Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Meet the Teacher Monday…on Tuesday!!

So I’m trying my hand at joining blogging linky parties this summer and thought that it would be fun to link up with Trina over at The Ordinary to Extraordinary Classroom, for her Meet the Teacher Monday: Summer Edition! Head on over there so you can link up and meet some other awesome teachers!
Meet the Teacher Monday: Summer Edition
1. What's your summer teacher persona? 
Slacker Teacher:catching up on every episode of everything you wanted to watch during the school year
Mommy-On-The-Go: consumed with your children's extracurricular activities
Summer Fun Teacher:hanging with friends and traveling the world
Overachiever Teacher:Making TPT products, preparing your classroom, you never really took a break
I would have to say that my summer persona is a cross between Slacker Teacher & Summer Fun minus traveling the world! J I’ve been having a pretty lazy summer, with the exception of the one week that I worked for our local Kids College and my daily workouts. Besides that I’ve been having fun, doing whatever makes my heart content!
2. It's a sunny day in July. Your schedule is wide open, so you decide to?
Go for a nice walk through my neighborhood and read a good book outside. I might even go get my car washed, something that RARELY happens!
3.What is your favorite summer thirst quencher?
An ice cold glass of sweet tea or water. I’ve been trying to up my water intake so that’s what I’ve been drinking the most this summer. Put a glass of sweet tea in front of me and all forget all about that water. It can’t be overly sweet though, that makes my teeth hurt just thinking about it! Smile
4. Where will you be soaking up the summer sun? Have you planned any vacations? 
My boyfriend and I are headed to Virginia Beach this weekend! This has become an annual trip for us and I look forward to it every year. Nothing like spending that day soaking up the sun and listening to the ocean! I need to remember to re-apply sunscreen this year.! We stay out in the water & on the beach for most of the day when we are there and last year, someone, not mentioning any names, was rather forgetful and got EXTREMELY burnt, I still have beautiful tan lines to prove it! Can I just say that was PAINFUL!!!! Never again will I go through that! We are going to stock up on plenty of sunscreen
5. Any summer reads, professional and personal?
I’ve been trying to get a lot of reading in this summer. So far I have read lots of magazines, blogs, and The Love Playbook by La La Anthony. I’m currently reading The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller., loving this book so far! On my to read list are : The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess, & Crash Course: The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me by Kim Bearden
6. What does your summer TV habits consist of?
I haven’t been watching too much TV during the daytime but the evening time I usually have the TV on while I’m working on something else. I’ve found time though to watch all of Season 2 of Orange is the New Black! Such a great show! I’ve also been watching a lot of reality TV, mostly on TLC. Their shows crack me up! You can also catch me watching some Keeping Up with the Kardashians and a few shows on Bravo. Obviously my TV habits are filled with shows that lack substance, but you know what, it’s summer so who cares! LOL! Smile
7. Favorite Summer song of 2014?
Wiggle by Jason Derulo f/ Snoop Dogg

Turn Down for What by DJ Snake & Lil’ Jon

Both of these songs just make me what to get up and dance and have a great time!
That’s just a little bit about me!  I hope you’ll hop on over to Trina’s blog and link up!
Until Next Time…
Have Fun & Live Life to the Fullest!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Currently

This is officially my first time participating in Farley's Currently!

Every month I tell myself that I'm going to do it and then the next thing I know the month has passed me by! Yikes! I was not going to let that happen to me again! So without out further adieu...

So here is what's currently on my mind:

Listening- I love Spotify! I have so many different playlists created and lately it's either been my workout playlist or my Summa, Summa, Summa Time playlist that I started last summer. I just keep adding to it. I could listen to music all day long, and with summer time here, that's typically what I've been doing. It keeps me from spending hours watching TV! 

Loving- I've never been one to enjoy exercising, but this summer I've found a new love/passion for it. The first thing I do when I get up in the morning is put on my workout clothes and head out for a 2+ mile walk around my neighborhood. It's been the only way I can truly start my day this summer and I get done way before it gets too warm or humid. Except today the sun was pretty intense! 3 days out of the week, my boyfriend and I have been heading to the gym and I am actually LOVING it! I think it's helping that he is there with me and we are encouraging one another! 

Thinking- One of my summer projects is to finally get my home office together and organized how I want it to be. We've lived in our house for just about 3 years now and I still have not found a home for everything or made my office as cozy and organized as I would like it to be. I finally decided on furniture that I want to put in here, so now I have to decide on what color I want to paint that walls. I'm not the best at narrowing down my choices so I'm just going to have to pick 1 or 2 colors and go with it! 

Wanting- I have a list of different things I want to create for TPT & for my classroom theme next year, but just have not had the creative mojo to get something together. I know it will get there, I just have to make it a part of my daily To-Do List and then it will get done. I don't want to wait until August to start creating. 

Needing- With the summer heat and humidity along with working out everyday I just haven't had time to go get my hair done professionally. I think a day of self-pampering is in order soon! I also need to change my nail polish color. It's a bright pink now, but I'm ready to change it! 

4th Plans- I'll be heading to my grandparents house for their annual 4th of July BBQ then I'll catch fireworks at the Blue Crabs Stadium right down the street from my house. I live so close to it, that I could actually just sit in my backyard and see them, but there are some trees and houses that are blocking our full view! So we'll just walk around the corner from our house so we can get the full view. 

Well there you have it! I've officially joined the Currently craze! That was so much fun! I can't wait to read what everyone else is currently up to and participate in the next one! 

Until Next Time...

Have Fun in the Sun!