So, here goes....
Listening.... to Duck Dynasty. I admit it, I love it. I didn't jump on the bandwagon when it all started, and it just didn't fit into my Wednesday night viewing schedule (sad that I have one, I know), but MB and I started watching reruns this summer & the marathons they've had, and I feel in love. Absolutely hilarious, and I really love the fact that these guys close every show with a prayer and message. There needs to be more shows like that. Just my opinion :)
Loving... THREE things. 1)...that tomorrow is Monday and I DON'T have my alarm set. Yay for long weekends... 2)... that football season started yesterday, and thanks to my dad's PPV subscription and his hospitality, I got to watch my Vols kick off their season.
...and 3) My new iPad Mini !!!!BuySellTeach has the most amazing giveaways, and this month (well, August), I was the LUCKY winner of an iPad Mini...just for being a buyer & seller on her website. Talk about luck...and talk about happy happy happy! This month's giveaway is for three lucky winners to win $50 gift cards!!
Anyway, I'll be honest here... I'm pretty much i - free. I have an iPod, which is my best friend, but I do not have an iPhone (see wanting), and I don't own a tablet. No, we don't have them in our classrooms, so I haven't even used one before. When I found out I won, I about peed in my pants. Now that it's here.. I'm terrified.
I don't have a clue how to use it.
I'm afraid I'll drop it.
I'm afraid I'll scratch it.
So, it sits... I've taken it out of the box twice. Yes, I know I'm a weirdo, but I just need to get a cute case, and then I think I'll feel better about it. Goodness gracious, you'd think it was a newborn! ha!
Wanting...(a little out of order, but it flows better...,haha)...an iPhone. You might be wondering why since I won't even use my sweet little iPad yet, but I guess I'm completely jealous of everyone and all they are able to do with their iPhones.. I wanna be one of the cool kids. Truth. :) Plus, I'm slightly addicted to Instagram, and want to be able to screenshot and make my photos cute. Kind of a sad reason for buying a new phone, but I'm all about honestly here, folks.
Thinking & Needing... thinking I definitely need to catch up and get ahead. I don't do well with being behind, and working one day at a time. I need plans.. I'm totally Type A, and I like a schedule..a routine...a plan... and right now, I'm just flying by the seat of my pants, folks. Lesson plans get done, but I'm usually a week ahead of things, and I just can't seem to get ahead. It's testing, assessing, planning, meeting, and I'm drowning.
That being said.... I NEED some positivity. I'll admit it, bloggy friends, I've kinda been a Negative Nelly lately. I think it's the whole being overwhelmed thing, but I have found myself waking up with bad case of the Grumps every darn day. And that's just not me.
I'm happy. I love life. I love my job... LOVE my job. So, this weekend, I slept (a lot...eek!), spent time with my parents and MB, watched some football, and did some school work that I wanted to do... on my schedule. I feel more refreshed, and I finally feel like I might be making some headway in getting ahead.
So, I gotta get that Positive MoJo back, peeps... It's definitely a need, and not a want. :)
LOVE Yourself Spot...
1) Eat right and walk. Seriously.. I gotta get back on the diet train. I packed on some lbs this summer, and my pants just don't fit right...when I say don't fit right, I mean Muffin Top City! And I need to exercise...walk...whatever. And the 100 degree temps and exhaustion just can't be an excuse...even if I AM good at making them. :/ Wish me luck!
2 ) I have decided that I am going to take at least ONE night a week off, and NO work on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday is affectionately known around the house as "School Work Sunday" and that's ok, but I gotta start taking some days off to focus on something OTHER than school.
3) Daily Devotional - It fills my heart and my soul, and I'm going to be better at reading it daily. I tend to forget or skip a few days, then read a bunch all at once. Mind you, the messages are still there..they're still important and uplifting, but I think I need to really do it every. single. day. :)
So that's it for me, friends... Thanks for listening and for stopping by!
I hope I'm not the only one who feels overwhelmed or grumpy sometimes, but I really do appreciate you listening either way.
Happy HAPPY Labor Day! Take some time to enjoy it..your friends...and your family. The rest can wait!:)