Saturday, April 5, 2014

Currently April!

Well, hello there! Remember me? I am so glad to find some time to blog again--it seriously has been too long. It's not that I haven't had anything to, no, no, that is definitely not it. I have had way too much going on at school, commitments with things outside of the school day, and my own personal life that I literally haven't had a chance to breathe if it wasn't written in my agenda ahead of time. I might be a little dramatic. Or maybe not. But that is just the way things have been lately...Soooo:

I am so excited for the once-a-month-linkup that gets me back on track! Farley's Currently!

So, without further ado, here we go!

Some things are pretty self-explanatory, but let me go into some more detail here:

I cannot even stand that I am up this early. I really woke up at 5:34 (well, that is when I was frustrated enough that I was awake and looked at my phone). Friends, I cannot get out of bed FOR ANY REASON short of a fire during the week. I literally cannot make myself get up when the alarm goes off. But on the weekends, I am a bright-eyed birdie in the middle of the night. Yes, the middle of the night is anytime before 7 AM, just so we are all on the same page. I remembered going to bed thinking I wanted to blog today, so maybe this is a blessing in disguise. Hubby is still asleep and my sweet puppy graciously took my spot in bed when I got up. The things I do for others. I am a giver, I tell you.

I am loving that it is the weekend! Well, let's be clear, what teacher is ever sad to go home on a Friday? Not this one! April 1st and 2nd we had state testing (STAAR) for 7th and 8th graders. My kids took Math on April 1st. They all told me that it was just a joke and that when they opened their tests they swore it would say "April Fool's! You don't have to take the STAAR today!" I kept telling them in the weeks prior that, "Yes, you will take the test, the state doesn't make jokes, ever, and you need to be prepared." You should have seen some of them after the test. STILL shocked that they had to take it. I can honestly say I am glad to be done with it as the stress leading up to testing day was insurmountable. Now, I am just stressing about who passed and who didn't!

Another reason that I haven't posted in a while is because the hubster and I have spent the month of March looking for and signing a contract to BUILD A NEW HOUSE!!! Well, with that, of course comes the stress of selling the current one! More about that this week :)

After this week, I need a back massage. Enough said.

Although our work hours are 8:10 - 4:10, I usually arrive by 7:30 to get things ready before the kids come at 8:55. Because of the two "ice" days, we have to make one up on Memorial Day, and the other on June 6, so the teacher workday from June 6 was moved to June 7 :)

Until next time--Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I can not believe you have to make up a day ON Memorial Day! AND on a Saturday!?!??! I can't even deal! We've had 4 snow days (should have had more) and although I HATE extending the school year…I think I'd hate it even more if I had to make up days on a Saturday…Most people have so much to do on Saturdays with family and stuff!
    But your blog post made me laugh…especially about getting out of bed. I was up at 7 today…
    CONGRATS on the new house! You WILL need a back massage after all that house stuff…been there twice…First with out townhouse, then with the house we are in now….
    Best of luck!

  2. Saturday??!! What? What? That's terrible. I'm sorry!

  3. I thought it was particularly cruel of the state to schedule the STAAR on April Fool's Day. I mean, I know it's the same time as it was last year, but... our kids, like yours, also thought it was a joke. And we spent a great deal of time trying to convince them that it was NOT A JOKE so FOR THE LOVE OF GOD please do your best. Ugh. At least that round of STAAR testing is over! Only one more to go this year!

    ~Mrs. K. from The Teacher Garden Blog

  4. Danielle,

    I loved the part about the alarm and waking up in the morning. I have THREE alarms in the morningTWO at 5;30 and one at 5:45. And yet, I wake up at 6:00 like clockwork. Oh my.


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