Sunday, March 3, 2013

Currently March

It's the beginning of March already.  Is that even possible?  The good news is that that means it is time for Farley's Currently link up.  I don't blog often (I'd like an award for the understatement of the year), but I LOVE reading everyone's Currently posts!  They remind me that there are other teachers, MANY others, out there just like me.  Some days I feel like I am the absolute BEST teacher in the world and can't imagine myself anywhere but in my classroom.  Other days...well other days I envy the guy standing at the Costco exit door.  The one who robotically reconciles your receipt with your shopping cart in about a half a second and gives a half-hearted swipe of his marker across the yard long slip of paper.  I feel pretty confident I could do that job and I'm sure I could do it with a little more pizazz!  Not to mention that I have a plethora of colorful Sharpies that I could use.  When I mentioned that to a friend, they said I'd get tired of standing all day.  Excuse me.  I'm a teacher.  That's what I do.  I stand 90% of my day.  Most days, while I'm not the absolute BEST teacher in the world, I'm still glad that I'm not the Costco guy.

So Currently...

Listening: Sitting here this morning, I am listening to silence except for the occasional goose honking overhead.  Silence is nice. There's not much more to say about that.

Loving: What am I loving?  My treadmill.  I haven't gotten the morning routine down yet, but the plan is to get a few miles in BEFORE work.  I find myself still lingering too long with my coffee cup.  So I need to set some goals.  This week I will get on the treadmill on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  It will mean that I have to pry the coffee cup from my hand by 5:30, but I can do it!

Thinking:  I have company coming this week and that's all I can think about!  My son has been living in South Korea and I haven't seen him in over a year.  When I was in the middle of raising three small children, I never imagined that there would come a time when I'd only see them once a year or so.  But that's our reality.  The only good part of this arrangement is that I get to travel to places I might not have thought of going to.  I've spent summers in Japan and Germany so far.  Italy is on the agenda for this summer.  As exciting as global travel can be, I'd rather have my boys living close by.  

Wanting:  February was the month of 3 day weekends followed by a week of minimum days for conferences.  All routine seems to slide out the door with a month like that.  March is long.  Very long. Our spring break doesn't start until the last Friday of the month.  I am dreaming of another 3 day weekend already.  And, as proof that dreams can come true, I'm taking a four day weekend!  My son will only be here for 4 days and I want to make the most of those days!  So I'm taking this Friday and next Monday off.  I'll be using hard earned bank days and having to write detailed sub plans, but it's worth it.  

Needing:  I had high hopes of blogging at least once a week.  That still hasn't happened and it's because I'm not making the time for it.  I keep thinking I will just 'find' the time and I don't.   I need to schedule it into my week.  

Like, Love, Hate:  I like a hot, foamy, no water chai tea latte with an extra pump.  I endulge several times a week.  I LOVE lupines in the spring.  They remind me of Texas.  We don't see fields of them here, but it only takes one to make me smile.  I hate laundry.  Not the whole process, just the folding of it.  I have been known to live out of the clean laundry basket for a whole week without folding a thing.  

That's my currently for this month...a few days late.  If you're a late bird like me, go link up on this month's Currently before it's NEXT month!

Farley's Currently!

Have a fabulous week!



  1. I'm jealous of your treadmill! I've really been wanting one because it's too cold right now in UT for me to want to run outside. Good luck getting your miles in before work, that is an AWESOME feat!!

    Simply Second

  2. I too became a teacher after a first career, even though I went through college to grab that teaching credential. Working my way through college I had established myself and put my teaching on hold. I don't have room for a treadmill so I jog in place during commercials. I don't know if it works the same but it keeps me from eating.
    First Grade by the Sea

  3. I am with you on another 3 day weekend! That sounds wonderful right about now!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  4. Love Love Love lattes! I wish we always had 3 day weekends. They are so nice ;)