next weekend and then the following weekend I'm off to NYC to meet up with one of my favorite friends for Cabaret! I'm so excited! 
2 Things I Hope to Do
  • I really want to start scheduling some posts ahead so I don't start falling behind when I'm gone to NYC. I feel like I've started 2015 strong and want to keep that up! 
  • I just finished reading Nesting Dolls last night. I actually finished it in two sittings-one last weekend, and then last night. What an incredible book! Now I'm ready for another one and I've got plenty waiting on the shelf for me! It's going to have to be something lighter though, because Nesting Dolls had me an emotional wreck…aren't those the best kind of books, though? 
1 Thing I'm Happy to Do

I'm back in action! I officially started at my new gym last Monday and made my 4 days a week goal, though I'm thinking I might just up it to 5! I thought getting up at 4:30 might wipe me out, but it didn't at all, and I'm actually excited to go each day. The awesome thing about 5am is that there's only a handful of people there and no one is feeling overly social at 5am. My hubby and I even cross paths since he's usually coming in when I leave. It's a great way to start the morning and I'm happy to be working towards a healthier me!

Five days this week and then a long weekend! I think I can, I think I can! Have a fabulous week!



  1. I went to see that the Phantom of the Opera in London a few years ago and LOVED it, Cabaret seems great too! It looks like you have a lot of fun to look forward to :) But Oh My Goodness Rachel... 4.30am??! That's commitment!!! Well done though!

    Hope you have a wonderful week
    Mme Gauthier's French Class

    1. We're seeing Phantom of the Opera here at one of the traveling Broadway shows. Cabaret is fantastic. This will be my third time seeing it, but my first time seeing it at Studio 54 and just being there makes me so excited! We're staying right in Times Square so I'm really looking forward to it!

  2. New York - lucky you!! I love visiting New York!! So much to see and do! One of my favorite restaurants there is Ellen's Stardust Diner. The servers perform while you are eating! It's great!! Have a super week!


    1. Thanks, Heather! I'm a New Yorker originally, and I've never been in Times Square, though I've been I'm the boroughs all around it! For me, just getting a slice of NY pizza will be heavenly, but perhaps I'll try out Ellen's place on my next trip! Thanks for the suggestion!

  3. I LOVE seeing plays! (Live in NJ so we get into the city a lot) Haven't seen Phantom but it's on my list after I wrote an adaptation a few years ago for my publisher. That being said, I at least read the original and loved it so I can imagine how exciting it would be seeing it come alive in the theater. Emma Stone is in Cabaret right now, isn't she?

    Lucky you! Have fun!


    1. Oh yes, she is! My friend and I LOVE Emma so when I heard an interview with Alan Cumming on NPR and heard she was in it, I knew we had to go! We really lucked out, because we booked the matinee show for the 24th and she will be in that, but not the night one because she'll be headed to the SAG awards. Not only that, they just announced that Cabaret will end in March, so we've kind of lucked out all around! I can't wait!

  4. It sounds like you have some exciting plans coming up- Phantom and NYC- FUN!
    My cat isn't a long haired cat, but he leaves his fair share of fur around the house, so I can relate to the vacuuming!

    1. I do! I hope that 2015 will continue to be as exciting because January is definitely setting the bar pretty high!

  5. You go girl!!! 4:30!?!?!? I don't know how you do it, but that's amazing. I'm just trying to run 3 times a week! lol.
    I just found your blog and it's so cute! I'm your newest follower. I've decided to host a product swap and just posted the sign ups on my blog if you're interested. I'd love to have you!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jungle Learners Blog
    Jungle Learners TpT Store

    1. It's going to be a struggle tomorrow because I am not tired and it's 11pm…yikes! Thanks for following. I will hop over your way and look into the product swap! Have a wonderful week!


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