Saturday, February 8, 2014

February Currently

Whoop! It's February! I don't know why that excites me, maybe because March is around the corner and that means warmer weather and easier work load? Regardless... bring it February!

I'm linking up with Farley this month. I just love this REASON to blog each month. I promise I am going to get better at blogging. I found out there actually ARE people who read it. ("Hi" teacher at Watkins Elementary on Reading Day).  So... let's get to it.


Listening: I got to SEE Alabama in concert back in September in Detroit! Amazing! I grew up with this music and a friend of mine brought it back into my life back in 2002. I had forgotten about 80's country. If you don't own their new Essential Alabama album- go! go! go! buy it! 

Loving: Oh what a MESS traveling was on Thursday night. A couple of inches of snow and DFW shuts down. Maybe there was a little bit of ice too? But... nothing this Michigan girl can't handle. Ha! Funny... now it's sunny and 70 degrees as I catch my plane home! 

Thinking: Truly, things are so busy right now. It's always how it is right? Some weeks are just way worse than others, and this week is tough! I am taking it one thing at a time- checking things off the list. Actually, writing the list makes me anxious, so I have not put it to paper, but rather am crossing it off the list in my mind. 

Wanting: I got enough time at DFW... because that flight was delayed too! If you have never had dinner at the Pappadeaux in terminal A- it's a real treat! It's down in the basement. If you don't know it's there, you would walk right past it! I seek it out every time I'm there and I made it on Thursday night! Yum! Debating if I should go again tonight? Hmmm... 

Needing: I am eating, breathing, and sleeping (sometimes nightmares) about Feb PD Day in the city! Who has PD day on VALENTINE'S Day? I digress... 
So much work goes into such a short three hours for so many teachers!  I have a work PHONE that will stay charged all day compared to my iPhone, but I have a work computer that only lasts me about an HOUR! Grrrr! 

2 Truths and a Fib:  I DID go to a club! It was a first for me- a big bar- in a big city! I saw dance moves, I've never seen in my life! Watch out ladies- I've learned a thing or two! #epic

Sister? I don't have a sister. Anyone who knows me will not be surprised to hear that I am an only child! I have friends who are like sisters, but I grew up with more toys, and more clothes and no one who stole them out of my closet.  

My parents are here for a MONTH! It is awesome. Jeff is out of town for work, so it is just the three of us.  Mom makes dinner, and packs my lunch and cleans my house and does the laundry... Dad has done yard work and cleaned my dryer (lint) and fixed my dishwasher. The older my parents get (Mom just turned 68 and Dad turns 70 in a few months) the more I cherish time with them. There are so many little things that I love about them and I am so thankful to be able to have this special time together- just the three of us. We are riding a double-decker bus in the city next week! #playingtourist

Wishing all of you a fabulous February!


  1. WOW! You sound like someone I would enjoy knowing. I LOVE Alabama. We have a Classic Country station here in Kansas and I am usually listening to that music when I am driving to work. I also grew up listening to that music but in the 70's and 80's. Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Crystal Gale and on and on. My favorite station do make me feel relaxed and less stressed.
    I am assuming that you are presenting on Valentine's Day to teachers so good luck with that. I have three workshops to go to in these next two weeks. I hope they will be beneficial.
    I enjoyed reading your post and getting to know you better.
    Take Care and have a great time with your parents.

    Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis

  2. That's so nice that your family is staying with you for a month! If I had my parents stay with me for a month, part of me would go crazy and part of me would love it because my mom would be able to help with keeping up my house, haha! And I hear ya on there being so much to do. It's so overwhelming sometimes! Have a great week! :)

    Permanently Primary

  3. I was completely wrong guessing your fib. That sister thing was too easy to believe!! ;)

    Good luck finishing your PD. It's always a little hectic & scary trying to prep for presentations but I'm sure you'll feel better - and accomplished! - when it's over. I'm super late to the Farley link up this month but I'm glad to have found your blog! :)

    Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten


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