Sunday, June 2, 2013

CURRENTLY Getting My Rear in Gear!

And man, oh man, was I feeling uninspired!

I've only blogged a handful of times since January and I updated you a couple of times about taking a little hiatus.

Apparently, that little hiatus turned into a rather loooong sabbatical!  But that's OK.

My REAR is now in GEAR!!!

So, on to June's Currently hosted by the lovely Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade.  {Confession:  I have been closet-stalking my favorite blogs from time-to-time and I have missed taking part in all the Currently posts.}

Yikes!  As I've been typing this post, the thunder...and lightning...and rain rolled in and parked right over my house.  Big storm!

I am so enjoying Summer to the absolute best of my ability.

Pizza.  A White Pie to be exact.  There's this local pizza joint named American Pie that makes this ooey, gooey, cheesy Alfredo sauce pizza that is!  I think I'm going to have to brave the storm and go get one.

I couldn't decide if the mani/pedi fit better as a want or a need.  I went with both since I've been stretching the last ones out, way out.  It's time.

For my Vacay Essentials I went for a little alliteration.  Always one of my favorite tools!  Of course I must have family and/or friends.  Who want to vacay along, right?  I've got to have fun which can range from time on the beach to a museum tour.  I'm pretty eclectic like that.  Lastly, I can't live without my f{ph}one.  I'm hooked.  Helplessly.  That's all I want to say about that.  ;-)

Head over to Farley's and check out the other Currently posts.  Even better, join in the fun yourself!

Back to my sabbatical...

If you've followed my blog for a while, you know that I lost both my parents within a 53-1/2 week period of time.  That was hard, especially with the circumstances of my Daddy's death.

I've struggled.

Add to that a couple of rather tough teaching years in that same time frame.

Add to that blogging and creating teaching products.

Add to that the normal everyday stuff that makes up life

You get the picture.

I think I finally gave myself enough time...this time.  In the past, I've always felt guilty about not keeping up this end of the bargain {and I do miss it when I'm away} and I would make myself get back into the grove before my mind, body, and soul were all ready to participate.

So many ideas have wiggled their way into my brain and they are ready to come to life in my computer and find their way to you!

If your school year has ended, I hope you are having awesome days at home.

If it hasn't, I hope you are making the most of the last days with your students.

Until next time...which will hopefully be a much, much shorter span of time...

Hugs to you!
Enjoy :)


  1. Hi Michelle,
    It sounds like it's been a rough year on a lot of levels. Good for you for taking the time you needed to restore, replenish, and re-evaluate (I'm liking alliteration, too!)

    And now you're ready to get going! Glad to see you "back in the game" again! As your newest follower and a sixth grade teacher (we upper elementary/middle school types need to stick together) I'm looking forward to reading your blog!

  2. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Sometimes you just need that step away from certain things during difficult times such as those. Glad to see you back up and running with your blogging!

  3. A good mani/pani would be great to kick off the summer. I am in need of an adjustment and massage! But I am waiting until after school is out because I don't want anything to stress me out right away!

    Found your blog through Currently and I am your newest follower. Would love for you to head over and check out my blog!

    If You Give a Teacher a Treat

  4. I definitely agree about your vacay essentials. Sorry to hear about your losses. I can relate about being uninspired about blog. Glad to see that you are getting back at it.

    Apples and Papers

  5. I think this time of year we all NEED those manis & pedis, haha. Glad to see you again- can't wait to see what's up & coming :)

    The Organized Señorita

  6. I'm needing a mani/pedi desperately, too. I was so happy to see this post. I've been thinking about you. Take care of yourself and your wonderful family. Everything else can wait :)
    Fun in Room 4B

  7. I cannot imagine the struggles you've weathered this year. I am sorry for you loss and will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I've missed your posts, but am so happy that you have taken the time out to do what's best for you.

    Have a wonderful summer break!

    Surviving Sixth Grade

  8. Hi~I found your blog via the linky. I can't believe I've never stumbled onto your blog before. I'm your newest follower. I love finding other upper grade teacher bloggers to follow. :) I look forward to learning lots from you. :)
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

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