Monday, September 2, 2013

September Currently!

I can't believe it is September!!  How did that happen?  I still remember packing up on the last day of school and thinking I had all summer to relax and unwind.  Now I'm a few weeks into school with my new group of 2nd graders and I'm totally feeling the back to school exhaustion.  I'm linking up with Oh' Boy 4th Grade for her September currently linky party.

Listening - Yep, it's 9:30 a.m. and I'm still in my pajamas... enough said, huh?  I love being able to watch morning TV in the summer, or on my days off.

Loving - After two and a half crazy weeks of school, I am SO happy to have a long weekend to recover and catch up.  We had a simple Labor Day cookout on Saturday and the rest of the weekend has been great to just chill out and work on my to-do list at my own pace!  Feels a teeny tiny bit like summer again!

Thinking - With the long weekend, I decided it was time to finally bust out the fall decorations because I know it will be a busy month coming up!  Can we say I love Pier One??  My family room smells like yummy apple candles and looks refreshed.  I am totally a summer girl, but my favorite thing about fall is anything apple or pumpkin flavored or scented.  We will bust out the rest of the fall decorations when the temps fall below 90!

Wanting - I seriously need to go to To-Do list anonymous... especially during the school year!  While I love the beginning of the school year because my classroom looks beautiful and everything gets a fresh start, I hate starting over again and how it seems I eat/sleep/breathe school in August.  I put one too many school projects on my to-do list because I like to be ahead of the game.  It's getting there, but it doesn't help when I write "update to-do list" ON my to-do list!  LOL!

Needing - What weekend would be complete without a Target trip?!  While I'm out I also need to figure out some super cool summer HW prizes for my students from last year.  I had TEN of my students turn in their summer journals that I gave them last June.  I am thrilled and I never expected that many of them to follow through so I want to make sure I do something awesome for them.  Any suggestions please??  :-)

Last but not least... three things that I want to get done in September that will make my heart happy.

  1. Hmm... there is a theme, huh?  Yes, I want to at least once or twice a week know I can walk out the door at school and not bring my entire classroom home.  
  2. Yep, instead of celebrating my 29th birthday again, I've decided to accept the fact that I have just days left to enjoy my 20's and make the best of adding a 3 in front of my age.  Ahh!
  3. I am getting used to waking up at the crack of dawn, but I need to get back in the laundry and dinner routine asap!  
Phew!  That was a long one but I'm excited to share my first "Currently" with you.  Hope the beginning of your school year is going well and that you are enjoying your long weekend. :-)  


  1. I am just like you! LOVE summer but fall is a close second! :)

  2. I turned 30 this year too and it is kind of weird because I know that I am not that old, but I still feel like it. I also agree that I need to leave work at work. Good luck with that and Happy early Birthday!
    Fun in ECSE

  3. I have found each new decade to be better than the previous, so just embrace it. :) I liked my 30's better than my 20's and so far I am loving my 40's, it is a coming-into-your-own sort of age.

  4. Yay for the 30's club!!! 30 is a fun one to celebrate. Happy (early) Birthday!
    Colleen :-)
    Fun and Fearless in First

  5. Hi, I'm your newest follower. I found you in a comment you left at the Colorful Apple. I really like finding other 2nd grade blogs. We really can learn a lot from each other!
    Second In Line

    1. Thanks Patty! I love blog hopping too and finding great 2nd grade blogs. Can't wait to check out your blog now too. :-)