Monday, February 3, 2014

Currently February and a giveaway

It's February!! January was such a mess with all of the snow days and craziness, so for once I'm actually excited to see February here. Usually this is my least favorite month of the year (because I hate the cold, and I'm not so into Valentine's Day), but I'm supposed to get a niece at the end of the month!!

Listening: I'm just sitting in my room at school waiting for the hubs to text that he's on his way. Did I mention we work next door to each other? We actually traded in both of our cars to buy a new one, so we ride everywhere together.

Loving: I guess I could have also said, "I'm getting a niece at the end of the month", but that could happen next month instead. My sister is due February 28, and I can't wait! Of course, she lives in Mississippi, so I'll have to wait until April to actually hold the baby and see her with my own eyes. Still, pictures will be pretty exciting!

Thinking: In the past two weeks, we've only had kids at school for one full day and two partial days. It's been a mess, and they're talking about more snow this Friday evening. I never thought I would get to the point where I don't want snow, but I'm here right now. Maybe at the end of February/beginning of March when I need a little break...

Wanting: I've been reading The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton, and I can't wait to finish it! The only problem is that I have to find bits and pieces of time to read it. I meant to bring the book with me today to read while I was testing, but I forgot. Maybe tomorrow...

Needing: Speaking of testing, it's been interesting. We have a mobile lab that's a piece of junk. I went to get the laptops set up today, and none of them would work. I got one child through this morning on my teacher computer, but I was supposed to do a group of 4 in the afternoon. They never got past the first passage because we were having so many problems. We finally called it a day and will try again tomorrow, hopefully. It all depends on the laptops...

Before I tell which is my fib, I wanted to let you know about a great giveaway going on over at Jessica and Rosie's blogs right now. Click on the button to go check it out!

Okay, now for my 2 Truths and a Fib:

  1. I DID have a poem published when I was in 8th grade. It was super sappy and not something I was actually proud of. But I sent it to the Jr. Beta magazine, and they decided it was great. When it was published, my school made a huge deal of it and recognized me in front of all of my classmates. The newspaper even took a picture. Did I mention 8th grade was a rough year for me? Yeah, I just wanted to hide in a closet, especially after they read it out loud to my classmates...
  2. I DO know more about football than my husband. He's not into sports at all, but my family's life seems to revolve around them sometimes. I've been going to football games since I was a baby. I was very proud of Steven yesterday, though. We watched the entire Super Bowl (not at a party or anything, just the two of us), and he got into it. It was kind of funny to see how much Seattle stomped all over Denver. (Note: I'm not anti-Broncos. I actually like Peyton. But the game was so bad, you have to admit it got a little comical.)
  3. I never HAVE nor will I EVER run track. Running is a bad word to me. Unless I'm running for my life.  Or maybe for the last slice of peanut butter pie. But only if it's on the other side of the room. My niece does run track for her college, though.

How many of you guessed my lie?


  1. Hhahaha! I totally agree with your feelings on running! :)

    Thanks for the shout out about our giveaway!

    Joy in the Journey

  2. I love that author!! We read one of her books for our bookclub. So awesome! Have a great week!

  3. Ha! I definitely knew your fib! I remembered how much you can't stand running! That is great about the poem, but I can only imagine how traumatic that must have been in eighth grade. I would not do jr. high over again if you paid me!

    Eclectic Educating

  4. I have that exact same thought about making it through this 5-day week. I'm hoping and praying we get a snow day tomorrow or Wednesday because I don't think I can do it!!

  5. I can't believe the amount of snow you have gotten this year! I grew up in Michigan and we never in the 22 years I lived there had anything like you are experiencing this year! I hope you have a great full week with your kids!!

    Searching for Teacher Balance

  6. So funny that both of our fibs were about running! I hate running too and avoid it at all costs. Though I do a lot of running after Ginny Beth!

    You are going to love that little niece and have so much fun with her!

    I know what you mean about the laptops. We have two carts, but only one is worth using, and they are always used for testing. No one ever gets to really use them.

    Looks like we will all be in for a full week! Good luck with it!
    Reading Toward the Stars

    1. I loved the book The Forgotten Garden! She is a super writer!

  7. I've heard that The Forgotten Garden is really good. It is on my list of books to read in the near future. If you like Kate Morton I highly recommend Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah. It's a great read!