Thursday, May 8, 2014

Positive Thinking Thursday & May 2014 Goals...

Hello, May.
You snuck up on me and now
I feel like you are flyin' by.
It's time to make some new goals for May and 
knock them out of the park.

I'm linkin' up with one of my best bloggy buddies, A,
from The Babbling Box for May 2014 Goals.

First...I'm reflectin' on my
April Goals: 

1. Get my fishin' license renewed.
It expires in two days.
Last time I went fishin' (see above)
I got checked by F.W.C.
I don't know what the penalty is if you don't have one,
but I don't want to find out.
I don't think I'd like the smell of fishy jail.
Fail.  I haven't been fishin' lately, so I am sure 
I will procrastinate until the next time we go fishin'.

2. Juice at least three out of five work mornin's.
The stress of state testin' made me start 
shovelin' junk back into my mouth.
I didn't even feel bad about it.
I bought a Nutri Bullet last night.
It's time to get back on track.
Just found out tonight that my dad may have
Type 2 Diabetes.
That can be genetic.
I don't want that.
Success and fail. 
I was doin' really awesome, but
Teacher Appreciation Week happened
and I have fallen off the wagon again.

3. Get more Google Friend Connect followers.
I have 112 followers on there, but 400+ on Bloglovin'.
My Type-A personality is gettin' the best of me on this.
It truly bugs me.
It needs to match better.
Anyone want to be my friend?
Pretty please with cherries on top?!
If so, click the blue "Join this Site" button
on the right side of my blog.
It looks like this...
Success.  I have 7 new friends.
Thank you!
If you are're still welcome to join in my
Google Friend Connect party.

4. Keep workin' on my Project Life binder.
Last month I bought one of these and I LOVE it.
I had so many pictures waitin' to be thrown in an album
and more that needed to be printed.
I just love the simplicity and uniqueness of this
form of scrapbookin'/journalin'.
I used a 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby to get the 
Midnight Edition of cards and a 40% off coupon at Michael's to 
get pages and the binder.
Then...I went back to get some pens and the punch to round
the edges of my pictures.
So far, my Project Life binder  is a hodge podge
of the past four years of my life.
Pictures are I need to go back and write on the cards.
Thank you to Kelly at A View Into My Classroom
for bein' my inspiration for this.
Still workin' on this.  
I keep takin' more I need to keep printin'.

5. Stay positive in the upcomin' weeks.
Do not let the stress overtake me.
We survived state testin'.
Now the end of the year stress is startin' to set in.
There is somethin' every single day on my calendar
until the end of the year.
I know I'm not the only one...that helps!


May Goals: 

1.  Bargain hunt for a plane ticket to CA.
I'm headin' out to see my family and Nitty 
for at least a month, if not longer.
I am so ready to see them and I know they're 
ready for me to be there with them.
Family time is healthy for the soul.
Any suggestions on best websites to use?

2.  Write "Thank You" notes to my kids and parents
for all the thoughtful cards and treats I have received
for Teacher Appreciation Week.  I also would like
my kids to write a "Thank You" to our fabulous 
presenters we had for Junior Achievement Day.
I really enjoy this program.

3. Find a new pair of rain boots.
I just ordered a monogrammed rain jacket
I need a new pair or matchin' boots.
Last week we had some awful rain and runnin' through 
ginormous rain puddles, water was pourin' into my current boots.
The point of rain boots is to keep your feet dry...not sloshy!

4.  Survive an overnight field trip to Sea World with 
eighty 5th graders and parents.
We are leavin' at 2 a.m., drivin' through the wee hours to Orlando,
spendin' all day at the park and sleepin' 
in the sea turtle habitat.
We'll do an activity the next mornin' and head back home.
My only major concern...I can't shower...
which means 5th graders
can't shower either.
Enough said.

5. Continue to stay positive through the end of the year.
I seriously get worked up over every lil' thing lately.
I need to RELAX!
So...I'm joinin' up with Jennifer from 
Positive Thinking Thursday.
My past two posts about nappin' and bacon have been funny...
or at least I thought so.  
I'm goin' serious today.
Hope ya'll will still love me.

Happy Thursday, friends!


  1. I would check for flight deals. And I SO wish I could chaperone your Sea World sleepover with you. I would have so much fun... minus the no shower part! :)

  2. God Speed on your Sea World trip...yikes! I really don't envy you for that. I bought new rain boots last month after I had heard that our Outdoor Education had 'horse poopy' trails. I needed something I could hose down!

  3. God bless you for taking your students on an overnight trip to Sea World. We won't even begin to discuss what you were thinking...I hope you are able to get home for awhile this summer. Just remember to take your laptop along so you can keep in touch! :)

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  4. My son has worked for two different airlines and if I remember correctly he says the price of tickets goes way down the closer it gets to the date you wish to fly. Of course that makes it hard to be sure you leave exactly when you want to. I just returned from an overnight trip with fifth graders. We had a blast!

    Teachers Are Terrific!

    1. I found a pretty reasonable deal on Hotwire and am getting 5% back on my credit card. I feel like a grown-up. Lol!

  5. That field trip sounds like hell on on Earth. Call in sick! HA!!!

    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

  6. Don't forget your Baby Wipes and a large can of aerosol deodorant! I can't wait to see pics. I'm taking my 4th graders to St. Augustine next week!


  7. Overnight trip to Sea World? Sounds exciting and scary all at the same time! I love your positive is exactly what I needed to hear!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  8. OMG - overnight field trip. Yikes. Will be sending you some positive vibes for sure. If you can't find a flight to CA you are more than welcome to fly to TO (a.k.a. - Toronto) : )
    I am back to having the goal of keeping my blog feed under 200 - I keep so many posts that I want to read but than 3 weeks pass and the stress of the number does me in!!

  9. Yay for you linking up with me! And double yay for me finally making it through enough blog posts to read yours...seriously unsure how I even got this behind in bloglovin. An overnight trip sounds like an absolute horror story waiting to happen...or amazing blog material...but my students are 'special.' There is an 8th grade end of year field trip to a parks and pizza place on the last day of school and I won't touch that trip with a ten foot pole, to be fair 2/3 of the 8th grade is unqualified to go, I have informed them they will be cleaning my room if there parents don't sign them out. Evil genius. Longest comment ever. Best of luck at Sea World...bring febreeze!


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