Sunday, December 1, 2013

Currently and a Sale

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  I know I enjoyed the long weekend off, but missed my son. I cannot believe it has been a year since he moved to North Carolina with his honey.
I cannot wait for Monday for the Cyber Sale along with TpT.  My list is growing of my must haves. I'm sure some of them are also on your wish list! Be sure to stop by my store, I will have some new items. I am stopping long enough to get my Currently posted, then back to work.

Without any more delay, here is my Currently for this month.

We are having some decent weather. The sun is shining here in Michigan, and the last of the leaves are going to the piles. We don't burn because of my asthma, but compost them in the woods behind us. The dogs think if he is outside it must mean it is time to play.

With school starting after Labor Day, this weekend was the first long break for me. I had just one day off in November following conferences, but it was hectic. This was a relaxing, stay home weekend. 

We have three weeks left before vacation, and there are so many things to do. We started our "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" unit on Monday because it wouldn't fit if I had waited. We tend to have at least a delay or two in December (a girl can hope). We watch the movie with our party. I think I will do breakfast this year, instead of my usual lunch. I have a food allergy to work around, and want what works for everyone. I don't keep chocolate in my classroom or at home any more, and could use some right now. 

I may have to stop at the store and start the shopping. With hubby not working in three plus years, unemployment only went so far, so did our savings. However, good things come to those who believe, and he has just been hired full time, starting December 12. This new job can easily carry him into retirement. They loved that he has many years of coaching, and can handle people. I will miss the coaching, but with my youngest graduating, now may be the time to let it go. Things do have a way of working out. 

Our Christmas traditions when my three were younger were spent at Busia's in Florida. The youngest has only known a few Michigan Christmases. With hubby's new job, there won't be a trip to Busia's this year. This may be a year of very different things. We have a lot to be thankful for this season. Hubby's new job, a home, my father's vastly improved health, and good friends.

Thank you, Farley, for another Currently to refocus me on what really matters. 


  1. I am a MI blogger too. I loved the long weekend as well. I hope your new holiday traditions are fun and you are able to get everything done before the Holiday break.
    Fun in ECSE

  2. I understand children moving away! My daughter lives in NYC. It makes me appreciate visits more.
    Would love to know what you do with "Lion, Witch and Wardrobe"--- will have to go check out your TPT store!

    1. It isn't there just yet. Still wrapping up the answer guide. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Hey! Another upper elementary teacher! So excited to have found you through Farley's Currently! Curls and a Smile

  4. It's definitely going to tight squeezing everything in before we go on break! I'm looking at my calendar and my lesson plan book and it's like I'm putting together a 3D puzzle with 2D pieces.

    I am totally with you on hating the crowds of shopping - which is why the idea of Black Friday shopping makes me want to go fetal in a dark closet somewhere. I can't believe people actually enjoy that kind of thing!

    Good luck with the rest of your month!

  5. I'm totally with you on Black Friday! Why would anyone want to go spend time in crowds when they could be home enjoying a fire in the fireplace and eating leftover turkey and stuffing?! Marcia, if you get stuck, I have a Novel Study for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. It'll be on sale in the next two days:

  6. I'm doing as much shopping online this year just to avoid crowds.
    Happy December!


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