Monday, September 2, 2013

no labor for me today

Isn't that the whole purpose of Labor Day? Enjoy a break...
My post title isn't entirely true though...

Shortly while I am at the Y I should hope my breathing is LABORed... Need a good workout! lol

Also, by the end of the day I must complete my planning for the week. blah!

I am linking up with Farley for this month's Currently. I have to be honest- I have missed the past couple months on this fun linky- I am trying to get back to a regular routine!


I have loved being home the past couple of days and listening to my 4 year old (who just started pre-k a couple weeks ago!). She is a non-stop talker!!!! She is obsessed with drawing and writing letters (even though she can't really spell). 

Yesterday I caught her pretending to be her teacher and sounding out her letters (which I wish I could say she did correctly). Last night we went to a big church festivity and the whole way home she sang every (and I mean every!) song on the radio. It was hilarious!


I have been really bad about making it to the Y since school started. I knew this would happen... but I haven't done anything to help myself. I ran my first 5k at the beginning of August (something that I planned for and worked toward over the summer), but I thought if I had a solid routine before school started I would be able to keep it up...

not so much! I did go yesterday and I am going to go today... so, that's something!


I don't know about any other bloggers out there but I am feeling very, very unmotivated these days. Just like with the Y above, except my lack of motivation is spreading into other aspects of my life!

You can probably notice that Saturday when I blogged it had been a few weeks before then that I had blogged (so I consider this an accomplishment of 2 blog posts this weekend!). In addition to blogging I am having trouble conceptualizing certain skills that I need to help my kids focus on at school.

Since I moved to 2nd grade and we have a new reading series the packets I made for Treasures last year are not as helpful as they were. I can use some things, but a lot are specific to what we were working on in first grade. I have contemplated making new packets to go along with Journeys but then I think about how much work that is! Am I just being lazy? Probably. I bought a few other people's packets on TPT to check them out, but haven't found anything that I am in love with.

I am slowly but surely working on this motivation factor... I think it might be the back to school blues! lol

*Skipping Needing... I think you got it!

Love Yourself Spot

1. I think (going back to the Y thing) that I am going to make a Y schedule and go at least 3 times after school. There is a Y literally 1 mile from my school that I could drop in to 3 afternoons.... I could make up a ton of excuses, but I just need to do it!!!

2. I am in desperate need for a haircut! I haven't gotten it done since May. The hubs doesn't understand how a new do and truly make you feel 100% better! Scheduling that soon!

3. I am generally a positive thinker..except...when it comes to me! I think I (like many other women) am quick to judge/criticize myself. I have certain days where I feel really great about myself, but lots of times I can find something wrong with me. I need to be more positive, but it is truly hard to do!!

So, I will end it here! I hope everyone has a fab Labor Day holiday and a great week at school! Can't promise I will posting again before the weekend (or should I say "a weekend"- you never know when I'll be back!) 


  1. Found you through the linky... so glad I did! I'm your newest follower! I know EXACTLY how you feel with motivation... I have none, especially when it comes to going to the gym! I start school tomorrow so it's going to be even tougher!

    Floating Through Fifth

  2. Oh, the gym. Dear gym. It makes us feel SO MUCH BETTER when we go and really work it out. But ... oh my goodness. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO GET THERE? I feel your pain.

    May? I can't go that long. More because of my wonderful father's side genes (he was completely gray by not even 50 :(). It does make you feel better. Go! Certainly is easier on the pocketbook when you can skip it, though.

    Don't have my own kiddo but love to listen to my chatterbox nieces and nephews.

    Not so much with the tattling, though. So awesome blog title.

  3. hahaha aw your little one sounds adorable! I think her and I would get along just fine because my own parents are always complaining that I talk too much :P

    And that's awesome that you ran a 5K!! Good luck keeping it up this month....that's always the hardest part--making yourself GO!

    Fun With Firsties

    P.S. love your blog!! I'm your newest follower :)

  4. I hear you about being critical of self. I think that this makes me a better teacher, but it is really exhausting too. I try to remember to give myself some grace! I hope you can too this month!

  5. I found your blog through the link and I love the title. It so cute!!! What grade do you teach? I am your newest follower and can't wait to read more post. I would love for you to stop by and check out my blog if you get a chance. Thanks for sharing.