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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Favorite Things.... Morning Must Haves

Hooray! A new linky to get excited about. These are a few of my favorite things! This week's theme is "morning must-haves!"
Here are the guidelines:
Please be sure to…
1} Use the pink linky button above (okay, I didn't know how to insert it as a button...)
2} Link back here with your specific blog post {not your general blog URL}
3} Come back and find a few new, or favorite blogs, and stop by and see their favorite things and leave a sweet comment or two!  Everyone loves a comment! {Me too…hint, hint}
I just found this blog through a couple others blogs I follow, I guess that is how the bloggy-land world works! I would encourage everyone to head over to Across the Hall in 2nd Grade and read and link up. 
Rain or shine, sleet or snow.... coffee is always appropriate in the morning. In fact, it is a must. If my students want "nice Ms. Horn" to show up, they will understand about the coffee. Here is my all-time favorite coffee: 

On school days I always grab a quick look at the weather and sometimes check my email or facebook.  One non-school mornings my favorite way to start my day is a cup of coffee and some blog stalking.  Yes, I said it, I am a stalker. I love stalking teacher blogs to find how you all implement centers or guided reading, how you handle different discipline issues, or what is new in your room or what TpT products you've purchased recently.  
I am trying to be healthy and eat breakfast. I know all the facts about it jump-starting my metabolism and giving my brain what it needs, but I just don't like breakfast. Well, around 10:30 or later it starts to sound good and during the school year that is about my lunchtime.  In summer I usually make myself an egg and some toast. During the school year I try to at least eat a relatively healthy granola bar. 
In summer I also try to get in walking. I am slacking again (already) and I hope to get back on track, maybe tomorrow.  Walking makes me feel good and gives me more lasting energy than anything else I know of. It also helps me with weight control and gives me a better sense of who I am. 

Of course, during the school year I put on a little makeup everyday. I have sensitive skin so I use Clinique. I can't use the water-proof or smudge-proof mascaras, they irritate my eyes.  So I use the stuff that runs and hope my allergies don't get to me or that I don't have too many of those heart-felt weepy moments during the day (and I am at the age where sometimes hormones are heightened, so it happens more than I ever anticipate). I will always be an emotional person.... one who cries because she's happy, because she's sad, because the Walt Disney Movie is SAD (Fox and the Hound.... I cry every time). I didn't wear makeup for many years, but becoming a professional forced me to change that, and let's face it, I am not as young as I used to be, my face really benefits from a little makeup. So the truth is, I have grown to like wearing makeup, and how I feel about myself when I do. But I still give my face a break when I don't have to wear it over the summer and on days off. My sensitive skin needs the rest sometimes. 

There's my "must-haves" this week. I hope you will hop over and read some more! In the future, I hope that one of my morning must-haves will include a daily meditation/devotional/spiritual reading. I have the best of intentions, and I do remember to say a prayer before I walk into that classroom every day, but right now I don't remember to pull out a devotional every morning and spend that time with God. So I hope to change that this summer, and I hope that one day soon that will be on my "morning must-haves."

What is it that you "must have" every morning? 


  1. Good luck with walking this summer. It is on my list as well!

    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family

  2. Thanks so much for linking up! That coffee looks delicious. I'm a sucker for anything with vanilla in the title!!!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade