Thursday, June 5, 2014

It's Currently June

Hiya, peeps!  Soooo, I'm like 5 days late on my Currently.... better late than never, right?  I actually did my Currently last night, but then my ZzzQuill kicked in.  Love that stuff!  My kiddos are at vacation bible school and I am enjoying a horizontal life pause on the couch.  I have already been to the grocery store, started the laundry, and dinner is in the crockpot!  {and mom for the WIN!!!}  I'm linking up with Farley so I can get in on the fun... and here we GO:
Listening: my my boys play Stratego with their dad.  I'm not even gonna pretend I know anything about that game.  It sounds like a lot of thought is needed to play... and I'm not down with thinking right now.  Yep, your dad can totally play with you.

Loving: that it's summer break and my boys are having some Jesus time each morning.  While they are there... it gives me about 2.5 hours to get as much done as possible.  I am a to-do list NINJA this week.  I've been making returns, shopping, cleaning, organizing, etc.

Thinking: about going to the beach...  now it's only 9 days away.  We go to the same beach every year.  Me, 2 of my girlfriends, our children, and a babysitter {for an extra set of eyes near the water}.  It is my favorite place on this planet.  It's a private island and is also a wildlife preserve.  Everyone rides around on golf carts... there is literally nothing to do but go to the beach or the pool... no Starbucks, no fast food, no outside diversions.  I am my best self when I am there.  I am so stinkin' excited!  The girls and I are planning on getting up early each morning and walking with the sea turtle crew to look for nests again this year (eeeek!)
Wanting: to raise enough money for a headstone for a 1st grader at my school who recently passed away from Leukemia.  He fought this horrible disease for a year.  His medical bills and funeral costs didn't leave much money left for a headstone.  This is where Teachers Pay Teachers comes in.  I had almost 50 of my bloggy/TpT friends donate to different bundles in the Resting Place for Aaron store.  There are bundles for EVERYONE....  k-2 math, k-2 ela, 3-5 math/science, 3-5 ela/ss, a back to school/end of year bundle, and a bundle of extras (with teacher planners, clip art, etc.).  Aaron was an amazing young man... and he deserves an amazing resting place where his family and friends can go visit.  Please go check out the bundles... I promise you won't be disappointed.  The store will only be open for the month of June so HURRY!  You can watch a video about Aaron HERE!
Needing: to make a plan for next year.  I have stacks... you know... very important stacks all over my room.  I really want to be more organized with my electronic files that I make/buy from TpT.  But I also really want to file my worksheets, etc. by standard.  I just didn't do a very good job of that this year.  And now I have STACKS!

Summer bucket list:  I talked about my long summer bucket list HERE...  but the main 3 are to be fully present.  I am really enjoying each day with my kiddos, whether we are at home chilling out, at the local water park, going on vacation, etc.  I just want to be fully present.  I really need to go to the gym.  I took the first step the other day and renewed my membership... now I just need to be consistent and GO.  The last part is to finish some crafty things that I have been wanting to do.  I really want to etch our last name onto all my casserole dishes.  I also want to spray paint some lockers that I bought, and redo our front door.  Fingers crossed!  :)

I hope that your June has been amazing so far!  Talk to y'all soon!  <3


  1. Ummmmmm LOVE that you have a Starbucks cup on your blog! I have a slight addiction :/ Lol Hope you have a great summer!
    Tales of Teaching in Heels

  2. STACKS! I know about stack. I am trying to process the best way to process through them so that I can find that one worksheet or idea that I had for this particular lesson. I love TPT, both the giving and receiving, but it can become "Idea overload". Please share what organization ideas you come up with!
    Pauline at First Grade by the Sea