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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hump Day Linky

Love this idea for a linky from Fun in K/1

What day is it?!?!  Hump Day, what, what!!!  Love that silly camel from the commercial.  Makes me smile every time.

So, here is my helpful hint....

From day 1 of being a teacher, I have found it difficult to keep work at work and home at home.  I ALWAYS work at home.  ALWAYS!  I cannot seem to stop.  I have so much grading, planning, sorting, and researching to do.  ALWAYS!  I made a promise to myself that this year would be different.  It is.  I am making every effort to leave work by 4:30 every day.  I watch the clock like a hawk when getting materials ready, grading, and planning.
When 4:30 hits, I drop it all and head out to get my beautiful 1st and 4th grade daughters, and head home.  It has been super hard to do, but I am doing it.  I am already a nicer mom because of it.  I am able to breath on the way home and hear about my kid's days, instead of panic about all the stuff I now have to do at home.
I am getting most things done (not all as that seems physically impossible), because besides the time limit, I also am working really hard on stream lining my teaching.  More to come on that another day.

Sorry, that was long winded.  Helpful hint, the short version- set a quitting time and stick to it!


Monday, September 2, 2013


September is here!  Time for a Farley's Currently.  Join in people- it's fun!  

Loving:  My new students are so sweet.  I am having a really good time learning about them and am already laughing a lot with them.  Should be a great year!

Thinking:  3 days for a weekend is more like it!!!  I could do that all the time!

Wanting:  Would be great to have someone to delegate all my boring home jobs to!  More time for fun.  :)

<3  1.  My 5 month old puppy is crazy!!!  We have been working on the chewing thing, but he is so tough.  He bites, jumps, chews, climbs on furniture, and other naughty dog behaviors....
I have been working with him but he seems to be proving himself pretty stubborn.  We use a water bottle and he practically runs away when he sees it...doesn't like it at all.  As soon as it is away, back to being naughty, ugh!!!
2.  I am signed up for another run.  I just completed the Blacklight 5K Run with a friend. 

Now, I have my daughters and I signed up for the Chips and Salsa Run Kid K.  Should prove a lot easier since it's only 1K....then I shouldn't have to carry my youngest!  We'll see if they eat the salsa though- they don't like anything spicy.  I can't wait, yumm!
3.  I have been leaving school at 4:30 everyday.  This is big for me as I tend to stay FOREVER.  I am trying to draw a line in the sand, if you will, and choose time with family this year.  I need to do this for myself and my family.  I feel I am missing so much of my babies and hubbies time.  Work will always be there, always something to finish.  I don't want to miss out on my family just to organize my room or grade papers.  I am Type A for sure, so it is hard to draw that line.  Wish me luck in keeping it up all year.

Enjoy your Monday,