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Sunday, March 3, 2013

March Currently (finally!)

Is it just me, or did February feel like it would never end? I don't know if it had to do with all of the sickness that went through my house or what, but I was starting to think we'd never make it to March. SOOO happy it's finally here, even though it's been 10 degrees below normal for the past few days, and I'm desperately wanting spring to come.

With the beginning of March comes my favorite linky: Farley's Currently!

Listening: Every Sunday, Steven and Keagan go down for a nap (well, ideally). Since I don't usually do well with naps, I use it as my quiet time (meaning I spend the whole time on the computer catching up on blogging and stuff). This week, I haven't been on the computer much at all because Steven's been working on a 15-20 page paper he has to write for his master's. The rough draft was due Friday, and he finished just before that. I have a feeling I'll not be able to use the computer much for the remainder of his schooling because his last 8 weeks, he ALSO has to write a 2-5 page paper for both of his other classes EVERY WEEK. So if I'm not on here as much, that's why. I may try and write a few when I get to school earlier in the mornings. Or maybe I'll schedule them when I do get a chance to write, but I won't be able to keep up with your posts as easily.

Loving: I tried to take one of those bathroom pictures to show off my mint jeans, but our bathrooms are too small, and it just looked silly. I've been wanting a pair for a while, and this is the second pair I've actually bought. I ended up returning the first because they weren't quite right. These I ordered from Target hoping they would work. They came in Thursday, and I immediately went to try them on. I LOVE them!! Now I need some more fun tops to wear with them...

Thinking: I finally reached my goal weight last week (I was sick, and that tipped me over with the last 1.5 pounds I had left to lose). So I went ahead and upped my calorie intake, which was exciting! Actually, the first day I felt so stuffed that I ended up barely eating dinner. My body wasn't quite ready for me to add 300 calories. We're there now though. The only problem is that I still have a serious muffin top. I don't want to lose any more weight, but I want to tone. So I'm getting the INSANITY dvds this week. A friend of mine is giving them to me. SO excited! I know it's going to kick my butt, but I'm ready to get toned once and for all. It took a year to lose the baby weight, and I want to look good by summer!

Wanting/Needing: These two go hand in hand. Our house is a disaster. Part of this is my fault because I've been so absorbed in my books lately (since I can't get on the computer, I've read 3 in the span of 2 weeks: Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult (okay), Sparkly Green Earrings by Melanie Shankle (funny book from a mommy blogger), and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (LOVED!). Anyway, they're calling for up to 18 inches of snow Wednesday night, and I'm praying it happens. We have two more days we can miss and not make up, so I'm hoping it snows enough to close for Thursday AND Friday. We'll see!

Like: Do you have Menchie's where you live? 
We just got one here a little while ago, and Steven and I love to go. Our area's big on Sweet Frog, another yogurt place, but Menchie's is less crowded and has similar flavors (Steven says the flavors are better, but I'm boring and just get chocolate and mint, so they taste the same to me). They DO give cute plastic spoons that are dishwasher safe.

Love: I was going to put mentor texts, but that was two words. So I went with M&M's. I love chocolate, and M&M's are great. Nothing more.

Hate: I'm against all kinds of mushiness. Don't care for sappy, lovey things that much (remember my Valentine's Day rant?). Not a fan of PDA. But mushy also applies to foods, and there's kind of a pattern  I developed on this Like, Love, Hate. I don't like the mushy texture unless it's ice cream or mashed potatoes that are supposed to be mushy. My fries need to be crunchy! I get very bummed when I bite into something that looks solid, and then it goes all mushy.

Alright, sorry this post is SO long! I'm planning on hosting my own linky later this week (if I can figure out how to do it), so keep your eyes out for it! But right now, go link up with Farley!


  1. Coming to visit you due to Farley's March Currently. I'm glad to have discovered your blog...super cute!

  2. I saw those mint jeans and considered getting them. Maybe I will have to reconsider! I like to walk away and see if I will come back. We are supposed to get our share of the snow on Tuesday night. I hope it comes too!

    Eclectic Educating

  3. I have been searching high and low for mint colored things this season--I finally got a top and some nail polish. I wish I had mint jeans!! Enjoy your week!

  4. I also use nap time to catch up on blogging!
    Rock Stars At Work

  5. 18 inches of snow?! Oh my goodness, where do you live?! I live in Michigan and we're going on our 7th snow day! Although I am not complaining. ;) Glad to find a fellow upper-el teacher through the March Currently Link Up! Take care!

    YoungTeacherLove 5th Grade Blog