Monday, September 1, 2014


I am always excited to link up with Farley for Currently!  Here goes nothin'...

Listening:  I am currently listening to HGTV's Flipping the Block.  Does anyone else love that show as much as me?  I can't wait for the season finale next week, but I will miss Josh shouting, "People of the block!!!!"  haha

Loving: I love HEB's packaged guacamole in the produce section.  It is fresh, so it tastes pretty much like homemade without all the work.  It could use a touch more lime juice buuuuttt....  Anyway, I never splurge on it, because it's cheaper for me to make my own.  Plus, my daughter doesn't like avocado, so I have to eat it all by myself.  (This is really not a problem, but I SHOULDN'T.)  Well, today I splurged and got myself the little container of the spicy kind, and it is soooo good.  I had it on a whole wheat low carb tortilla with some chicken for lunch, and it was awesome. 

Thinking: Any other Texas teachers frustrated with TEA and the gaps created by the new math TEKS.  I am struggling trying to figure out where to start my instruction this year.  Grrrr

Wanting: My daughter and I are healthy eating and exercising which is great!  I feel stronger and healthier, and I am less hungry most of the time.  I am never going to NOT want pizza, or dipped cones, or chocolate, or bread, but I.CAN.NOT.EAT.THEM.EVERY.DAY.  Soooo...we are sticking with our eating healthy and exercising three weeks at a time, and then we get a cheat day.  Day 22 is coming up on Wednesday, and I have Starbucks fall latte and a pizza dinner with a pumpkin beer for dinner planned already!  I am pumped.

Needing: Three more days off...or a math planning fairy.  Ya know...whichever.

Trips: I want to travel everywhere...seriously.  I've only been to a few places too, which makes it so sad.  If I had to list three of my top travel destination dream locations it would be these.  I have always wanted to go to the redwood forest ever since singing "This Land is Your Land" when I was a kid.  New York is a dream of most.  I'm no exception.  Hawaii too.  Tropical paradise??  Yes, please!  And a little edit with a fourth location (#sorrynotsorry for the cheat) Wizarding World of Harry Potter really has to happen soon.  I love HP!

You should link up with Farley too!  Or at the very least, head over to her blog and read about what other bloggers are Currently up to!



  1. We are struggling in the math department as well!

    I teach 2nd grade and we got new math curriculum and a new blueprint/scope and sequence for our district along with new math TEKS!

    EEKKKK! Talk about new! We are taking it one day at a time and hoping for the best!

    You can do this :)

    The Frizz

    The Frizz in First Grade

    1. Thanks! That's all we can do with math for now I guess. I started with a preassessment to see which gaps I'd need to fill for our first unit, and that's just what I'll have to do for now. Thanks for the support...good luck to y'all too!

  2. I also said New York and Hawaii! Flipping the block is one of my favorite shows...along with the Property Brothers.
    Sara-Polka Dot Kinders

  3. In March I went to the doctors and stepped on the scale and saw what I knew. Super overweight, so I decided to try Weight Watchers because pizza is DELICIOUS! It has been hard, but being able to have those cheat days as long as it is in proportion, I don't feel deprived. Keep it up and enjoy pizza every now and then!

    1. is hard, but it is getting easier. We have been on it for three rounds of three weeks. I have lost about 15 pounds, which is NOT enough, but I do think I am getting a lot stronger too. Hopefully that muscle weight is making that number go down more slowly. Yes, the cheat days make it seem more doable, and we aren't having them too often, so I think it's ok. Good luck on your journey too!