Currently September... already?

Hold up.  How is it September already?  I am confused- where did July and August go?  Or, for that matter, June?  Where did my summer go?  And why is my to-do list barely touched?

Oh yeah.  It's because I spent my summer watching this cutie pie, and I didn't get anything accomplished.

Would you get anything done?  I love this little girl so much, and she isn't even mine.  She has my maternal clock clicking like no other though, and that's incredibly depressing.  :-(

So anyway, we've been back in school 2 weeks tomorrow, and it's been so busy, I have had no time to breathe!  I have 2 new 1st grade teammates, and they've never taught 1st grade before, so I have suddenly become the "veteran" first grade teacher on our team.  YIKES!  This is only my 3rd year in first grade, and I don't feel anything like a veteran!  But I'm working hard to help my very overwhelmed teammates keep their heads above water!  So that explains my absence.  That and being so exhausted I can't keep my eyes open when I get home!

On to the Currently for September!

Listening:  Can I just say how much I LOVE Spotify!  I love being able to make playlists of artists I want to listen to, and best of all, it is free.  I just wish I could use it at school, but since I am signed up through Facebook and it is blocked, I can't.  I guess I'll have to make another account! :-)

I also am in LOVE with Imagine Dragons.  They're not usually the type of band I love, but I am obsessed with 3 of their songs, and Bleeding Out is the latest one.  I just wish my local rock station played them more often!  I am a little disappointed in them since I discovered Cincinnati Project.  Too bad I don't live there anymore!

Loving:  This 3 day weekend!  LOVE IT!  I went out with my friends for my birthday, which was last weekend.   I am 29 now.  OMG.  I went to my 10 year high school reunion last weekend, so I didn't get to celebrate with my friends since I was out of town, so we went out for hibachi/sushi (my favorite!!!) and then went to a local bar we like.  I discovered this great cider called Ciderboys.  I want to drive to Wisconsin and get more IMMEDIATELY because it is THAT GOOD.  I may like it more than Woodchuck, and that's pretty much blasphemy.  On Sunday, I went indoor rock climbing with some friends, then out for lunch at another little bar we all used to go to during college.  They also serve tasty food. :-)

Thinking:  Don't you agree- every weekend should be a 3 day weekend?  I would work a little longer during the week for this to happen!  I would be so relaxed every week!  :-)

Wanting:  I am SO SORE after rock climbing yesterday.  I have only been one other time, and I was sore then too.  But YIKES!  I fell from like 6-7 feet high 2-3 times yesterday.  One of those times, I fell straight down and hit my stomach hard on one of the rocks.  They may not be real rocks, but they still hurt!  I can barely sit up or bend over or sneeze or cough, it hurts so bad!  So my friend told me I needed to "learn to fall" which meant I had to climb up and essentially jump down from varying heights.  I am not afraid of heights, but I'm not a fan of falling, so it wasn't fun, but necessary, since I am the queen of hurting myself!  I also had to reach a few times to get to the next point in the route I worked on, and my stomach, thighs, hips, arms, and sides are so sore!  But it will get better the more I go, and it's a great workout.  Plus it's a challenge, and I love a challenge :-)

Needing:  I never felt ready for Back to School, and I haven't really had time to finish up my room, so I have a LOT of work to do before Open House.  Which means, I have a lot of work to do Wednesday night since Open House is Thursday!  Yikes!  Once I get it ready, I'll actually post some pictures of my classroom.  

<3:  I am so bad at this one.  I saw that a lot of people posted 3 things.  Well, I couldn't come up with a 3rd, so I feel kind of pathetic.  But I need to learn to relax.  And spending time with friends always makes me feel better!   Maybe getting more sleep would be another aspiration?  :-)

I will be back sometime this week (I hope!) with an update of my first few weeks of school, a new product I have been working on, and what I'm really excited about this school year!  

I hope you all have a wonderful week!  For those of you starting school tomorrow, I hope you have a wonderful first day!  For everyone else, I hope your students are well rested and ready to learn!


  1. Happy birthday!! I just celebrated my birthday not too long ago as well!! My high school reunion is in November, but I won't be able to go. :( I hope that you had a great time at yours. I also love the fact that we had a three day weekend, and I agree, I would work an extra hour every day to have a three day weekend every weekend!! Good luck getting your room set, I'm sure you'll do great!

  2. Happy Birthday! I hope this year is the best you've had so far!!

  3. I was just watching to Imagine Dragons on tv last night! They are pretty wonderful aren't they? I didn't come up with three things either! But I am all on board for getting more sleep :)

    A Little Bird in Third

  4. Happy birthday! My 10 year high school reunion is next summer...and I'm not sure if I'm going or not...did you enjoy yours?

    I agree about the veteran comment...This is only my 5th year teaching...and my 2nd in 3rd grade. But since I'm the only one on my grade level with 3rd grade experience, I am both grade level chair and the veteran. Yikes!

    Hope you have a great short week!

  5. Good luck with getting your classroom ready!
    Three Cheers for First Grade!