Saturday, January 2, 2016

January 2016 Currently

Goodness, gracious, it has been too long!  I'm sorry I've been on hiatus, but rather than make 1,000 excuses, I'll just say that life happens and it seems life has kept me quite, quite busy! 

So, in an attempt to get back in the saddle, I thought I'd get back to joining one of my favorite linkies with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade. Without further ado, here's my January currently! 

Listening: Although I am on break, I still leave the weekends for cleaning, which means it's laundry time! But at least I can still sit on the couch and watch some TV while the clothes are being laundered, though I suppose I should get to folding and ironing sooner or later.

Loving: I'm usually no good at relaxing, but I started off the break a little under the weather, and so at first I was in forced relaxation mode. Now I am just on "so this is relaxing...I think I'll do more of this" mode.

Thinking: I'm always excited to start new books. My teammate and I share students for our guided reading groups and we've recently restructured. I'm always excited to start some new books with my kiddos.

Wanting: I'm a military wife and we've been in Virginia for almost 6 wonderful years. Unfortunately, that means our time will soon come to an end. We won't find out where we're headed next until March! All the unknowns are driving me a bit batty!

Needing: I don't have papers to grade or lessons to plan as I did that before the break, but I do need to tackle the aforementioned reading groups and prep our science project for this week and next. We're going to build parachutes for LEGO men and see what group can build the best one!

One little word: LOVE. I don't want to be THAT person, but I've spent this whole break with my husband by my side. Between my being under the weather and the weather itself being icky, we didn't do a whole bunch. However, even when I wasn't feeling my best, the hubby has kept me smiling and laughing. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful man.

Ok, here's hoping it will be a wonderful 2016! If you'd like to check out what other bloggers are "Currently" up to, head over to Farley's page by clicking below.


  1. I'm very much into the "winter break relaxing" mode. It's going to be very strange to leap back into next week with both feet. Aren't wonderful husbands the best? I say rave about him whenever the opportunity arises! Have a wonderful 2016.
    Laughter and Consistency

  2. Love is a wonderful word. I think it applies so well in teaching also. I make so many mistakes as an educator and find myself praying that my desire of my students to thrive will be enough, that my love for them will cover my shortcomings. Love makes my job better and my students learn more.

  3. Love is a perfect word! Love can fit into every aspect of life!! Hope you have a great week filled with love!! :)

    A Tall Drink of Water

  4. So sorry you were sick on your break! I'm so glad you are feeling better and just relaxing for the heck of it now... :-) Great choice of word - husbands are the best!

    The Craft of Teaching

  5. Glad you are feeling better! I feel the same way about my husband! Happy New Year!