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Saturday, May 2, 2015

May Currently

It's a new month, so of course it's time for Currently. Hooray!

My daughter started Legally Blonde on Netflix and then left. :)

Loving these pups. Just think, last weekend I lived in a dogless home. Now I live with two "puppies." Here's the whole long story.... last week the new owner of our former furry family member contacted me to say that she had to rehome him and did we want him back? Well, circumstances have changed here and although he'd be home alone some, it was not unreasonably long hours like it would have been in fall. So of course, we wanted our beloved little dachshund to come home! Then I got the message that he was violently ill and not expected to live. Heartbreak! We were so SAD. So we went to the humane society and adopted a little terrier mix. She had to stay there until she got spayed, and then she could come home. So our new little dog, Alice came home on Wednesday. All the while, our little dachshund named Hundley continued to fight and began to get better. On Thursday, Hundley moved home. So our "no dog house" went to a 2-dog house in two days. I have one pup pressed up against my body and the other sprawled across the floor in front of us. I can hear the cat snoring in the background.

Thinking about all the cleaning that needs to be done. And painting that is begging to be completed. What I am not thinking about is all the things I "should" be doing for school.

I want some change in my life. I want to make a difference in kid's lives through some less conventional form of education.

This is year number four of searching for a job. I think my reasons are "good" but it doesn't look so good on the resume. Just graduating from college, I couldn't change that one..... and "moved back from Oklahoma" I might have been able to change that, but my girls come first. Students are super important, but my own family is more important.... the list goes on. This year... school closing, that is outside of my control. Could I have possibly controlled something earlier, as in, not take a job I knew could get the axe, I suppose I could have. But I believed in the job. I still do.

Summer yes! Going to see my friends and colleagues in the OK panhandle! I am going the first week that I am out of school, they will still be wrapping it up! The up side.... seeing some of the kids that were my Kinders! They will be finishing up Second Grade! Yikes!  Summer hopeful... hopefully I will know what next year will bring and be able to map out plans and standards and have a good idea of what I want to teach and when and get started on the planning! :)  There are a few conferences I dream of attending one day. I would love to attend to Whole Brain Teaching conference in Louisiana! But I also dream of attending I Teach K or I Teach 1st in Las Vegas! One day I will be teaching one of these grades again (I DID teach them this year, but I mean one or two grade levels exclusively, not teaching five grade levels), and I hope to attend then!

That is what is happening currently! These pups look so serene all zonked out here by me. It is precious.


  1. Job searching is tough! Hope you find your perfect fit.

    Math is Elementary

  2. Every time Legally Blonde comes on TV, I keep it on. It's great background noise for blog surfing. LOL. Good luck on your job hunt! :)
    Literacy Loving Gals

  3. Good luck with the job search! I love Legally Blonde too!
    Fun in ECSE