Currently September

It's time to connect with Farley over at
for her "Currently" link up!  I love to see what people have going on--and I REALLY love reading Farley's posts.  She has the coolest writing style, and I feel happier and inspired after reading her blog.  So ready?

It's pretty early Monday morning, and I'm the only one up.  I do my best work when everyone is quiet--so I need to capitalize!

So what's "Currently" going on?  A friend of mine got me addicted (YES, addicted) to "Word Chums".  When she told me that she often has about 20 games started at a time, I knew I should have run the other way.  I did not.  

On "First Day of School Eve", I am definitely feeling a little more hopeful than I was last year--I try to not complain, but last year was a tough one!  I loved meeting my new group last week an am excited to get started.  I'm working VERY hard to have a growth mindset this year--for ME and for my students!

Notice a trend on my my "wanting"?  I can't say it enough--I NEED TO EAT LESS AND MOVE MORE.  That is all.

I have a ginormous to do list today...I need to keep focused and do the best I can.  It looks like rain--so that is going to help me stay focused, right?  RIGHT?

Finally, I loved Farley's trip descriptions...I had to do a little thinking about where I would go.  For some reason, I never have had any interest in visiting Hawaii but I've learned some things about the culture recently and now it's a "must see".  I would also LOOOOOOOVE to go to Australia; I've had a fascination with it since I was little and my grandparents went.  They brought me a stuffed koala that plays music.  Yes I still have it.  Finally, my son is college shopping and everything on the list is far far away.  As soon as he decides, that location moves to the top of my list.  Sorry, islands, I'm sure you'll understand.  

So there.  That's my "Currently".  Go check out the zillions of other posts by clicking here and see what is going on in the lives of some other amazing bloggers.  Enjoy your Labor Day--don't work too hard!


  1. Australia was one of mine too! I have always been so fascinated by the beauty of it that I see in photos and what-not... I want to see it in real life! I really hope that your school year goes better than the previous year! That can be hard, especially when you aren't one to complain :) Best wishes for a wonderful school year!
    Missing Tooth Grins

  2. Australia and Hawaii are both great places to visit. I am California, so Hawaii is an easy destination for us. I would love to go back to Australia as a family because I think my son would enjoy it. Enjoy your last day of summer and have fun tomorrow!

    Fantastic First Grade Froggies

  3. I always thought I wanted to go to Australia but then my hubby informed me they have massive spiders and that put me off Australia. Instead I'm hoping for New Zealand. If they have huge spiders I haven't heard yet and I'm good with that. :)

    I'm 3 weeks in with teaching 4th and feel like I am slowly finding my groove. The start of the year is always a challenge for me because I've switched grade levels almost every year! I never know where to start. Good luck with your year. I hope it's better for you!
    4th Grade Dynamic Duo

  4. I'm teaching fourth grade again as well. I hope you have a wonderful year.
    Artistry of Education