Monday, September 2, 2013

September Currently

I know I've been quite absent lately, not even blog stalking {sigh}, but there's just so much to do to get ready & not enough time.

So today I'm linking up with Farley from Oh Boy Fourth Grade for the September Currently. {I know I broke the unspoken rule of not double posting in one day, but I wanted to link up with Farley & I needed to start my Sharpener Giveaway today, be sure to check it out.}

Listening: Watching "Hotel Transylvania" while trying to quickly get this post out, then move onto work stuff {sigh} & listening to the sounds of my toddler babbling in his crib, when he should be napping.

Loving: My cousin's Bachelorette Party was this weekend, yes the whole weekend, with different activities everyday. She's very Type A, but it was wonderful to not be mommy this weekend, even though I did miss my little guy.

The soon-to-be bride & I on the party bus on the way to Atlantic City, Saturday night. 

Thinking: Now that I have a full time job, again, it's time for my little guy to go to pre-school. He's 2&1/2 & yearns to play with kids his own age, I know he'll be okay, but I'm still having trouble with the thought of leaving him.

Wanting: Why does it always rain on Labor Day? Every year the small town my dad grew up in has a carnival & we ALWAYS go on Monday night & of course it's raining right now. It needs to clear out before tonight, this is family tradition & I struggle with not doing it.

Needing: Like a mentioned before, I have a full time position this year. FINALLY!!! My part-time district hired me as a full time resource teacher for language arts for 3rd & 4th grade. I'm so excited, but I feel like I still have a million things to do & prepare & not enough money or necessary materials, so I'm freaking out a bit. My type A personality rearing it's ugly head, again, that it all has to be ready before the kids come on Thursday. I literally had to write a note on my dry erase frame on my desk to breathe that it'll all get done.

Loving Myself:
1.) I love to read & really want to keep reading for fun after school starts & the craziness begins.
2.) Since this is my first year full time & I am a mommy, my goal is to not stay late every night at work. The last of the buses should leave by 3:30 (I have bus duty), so my goal is to leave by 4:30 or sooner, at least 2 days a week or more.
3.) Now that my paycheck will substantially be bigger, I really need to keep up on manicures & pedicures, as a treat to myself.

Remember to check out my giveaway of The Quietest Classroom Sharpener ever. It's now offered in precious pink, super cute!!!

I hope everyone is having a great long weekend & if you're headed back to school this week, like me, good luck!


  1. I hear you on this weather! We had HOT temps all week and today is a jeans and sweatshirt day! I obviously didn't pack either of those things! Hope the rain clears up! :)

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  2. I love your goal of getting out of school by 4:30. I think all of us as teachers have a difficult time finding that work/life balance, but it is so important!

    The Second Grade Superkids

  3. Girl, you treat yourself to a mani and pedi as often as you want! You deserve it! And I am scratching my head wondering how I have not stumbled across this cuteness until today? I LOVE your blog! I am obsessed with birds and polka dots (check it out and you will see...), so as soon s this page loaded, I was like, "Oh my God. Cutest. blog. ever.!" So, you have a new stalker (I mean follower)! Good luck with the beginning of school! I'm already in my third week (ahhh!)


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