Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Happy New Year!I can hardly believe it is already 2014, and since it's January, that means it's also time for another currently. Oh how I've missed these!

Listening... I only live a couple blocks away from the Rose Bowl and Rose Parade, and yet I've never seen either live.  And I'm OK with that. I like watching the Rose Parade from the comfort of my own couch, in my jammies. :)  Though, our whole neighborhood always goes outside in time to see the jets fly over. 

Loving... Winter Break!  Oh, the heavenly joy of sleeping in each morning, not putting makeup on, using the restroom whenever I want!  I may or may not be on my fifth book since school let out, as well...

Thinking... With school starting back up on Monday, I've been thinking about all of the units to be taught this month. Weather, MLK, informative writing, skip counting... TPT and pinterest are my friends. 

Wanting... I LOVE to cook and am looking forward to using a day or two of my time off to restock the freezer with lots of meals for the next month or two. Quick lunch ideas to take to work, ready to cook dinners... Gotta do it while I have time.

Needing... Speaking of prepping units. Is there a fairy out there that cuts out lamination?

Christmas Tradition... Our tradition is simple. Be with family.  Eat good food. We always make a big Christmas Eve dinner with ham,veggies, yams, dutch apple pie, the works.  Christmas morning means Belgian waffle brunch. Yum, yum!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Haha! I love how you are loving the fact that you can use the restroom any time you want! It's so true... You've also made me crave belgian waffles, yum!

  2. It is the little things like using the restroom that makes the day so wonderful right? I don't know how you live that close to the Rose Bowl and have never been!? I love my college football (Go Cocks!) and would definitely have to take advantage of that. :) I have a belgian waffle tradition every Sunday morning - you should definitely make it more than once a year. Mmm...Mmmm....Enjoy the rest of your break!

    Teaching Maddeness

  3. I hope the laminated cutter-outer fairy comes and sees me too! Love it.

  4. You are a reading machine, girl!! Though I did manage to read The Outlander over the break as I wanted to refresh my memory for the series that 's coming up. Darn I don't get US Netflix but I'm sure somewhere along the way I will be able to access it. Can't wait :) I LOVE prepping food for the freezer as it makes it so much easier to put a dinner together. Hubby does quite a bit, I do mainly soups. We have a huge brunch on Christmas day too as we celebrate on Christmas Eve. Waffles with whipped cream and strawberries, potatoe pancakes with apple sauce and/or sour cream, fruit salad, bacon, sausage and a few things I'm sure I'm forgetting LOL! Loooove brunches :) Glad you had a good break - loved the pic of you skating on the lake :) Have many a teacher friend that would love someone to cut out their laminates! Did some for the K teacher my kids had but none since. Enjoy your last few days of the break!! Hugs!