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I can honestly say that one of my top ten reasons for starting a blog was so that I could participate in Farley's "Currently."  I have been counting the days until here goes!! I just came back from a HUGE lunch at Buffalo Wildwings.  One of my favorite things in da world is spending a Saturday afternoon with a half-dozen Salt 'n Vinegar wings, an order of potato wedges (with sour cream) and a foamy adult beverage.  Oh yeah...and my hubby and kids!!  I can even tolerate some drama (eye-rolling; sighing) from the teens when a greasy wing is in-hand!  I may have overdone it today...tummy is talking back.

I have an amazing group of children this year.  They are smart, sweet, kind to each other, and just a lot of fun to be around!  They make me laugh every single day!

I can be quite the procrastinator when it comes to holiday decorations.  When I was a kid, I was the number one "Elf".  I loved the holidays and couldn't wait to decorate every wall and surface in the house with holiday cheer.  Nowadays....I just dread it.  All I can think about a few weeks I'm gonna have to take all this stuff down and put it away.  Quite the Grinch...I know!

This is a crazy time of year.  Our report cards go out in a week.  Assessments need to be done.  Classroom observations....ugh.  Not to mention all the stuff associated with, shopping, shopping!!  I just need 1 more hour in the day to get it all done!!

I haven't even started my report cards...I can't talk about it...too depressing. RAK:  Holly from Criss Cross Applesauce in First Grade is a teacher at my school.  We started working together a couple years ago, and I don't really know her that well.   I do know that she is an awesome teacher (I mean, I get her kiddos after she has I know!).  She is also a blogger extraordinaire.  She doesn't like to "advertise" her I thought that I would, while thanking her at the same time!!  Her bloggy greatness was another one of the reasons I began my blog...she inspired me with her super fun, super cute, super wonderful and helpful little blog.  Okay...I was a little jealous (still am), but sometimes that's what I need to get going on something I've always wanted to do.  Holly also supported me by featuring me on her blog my very first week up...which sent many, many followers my way.  She definitely didn't have to do that, but I'm so glad she did.  Holly really represents the spirit of professional teaching blogs...she shares openly and honestly and welcomes and encourages newbies like me with open arms.  So, for my RAK...I am thanking you Ms. Wazy-loo!!  Also, don't be surprised if a little something wonderful appears in your mailbox on Monday (okay....maybe Tuesday...I told you that I am a procrastinator)!!  If you haven't visited Holly's really should...its well worth the visit...I promise!!



  1. Hi Kathy,
    I came across your blog in the currently linky! Your currently sounds just like mine! I need to decorate, Christmas shop, and finish up all of that end of trimester craziness too! Our conferences start on Monday! Good luck getting everything finished! I'm your newest follower!
    Beach Lovin' Teach

  2. Yumm, Buffalo wings sound soo good right now. I can't remember the last time I ate some. I too am lacking in my Christmas activities. Shopping starts tomorrow;)

    Surfin' Through Second

  3. I love Currently so I can discover new blogs like yours! I am a fellow MI teacher and have met Holly through blogger meet ups- so I agree that she is pretty awesome!! Glad to be find your blog and follow you too!! Glad you are in the blogging world!

    Apples and Papers

    1. Hey Jessica!!!

      We will have to have another Michigan Blogger Bash - and this time Kathy will be there too!

      Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  4. I started my holiday decorating and now my house looks like a bomb went off! It's making me feel grinchy!

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  5. Thanks for visiting me!! :) I am also a slacker in the decorations department. At least my Halloween stuff isn't still up! :)

    Second Grade Sparkle

  6. Thanks for dropping by our blog! We're now your newest followers!! We love that you work with a fellow blogger! It's so nice to have that support system. =) Good luck with report cards! We just finished up our mid-term progress reports which are far less stressful to do than regular report cards, but still a huge pain! Enjoy the holiday season!!

    -Jackie and Danielle-
    Sister Teachers

  7. More time would be WOMDERFUL!!!!

    1. wonderful........please excuse my spelling!!!

  8. Like you I also want more time!!! I've yet to begin my holiday shopping and am feeling a little stressed. AGGHHHHH...
    Found your blog thanks to the December currently, so glad I did!
    Come stop by blog and say when you can. I am also a fellow 3rd grade teacher.
    :0) Melissa
    More Time 2 Teach

  9. Kathy Matilda {That's me calling you by a middle name - because I don't know yours...Matilda will have to do}!!!! As if my yummy goldfish crackers weren't ENOUGH already {Did I tell you half the bag was gone before I pulled into my driveway?!?} I read this....I would have read this sooner if it weren't for those DARN report cards.

    Big hugs to you...and we will have to "fix" that not knowing one another thing all that well...won't we? {You now know I'm an ellipses queen....}


    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  10. Sue.....not Susan (and no I'm not from the south)...Kathy hillbilly is that? I understand about the report cards...I'm procrastinating!!