Thursday, August 1, 2013

Currently and Time Travel…Err…Tuesday

Where has the summer gone? I broke down yesterday and checked the calendar for the back to school date. I have another week before teachers report back. So much to do, so little time!

It is a new month, so I’m linking up with Farley for Currently.


Listening: The Irishman and I are working our way through The Good Wife on Amazon Prime. We are in the middle of season 3. I felt bad about working through the episode, but my husband was snoring away so we will watch it again tomorrow!

Loving: We have had a lot of great family time lately. The Irishman is back at work this week after our two week family stay-cation, but the kids and I are still having fun.

After a summer of looking, we bought a new-to-us car last week. Our old car was a 1999 Ford Escort. It still had a tape deck. I was a little sad to see it go, but I got over it quickly. We are now minivan people and loving it! The color is “beach sand” so my daughter calls it “The Golden One.”

Thinking: Today was my little guy’s second birthday! He is growing up WAY too fast!

Wanting: I am having nightmares about starting school and not having all my furniture/technology/supplies. Seriously. It is keeping me up at night. Things have been ordered, but it may take a while.

Needing: I’m trying to balance time with the family and a couple of days in school (see above). I was hoping to take the kids back to the zoo and children’s museum this week, but my little guy was under the weather. Hopefully next week we can fit it all in!

Back to School: I’m the queen of folders with brads. I haven’t made my stock up purchases yet this year. I’ve also become a fan of printable labels. Nothing is better than a new dress to start the year!


Earlier this week I read Jessica’s post with her fifth grade picture. All my pictures are back at my mom’s house in Texas. Then I remembered this little gem I had under my bed.


I’m the one on the left. I’m sure my siblings will love me for sharing this picture. It is a picture of an old framed picture that was hanging in my late grandmother’s house.

I have taught third grade for a decade, but next year I will be teaching in a K-5 STEAM lab.  For the Time Travel Tuesday linky you are supposed to link up with a picture from the grade you teach. This picture was taken in the summer just after third grade. It seems appropriate! This was the outfit I wore on the first day of school. I LOVED it. It was all-in-one. I'd picked out pink earrings to go with it. I thought I was hot stuff!

Grade:  Fourth grade
Year: 1989
School: Landolt Elementary School
Teacher: Mrs. Woodruff
Favorites: Full House, funky earrings, ballet class, Little Caesars Pizza, sleep overs, slouchy socks in multiple colors
Memories:  We had just moved to Houston and discovering all the wonderful things to love about the city. When this picture was taken we were still waiting for our house to be built. I remember thinking how cool it was that it was about to be a new decade. I lost my voice in fourth grade and my teacher made me hot drinks and gave me hard candy to help. She also had us memorize several poems. I can still recite Daffodils by William Wordsworth.

Fun times!


  1. How funny! We have a similar Currently!
    I want my classroom set up and I need one more week of vacation!

    Kindergarten Schmindergarten

  2. Oh goodness, I thought only having 2 weeks left of summer break was bad!! I guess I won't complain!! My little miss just turned 2 last month... They grow up TOO fast!! Good luck with getting your room set up, mine is almost there!! :)

    Surviving the Little People

  3. Love your picture! I loved funky earrings! My favorite pair was of a mouse for one ear and a mouse trap with cheese for the other ear :) Funny, I don't wear earrings now :) Thanks for joining in on the fun!

    I {Heart} Recess

  4. Great picture! Hehe. Full House was/is great!

    Also, I agree that labels are a definite must have for the school year.

    Compassionate Teacher