Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Time for another Currently

I've been busy enjoying my summer.  I was able to stick to my goals in June and get on a regular workout schedule.  I joined a gym and started going to zumba and working out with weights.  I've been continuing with yoga and eating healthy foods.  Now the challenge is to continue with it when I get back to school.

Anyway, summer is moving quickly and it's time for another Currently.  I'm linking up again with Farley for her currently.

Listening-It's windy and cold here in MN.  It's pretty hot in Phoenix, so while some sunshine and warmth would be nice.  I'm grateful.

Loving- I'm loving having freedom this summer.  It's so nice to have long, leisurely days to relax and enjoy and have time to catch up on my life and plan for next year.

Thinking- I've been thinking and planning on how to improve my self and have a better school year next year.  I want to be more organized and balanced in my approach to the year.  Fitness and health always falls by the wayside during the school year and I need to make changes to make sure that doesn't happen.

Wanting-  I'd really love to get a new computer and a new printer.  I've been mostly using my work computer for my daily use.  I need one that's faster and more efficient.  Any recommendations?

Needing- I've been doing a good job staying on top of working out and eating healthier I need to make sure I stay on top of things next year.

4th plans- My brother and his family are in town, and my aunt, uncle and cousins are also coming up for the 4th.  Hoping for nicer weather and looking forward to hanging out with family this weekend.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

June Currently

Enjoyed my first week of summer vacation.  I spent the first week planning with the other resource teacher at a local Starbuck's.  I have one more summer class and then I can focus on enjoying the rest of my freedom.

It's hard to believe it's already June and time for the next Currently.  It's time to link up with Farley once more.

Listening- I started watching Breaking Bad on Netflix.  It has a cult following, and I've wanted to find out what all the hoopla is about.  So far I'm really enjoying it.

Loving-Finally summer vacation has begun.  I've enjoyed my first week of freedom.  Even though I've been busy planning, I'm enjoying having time to myself.

Thinking-I'm working on my summer plans.  I'll be going to be spending some time in MN, and hopefully some weekend getaways.  I'm also planning on getting organized at home, and getting in shape.  I've joined a gym so that's the first step in getting in shape.

Wanting-One of my goals is to get better organized at home.  I need to organize and sort through my paperwork, and clothes.

Needing-I need to make a to-do list so that I can take better advantage of my time and my summer vacation.

Summer Bucket List-
1) Get in shape
- work out on a regular basis
- eat healthier foods
2) Have fun
- more swing dancing
- meet up with friends for lunch, movies and music
- plan some weekend get-aways
3) Read
- looking forward to some more time to read
- any suggestions on good books to read-professional or fun stuff

What are you doing currently.  Come link up with Farley and join the fun linky part.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Summer plans

I've been enjoying my first weekend of summer vacation.  Now I'm linking up with Deanna to write about the 10 things I want to do this summer.

1) Spend time at our cottage in Minnesota- We have a cottage that I've been going to since I was a child.  It's been in our family for more than 100 years.  I love going out there and spending time.  Our neighbors have also had the cottages in their families for 100 years.  So there is loads of history there.

2) Work out on a regular basis- I just joined a gym, so I'm so excited about working out there and taking classes.  I also would like to do some hiking.  Here in AZ if we want to hike in the summer, we need to get up early in the morning, or leave town to hike.

3) Plan for the next school year- Our school district is giving us money to plan for next year, and become more familiar with common core.  I also plan on spending time getting ready for the next school year.

4) Take a trip to the ocean- My favorite nearby ocean is San Clemente, CA and I love going there.  It's a beautiful place, great beach and food.  We've found a place along the ocean where we love spending time.

5) Read a lot- So excited to be able to spend time reading this summer!!

6) Spend more time with family and friends- My brother and his family will be up in MN this summer and I look forward to spending time with them.  I'll also be able to spend time hanging out with friends this summer here in AZ.

7) Have fun-I just want to enjoy the summer-meet friends for lunch, coffee, go to concerts, swing dancing and just enjoying life.

8) Eat healthier foods-I need to get back on track and eat healthier foods-more fruits and vegetables.

9) Pick up at home and get organized-I'm calling it Operation Declutter!  I want to spend time picking up, organizing my records, and make some trips to Goodwill giving away things and getting my closets and house ready for the next year.

10) Buy a new computer-I've been postponing this one.  I really need to look into getting a new computer this summer, while I have some time to learn more about it and get organized.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Schools out for Summer!!

This song played as I was leaving school for the last day.  Our school finished up on Friday.  The last week was pretty busy, but mostly with fun things like our school talent show, water day for the kids, Junior Achievement and all the awards ceremonies.   It's so nice to be finished with school and now I have the summer stretching before me with plenty of opportunities to rest, recharge and plan for the next year.  I'll also have time to focus on taking my self and work on getting organized, as well as a healthier life style.  I took the first step toward that by joining a gym this weekend.  Now I have to stay on track with my goals.

Happy Memorial Day everyone!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

it's May already!!

How did that happen?  April flew by and now it's May and we're almost at the end of the school year.  Only 13 more school days left until the end.  I'm hoping to get better at blogging this summer.  I've been so bad these last few months.  It's been a really hard year, and I'm ready for a long break.  I am not looking forward to the AZ heat however.  Anyway, I'm linking up with Farley's Currently.

Listening-I'm listening to A Person Of Interest.  It's been so good this year and this night is no exception!

Loving-So happy that there are only 13 days left of the school year.  I'm SO excited!!

Thinking-About summer vacation of course!!  So ready to get some much needed rest and relaxation.  Plus, my annual trip to our summer cottage in MN.

Wanting-Some more time to read.  I'm going to get a stack of books to read for this summer.  I'm really looking forward to it!

Needing-I'm really needing to get back in shape.  I've lost the weight, now I need to get toned.  I want to get back into yoga on a regular basis, and maybe a join a gym.  Eating healthy this summer is also on the agenda.

Surprise-I'm really enjoying A Special Sparkle-the newish special ed collaborative blog.  It's a great place to get tips about special education.

A Special Sparkle

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!

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