Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year Currently!

Happy New Year, Friends!  I sure hope that your very first day of 2015 has been a little slice of awesome.  My day was filled with lots of happy.  Finally, the Mr. and I saw Annie.  As a child of the 80's, Annie is a very fond memory of mine.  The Mr. has been sick and finally his work schedule and his nose blowing, coughing, aching head was ready to see it.  Better late than never.  Don't let the face fool ya.  He was excited too, but goofiness is a more predominate trait!  He's a softie :)

We loved the movie!  I had heard that it was "cheesy" and "not so good", but I must say that I enjoyed it!  It was cheesy in the right spots and I happen to love most varieties of cheese.  I think I will probably download a few tunes from the soundtrack to play in class.  Cause in first grade you know it's a hard knock life...

It was a beautiful day in the Pacific Northwest...Cold, Clear and GLORIOUS sunshine!  The mountain was out and gorgeous! 

I am a MS girl at heart and couldn't let the day go by without eating black eyed peas.  My momma couldn't believe that I didn't have any "greens" on my plate for money in the new year, but I hate don't like them. The Mr. was a happy boy with his New Year plate :)

And now my CURRENTLY:
Listening ~ My hubby is a Crimson Tide fan.  He grew up around family from Alabama and has loved them since he was wittle.  Me on the other hand, I just love listening to him root and kick and cheer and grunt.  It's all endearing.
Loving ~ I didn't love that the Mr. was sick, but I have loved being home.  I love baking and crafting and watching TV and doing nothing.  It's been pretty ding dang awesome!  I am thankful that I have a few days left.
Thinking ~ I cannot believe that it is 2015!  I honestly feel like time is set on super speed.  I.don'! 
Wanting ~ I really need a new purse.  I hope to rectify that want this weekend with some needed retail therapy.  I'm picky. And cheap. Hopefully, I can find something that will fit the bill.
Needing ~ I need to type of my plans and make sure that I remember what my team and I discussed doing when we get back.  I just don't wanna!  I am procrastinating big time. 
Yes ~ I will blog more.  I will also eat healthier and move more. 
Maybe ~ I will try not to stress about work, but it's hard not to.  I am never done.  The current situation at my school is stressful:  low income families + low test scores + high stakes testing + changes to curriculum midway through the year....It makes for a less than desirable situation.
Wish ~ I would love to learn how to create clipart.  I doodle all the time and would love to convert that into digital product.  We shall see :)
If you made it though all of that, thank you!  I pray that you and yours are blessed in this new year!


Happy Teaching,


  1. HEY! Happy New Year! Looks like we're are watching the same football game! I'm also loving winter break right now. I need to blog more and live a healthier lifestyle as well. I think that I would then stress less about school because I would be active in other areas of my life. Sometimes school/work can be all consuming and overwhelming. I hope to step back from some of that and enjoy other parts of my life too. I hope you have a wonderful year! :)
    Rambling About Reading

    1. I hope you have a wonderful year too! I hope your first day back is painless :)

  2. Roll Tide! Have you tried looking at Macy's for a new purse? You can find some great finds especially during a sale. Ross and TJ Maxx are also great places to look.
    Teaching, Love, Cupcakes

    1. My hubby was so sad that they lost! Thanks for the suggestions about stores. I totally need to try Macys. I usually have great luck at TJ's and Ross but I think they were cleaned out due to Christmas buying. Hope your first week back is awesome!

  3. Happy New Year! Thank you for visiting my I know a lot of people - both teachers and parents are not happy with the high stakes testing. I am hoping a change will come about sooner, rather than later! My DH was sick for the holiday break, too. I know a lot of people were sick. I still have a cough from being sick, too! I just wish it would go away!

    1. I'm hoping for change in high stakes testing too. I think that parents can opt out of it if they want to, but I don't know if that would help the situation. Hopefully, your cough goes away soon and your first week back is seamless :)