Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Currently Jan 2014 & Surprise

Happy New Year came in with a quiet , well not so quiet snore from my DH.
My DH worked today so I was surprised that he made it to 11:00PM. (He did mumble Happy New Year at midnight.)
My son went partying with his sister and friends instead of having people at our house. I received texts from the kids along with instagrams. HA! That made me laugh.
I was cozy in my pjs, new Ugg slippers, and sweatshirt
(we are trying to not use the heater so we are not toasty warm!).
working on an old quilt piecing project that I had started ?? years ago
When I started it I was between teaching jobs and thought it would be something I could work on while watching TV. Now my I watch TV cutting out laminated projects or grading papers. 
Doing the countdown with Ryan Seacrest.
It was really a perfect New Years after the crazy 2013 year we had. Here's to a calmer 2014.

Ringing in the New Year, thinking and thanking God for all the blessings He gives us everyday
(especially those blessings that go unnoticed). 
Looking back I am so thankful for 
A beautiful loving family with the addition of a healthy grand-baby 
The blessing of health (my dad's eye surgery went well, my DD's pregnancy has been perfect & DH is doing better...) 
A great school to teach at that is more than just a job.
And thanks to you, my fellow teachers, my 1st year on TpT has surpassed my goal. I am so grateful for the sweet comments and that you to find my products helpful, especially my Christian based products. 
 And Thank you also to the community of teachers that share their talent, ideas, and creativity and embrace the true heart of teaching. You encourage me, inspire me, and often keep me going. 

Okay here is my January Currently
(and my attempt to start doing a better job with my blog!)

My DH is ready to go by an island...Ha ha ha

Christmas was very quiet and we agreed not to do gifts this year, but everyone still did little stuff so that we had something to open. (We were all pretty much waiting expecting the baby even though the due date is not until 1/2.14). It was sort of an old fashioned Christmas with the focus on family memories and being together. I guess with grown kids they begin to realize the importance of family and not so much gifts. Next year we will have a one year old and I think everyone realizes things will be different.

Have I mentioned the baby?? (Grandma prerogative!)

I am still attempting to clean out the junk antique treasures and organize my teaching materials and craft room, as well as the rest of the house.  Maybe it's called Baby-proofing???

Since vacation is almost over I had better begin planning for taking some xtra days next week to help with the baby. I hate doing Sub plans especially right after 2 weeks of no school. But I have an aid this year who can step in so it will be easier for me to let go. I think...

We did Christmas breakfast this year with all the trimmings, not just egg casserole, cinnamon rolls and cookies of the past. We weren't in any hurry and just reminisced about the past. My parents shared a lot of stories that my kids enjoyed (Thanks a lot dad) and are still laughing about.

If you stuck through my meanderings you should be rewarded. 
I'm putting everything in my store on sale
through 1/2/14
in celebration of my Grand-daughter's due date.  

 Bbay Sale



  1. I found your blog on the January Currently Linky. Happy New Year!

  2. Congratulations on the grand-baby! I also found your blog through the January Linky.

  3. A new baby! How exciting for a brand new year! I started TpT this year as well. Hoping for a good year with it. I'm heading over to check your store out now! Happy New Year!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  4. Congrats on being a Grandma! How exciting! I found you through Currently. We have a cinnamon roll tradition on Christmas too! Happy 2014!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

  5. Hi! I just became your newest follower on bloglovin' I found you through your Biblical Classroom Rules on TPT and LOVE them!!! I currently teach 4th/5th Lang Arts and SS in a Christian school :)