Tales of Caffeine Drinkin', Paint Slingin', Glitter Lovin' Teacher
Currently September 2014
It’s September 1st and that means its time for a Currently post with Farley from [Oh Boy Fourth Grade].
Before I get to that though, can I just say how much I am enjoying this 3-day weekend?? I’m a huge a proponent that we should have 3-day weekends every weekend, but I guess the powers that be aren’t asking for my input on that!
Listening – I love me some Dixie Chicks. Thank you Pandora for fueling my desire to listen to them!
Loving – I just LOVE September for so many reasons! First, it’s my birth month which makes it an extra special month. On September 3rd I’ll be celebrating my annual 21st birthday! I also love September because it means the first day of Fall is oh so close, the Texas State Fair will be here soon, and we are only a month away from October! Clearly I despise the Fall…
Thinking -Now that school is in full swing the to-do list is NEVER ending… I just can’t decide if I want to be productive on my day off, or lounge around and drink coffee until the afternoon. Lets be honest… the latter will most certainly win.
Wanting – I really really want a new bag to tote all my teacher crap necessities from home to school and vice versa. I’ve got my sights set on an awesome Marc Jacobs bag. I hope the birthday fairy is reading this!
Needing – So Friday at school I started to feel a little a sick. *gasp* I ALMOST made it through the first week without getting sick. I generally get sick once MAYBE twice a year, and it’s always at the most inopportune times! I def need it to go away fast because my new insurance hasn’t kicked in yet, so the DR is not an option at this time unless it gets unbearable.
3 Trips – So 3 places I’d love to go on vacation to but haven’t yet? That’s easy…
1. DC – Maybe it’s all of the Scandal and House of Cards we’ve been watching, but I def want to visit DC sometime soon!
2. Egypt – I have always been fascinated with the pyramids and would love the chance to go see them. Maybe one day it will be safe to go visit Egypt again!
3. NYC – I’ve been to Europe twice but still haven’t made my way to NYC!
That’s about enough randomness for my morning. Time to make some coffee and lounge around. I told y’all I would be going with the lazy route today!
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