Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Late to the Party

I think I may be the last person to link up with Farley but since I missed December's Currently I had to make sure I didn't miss January!
Listening:  Did you watch the new show that premiered yesterday called Deception?  I watched it as I blog stalked/started this post last night!  I like it!  It reminds me of a cross between Missing and Revenge.
Loving:  I love my IPad Mini that my fiance bought me for Christmas!  I've already downloaded iFontmaker and have played around with it a bit.  Fun!!!!  I'm also loving the amazing banner that I won from Christi Fultz's craft blog  Little Apple Cuties who also blogs at Ms. Fultz's Corner .  She created this for me using my classroom colors (mostly pink and green and dots on chocolate). I chose my soon (October of this year hopefully) to be married name for the banner.   Isn't it beautiful? I can't wait to get married so I can hang it up in my classroom!  She is one truly talented lady!  If you don't already follow BOTH of  her blogs you really should!  Thanks again Christi!
Thinking:  How glad I am that we finally (with voter approval) have a 3 year teaching contract in my district.  I was a part of the negotiation team and it took us two years to reach this agreement (we went "without" a contract, i.e., pay increase this year).
Wanting:  I really think I want a digital SLR camera.  I have a regular SLR but since no one uses film anymore it's pretty useless.  :o) I'm thinking I might use the extra money I earned negotiating our teaching contract to buy myself one.  I'm having a hard time not using that money to pay a bill though.  If I do splurge I'm leaning towards a Canon T3i.  Anyone have any advice?
Needing:  I truly don't need anything.  I'm very grateful for what I have; a loving family, a job that I love, and amazing friends.  I do NEED to be a more consistent blogger!  I find myself reading SO many blogs that I run out of time to post on my own blog!  Does this happen to anyone else?
OLW:  Prioritize.  It seems like a silly word but I couldn't think of a better word for what I want to work on (I wanted to choose "Let it Go" but unfortunately that's three words).  I want to blog more which requires that I read blogs less (not something I want to do).  I want to share more of my creations with the 100+ followers I have (how did that happen by the way? ).  I want to spend more time with family and friends and less on school work.  I want to find time for hobbies (like photography and crafting) and less on cleaning (I'm a ridiculous clean freak and feel like I can't accomplish anything if everything is not clean around me).  I want to be healthier.  Yes that means eating better and exercising regularly like I used to do.  So what to tackle first?
I hope you all had a wonderful break and a great start back to school!  And if you haven't already linked up with Farley for this month's Currently....go now so I'm not last!
Oh' boy fourth grade

5 comments:

  1. Well, you aren't last on the list anymore!! I hear ya about the prioritizing....I think I have the exact same challenges as you, but I'm not as a complete clean freak (just mildly clean freak). I have a chore chart, that I adhere to most of the week, and some weeks it all piles up for Saturday. But the taking care of me too seems to be last on the list! Start with one thing this week, and go from there. Good luck!! And Happy New Year!
    Tarita
    Papers, Pencils and Books, Oh My!

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  2. Now I'm last on the list!! Hopefully someone is later than me on Farley's Currently! Love your new name banner! Super cute...

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    Mrs. Lawinger
    lawingerslearners.blogspot.com

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  3. Your banner is so cute, and I LOVE your word. It's sometimes so hard to do! Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by our blog! =)
    -Jackie-
    Sister Teachers

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  4. Oh my goodness Karyn,
    I look at your blog and I seriously see myself...CRAZY! I resemble the girl above and I have a pet pug Bella. Too funny! The banner is adorable! Hope your week is great!
    Vicky
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

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