Welcome June

June has arrived, and it is already H.O.T. in south Georgia! I have been out of school for a week now. It feels good to be able to sleep in, but that has not really happened yet because my body is still using its school-year alarm clock to wake me up every morning. I must figure out a way to fix this...soon! 

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Welcome June! 

Listening: I am listening to complete silence. I am the only one awake in our house (didn't I just tell you my internal alarm is not on summer mode yet). The house is so quiet...no television turned on, footsteps running on the hardwood floors, someone going in and out of the house...stillness- I love it! It gives me time to collect my thoughts before the day really starts. 

Loving: Today is my daughter's fifth birthday. My how time has flown! She is such a blessing and we love watching her learn and grow every day. We are having a family birthday party for her this year. We started out with a party for her friends (she began planning it a year ago). I was all onboard with it, except the list of invites continued to grow. She wanted to invite her school friends (all 22 of them), her dance friends (all 9 of them), her twirling friends (all 6 of them), her church friends (all 6 of them), and even some of my middle school students that she sees in the mornings and afternoons coming in and out of my classroom. I decided I needed to take control...fast! She did not want to leave anyone out, so we made a compromise. We told her that we could not have a party that big this year and asked her if she would like to go on a trip instead. She quickly shouted "to the beach" and that was it. I booked us a place for last weekend, and we enjoyed every minute of it. I will save her BIG party for when she is a little older. That many five year old children running around in one place scares me! :)

Thinking: Week One of summer is gone for me. I have not completed anything on my summer to-do list. And if feels good, but I need to begin working on it next week if I am going to get anything checked off of it. 

Wanting: I would like the summer to slow down and go by at snail pace. It seems like every summer, time flies by too quickly. I want to enjoy every minute of it so I can re-charge my brain and focus for next school year. 

Needing: Omgoodness! My car is a disaster area. I am changing classrooms at school, so I packed up my classroom. There were some things that I didn't want to leave at school without them being locked in a cabinet, so where did I put them...in my car! I have to clean it out asap. It also needs a good washing. Maybe I will leave this post up on the computer and my husband can read it...hint, hint!

3 Vacy Essentials: 
1. Sunscreen- It is a must! Coat yourself down and reapply!
2. A good book- There is nothing like reading a good book on vacation. I read educational materials all school year, so I look forward to reading a good book on vacation. I still read ed books through the summer, but I make sure they are not read all summer. 
3. My camera- I take it with me everywhere I go! My daughter has started giving me that "put that camera down" look lately. Well, she will just have to endure because I love capturing moments! And she will appreciate it one day. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful day! 


  1. I'm notorious for my messy car too! Plus, I've done the moving and putting things in my car idea too... my husband told me that if anything else comes home, it's going straight into the trash.

    My son just turned 5 too! It's craziness to herd that many children around but have a fun day!

    Life In Middle School

    1. My husband also said I couldn't bring home anymore school items...hahaha...now to figure out where to put them out of sight!

  2. Don't you just love the sounds of the house in the early morning before everyone else gets up??? It's my favorite time of day! :) Happy Birthday to your daughter! Hope you all had a fun day!!!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

    1. Yes, I love the house in the early morning hours. She had a great day- thanks!

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    1. I completely agree! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Happy birthday to your sweet daughter! I want summer to go by slowly too. I always get sad on July 1 because the end is near (I go back Aug. 1 and the kids return Aug. 12)

    1. That is funny! I have a co-worker and we always call one another on July 1st and begin to say good-bye to our summer. We love teaching, but when July rolls around (even though we have a month left of summer vacation),it means it is time to switch our brains back to school thoughts. :)