Monday, 1 September 2014

September Currently

Hi everyone! It is hard to believe that it is "Back to School" time already!

I am joining up with Farley's Currently linky at Oh' Boy 4th Grade. I am looking forward to checking out everyone else's blogs to see their pictures of their newly set-up classrooms. Maybe I will try to get some pictures of my own up as well!

Well, I don't think there is much to explain with today's thoughts, so I will just wish those who are just starting back to school this week, like me, a great start to the school year! As for those who have been back at it already, I hope that your year is doing well! (P.S. - My 'Pete the Cat' bulletin board stuff arrived a few weeks ago...I am so excited for my kiddies to see it!)
Take care,

Friday, 1 August 2014

August Currently

Happy August, everyone!

I am joining up with Farley's Currently linky at Oh' Boy 4th Grade. I look forward to reading about everyone else's summer and all the work they have been doing to get ready for the next year!

It has been a wonderful summer, and I am having lots of fun!
*I have gotten lots of baby snuggle time with my new granddaughter. She is four months old now! *Also, my daughter just got married two weeks ago, and the wedding was absolutely was so "her"! :)
*I have also been spending lots of time working on school planning...thank goodness for Pinterest, TeachersPayTeachers, some wonderful teacher blogs, and my daughter (a fellow teacher), etc. to help with the process of working through some new curriculum. I still think that I deserve shares in cardstock, printer ink and laminating sheets! Hopefully, I will get some time to share some of my new (and maybe some old) ideas as the new school year begins.
*And finally, this summer represents the end of my journey with cancer (I hope). I am coming up to my last treatment, and then surgery to remove my chemo port! I have even had time and energy to drive my old bug convertible around this summer!

I am grateful that I still have a bit of time before I am back to work. I love this time of year, planning and creating and getting ready for that first day of school...but I am also glad to have some time just for me, whether it is just watching some really bad daytime T.V. or reading a fabulous book or having an afternoon's all good!

Take care, and enjoy your last few days/weeks before you go back to work. And, if you are already back to school, I hope that you have had a great start!


Sunday, 1 June 2014

June Currently

Hi, everyone. I can't believe that June is already here! So much has happened since I have last posted...and there is so much more on the go right now...not to mention that I have so much to do before the end of the month...YIKES!

I am joining up with Farley's Currently linky at Oh' Boy 4th Grade. I love reading about everyone else's experiences, especially this time of here goes...
I am sure that most of these things are pretty self-explanatory...but...

One of the most amazing things that has happened these past few months was the arrival of our granddaughter at the end of March. Of course, she is the prettiest, smartest little girl ever (just like her mommy!). I was worried that we wouldn't get to see her much, as she lives 60 miles away from us...but I have been lucky to see her at least once a week since she was born. My secretary at school has been giving me a hard time about not using my personal days (I have only had time for my own medical appointments the past year and a half), I decided to take tomorrow off and spend it with my daughter and granddaughter...Yay!!!

Somehow, it seems like we went from the winter that would never end...right to summer! It is warm and sunny now, perfect for getting my other "baby" out on the road! Last summer, I was in the middle of Chemo treatments, and spent most of my time recovering on the couch. I felt so guilty that I didn't have the strength to take her out, so I will definitely make it up to her this year! I still have treatments until August, but these aren't nearly as hard on me as last year's chemo, or the radiation in the fall. I'm not sure if they tire me out at this time, or if it is working full-time through it all that is doing it. Either way, life is good right now!

Here is my other "baby"!

I am looking forward to a busy, and joyful summer...but first, I need to get through June (report cards, field trips and Tabloid Day, oh my!). I hope that all of you already on holidays are able to rest and rejuvenate...As for those of you still working for a little while longer, like me, good luck and have fun!

Take care,


Saturday, 1 February 2014

February Currently

Happy February, everyone! Well, I survived January, but am hoping that February will be warmer (I`m sure many of you can relate to way too many days of indoor recesses).

I am joining up with Farley's Currently linky at Oh' Boy 4th Grade.

I think everything is pretty I`ll move right on to my 2 truths and a fib...I DO love Winnie the Pooh, and all of the characters from the One Hundred Acre Woods. It's strange, as this wasn't a childhood didn't even happen until long after my kids came along...there's just something about those cuddly creatures! I am definitely a book of my colleagues and myself apparently have a bet going on that whoever dies with the most books will win (and get the box that will be arriving in the mail right afterwards from Chapters or So...yep, you guessed it...I am definitely not a skier...I like watching it, but I would prefer to do so from inside the ski chalet while sipping hot chocolate! Did I mention that I don't like cold? lol

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year! (and January Currently)

Why is it that the older we get, the faster time flies? Not only have we sped through the holiday season, but a new year has begun! And don't forget, it's also a new month, so once again, I am joining up with Farley's Currently linky at Oh' Boy 4th Grade!

I think that most of these things are pretty self-explanatory...but I do have to tell about my special memory this year! Two weeks before Christmas, hubby offered to take me into the city to do some of my running around (this should have been Clue #1, as hubby hates Christmas time running around with too many people, and maybe dinner and a movie. As we were driving around, he casually said that maybe we wouldn't have enough time for a movie, so we could just do some shopping (Clue #2, hubby does not like to shop). He then proceeded to take me to a nearby shopping mall, directing me to a jewelry store to buy me a new wedding band! I should explain that my original wedding/engagement rings had to be cut off before I had my lumpectomy surgery in February...I had only been given 8 days notice of this surgery...not nearly enough time to lose 20 pounds and be able to get the rings off by, hubby took me to the same store he bought my original rings from almost 30 years ago (I didn't know this, as I wasn't there for the first purchase). He actually picked out what he thought I might like, and other than me choosing the white gold instead of gold, it was a shared decision! This was a pretty amazing, and touching way to end a long and difficult 2013! I'm a lucky girl!

I hope that your 2014 is off to a great start! I know that I will honour the challenges I have faced in 2013 by appreciating the adventures that this new year will bring! Hugs!

Take care,