April 1, 2013

Currently April

I'm linking up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade for her awesome Currently Linky. I'm loving April so far because I am on Spring Break this week!!
Listening: Recently I have been listening to the Les Mis Soundtrack nonstop. Luckily my husband loves it as much as I do!
Loving: I am loving spring break! This morning my husband and I went out to breakfast and did a little shopping. No stress, just enjoying each other. We usually don't make big plans or go anywhere fancy, but I love the simplicity of just relaxing at home.
Thinking: As much as I love Spring Break I always tend to make a huge list of things I want to accomplish with the time off. Today I have not been so productive, so I keep thinking about my mile long list and where I should start.
Wanting: My body still wakes up as if I had work, so this morning I did stay in bed and read for a bit. Reading just sends me into a different world and I find it so therapeutic. If I didn't have that to-do list I would just lay in bed and read all day.
Needing: My glasses broke a while ago and I really need a new pair. I went in for an eye appointment on Saturday, but I didn't have the right insurance. I know I pay for eye insurance, so now I have to track down which one I have and figure out a new place to go.
Advice: Be patient. I tend to get impatient and frustrated with myself. I want to do more with my blog, more in my TPT store, more in my classroom, etc. I have to remember to be patient with myself. I'm no superwoman and I've learned I can't do it all. I have a bad habit of seeing others do amazing things and getting mad at myself when I can't live up to my own expectations. I think I'm harder on myself than anyone else could be. So my advice to myself as well as others, is to be patient with yourself. You are doing plenty. :-)

Remember to check out Farley's April Linky to see what everyone else is up to!


  1. You seriously took the words out of my mouth about getting down on yourself. It is a bit discouraging to not be able to do what others do at this point in time. We only have so much time in a day and we really can't do it ALL. Only some of it. ;)
    I love your blog! I am definitely becoming a follower!! Glad I found you!

    Fluttering In First

  2. You were right after me on Farley's blog, so I thought I'd stop by and say hello! I LOVE the Les Mis soundtrack... we got the movie for Easter and watched it last night. It is so wonderful!

  3. I found your blog through Farley's Linky. It's adorable! I'm your newest follower :)
    This is also my 5th year of teaching, and I teach 2nd grade! Patience is definitely great advice...it takes a lot of time and hard work to be successful in this crazy, fun-filled TpT/blogging world :)

    Have a great day!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

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  5. Thanks so much for your advice. I really needed to hear it! I'm your newest follower!

    The Teaching Twosome

  6. I love Les Mis! I could listen to it all day too. I would love to stay in bed and read all day too.

    Swimming into Second

  7. I need new glasses myself! Yours are adorable. Why is it so hard to find something that looks great?!
    My Second Sense

  8. Hello to another Second Grade teacher / blogger / TpT Member! I found your link on Farley's Linky Party (my first-ever!) I have to say that when I thought about starting my own blog, "Simply Second" was one of my first choices for names! Loving your blog and looking forward to seeing what things you're up to in your classroom. I agree 100% on your advice. I am finding it hard to be patient lately, as I have so many ideas and projects I want to get done! But you're right. We are not "Superwomen", and I have to remind myself of that. :)

    Making Lemonade in Second Grade

  9. I hope you've accomplished more on your spring break than I have! My to-do list still hasn't been touched and I only have two days left!! I love your advice to everyone-- so true!

    EduKate and Inspire

  10. Found your blog on Farley's and joined your blog. My spring break is over, and we've had a week of school since. Tomorrow is a professional day. They've promised we'll get to have some time to work in our rooms. Boy, do I N.E.E.D. that! Stop by my blog as soon as you get a chance.