Saturday, April 5, 2014

Currently - There's a Great Blog Hop and Giveaway Going On!

So, I apparently blinked and it's already April, and I realized that I have only posted about once a month (or two) instead of once a week like I promised myself in January.  Life has a way of getting in the way, huh? Oh well,  since it is April, here's my Currently...

Listening - Being in the middle of a whole house renovation, HGTV has become my new favorite channel.  I have already seen this episode of Property Brothers, so I'm watching Cops now!

Loving - the weather.  This time of the year is one of my favorites.  We can sleep with our windows open and I love waking up to the sound of the birds chirping.

Thinking - Why is it that the people in charge have no idea what's going on?  Here's the latest from the higher ups in our district.  Starting next year, we are required to implement one consecutive hour of professional development per week.  Which doesn't sound bad, until you factor in the rest of the order - "we cannot extend your hours and pay you to come in early or stay later for that hour.  We cannot change the time that the kids report for school or go home.  We cannot afford to pay subs once a week, and we cannot give the kids early release once a week to provide that hour."  So basically, we have to come in early or stay late with no pay.  Now, keep in mind, I ALWAYS come in early and stay late, but it's just getting a little out of hand..  "Find an extra hour in the day..."  SERIOUSLY????

Wanting - Ok, here's the renovation update.  All the cabinets in the kitchen, laundry room, and master bath are in.  The only thing left in the master bath is trim and crown molding.  We are getting everything put back in the cabinets now and in 2 more weeks we will be packing everything into a U-Haul truck so we can replace the floors throughout the house. 

Needing - SUMMER!  'Nuff said!

Last day and hours - I'm loving seeing what your hours and last days are.  Our district used to start at the beginning of August and we got out at Memorial Day which I loved.  There's something about Memorial Day kicking off the summer that just seems right.  And truthfully, by the beginning of August, I'm ready to go back to school. 

Now for the fun stuff!  I found this great blog hop and giveaway.  I really love these hops 'cause I find such great new (to me) blogs.  I found it at Rowdy in First Grade:
There are some great prizes up for grabs!  So, head on over and enter (or don't and I'll have better chances of winning)!


  1. I'm needing summer too! Will you ever post pics of the renovations? Sounds amazing. I could really use new kitchen cabinets. So pricey though. . .
    Elementary Expedition

  2. Hi! I just found you through Currently. I love discovering great new blogs! When did you start school to get out June 4, mid August maybe?
    Reading and Writing Redhead

  3. I feel your pain. I have been through 2 renovations and not by choice! Sewer back up (real nasty) and a pipe broke due to contractors cheapness! Good news I love my new flooring and new kitchen! Hang in there. It will be totally worth it.
    First Grade by the Sea