Saturday, June 29, 2013

July Currently and More

We are linking up with Farley's Currently for July.  There is so much to share in this post.
* Listening
I am listening to Blake Shelton's new album.  Is anyone else obsessed with him?  I loved watching The Voice and enjoyed his humor.  He is very witty and cracks me up.
* Loving
I am loving everything about summer, t-ball games, Chicago Cubs baseball, sweet tea, and watching my boys splash in the blow-up pool on our deck.  (Yes, we are too cheap to buy a big pool.)

My 4 year old son just finished his last t-ball game today.  My husband and I coached with some friends.  It was so much fun.  The "teacher" in me kicked in a few times. (wink wink)


* Thinking
This past Monday we took my 3 year old son to a routine eye appointment.  He has to go every 5 or 6 months to an opthamologist about two-hours away.  He was diagnosed at 5 months with congenital glaucoma.  He has had several eye surgeries and is doing great.  The pressure in his eyes are exactly where they should be and his vision is also right on track.  However, his doctor did notice his left eye "drifting".  This is unrelated to the glaucoma.  He has to wear a patch on his good eye for at least 2 hours a day.  Do you know how hard it is to keep an eye patch on a 3 year old?  He does pretty well when I bribe him to go outside.  :)  Please keep him in your prayers and hopefully the patch will do the trick.


* Wanting
My husband and I have been "new vehicle" shopping the past few weeks.  I know we probably should get an SUV or something a little bigger, but when I saw this F250 BIG-HONKING black truck.....  Let's just say, I wanted it.... BAD!!  I have always been a Chevy girl, but I loved this truck!!  Needless to say, my husband said, "no."  : (  He said I would have to buy a step-ladder to carry around with me if I bought it just to get in.
* Needing
I am seriously needing a tan.  Even though, I have spent several hours on the deck with my boys, I still need a tan.  I worked in the melon fields for many years growing up, so I am use to being dark tan in the summer.

* Tips, Tricks, Hints
Okay, so Stephany and I have had many conversations on blogging and blog posts.  We are trying to get away from posts simply to promote products.  It seems many of the blogs that I visit are about what they made, what they have in their TpT store, and what they are trying to sell.  I know, I know.....  We have been guilty of this early in our blogging/TpT days.  We are trying a new linky on Wednesdays called Wednesday Wisdom.  We are using this day to talk about organization, planning, classroom libraries, teacher tips and tricks.  You know....  Those "bag of teacher tricks" all teachers have.  As we have mentioned in our Wednesday Wisdom posts, it is a summer series that everyone is welcome to contribute to.  Some bloggers need a little motivation to post about educational-related topics this summer so we came up with some topics for each Wednesday.  As teachers, we know how valuable your time is in the summer to get some things organized and planned for the coming year.  We want this blog to be a resource in your teacher's bag of tricks.  We are focusing our topics a lot on tips and tricks of the teaching trade for the classroom.  If you feel that this linky is right for you, feel free to link up this Wednesday.  The topic will be "Your Classroom Library".  Share how you organize your books in your classroom.  Where do you keep those "special books"?  Tell us what kind of labels, baskets, etc. you use to give it that extra magic.



Endless Possibilities,
Stephanie

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by. Blake Shelton is one of my favorites to listen to! I'm a little ashamed to admit it, but, "Boys 'round Here" is one of my summer go-to tunes. I'm a country girl at heart!

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    1. So funny!! That is the song I was listening to when I was starting this post!! :)

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  2. 'Wednesday Wisdom' sounds like a great idea Stephanie! I will link up next week. Glaucoma is hereditary in my husband's family... that is a huge thing to deal with so early on. Thinking of u xx

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    1. We would love it if you would link up. There are so many teachers out there that need tips, tricks and advice without trying to be sold something. We do offer freebies every now and then. :)
      Thanks for commenting. :)

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  3. I have been following you for a while and love your blog. Your boys are too cute - enjoy them. Time just flies, my babies are 18 and almost 16.
    Your Wednesday link up is great and I will make time to join in.
    Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

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    1. Thank you!! Time does fly by.
      Absolutely!! We look forward to you linking up Wednesday.

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  4. Can't wait to see the Wednesday Wisdom posts!

    Lindsey
    Lovin’ Kindergarten

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    1. Great!! We're looking forward to having several this week!!

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  5. I am right there with you on needing a tan - it's getting scary how white my legs are! One of my kiddos had to patch their eye {and the child was super resistant at first}. However, they made it super fun and let him decorate it each day so he took some ownership of it. Not sure if your son would buy into it, but it could be worth a try! You'll be in my prayers for sure!

    Molly
    Lucky to Be in First

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    1. I may try having him decorate it. Great idea!! Thanks!!

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  6. I am looking forward to Wednesday Wisdom! What a great idea!
    Kate
    Fun in ECSE

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    1. Super!! We look forward to you linking up. :)

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  7. My grandma has a crush on Blake Shelton! It's so cute. I'm going to try really hard and link up this week for Wednesday Wisdom :)

    Jessica
    Teach on a Limb

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    1. That's so funny! Grandma having a crush on Blake Shelton!! :) We hope you're able to linkup Wednesday!!

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