I absolutely love, love, love Independence Day. It's just a wonderful culmination of all things summer, and a reminder to be thankful each and every single day for our many blessings. I have a bit of a patriotic streak about me, and I always tear up at the Star Spangled Banner...and fireworks, so it just makes me happy. What else can I say?!
Anywhoo..... I'm super duper late to the Currently party this month, and I haven't done Five for Friday in a few weeks, so I figured what a great way to kill two birds with one stone. So, here goes....both linkies & none of which are teaching related (just FYI!).
Loving... life. I'll be honest... as much as I hate hearing the comment, "Oh, you're a teacher...you get summers off!", it really is a perk to the job. This is the FIRST summer where I have literally tried to turn all-things-school OFF, and just enjoyed the moments. Maybe it's all the bad news on TV, or some "aha" moments that put it all into perspective, but life is pretty darn fabulous. So, I'm loving it. All of it.
Thinking... I need to pack. I'm leaving for the beach in less than 24 hours, and I should at least make a game plan. I have it all worked out in my head, but that usually results in WAY too many clothes, so I need to actually start packing. I have a tendency to look like a Sherpa when I travel, so I really need to try & minimize...yeah, ok..that should work.
Wanting... to go to VEGAS! I keep reading about all my bloggy friends getting ready to hop on a plane and head to Vegas...and I'm super excited for them..and super envious too. I really hope TpT and the I Teach conferences do it again next year, and I can go. Fingers crossed. and toes.
Needing... summer to "tap the breaks". Seriously, it's moving way too fast. The kids start back in one month and 3 days...that's just too soon! I miss late summer starts to school. Going back when it's 100 degrees outside is just pure nonsense. Malarkey, I say.
4th Plans... FIREWORKS! My parents live in a little-bitty town in Alabama, but they have the most amazing fireworks show. Of course, almost all of the fireworks sold in the state are in this county so that helps, but it's just fabulous. So much so, I postponed the beach trip for a day so I could stay and watch 'em! :)
And now for my Five for Friday...'cause I'm sure you haven't read near enough about my life...
I'll try to keep it short :)
One of my best friends came to visit, which almost never happens. We decided selfies were totally permitted in this case, so we went with it. So, when best friends, that you only get to see a few times a year, visit.... naturally, you've gotta ......
We spent two days just in and out of stores, and loving every single minute of it.
Found some great deals, and made it to Ikea, where I finally broke down and got this.....
The cutest cart on the planet.
I love her. I have to name her. She is going to look beautiful in my classroom. Ahhhh....
Of course this cart also lead me to buy these....
These gorgeous bowls from Anthropologie!
Obviously, I am in LOVE with this color, so the next project is to paint my kitchen this color.
What do you think??
I'll leave you with number 5....Gotta go pack!
I hope you all are having an amazing summer, and I wish you the HAPPIEST 4th of July! Enjoy your freedoms... you family...and your friends. :)