Saturday, December 1, 2012


This fabulous idea comes from Farley .  Her website is so much fun and I know if I knew her in real life I would adore her - she is so cute and funny.  I have never done this before,  but it looked like a lot of fun... so here it is.

Listening - to my big ol' boxer Thor sleeping.   He is 10 years old now.  He is the best dog on the planet.   He is getting slow,  but he still watches out for us,  let's the kids sit on him and lay on him.   He is our best friend.  

Loving - that I can even hear Thor.  My house is so loud.  I have four fantastic kids,  but they are LOUD.   My son Grant is a special needs kiddo and he NEVER stops talking.  If he doesn't feel he is being listened to he is not afraid to shout.   My daughter is 2 - nuf said.   My two older boys are 13 (OMGoodness) and 11.  They fight - a lot.   It is loud.   I know I should be sleeping,  but this is the only time I can really find quiet.  I cherish this time.

Thinking - about my first baby.  My Max.   Thirteen (OMGoodness) years ago I was in the hospital,  scared out of my mind,  in labor with him.   He made me a mom.   I am so proud of the young man he is becoming,  but sometimes wish I could steal back a day of his babyhood.   I wish I could smell his baby head and cuddle him and keep him safe.   It was so much easier then.   I love him more than words can say.   I pray that his life is amazing and that I am around long enough to watch him make his dreams come true!  I am so blessed.

Wanting - another day.   Isn't this the story of our lives though?   I love my job,  love it,  but not as much as my family.   Not nearly as much.  I wish I had more time to play. I wish I had more time to do stickers and color pictures and talk to my sweet husband.   But I feel blessed to have the time I do have.

Needing - I need an outfit for a Chamber of Commerce dinner honoring teachers of the year (I am one of them!  Yay!), firefighters and police officers.  I am excited about it,  but I have no idea what to wear.   I don't want to spend a lot of money.  It is on a Thursday night, at a swanky country club... so I feel confused.   Thursday night?   They said business clothes... but my business clothes are not business-y.  Any suggestions???

RAK - I listen to KLTY every morning on my way to work.   Right now Christmas wish is on and I pretty much bawl every the whole way to school.  But at other times of the year they promote RAK by paying for someone else's meal or drink in the drive thru.   I always want to do it,  but never have.  But this has inspired me.   I will do it this week. I am excited!

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  1. Hi Heidi,
    I found your blog through Farley's link (I'm checking out all of my fellow Texas teacher's blogs), and I'm your newest follower. I've never done a "Currently" but I'm considering linking up. I'd love for you to check out my blog as well.

    Have a great week,


  2. yay for you ! I am completing my TOY packet now. It's so time consuming. My ceremony is not til February. I think Thor is precious. I have one named Maggie. Your kids are cute too!

  3. Hi Heidi! I saw your comment on my blog- Curls ad a Smile- and wanted to come by and say howdy!! I'm your newest follower!

  4. Congrats on your Teacher of the year! I am brand new to currently was well!
    Second Grade is Out of this World

  5. Thank you all! I am on my way to hop by your blogs!

  6. Heidi,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog! This is why I love the idea of Farley's Currently :) I am so excited for your teacher of the year party, but I have no suggestions of what to wear. Good luck!

  7. Hi! I found you blog through the "Currently December" linky! I love seeing other Texas teachers (especially 2nd grade!!) Congratulations on Teacher of the Year! I'm now a follower!


  8. I'm brand new to Currently as well! I’m your newest follower thanks to Farley
    Teacher Gone Digital

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  10. Congrats on being Teacher of the Year! What a nice accomplishment! Your kiddos are adorable! WIshing you a wonderful holiday.

    Primary Teacherhood

  11. Wow, congrats on teacher of the year!! That is so exciting!! Hope you figured out your outfit and had an amazing time!! :)

    Lessons with Laughter