Tales of Caffeine Drinkin', Paint Slingin', Glitter Lovin' Teacher
Currently December 2014
Y’all I can barely contain my excitement for December and Christmas! I was a little sad waking up early yesterday for work, BUT then I remembered it was only 15 working days until Christmas break and I’ve been perked up since! I always say that October is my favorite month, then December hits and it gives October a run for it’s money!
To celebrate this awesome month, I’m linking up with [Farley] for a December Currently post.
Listening: I have to be informed AND full of holiday cheer to start my day!
Loving: Dallas is finally getting some colder weather! Nothing perturbs me more than Mother Nature throwing us 70 degree weather in late November, December, January… Thankfully she’s got it together!
Thinking: Who else has a to-do list that is never ending? I’ve got some online PDs to finish up, some TPT creations to work on, Christmas shopping to finish, etc, etc, etc. I love ticking things off my list – I just wish the list would get smaller or go away.
Wanting: I really want to get some new cute & warm clothes for our Colorado trip later this month. We are going to go skiing in Breckenridge again this year for a few days, then spend Christmas in Denver with the mister’s family. Excited that it should be a white Christmas for sure!
Needing: I always say I’m going to get my Christmas shopping done early, then I ALWAYS wait until the last minute and end up in a mile-long line at the post office. Oh well, one day I will learn, right?
Giving: This time of the year is always so exciting! Cold weather, snow, traveling, winter break… I could go on and on. It’s got me feeling super positive and I’m just trying to spread that around to anyone on my campus who is maybe feeling a little less positive!
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