January Currently {Thankful}

Happy New Year, blog friends.  I have been enjoying some much-needed R & R.  How about you?  I haven't even turned on my computer much.

As the new year begins, it is time to reflect upon what is working, and what is not.  It's the perfect time to do this, isn't it?  One of the things that I have struggled with the most is finding the right balance in my life.  That is why I have chosen this word as my "One Little Word" this year.

If you haven't heard of this idea, you can read more {here}.

I'm linking up with Farley for January's Currently.  I love these posts.  They are another time that I can sit down and reflect on what is working and what isn't working. And...and...I can do this every month.  So, thank you, Meghan, for having this linky each month.  There are already almost 300 link ups so far. Man, has the blogging community exploded or what?

Here goes:

Listening~Y'all...my daughter and I can't get enough of this show!  We have been on a Scandal marathon for the last few days.  This show is amazing/shocking/addictive  #cantgetenough
Loving~My new Silhouette Portrait just arrived in the mail.  I won this on Megan's blog: i Teach, What's Your Superpower?  I am so incredibly excited to start creating on this little baby!  Everyone. E.V.E.R.Y.O.N.E. I know who has one loves it.  I love that I can use all of my adorable fonts on my computer.  And that's a majorly good thing since I'm slightly addicted to fonts.  Speaking of...that's Cara Carroll's Mascara Queen on the Currently picture.  Thank you, Megan! I am so thankful for this new toy :)
Thinking~I have at least graded the stack of papers that I brought home. But, as far as lesson planning goes...not so much.  I really need to get busy.
Wanting~See above....
Needing~Yep, see above, too.
Memory and/or Tradition~ Each year, my good friend, Beth, hosts a Christmas Mother/Daughter Girls' Night.  It is always the "jump start" to the Christmas season.  It is such a fun night and always full of good food and festive cheer and fun with great friends!

Have you linked up with Farley yet?


  1. Hey! I just linked up after you! You and I had the same comment for the Thinking part...planning for school. Hahaha! I haven't done any either except download a lot of things from TpT. I'm going to go peruse your blog now. Happy New Year!

    Teaching in Turtlepond

  2. It sounds like lots of people were lucky and don't have to go back to school until next week. I also ended up doing lots of school planning (after finally finding my motivation). I have a bad habit of starting out planning and ending up downloading on TpT for way longer than I should be instead! Whoops!

  3. I can't seem to get motivated either. I am loving this time off and knowingly we all deserve it. I am thankful that it is NOT snowing here in SC, but it is cooler. Two months and flip flop weather again for me (I live near the beach!) and loving it! Happy New Year!
    Learn with ME in Grade Three

  4. Motivation will come soon...once you are rested. Take time for yourself and all will fall into place- my mom always tells me that- and you know moms are always right :)

    My Second Sense

  5. Well I can't help ya with the motivation because I'm not there yet either...lol:) Balance is a wonderful word.....I was thinking about using that myself. I haven't chosen a word yet....always late to the party I am:/ Here's to a wonderful 2014 friend:) Can't wait to see what all you whip up with that silhouette....too fun!!!

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  6. Keep us posted on what you sort out about the silhouette. I've been eyeing it, but I'm not all that crafty so I'm feeling a little intimidated!
    I love your word-- balance.. it's a great one!
    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

  7. I can't wait to see your Silhouette projects!! I have one too, but I'm a tad scared to take it out of the box!

    Sara :)
    The Colorful Apple

  8. I have heard awesome things about Scandal...I think that will be my next Netflix binge! I just finished watching Revenge which I LOVED and hear is a lot like Scandal.

  9. I have the same word that I seem to KEEP having. I just can't seem to find a good balance with anything!!

    I got a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas! I can't wait to crack it open and try it!!! Happy 2014!
    Collaboration Cuties

  10. I really love your OLW and think it is so important but so hard to attain/maintain. I hope you find your motivation soon and then send some my way : )
    Can't wait to see what you create with your Silhouette Cameo. My husband bought me a Cricut for Christmas ( a surprise as it came about 3 years after I asked for one :) ). I know I am behind on the cutting machine crafting but I am loving it so far.
    All the best to you in 2014!

  11. Balance ... I like it!

    New year blessings to you and yours.


  12. Balance is a very important word in our job. I think it's something we can all strive to achieve more of. I am also a gladiator who loves Scandal! It's sooooooo good!

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  13. Love your one little world..balance is something we could all work on!

  14. Balance is PERFECT! But, I have to tell you, when I first read your memory, I thought you were talking about the SC Bloggers night out! Ha! It was fun, but I love your real memory/tradition!

  15. thanks friend for linking up!!! when you find motivation can you please send it to my house!!! I am having the hardest time getting back into the school mode!!!