Thursday, August 1, 2013

Currently -- August!

Is anyone else wondering where July went so fast?! Sweet lord, school will be here before I know it! Today, I am linking up with Farley at Oh Boy, 4th Grade for her monthly linkup! Yes, I know I have had multiple posts today, and that it is slightly taboo...but you will just have to deal with it :)

For those of you who don't know...I am on vacation with the hubs in New Braunfels, TX...if you haven't been, you need to! HOWEVER...the heat is beyond oppressive! We are talking 103-105 degree temperatures for the bulk of the day. We got terribly sunburnt at Schlitterbahn on Wednesday and are in so much pain! Anyhow, back to our regularly scheduled blog post:

Listening: I am listening to the nightly news in the background...not totally paying attention, but hubs like to catch up with what is going on around the world. I mostly get my news through him.

Loving: Like I said, we are in centralish Texas where the heat is STRONG, and after spending the day floating the river and shopping in Greune, we are DONE with the heat for today! So, we will be enjoying the AC in the hotel for the evening.

Thinking: about all the wine we are going to taste tomorrow! There are so many delicious wineries in the hill country that it is hard to keep track of. Our two favorites in Driftwood, where we will be tomorrow, are Wimberley Valley Winery and Driftwood Estate Winery. Mmmmm...delicious. Our supply has run out since we were last here in January, so we definitely need to stock up. There are also some great shops in Wimberley where we are going to be for lunch that I can't wait to revisit.

Needing: to really get motivated to get my act together before school starts! I have a blank canvas of a room to decorate, so I need to go up there this week and do that. It's one of those "once I am in there, I will know what I want to do" things. I think I just want it to be done...and not have to do it myself!

B2S Must Haves: I need to get some Five-Star Notebooks as I make the transition from composition notebooks to Five-Star for my interactive notebooks this year. They are on sale at Target this I need to stock up! Also, I always get a new pair of shoes for the first day/week of school and a back to school pedicure. Last year, hubby went with me since he is a teacher, too, and insisted on getting a pedicure. Just the other day, he said to me, "are we still getting B2S pedicures this year?!"

Starting Monday, I have 2 weeks before I have to be back to inservice. Hope I can get everything done by then!


  1. Hi! I found you through Farley's site. It sounds like you are having/going to have a great time on your trip (except for the heat and sunburn)! I loved your husband's comment about the back to school pedicures! :)

    The Reinspired Teacher

  2. Wine and sun sound fabulous! I pedicure and shoes are always on the top of my list:) Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

    The Resourceful Apple

  3. I'm lucky because my classroom will be open tomorrow. I will get working on the decorating. However, I would rather be going to some wineries! Enjoy.

    Third Grade Galore

  4. Oh man I'm so jealous of all these summer comments! I'm in NZ and it's winter here! I've just found your blog through the linky and started following along :)

    Have a great day visiting the wineries!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

    1. I would love some cold weather after a week of straight oppressive heat!

  5. Hi Danielle! Love your blog! It looks awesome! I love the bright colors! Megan also designed my blog. Isn't she fantastic? I see you are from the Houston area. I am, too! I'd like to invite you to the Houston Teacher Bloggers Facebook page at We get together every once in a while. Also, I have a Texas Teacher Blog List on my blog and I have added your blog to it. Check it out if you have a chance. Have a great school year!

    Teaching With Moxie