Sunday, April 13, 2014

It;s currently April!!

It looks like I'm late to the party.  It's been a busy, challenging few months-having eye surgery (cataracts) in addition to the normal challenges of teaching.  So that's kept me a little busy.  This is probably the latest I've joined in with  Farley's  Currently link-up.  But, but, as they say better late then never.  Right?  Anyway, here's my Currently.

Listening-I'm listening to face the nation and the birds chirping on this lazy Arizona morning.

Loving-This lazy Sunday morning.  I love lazy Sunday mornings where I can go to yoga in the park nearby, meet Dad for coffee and then spending the day being lazy and prepping for the week ahead.  It's relaxing and helps me focus for the coming week.

Thinking-Back to a regular routine this week.  Last week was standardized testing.  While it was a little boring, it was also a little more relaxed than the crazy, hectic schedule that's normal during a typical school week.

Wanting-I'm on the home stretch now with ieps.  I have 5 ieps I need to finish within the next week.  We're supposed to try and have everything finished by May 1st, so it'll be a busy week of trying to finish up ieps.  It'll be a great feeling when they're all finished and turned in though.

Needing-Some balance in my life.  I made a list of things I need to do to keep some balance in my life when I'm teaching.  I always have great intentions on breaks, but once school is in full spring it's really hard to stick to a good balance-eating healthy, exercising on a regular basis, getting plenty of sleep and having fun with friends.

Hours and Last Day- Our school hours are 7:45-3:45 (student hours 8:15-3:00) and our last May 23rd.  Only 29 student days until the end of the school year.  So hard to believe that's it's almost over with.

Come join the party, link up with Farley and tell us what your doing currently!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunday Social

 I'm linking up with Neely and Ashley for their weekly Sunday Social.

Ashley Lateley

Happy Sunday Social Day!!!
This Weeks Questions:
1. Top 3 things you cant go a day without doing: having a latte, talking with A and my parents, checking facebook and my email

2. 3 things that scare you the most: failure, not having enough money,  getting hurt or injured
3. 3 places you want to see before you kick the bucket:Rio De Janeiro,  Buenos Aires and Australia

4. 3 movies you will always love: Dirty Dancing, Top Gun and Fast Times at Ridgemont High

5. 3 favorite current songs: Beyond the Sea (I know it's not a current one), One Day by Matisyahu, Home by Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros

Next Weeks Questions:
What is your ideal way to relax
Where is your favorite place to be
Who do you consider your biggest role model
What does your life look like in 3 years?
If you could go back and change one decision what would it be?
What is your biggest accomplishment in life thus far?
Its Sunday so come get Social with us you know Sunday Social :) Also be sure to link up, spread the word and encourage others to come make some new bloggy friends!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

It's Currently March!

Hard to believe it's already March and  I haven't blogged in a month.  It's been a busy month for meetings and paperwork and life gets in the way.  I always love joining Farley's party so here is my Currently.

Listening- I love Hawaii Five O, both the new one and the original.

Loving-Rainy days in Phoenix are few and far between and it's so nice to be able to enjoy it.  Unfortunately, it was short lived and we only had one rainy day.  It's amazing what you miss when you have very few of them to enjoy it.

Thinking-I always enjoy going to the NASCAR races and it's always so much more fun when friends that haven't been to the races come along for the ride.

Wanting-I'm really hoping to take a trip to the beaches of Orange County, more specifically San Clemente in the near future.

Needing-I'm really needing some time to breathe and catch up with life and work.  Luckily, spring break is next week

????- You put up a date and then make guesses about the date in the comments.  I forgot to write the whole date, but mine is 7/20/99.

Come and join the party!!  Come on over to Farley and tell us what your doing currently.


Monday, February 3, 2014

February Currently

January and the first month in 2014 just flew by.  So hard to believe it's already time for FebruaryIt's also time for another Currently. 

Listening-I love the Monday evening line up of comedies.  I'm enjoying Two Broke Girls right now.

Loving-This time of year is so great in Arizona.  The weather is balmy compared to back east which is getting hit by storm after storm, and there is so much to do out here at this time of year.  It's almost time for spring training games, hiking and all sorts of outdoors fun.

Thinking-This is such a busy time of year for me.  Lots of ieps, in addition to teaching, planning and prepping kids for testing season.

Wanting-I'd love some extra time so I can catch up on all the stuff I need and want to do.

Needing-To get back to a regular routine of hiking and yoga.  It's so hard to keep on a good routine this time of year, and when the pressures on at school.

Two fibs and a lie- I did graduate from high school in London, England and work on a kibbutz in Israel.  l haven't rafted the Colorado River, although it's on my bucket list of things to do.

Join in with the fun and see what everyone else is doing Currently.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunday Social

 Back to School again and happily enjoying my first day weekend of the new year.  It's a great opportunity to take a breather, reflect and catch up on stuff I didn't have time to do on my Christmas vacation. 

I'm taking the opportunity joining in with the weekly Sunday Social with Neely and Ashley.

This Weeks Questions:
1. Top 3 favorite kinds of food: 
pizza, spaghetti and chocolate  2. First 3 things you do in the morning: 
make oatmeal, tea, and check email and facebook
3. Last 3 things you do at night: 
set my cell phone alarm, get a glass of water, brush teeth and floss
4. 3 TV shows you NEVER miss: 
Good Wife, Person of Interest and NCIS  5. 3 places you want to visit: 
London (went to high school there), Paris, Amalfi Coast in Italy, and French Riviera (sorry I had to pick three)
6. 3 people you can always count on: 
My parents, brother, and boyfriend A 

 Next Weeks Questions: 1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup? 2. What are your top 3 favorite beauty products? 3. What is one makeup product you don’t leave home without? 4. What is your daily beauty routine? 5. What is your favorite hair/makeup product you’ve discovered in the last year? We hope you link up with us and get super Sunday Social! Meet new friends, leave some love on some new blogs and generally be social duh :)

Friday, January 3, 2014

Goals for the New Year

Well it's hard to believe that winter vacation is wrapping up.  It's been relaxing and loads of fun.  The first week was spent relaxing and reconnecting with friends.  The second week my brother's family came into town for a week of fun in the sun.  They used to live here and haven't been back as a family for seven years.  It was so fun for them to reconnect to their times here, and for my nieces to reconnect to their old hometown.  Now it's time for me to get back into the swing of things and get used to the idea of returning back to work again.  I've heard that with the winter storm schools in MN have been cancelled on Monday due to extreme cold weather.  I miss having snow days.  Those unexpected days off where you could just curl up indoors and enjoy the snow.  

Anyway, part of a new year routine for me is creating goals and resolutions for the coming year.  So I'm linking up with First Grade Nest for their goals linky.

Here are my goals for 2014

Creating fun, innovative and engaging lessons, that are infused with technology.

For blogging-Blog on a more regular basis, connect more frequently with other bloggers and learn how to create and sell products.

Spend more time reconnecting with friends, and having fun with friends-exercising, dancing, going to festivals and just enjoying time spent with friends and family.

Creating more balance in my life, by taking time to exercise on a regular basis and eat healthier-cut out processed foods, sugars and increase fruits and vegetables.

In the states I'd like to go to San Francisco or New York City.  In Europe I'd love to travel around France.

Eating kale and quinoa.  I'd love to get some good recipes for both so I can try them as well as some healthier foods.

I'd love to learn a new instrument-either the guitar and/or the violin

Negativity-I want to adopt and focus more on an attitude of gratitude this year.  I want more peace and joy in my life this year.

I want to work out more-yoga, hiking and running.  I'd also like to read more.

I have to things I want to accomplish.  The first is to finish the story I've been working on forever.  I'm about halfway through it and I'd love to finish it and get it ready for publishing.  The other one is to create and grow a business of blogging and creating new materials.

What are your goals for 2014?  Link up with

and let us know!

Fitness Resolutions

Time for Day 3 of Blog Hoppin's Fitness Resolutions.  This one I need to get really serious about in 2014.

1) Go to Yoga at least twice a week.

2) Hike more regularly-at least two times a month if not more.

3) Join a gym and work out at least twice a week.

4) Eat healthier-more fruits and vegetables.

5) Adopt an attitude of gratitude.

What are you goals?  Link up and let us know.
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