February Currently

One of the best things about a new month is joining Farley over at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade for her Currently Linky party.

Listening - I am not a big fan of many movies made from wonderful books. The movies really don't do the book justice- there are however, a few exceptions.

Loving - That's right, I got a new job! I finally, after 12 years of hiring freezes, pink slipped teachers, day to day and long term subbing I was given a contract job. It is only 60% but I don't care! I am hoping this is the door I need to get me my own 100% job next year. My new job is the 4th and 5th grade ELA specialist at a school in my district. I start on Tuesday with kids, 7 groups, 40 minutes with each. The kids that will be coming to me are at risk of not moving to the next grade, so I have my work cut out for me and I am completely up to the challenge!

Thinking - My mom died almost exactly 3 months ago. I miss her. Her birthday is this next Friday, she would have been 62. She was my biggest supporter, and she is not here for me to share my news and that makes me very sad.

Wanting - I am currently reading 2 books and I have 2 more that I am eager to start. I try every night to read before bed, but I am lucky to read a paragraph before my eyes close.

Needing - I would love to have a hug from my mom right about now.

2 Truths 1 Fib - My two truths are, I do ride motorcycles and dogs are my favorite animals. I do not have my street license, but I do ride dirt bikes. I have been riding them since I was 11 and I love it. I have 2 dogs right now Biscuit and Scout and they can truly turn a sad day into a happy one. My one fib is that winter is not my favorite holiday, my favorite is fall. I love everything about it, the colors, the smell, the holidays, and the fading warmth of the sun.

If you haven't already, head on over and join the party!


  1. Congratulations! I know you will make a difference with those kiddos. I also love how dogs can always make you smile! :)


  2. Loved the book, Water for Elephants, and I am a big dog lover. <3 Best of luck with your new position! Yay for you!

  3. Congrats on the new job! I am not a fan of movies that were books. I don't like the Harry Potter movies but the books are my favorite!


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