Currently ~ July!

Okay, I may have squealed a bit when I realized that I had actually managed to catch the Currently early in the month! I absolutely love linking up with Farley over at Oh Boy 4th Grade but somehow I'm always a few days late to the party! Then I realized that, even though I'm linking up on July 1st, somehow I'm still #100+ (currently there are 103 linked up so I'd be #104 but I just know someone will beat me to the punch by the time I put this little post to bed, so I'm just going to cross my fingers and hope that I get into the top 125) Not that it really matters what number I am, but I can't help but want to be close to the top lol!

Anyways, here's mine:

My husband is playing the latest video game with friends in Texas and Hawaii right now. Using Ventrillo helps them to stay connected and enjoy their gaming together. We only pay $4 a month for a "space" large enough for 10 - so we can talk to all of our friends online while we play. Saves a ton on phone bills, plus makes gaming more fun. Since we're military, friends move all over the world, but this way we can still keep in touch :)

Just finished watching The Next Food Network Star and am loving Justin even more. It could be because he's on Alton's team and there's just something about Alton that gets to me :)  The big joke in my house is that Alton Brown is my "boyfriend". Regardless, I think I could actually watch a whole show of Justin cooking and talking so I'm crossing my fingers for him!

It's my birthday tomorrow (well in 23 minutes!). I try to remain unaware of exactly how old I'm turning - I wouldn't lie about it, I just try not to think of it :) I'm not really big on presents, I'm just thrilled my husband actually seems to be on top of it this year - he's mentioned it several times. Which contrasts with the year when he forgot entirely and only remembered when we went to a friend's house for dinner and she put candles on the cake for me. He was totally confused ~ "What's with the candles?" he said. It's been 5 years and he still hasn't lived that one down lol!

I am wanting a new computer since my laptop keeps turning itself off. I need to take it in to be checked but I'm afraid of what they might say. It is old and slow and I really want a desktop again ~ however I would be satisfied if they could just figure out how to keep it on while I'm working!

Do you know how many cups 4 children use in one day? It's approximately 189,532. I know, because I've been washing dishes by hand (gasp!) for 2 weeks since my dishwasher broke. Somehow I keep forgetting to make the call to the serviceman until after 5pm! Tomorrow my one goal is to get that phone call made!

My all time favorite read aloud, as I've shared before is Mo Willem's "Don't Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus!" I read it (and the other Pigeon books) every year and we adapt it into different class books. It is so fun to hear the kids interact with the book and then they really get into the illustrations too!


Last year I read "The End of Molasses classes" by Ron Clark and loved it! So much inspiration packed into one book! I think it should be a must-read for every new teacher (and some old ones too!) If I had a choice between visiting his school and an all-expense paid trip to Vegas or somewhere I really think I would choose his school instead :)

 

Woot! Finished before midnight! Wouldn't it have been funny if I had actually aged a year while writing this post?! I'm off to follow the Rule of 3 (love that idea!). Be sure to link up too!

10 Rustle Up A Response!:

Kaitlyn said... Reply to comment

Happy Birthday!!

:) Kaitlyn
Smiles and Sunshine

Amy Grout said... Reply to comment

Happy Birthday - I just got a new computer and I'm loving it - hope you get yours too. Thank you for your comment and for being my newest follower. I think I am probably your newest one as well (Only because all of the normal people are in bed sleeping.) LOL.

Stephanie said... Reply to comment

Followed the Currently link to your page (rule of 3, you were two people in front of me!), and want to wish you a happy birthday as well! :)

Ms. Kerri said... Reply to comment

Happy Birthday! My brother in law and his 2 brothers play video games together that way. 2 of them live in the same town but the other one lives in south carolina. It's pretty funny sometimes because they get to talking about other things. Especially now that they have kids. I hope you have a fantastic day!
Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

Kristin Young said... Reply to comment

I'm a July birthday too!! Happy Birthday!!!! My kids love the pigeon books as well but I'm not sure if it's all the story or that they just like to hear me yell when pigeon gets mad. ;) I'm hosting a giveaway through Friday...come join and maybe you can win it for your birthday?!

Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

Jessica Stanford said... Reply to comment

I want to go to his school too!!!!!
Blessings,

Jessica Stanford
Mrs. Stanford's Class
I hope that you'll join me for my giveaway ♥

Kelly said... Reply to comment

Thank you for visiting my blog! I am your newest follower! Happy Birthday!
Also, I would love, love, love to visit Ron Clark's school even more than a trip to Hawaii even though my hubby thinks I'm crazy :)

Lisa R. said... Reply to comment

Happy happy birthday!! Enjoy every minute of it!! :)
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Emily said... Reply to comment

Happy Birthday! I'm really going to have to look into these pigeon books! 2nd Grade Mon-"stars"

Kimberlee :) said... Reply to comment

Just took a look around your site & would like to offer you an award - accept your award here: http://teachertakers.blogspot.com/2012/07/bloggie-award-yay.html

~ Kimberlee ~

Two Fulbright Hugs

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