Monday, September 2, 2013

September's "Currently". Wait--it's September?

So . . . today started with the realization that today is September.  Not only is it September, but it's September SECOND, meaning I missed my brother's birthday yesterday.  Sigh.  Parents-to-be, do NOT let your babies be born on the first of the month unless you want disorganized friends and family to forget to turn the calendar and miss the day.  Sigh.

As always, Farley over at "Oh Boy Fourth Grade" has her wonderful "Currently" linky up and running.  It's so fun to get to know fellow bloggers this way so make sure to check it out and follow new people that interest you!  Ready?  Here we go . . .

I haven't been listening to much lately . . . I've been at the computer FAR too much and I do better lately when the background is quiet.  I usually have the Brewers on, but it has been tough going for Brewer fans of late.

Tomorrow I go back to school.  I've always thought it interesting that I say "I have school tomorrow." instead of "I have to work."  Sadly, sometimes lately it has felt a little more like work than ever before.  To counter that, I am going to think about the 23 little humans who I can hopefully make a difference for over the next 9 months.  

That being said . . .  I AM NOT READY!  I just looked at the clock and thought, "You should NOT be writing a blog post.  You do NOT know what you are doing tomorrow!"  It all gets done--right?  It always has before . . .

I know it's greedy, but I would L-O-V-E a new printer.  Mine drinks ink like it's a 54 ounce gas station soda and I wonder if a laser printer would save money in the long run . . . suggestions?  I would sure love more time . . . or at least the ability to better manage the time I do have.  As for my BMI?  Not much to say.  My "middle digit" is up 3 from where I want it to be, and I better get working on it SOON.

As for priorities--I think that taking care of myself needs to be one of them.  I also need to be thinking about home and school and family and friends and figuring out how to create a sense of peace and balance in my life.  Sigh.

And finally . . . I have to get my body moving.  I have to get "off soda".  I have to get more sleep.  If I could work hard on those three things this month, I am pretty sure some of the above issues will be in better shape.  

So--chime in, link up, and support each other this month!  Let's make it a great one!


  1. Hiya! Found you through this month's Currently. I often find myself blogging or blog stalking when I KNOW I should be working, but you're right - it always works out in the end. After 7 years I've yet to have an hour where I run out of ideas and we just look at each other blankly. Though that might be pretty funny...

    Ah, soda. Pepsi is my weakness, I'll admit; that's the only soda I like, the rest I couldn't care less about. My last one was on October 29th. Maybe I'll make it to an anniversary. I don't really miss it after I've gone without for a few weeks, but every once in a while I'll think about how gooooooood it would taste.

    Good luck with your new school year! Hope you get 23 wonderful humans to share your life with!

  2. I hear ya on getting ready tomorrow! I don't have school until Wednesday but I have meetings all day tomorrow AND Open House. There will be no time for planning. Good luck with your kiddos tomorrow.

    Ms Richards's Musings

  3. I found you through the currently too and have started following along! I hope you have a great first day tomorrow- you're right it does always get done somehow! I'm in New Zealand so we're halfway through our third term of the year. It seems so strange that you are all going back to school for a new year now!

    I like your wanting and love ones... taking care of yourself is definitely top priority! Good luck with the soda!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

  4. Hi there! I too found you from Currently! I smiled when I read your Currently, not only for what it said... You colored your fonts almost exactly like I did. You're not a Virgo are you? :) I hope that you have a great school year! You'll be ready!!!

    Crayonbox Learning

  5. I started drinking soda again since school has started, I need to cut it out of my diet again.

    Hunter's Teaching Tales
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  6. Best wishes tomorrow, dear friend! I can't wait to hear all of your amazing stories! It's going to be a great year!!

    Mathematically yours,
    Jamie aka MissMathDork!

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  8. I hope you have a great first day! I need more time, too! Where do all of the hours in a day go?


  9. I gave up soda a few weeks ago.... BOO! I do drink unsweet tea most of the day to ensure proper caffeine levels though! {haha}. Good luck with your first day.... I will also be attempting to exercise more! I enjoyed reading your currently!


  10. I went laser in my first year of university and will never look back. The few times I needed colour I paid 25 cents at the university to do it. And now I work at a school with decent resources and unlimited colour printing so that's nice. Sometimes I print in black & white and then put it on a fancy colour background :)

    As for cost, it was $80 to buy the printer back in 2007 and it came with a toner drum. I've had to replace the drum 3 times since then. Each drum costs $80. This got me through 2 university degrees and my first year of teaching. So over 6 years, I've spent $320 total. That's like $5 or something a year (I teach grade one so give my math skills a breath haha)