Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014!

Am I really posting two days in a row??  Yes, yes I am!  Maybe I'll stick to my goal of blogging more regularly this year.  It probably helps that the holidays are over and I'm still on Christmas Break!
Tonight I'm joining two different link ups with this post.  First, I'm linking up with Sunny Days in Second Grade to share my One Little Word for 2014.  I've thought about this a lot and here's what I came up with.

I really need to have more balance in my life.  I tend to have an addictive personality.  Whether that be addiction to blogs, addiction to clip art, addiction to Candy Crush, addiction to Scandal on Netflix--well, you get the idea.  I just need to be much more aware of how I spend my time both at school and at home.  More family time, less computer time.  More workout time, less Candy Crush time. More devotional time, less blog reading time.  You get the idea. 
I'm also posting my January Currently.  I love this linky and look forward to it every month because it really helps me focus in on what's really going on in my head right now.
I'm listening to the Rose Bowl.  I love college football, so this has been a great day for me.  I'm rooting for the Spartans.  Not necessarily because I like the Spartans, but we're huge Buckeyes fans and that means we root for the Big Ten.  Even if that means rooting for the team that beat us and kept us out of the National Championship Game this year.  (yes, I'm a little bitter).
I'm loving Christmas Break.  We had a full two weeks off this year so we don't go back until Monday.  It has been THE best Christmas Break.  We weren't over scheduled.  We had several pj days.  We had lots of family time.  We've eaten lots of junk, watched lots of movies, played lots of games.  It's just been the best.
I'm thinking that I'm ready to head back into the classroom on Monday.  I have a difficult group of kids this year, and I really needed the break.  I've thought very little about school and it was so good for my disposition!  I'm refreshed and ready to face those 18 lovely faces on Monday morning!!
I'm wanting a snow storm.  We are supposed to be getting some snow, but I'm afraid that most of it is going to stay north of us.  Not fair!  I want to be snowed in.  Hubby is off this week, too, so we could all just sit inside and watch it pile up.  Then we could go sledding!!
I really need to do some lesson planning and be sure I'm ready for next week.  I have it all in my head, but I need to get it on paper and make sure it's all prepped and ready to go!
My memory of this Christmas will be spending the morning in the ER with my hubby who cut himself while opening up our son's robot.  Luckily, it wasn't too bad and only required 4 stitches.  Lesson learned--move the knife away from your hand when cutting rather than towards you!

Thanks for sticking with me for this long post!  Go check out all the other posts linked up with Sunny Days in Second Grade and Oh' Boy 4th Grade!
Oh' boy fourth grade


  1. Hi there. I found you through this month's Currently. I'm listening to football as well. Sorry you had to spend your Christmas in the ER. Happy New Year to you and your family!


  3. I need me some balance in my life too!! Can you hook me up friend?