Monday, December 1, 2014

Currently...Back at It!

Um. November is over, December is here, and I missed a whole month on ye olde blogge! Eeeek! Thank goodness for Farley and her awesome monthly linky.

I'm back, baby.

Listening: Ok, I have crossed over into the next demographic box or something, because I am loving smooth jazz lately. It soothes the beast, I think. And the Christmas station is exactly what the doctor ordered: comforting, cozy, and mostly instrumental (e.g. no obnoxious singing). Maybe it's the grinch in me, or maybe it's too early, but I heard Perry Como singing It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and I almost tore my hair out ("and mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!"--it was awful).

Loving: another thing that soothes the beast! I have been drinking tea every night before bed for the last couple of weeks, and it really makes a difference. I am able to sleep the whole night through, and it is awesome restorative sleep. Two enthusiastic thumbs up! I recommend it for all my teacher-blog friends :)

Thinking: Yup, another thing that comes with December. Put it on the to-do list!

 Look at them! They are rock stars, they got this.

Wanting: Oh, my poor, neglected blog. I have missed thee so. But every time I thought about posting something in November...I talked myself into doing some other school-related task instead. I figured if I have time to blog, then I have time to do XYZ. It's a terrible slippery slope. My goal is to get back to posting at least once a week, deal?

Needing: OMG, I looooooved my Thanksgiving break. Five glorious days of lounging, napping, relaxing, wearing sweat pants? It was everything I hoped it would be. I didn't even watch much tv, just relaxing on the couch with the kitties was enough for me. And listening to the smooth jazz radio station, of course!

Giving: You know what? I have a wonderful family, a loving supportive partner, and the best class I could ever ask for as I dive back in to classroom teaching. I am one lucky lady, and I need to remember that instead of letting the stress wear me out (as it did in November...). I also give thanks for the support from my friends, both IRL and here! 

So if you are reading this, Thank YOU!

And see you soon,


  1. Welcome back to the blogging world!!! I have been trying to be better about blogging myself!!! I am having so much fun with it!!! :)

    Hooo-Ray For Teaching

  2. Hang in there for that day off! Christmas break is right around the corner! I can't wait, myself. Good luck to both of us on our goals of blogging more. :)
    ✿ Shari
    Keeping It Fresh in 6th Grade

  3. I'm totally with you for another day off. I only got three days off for Thanksgiving so I'm definitely ready for the next! Just two more weeks! We're almost there! :)

    Diary of a Second Grade Teacher


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