Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Currently JULY?! WHAT?!

ARE YOU SERIOUS?! It's already JULY?
But no! We just got out of school!
And softball just finished.
and my summer just started.

Well, here we are again. I totally missed June's Currently. I think that's the first time I've missed since forever.
but let me tell you, I was ALL KINDS OF BUSY.
Had to pack up my classroom for a building move
AND I started Grad School again…
And just, you know, end of year stuff.
Linking up with Farley…click on her button and it'll take you there!

LISTENING- Friends is ALWAYS on in this house. 15 year old is addicted. I JUST saw the one where Ross gets sprayed a million times in the spray tan booth…

LOVING-SUMMER! I feel like I just started my summer yesterday…with a bang! Here in IL, we were POUNDED with nasty nasty storms! My sister's block was destroyed…well, not the houses (thank goodness) but mature trees uprooted throughout her whole neighborhood. The town next to me, lost over 300 mature trees and have been without power for 24 hours… Right now I am thankful I'm in one of those new subdivisions with newer trees.
It's time to be a little leisure for a short time…reconnect with my family. Do some light, fun reading. Stay up late and sleep in a little.

THINKING- Tomorrow is supposed to be a chilly 70 degrees…trying to figure out what to do with the day… THERE'S NOTHING ON THE CALENDAR!!! Do you know how RARE that is in this house?!?!? Mini-golf has been brought up. I want to go to the zoo or something….hmmm what to do, what to do

WANTING- I'd love to get our family a "real" pool. We've had Intex pools and they usually last 2 summers. The filter went out on this last one, so we took it down… Now my girls just have a little blow up pool…and boy, do I mean Little…but they are great kids and entertain themselves in it…Maybe next summer…

NEEDING-Like I said-I started another Master's Program. My first Master's Degree is in Curriculum and Instruction. Now I'm working on a Reading Specialist Degree. I have a major project due next week. Need to get that going. Doing this Master's online…I'm SO NOT an online class person, so this is difficult for me. I need people…real live people… I'll be done with this Master's in ONE year….I think I can, I think I can…

4th Plans- Every year we go to the town's fireworks display. They are fab. Free entertainment leading up to the show. Love it. I LOVE FIREWORKS! We will probably go and see the county's fireworks display on the 3rd too.

Oh, and yesterday, I got to meet up with some fabulous ladies and a gentleman at a Chicago Blogger Meet Up! So fun to meet everyone in person. I wish we could have chatted more!
Enjoy your day!
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  1. Thanks for sharing! I found you on the July Currently! I am excited to reconnect with family too! My husband just finished his masters in teaching online program and he HATED the online format. I wish you lots of luck and a happy summer.
    Come and check out my current Currently!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  2. Hi Carrie! I am so impressed that you are getting a 2nd masters - and in Reading, no less! Your employment opportunities will be endless! I highly recommend getting a pool. We have an 18 ft. round; above ground. My kids are all grown up now, but I still go in every day - since I'm the one who does all the work on it. It's very relaxing; plus I have a water aerobics routine so it's my exercise, too. Hope the weather is better out there - no more 70's until it's time to go back to school!

  3. So sorry to hear about all the storm damage you had in your area. We've had storms here in WI but nothing as bad as yours. I saw the Willis Tower got hit three times by lightning.

    The Blogger Meet-Up looked fun. We are trying to set something up here in WI for August.

    What did you end up doing on this cool day. I like the mini-golf and zoo ideas!

    Learning in the Little Apple

  4. Wow, 2nd master's degree? You go girl! I'm jealous of your blogger meet-up. I have yet to go to one but will be attending several in Vegas next week so I guess I can check that off my "blogger bucket list"...Ha! I'm a Minnesota blogger so I'm not too far from you. Who knows, maybe I'll hop a flight or train to Chicago sometime for a blogger meet-up! I'm glad to have connected with you!
    Mrs. Olson’s Lucky Little Learners

  5. Hey there! I love the friends where Ross gets sprayed with the tanner 100 times. So hilarious!
    Good luck on your master's work - you'll be done in no time!
    Great to meet you the other day!
    BigTime Literacy

  6. Carrie, Looks like you had a great meet up!!! Good luck on the second masters!!! How fantastic!!!