Friday, January 4, 2013

Currently-January 2013!

Goody gumdrops, I am ONLY #377!  Sweet heavens!

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Listening:  Enough said.  Silly men and their games.

Loving:  Yay!  My pantry is all cleaned up with no place to go.  I love being organized.

Thinking:  I love my students so, so much, but I am dreading having to wake up at 6:00 am again.  Oh, and I am dreading not getting to be with my son all day, too.  How long till summer again?  ;)

Wanting:  Things I've accomplished in the past 2 weeks?  Umm...aside from wrapping presents?  And blowing through about 18 boxes of Kleenex?  And ORGANIZING MY PANTRY?  (oh, wait, I mentioned that already, huh?)  Not much.  We've all been sick at our house.  Each of us twice.  Since December 14th.  Yes, it's been lovely.  (No, it hasn't, but I'm trying to be positive.)  

Needing: Don't we all?!

So here's my current to do list for the next 2 days:

~Organize baby boy's toys (first must buy storage for this)
~Put away Christmas decorations/take down tree (SIGH)
~Find a place for baby boy's books that does not involve adding another piece of furniture to his room (which will hold nothing else)
~Pick up guest room & get rid of the t.v. in there (that hasn't been plugged in since we moved in 4.5 years ago)
~Set up a workspace for myself in guest room (for Silhouette Cameo, laminator, etc.)
~Use Silhouette Cameo to cut out labels for newly organized pantry
~Do lesson plans for next week (minor detail)
~Attend niece/nephew's 15th birthday dinner tomorrow night (majorly cutting into my to-do list time!)

What?  Too much for 48 hours minus sleep?  Yeah, I thought so.  HELP!

One Little Word:  balance.  I don't have it.  I want it.  I need it.  My family needs it.  My son needs me! I need to spend more time at home and less time in my classroom.  There.  I said it!  Now I must make it happen!  Sometimes being a dedicated professional can be difficult.  ;)

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy 2013!


  1. I like your word BALANCE! It's tough working it all out! Luckily I still have one more week off. I've been slacking and was #378 right after you! LOL

    1. Whoo hoo, 378! LOL. I'm so jealous you have another week--enjoy it! :)

  2. Yay for your organized pantry! And I have decided my dining table is the best place for my Silhouette Cameo! I love love love it and have way too many projects I want to do!

    1. Ugh, I have yet to even open up my new Silhouette due to us all being sick and all the business of the holidays!

      I have lots of ideas, though!! Dining room table is a good idea; why didn't I think of that?!

  3. I could use some sleep, too! And maybe a Silhouette Cameo :) They seem so cool. I spent some of my break organizing my house. It feels SO good! Although with a 3 year old, my classroom is probably more together than home!

    Young Daze in 5th Grade

    1. I'm with you; my son is 1 and 1/2, and my classroom is definitely more organized, lol!

      The child does not need ANYTHING-no more clothes, no more toys, no more books, nothing! :D

  4. Love your Currently - funny how our to-do lists get even longer when we actually have the time to sit down and think about them! Mine is as long as my arm & I'm SURE I'm forgetting something. :) Good luck finding your balance - I need to do the same thing. Happy New Year!

    First Grade Fairytales

  5. Since you have a nice, organized pantry, could you please come to my house and help me with my home office organization?!?! Balance is a good word for everyone. I look forward to following you and reading more of your blog!


    1. LOL! Ooh, I would love to help, but you wouldn't ask me if you could see the rest of my house, haha!

      Have you ever seen that HGTV show Mission Organization? I haven't seen it on in forever, but I used to love watching the professional organizers help out those people! Love me some HGTV.

      Thanks so much for checking out my blog! :)

  6. Your pantry is clean? I'm so jealous:) Mine is so stuffed with stuff that I'm afraid of being injured when I open the door -- ha ha.
    Take care and good luck with the BALANCE. No more reading blogs at night :))
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs


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