January Currently!

I've blog stalked this wonderful linky for several months now, but hadn't joined until now. Although you would never believe it from looking at my home or office the vast majority of the time, I am a touch OCD and I just couldn't jump in randomly in the year. Now, it's a new year and a chance for me to join in with all of the fun that's happening at Oh Boy, Fourth Grade.

Listening: To the hubby and pups snoring while napping. I wish I could join them, don't get me wrong today is a great nap taking day, I just couldn't fall asleep. Boo!

Loving: A fun Saturday! The hubby and I went to the K-State men's basketball Big 12 home opener against OSU and it was a victory. The rest of the evening, we are just going to relax a bit together. It's nice to have a night together after all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays the last few weeks.

Thinking: Could I be half as creative as many of you? Since I couldn't sleep I started pinning and looking up font, border, clipart, and printable tutorials. I've been tossing around the idea of creating things of my own to share, I'm just not quite sure yet that I'm that creative or have something new to share. I'm in awe of and benefit from so many of the ideas all of you share. {Which is fabulous for a new teacher!}

Wanting: To get together with with friends again soon. We spent Thursday evening with a couple of new friends {this town is new to me, and finding people our own age to hang out with that we both get along with... I'm pretty excited.} I'm also missing some of my wonderful teacher friends from college. We've been meaning to meet up, but you all know how time flies!

Needing: To finish paperwork and lesson planning... both seem never ending!

One Little Word: Expectant. I've survived the first few months of teaching. It's been an experience with it's fair share of ups and downs, but I love it more everyday. I'm looking forward and expectant to all of the wonderful things to come within the rest of this year.

Whoot! Participated in my first currently, only a few days late... but I'm looking forward to catching up with others who have posted. January is a great time to link up if you haven't already. If you'd like to, please click here!


  1. Congrats on making it this far! It only gets better. Sometimes you have years that you wonder how you made it though and others you're thankful every day for your awesome class! :)

    Life In Middle School

    1. Thank you! I hope it continues to get better, the "overwhelmed" feelings aren't quite as frequent :)

  2. Hey Christy!! I've just caught up with your blog through the currently. I'm in my third year of teaching but my first year feels like yesterday. I have to say though... if you got to January then girl you're making it!! Spring semester still has its challenges but it's nothing by comparison!

    Best of luck to you... I'm your newest follower!

    Closing the Gap... in a Cute Outfit

    1. Thank you for the encouragement! I'll be bopping by your blog, clever name for it!

  3. Last month was the first month I did the "Currently" list. It is something I'll do every month now. My brother lived in McPherson, KS for a few years. He met his wife there. They now live in PA. I can't believe you are blogging during your first year, but then again, it's a great way to get new ideas. You're almost half-way done!

  4. Between pinterest and blogs all of the wealth of sharing and ideas has kept me afloat, so I'm attempting to contribute. I'm not too far from McPherson, small world!

  5. Came across your blog through Currently - I'm now your newest follower.

    Congrats for making it this far. My first year of teaching was a baptism of fire - thrown in at the deep end, but I had to learn very quickly... You'll do just fine.



    1. Thank you! There seems to be a pretty steep learning curve to begin, but I'm hoping it continues to level off.


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