Monday, August 4, 2014

fashionably late to the Currently party!

Greetings from a rainy Monday afternoon here in Chicago!

I've been a traveling girl the last week or so, and still have one more trip before I get back down to business with school. I have so much to do, but you know, I'm going to go ahead and do a blog first. Anyone else work like this...doing the fun things first and procrastinating up until the last minute? (I hope I'm not the only one!)

anyways, on to the Currently Party - muchos thank yous to Farley for hosting....always look forward to meeting up at the beginning of the month!

Listening To...
Well, the sound of the rain outside, which is pleasant since I'm home relaxing, and also a new favorite song: Roller Coaster by Luke Bryan.

First, Luke Bryan - gorge! Second, the song is super good, too!

Millennium Force - a roller coaster at Cedar Point. The boyfriend and I were just there for the weekend and had a great time! I love roller coasters but got myself a little freaked out before we went on this one - it's classified as a 'giga-coaster' because it's super tall (310 feet) and super fast (93 mph). Right out of the little loading room it's straight up to the top. Cool thing is that it doesn't go upside down, so you don't have the harness around by your years so it feels smoother. Even thought I was freaking out before we went, it was #awesomesauce :-) (We had a waiter one night who said that like 5 times!)

I have lots to do! I need to get a quick course done so I can teach at the University in the fall (hoping to have that done by the time I meet with the other adjuncts on the 14th), I have an iMovie to make for the start of the school year, I need to get some text sets created so I can do some ordering, plus I'm going to Charlotte on Wed, so I need to do laundry and pack and go have fun with my family. I think I'm definitely going to have to bring the computer and work a little bit each day while I'm there! But for now...

To get more literacy content on this blog! It's been summer so I guess it's okay that I've been writing lots of things off topic from reading and writing. Plus, I always like to know the bloggers who I follow including things about their personal lives, but I really want to get some more content on this blog that is literacy related! Hopefully after Charlotte things will simmer down a little and with back to school I'm sure it will naturally happen that way. Do you like reading about the personal lives of bloggers or just about education related topics?

To get back on track with the eating! Was just out of town for like 6 days and even though I walked *alot* around Cedar Point, it was not enough to compensate for all the junk food I ate. I need to be more responsible with food for sure! I'm excited to get back to a little routine with work so hopefully the food intake will be more healthy! I'm going to Vegas in October for a wedding and need to get it together for that trip!

1st Day...
Kinda bummed that I don't have my own class, but I'm still excited to see the kiddos I worked with a lot last  year. It's nice now that I've had a year at my new elementary school to get to know everyone! Not sure what I'll be up to the first day - I can't even remember my first day last year! But anyways, excited to get back to the kiddos!

Some unrelated news before I go - I'm going to host a linky every other Sunday with the Sunday Morning Letters! Feel free to swing by and link up with me - next one will be on the 17th, but you can still link up with yesterday's Letters blog until the end of this week!

Also, I changed my facebook page! Be sure to follow the new page for BigTime Literacy here! You can also find my on Twitter and Instagram @bigtimeliteracy :-)

That's all for me here today. I think I'm going to take a nap and *then* get started on the to do list! Happy first day back to school to all of you who are making your way back this month!


  1. Wow! You really do have a lot to be thinking about! I hear you about that, I’m going on vary myself next week. Let’s see what gets accomplished *smirk* I also have Youth Conference at my church this weekend and quite a few things to get done in prep for that, so…
    Enjoy the rest of your summer!
    Windows Into My Classroom

    P.S. - I like this song…never listened to anything by Luke Bryan before. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I didn't know you were an adjunct professor! Good for you. You're so talented. ;)
    Literacy Loving Gals

  3. You write what you know and you write what you live. Currently, that is SUMMER! I want to have a greater "educational" focus as well...but guess what...I'm sitting on my front porch! (Is that a song?) So enjoy the summer as it comes with a little learning mixed in and definitely when school starts you'll have a lot less time to tell us about your most recent favorite-est, hottest, singer/song-writer let alone literacy! I'll remind you of this moment sometime in February....Remember when you said...

    Getting to know bloggers as people is awesome...why do you think I started reading your blog in the first place!? My hook for some blogs is "content" but I started following other blogs during your link-up because they seemed like cool, relatable people!

  4. I agree with you on the blogging content piece...i feel like it's been all "me, me,me" on my blog, but hopefully once we get back into the swing of things it will be about my classroom :)

    Anyway, I enjoy reading about personal stuff because it makes me fee like I'm not alone!

    Ventaneando: A Window Into First Grade Bilingüe

  5. Cute post! I am the same way- I need to get back on track eating healthy. It has been a long summer of trips and during the school year I eat so much better just being on a set schedule.


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