December 1, 2013

Currently December

I was actually early to the Currently party this month. Farly's post wasn't live when I was writing earlier, so I guess I'm just gonna break the rules and post twice today.

Listening: Joel and I discovered Dexter over the summer and have slowly been making our way through the seasons. Sometimes, we have marathon days, but then we'll go weeks without watching an episode. Today, we finally started the final season, and I can't wait to see how this series ends.

Loving: I promised myself a lazy day after walking more than 18,000 steps yesterday. I've been hunkered down in the massage chair for more than 2 hours already with my laptop, some water, and a snack. I may stay in here all day! :)

Thinking: With every ache I feel in this chair, I am reminded of our fabulously fun weekend downtown. I hope Christmas break is half as much fun as this past weekend!

Wanting:  Now that I've posted my first novel study to my TPT store, I have all kinda of ideas of other novel studies and activities I want to add as well. It's time-consuming but oh-so rewarding once the product is complete. And it makes me happy to know that I can offer help to other teachers out there!

Needing: I'm reading a few books right now, but I need a good one for Audible that I can listen to in the car during my commute. Anyone have a suggestion for a a book that's not only a great story but also a good narration?

Favorite Tradition: One of my favorite things to do around Christmas time is drive around different neighborhoods to look at all the pretty lights. Honestly, this is something Joel and I do several nights a week. It's a fun, free (except for gas) date idea that allows us to spend a lot of quality time together. We talk, listen to music, and just enjoy the sites. 


  1. Ooohhh...a massage chair sounds wonderful. Happy Holidays!

    Elementary School Garden

  2. I feel like the wanting and wishing for creating more TPT products never goes away.... It is always running in the back of my mind! Hope you get your wish! Good luck!

    First Grade Nest

  3. I love driving around to look at Christmas mights as well. There is a house about 10 min from mine that has it's lights timed to music. They have a radio station that you turn your car radio to while you watch the lights. It's the best.

  4. I'm envious of your massage lie.
    Happy Holidays!
    Short and Sassy Teacher

  5. My husband and I love to do that, too! Our town has an annual "Luminaria" night on Christmas Eve where people line their streets and driveways with luminaries (sp?). Basically milk jugs with sand & candles. It's really beautiful and has become a holiday tradition!

    ...and I'm totally jelly of your massage chair. I'd never get up! (And I'd have to fight my husband for a chance to use it!)

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    Happy Holidays!
    First Grade Follies