Listening - The Jodi Arias trial is wrapping up this week, and I am glued to the closing arguments. During our careers unit, I started talking about this trial with some of my students (who were interested in law careers), and I now have several students who also tune in daily to HLN to hear the latest news. Of course, we have to talk about it every day, and I secretly LOVE it! My kiddos are also anxiously awaiting the George Zimmerman case to start when this is over because they've decided that Trayvon Martin is the Emmett Till case of their generation. OMG I love my students!
Loving - My beautifully tanned skin (now that my burn has healed and the peeling is finished) from our vaca in Florida.
Thinking - 11 more days until school is over. Thank the good Lord! Of course, I'm going to miss my 8th graders, but I am also so relieved to have summer break right around the corner. Each day is becoming more of a challenge as the students suffer from 8th grade-itis. One day at a a time...
Wanting - A personal chef. Figuring out what to eat for each meal is mentally exhausting for me, especially when I'm trying to avoid carbs... so many easy options are out. I have this problem, which I have inherited from my mother, where when I'm not hungry, I'm not thinking about what I want for dinner. And then once I'm hungry, I want to eat NOW, not wait to cook something. Joel is awesome about cooking whatever I tell him, but that doesn't relieve me of having to plan something (or the grocery shopping). I just want someone else to do it all for me. :)
Needing - It seems like I'm hemorrhaging money these days. Car problems, registration renewal, doctor bills, my twice-yearly insurance payment. And now that Saturday school is over, I don't have that extra money on my paychecks. Maybe I should just get rid of my car! haha
Summer Bucket List - 1. Visiting friends and family in Chicago. OMG I am so excited for this I can't even stand it! I'm ready to snuggle some babies, laugh with friends, hang out with our families. It's going to be splendid! 2. I need to figure out a plan for next year. Are we staying or going? What will I be teaching? How do I want to teach it? 3. The public pool actually opens this weekend, and I can't wait. I think I was born to be in the water. I just love it. And I love the bronzed glow it gives me! :)