APRIL CURRENTLY

What day is it???
The day before the STAAR test... YAY!!! (snarkasism)
and my CURRENTLY design totally reflects my standardized test brain right now... 

BUT before we go any further...
let me introduce you to this month's sponsor...

Just Wild About Teaching
Ms. C is a Jersey girl...
how cool is that??? a JERSEY girl... 
and she teaches 1st grade.
I don't think I have ever met a Jersey Girl...
it kinda makes me excited... maybe because my fave housewives are the Jersey HW... 
that by far is my FAVE... 
but really I am super excited to have Ms. C this month... 
even though I am not really meeting her... 
but she is a sponsor.... sMiLiNg
As always... Ms. C is allowed to share 3 things...
The first thing is she would LOVE to share her Instagram with you...
http://instagram.com/justwildaboutteaching
click on the link 
OR
look for justwildaboutteaching
and I must say I just spent more than a few being a creeper on her IG... 
I LOVE an IG that is a good mix of school and home :) 
probably because I am nosey BUT I always love to know the person behind the classroom!!!
and I might have been looking to see if she knows any of the NJ HW... 
you'll have to go look for yourself if she does or not
the second thing Ms. C wanted me to share was...
 Spring is here and what better way to start it off than by introducing butterflies to your little ones. This is a fun unit packed with crafts, printables, and review guides all about these cute little butterflies. This unit is filled with tons of fun pages... 68 pages to be exact!!!
It is a 4 star product and a steal of a deal... click on the pic to go there!!!



The 3rd and final thing....
Ribbit... Ribbit...This froggy mini unit is perfect for Spring. Your little ones will love the crafts and informative printables that are included in this bundle. Such a fun and exciting way to introduce frogs to your class this year! 70 pages at only $5 is a steal!!!! click on the pic to check it out!!!

Thanks so much to Ms. C for sponsoring this CURRENTLY...
and now for April's CURRENTLY.......


the last question...
I was just curious when you start your day...
and when is your last day???
MY HOURS are the above...but  the kids' hours are 7:30 - 2:30 
it is EARLY but I am home pretty early too!!!
some days I LOVE it... some days not so much *wink*
I usually wake up at 5 to get ready... it takes a long time to look this good *wink*

and now it is your turn...




When you link up... do not forget to do the RULE of 3...
you need to go and comment on the 2 before your and the one after yours...
that is really my only rule...
it is just nice and a great way to spread some LOVE!!!!

If you need directions....
click on the CREATIONS TAB at the top of this BLOG and scroll down to find SEVERAL LINKS that give wonderful directions!!!

thanks as always for linking up... it always amazes me how many of you come to my little linky party every month... *kiss*kiss*kiss* love ya
alright let's get this partay started...

silver linings

Oh Boy...
what a week I have had... and it is not even Friday yet...
Some things I can't go into detail with
BUT let me just tell you this week has been from
H-E- double hockey sticks!!!

It all started Saturday with a stomach bug!!!
NOT pretty people NOT PRETTY!!!
well thank goodness it was only 24 hours of fever puke and more...
what a great way to end my Spring Break...
and then there were things I can't talk about...
and that was Monday and Tuesday
and then Wednesday... I thought my raincloud week was gone...
NOPE...
I got the stomach bug again last night...
so today (Thursday) I took off...
my Mamma came and picked me up at 5 AM to head in to get my sub stuff set up...
I am a freak like that... yes I could have called friends BUT I live like ONE mile away
and I was on EMPTY so it was safe to go in!!!
and to top off today I forgot to send Bub in his Pre K Blue Shirt...
that made me CRY like a baby... I mean UGLY cry... big tears... I felt like the worst MOM ever...
I cried so much my nose swelled up and when my dad dropped Bub off he was like...
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR NOSE... I started crying again!!!

Well let me get to the point of this BOO WHO story...
I am not writing you this to get you to feel sorry for me...
I am writing this because I know we have all been there...

I am in control of my JOY... nothing can take away my JOY not even throw up and big noses.

I keep thinking of Kasey Musgrave's song... Silver Lining
and it talks about how you have to have have a cloudy day to have a silver lining...

so I am choosing to focus on my silver linings...
like...

1. My kiddos LOVED playing this on St. Patrick's Day.

 2. Hubs... I mean my ninja... or is he karate kid.... endways... Ralph and I got some good workouts in between my 2 bouts with the BUG...
between the BUG and Body Pump... I am down a few pounds... YAY

 3.  Every Tuesday night is game night with just Bubs and ME!!!
just the 2 of us... love this time together... even though I lost!!!
 4. I got a new pet!!! My hubby is the bestest in TEXAS... and I got to go get my very own.....
TARANTULA... I named her Talulah Rose!!! She is a juvenile Rosehair and is BEAUTIFUL!!!
She is an iridescent copper color and really is pretty!!!
Hubs and I set all of her stuff up last night... and even though I wasn't there to see my kiddos reactions this morning... I was super excited to know how excited they would be to see her!!! and YES that is me holding her!!! YIKES!!!
 5. Today this was my nurse... she followed my every step today... and I mean every STEP!!!
Mostly we cuddled on the couch!!! That's my Dori Gurl!!!
6.  Every Wednesday night I decorate a napkin for Bub's Thursday's Lunch...
I LOVE doing this!!! and he loves it too.... it always has an I LOVE YOU... a remember your rules section... and a doodle!!! He loves getting them... but I am pretty sure I love making them more!!!

7. I text my mama at like 4:45 this morning and asked if she could drive me to school... she didn't hesitate and came right over... love my mamma

8.  all day long I have been getting how are ya messages... my friends and family are awesome
and I am doing good... i will be back at school tomorrow!!!

9. last but not least... I can keep some applesauce down... YAY and  toast!!!

10. OK one more... packing my lunch for tomorrow will be SUPER EASY


so there you have it...
we all have those poopy days and in my case week
BUT instead of drowning under your stormy black cloud....
focus on the silver linings
FIND YOUR JOY
and
focus on your blessings

Answering a few random questions from a friend...


I got nominated for a Sunshine Award from one of my new Blog Friends...

I am suppose to tell you 11 interesting facts about myself and then answer some questions...
ok here we go...
* I hate flying!!!! HATE is a strong word... I know!!!
* I am on my 3rd week wearing Invisalign.
* I have been at the same school for 13 years.
* I have been in the same room for 13 years.
* I dream of living on a lake or some type of water where I can fish... I LOVE FISHING!!!
* I haven't had a soda in probably 2 years. I only drink water and healthy smoothies.
* My favorite number is 3 and I am slightly OCD about it!!!
* I have done 3 Body Pump and 1 Cycling class this week.
* My husband and I have been together for 20 years (married 14)
* My dogs are named after Disney characters... Dori and Merriweather... and we had a Copper :(
* I have a tattoo on my foot and hope to get it covered up this summer. NOT removed,,, covered up!!!

and here are my questions to answer

My Questions:

Where are you from?
I was born in Mississippi, but we moved to Texas when I was 3. 
So I claim both!!!

What is your favorite animal?
Blue Footed Booby... really look it up... it is REAL

What is your favorite thing about teaching?
Well obviously... state testing, district testing, school testing.... heck EVERY SINGLE TEST!!!
No really... I think my favorite thing is when my former kiddos come back and see me... or when I run into them in the real world and they tell me I was their favorite... is that shallow??? 

What is your favorite children’s book?
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Why do you blog?
I am not sure...I like to share my ideas and I think it is very therapeutic...I write like I talk and I don't take it too seriously... I don't plan my posts... I just write from my heart!!! 
Really I am not sure why I blog.
Good question... let me ask my hubs and see what he says...
He said I do it to vent... and express myself...
OK we will go with that... 
ONE THING I DO NOT DO...
is I do not do it to ADVERTISE my schtuff...
YES I will throw a link in here every now and then...
BUT my blog is not busting its margins in 
BUY THIS BUY THAT
infomercials

Who do you look up to?
I look up to my grandparents!!!
Strong, smart, caring, honest, and devoted!
Grandma Freeman in MS... reading to Bub.

MeMow and Gpa (Bub named them) doing a silly face because Bub asked 

When did you become a teacher?
14 years ago
Would you rather: Have a side soup or a side salad?
depends... what is the soup for the day?
I generally choose salad as a dinner... and therefore it usually doesn't come with this option

If you could click your heels together and be anywhere, where would it be?
At this very moment... probably with my family in Georgia.
They are on this island... St. Simon... is that right? 
for a wedding...
 I would love to see the island and all that fun stuff...
BUT WHAAAAA
 I am the dog sitter... and my hubs isn't off for SB 
and we weren't invited to the wedding
so that would be a little strange right???
so to end my pity party I would like for you to know this...
as my family sends out pics to the whole group about their 
spectacular scenery or activities...
I send them pics of their dogs... 
and my hubs sent them pics of his keyboard...
HA think they get the idea of our jealousy 
molly and daisy
my mom and dad's dogs

What is your favorite quote?
I LOVE QUOTES
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time only more intelligently. H. Ford
and this one...

If you could read minds, whose mind would you love to read?
Do I have to pick one person... 
I would love to read the minds of anyone that steps foot in my school.
That would be AH MAZING...
think of all the things you could know...
are they telling the truth?
and I am not just talking about the kids....
WINK WINK
and parent conferences would have a new twist
what about faculty meetings
professional development that you are giving...
YEP!!! that would be AWESOME

Well that about does it...
thanks for getting me out of my no blogging slump...
and if you haven't visited Kayla's blog...
you really should...



TOODLES