Friday, January 4, 2013

I've been MIA and Currently!

Happy New Year! I can't believe it's January already! This vacation has flown by. I can't believe I am starting school again in two short days. I'd love to say I had the greatest vacation ever and I did SOOO much. Unfortunately, I didn't. I was sick for the first week and a half. I didn't move off of my couch. There is a major indentation in the cushions from my rear!
The last few days have been better. When I left school on the last day before vacation, my plan was to work on some units for January. I didn't do it. :-( I had no energy or motivation. When I finally got the energy back, I just wanted to play all day! I've been spending lots of quality time with my sweet little girl, Makenzie. We've played lots of games, barbies, and some golf.
I've also snuck in some handwriting, CVC and sight word practice (shhhhh... don't tell her. She thought we were playing school!). I may start working on some new things this weekend, but I'll play that by ear. I might want to have fun. :-) Once again, Farley over at Oh Boy 4th Grade is hosting her fabulous once a month Currently Linky Party. I'm a few days late, but like the saying goes, better late than never! Right? Here goes...
Listening: I'm a news watcher. I don't know why, but I've been a news watcher as long as I can remember. The unfortunate thing about the news in Orlando is that it is extremely depressing! There is always something wrong... like a murder, or missing people, or a plane crashed into someone's house. You would think that Orlando would have happy news since it's the home of the Mouse House, but it's not. It's a train wreck, and I can't stop watching!
Loving: I'm loving baby butterscotch! Who is baby butterscotch you ask? Well, She's an animatronic pony! My daughter got her from Santa. Makenzie is in LOVE with her! I love how Mak plays with her. She's endless fun, and I'm so happy that Santa was able to fulfill her Christmas wish!
Thinking: I'm thinking about how I need a few more days off, especially since I was so sick for the majority of my vacation! It's ok though. I am glad I didn't have to use up my precious sick days.
Wanting: I want some new clothes and a haircut! Maybe that's what I'll do on my last two days off. =)
Needing: I need a dryer... still! My dryer kicked the bucket during the last week of November. We're on such a tight budget, so we really couldn't swing a new one with it being Christmas time. Maybe we can get one with the TPT money I'll get soon. Hopefully something else doesn't go in the time being. :-)
Finally... OWL (one little word): My word is ENJOY. Enjoy life, enjoy my daughter, enjoy my husband, enjoy my family, enjoy my job, enjoy my students, etc... Life is too short not to enjoy every second that God gives me.
If you haven't already, (which I'm sure most of you already have since I'm like number 379!!), link up with Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade!
Happy New Year!! -Jackie-








18 comments:

  1. What a great word to pick! I need to do that, too. Hope you get your dryer soon! At least you're in Florida where maybe you can hang clothes outside? It's cold here in Virginia!

    Young Daze in 5th Grade

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by!! =) We're your newest followers!

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  2. Love your OLW! I think we all forget to do that. I got a new haircut the other day and I feel like a new person so I think you should go for it!

    missrayburnsclass.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks so much for stopping by! =) I think I will go get that haircut. =)

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your OLW. I agree,enjoy your family, enjoy your friends just ENJOY life!

    Rhonda
    Classroom Fun

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    1. Absolutely, Rhonda! Thanks for coming by! =)

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  5. Hi Jackie--thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your kind words :) I'm so glad to have found another NYer and someone else as obsessed with Les Mis as I am. We actually went and saw it again on New Years Day. I'm insane.

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    1. Ahhh... so jealous! Maybe my sis and I can go again this weekend. My husband is off... he can watch my daughter! =)

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  6. Love your OLW...you are right, life is short and we need to enjoy it. Hope you get that dryer soon!
    Teacher Gone Digital

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    1. Thanks so much!! I hope we get one too! My sister is so awesome, she let's me come over with a load every few days. She definitely gets sister of the year for that! =)

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  7. I am a news watcher, too. :) I love your blog, that you are sisters, and your OLW. I look forward to reading more of your blog posts! Have a great weekend!

    Andrea

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  8. Thanks, Andrea! We have tons of fun! Hope you have a great weekend too! Thanks for stopping by!! =)

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  9. I found you on Farley's blog. I love your OLW. I need to slow down and enjoy the present moment. I'm always thinking of the future, or nostalgic for the past. I think that is fantastic that you guys get to teach together at the same school!
    Happy New Year!

    Ann-Marie Parisi
    mrsparisisclass.blogspot.com

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  10. Thanks for stopping by, Ann-Marie!! We're your newest followers!

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  11. Hi Jackie,
    So sorry you were sick over the break! That really stinks! I love the Currently Linkys! When I first read yours I was hoping baby butterscotch was something to eat...no luck! LOL! Her and Mak sure are cute together!! I did a haircut over break and I want some new clothes too but that didn't happen. ENJOY is a wonderful word!!
    Gina
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Gina! I wish baby butterscotch was edible... or drinkable! LOL! =)

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  12. I love your OLW! It's so important to enjoy all the wonderful things that you have.

    I'm a new follower - love the look and tone of your blog! I'll be back for sure! :)

    Lauren
    Life In Middle School

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  13. Thanks so much, Lauren!! I'm on my way to your blog right now. =)

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