Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Here's What...'s September 30th already.  It seems like the month flew by, but the weeks dragged for me.  Anyone else feeling similar!?!  It's time for another edition of What Up Wednesday with Mel at The Larson Lingo, Sheaffer from Pinterest Told Me To and Shay at Mix and Match Family!

Here's What...

What I'm eating this week...
Pretty much this...just this.  Cooked The Larson Lingo's 3 ingredient tacos in the crock pot on Sunday and have been eating it in a variety of ways ever since!

What I'm reminiscing about...
On September 11th  I posted a story about my sister and I being tourists in NYC just three short weeks before the towers fell.  I have been thinking about that day a lot lately.  That was the last time (14 years ago!) that I was a "tourist" in the city.  I've been to the city probably more than a hundred times since then, but it's always with a purpose.  I've gone to shows and concerts and lunches and dinners...and then just hopped right back on a train home.  I need to go in for an day and just explore.  My sister could hardly believe it when I told her I have never stepped foot in Central Park!  HA!!  There's so much there I want to do!  I need to make that a priority...and soon.  The city is gorgeous in the fall!

What I'm loving....
This month, hands down, it's been my Chromecast!!  I just love it.  I have been binge-watching series like crazy!!

What I've been up to...
Honestly, just trying to get my ass back into school mode!!  And it has been soooo hard!!  I don't know what it is, I just can't seem to get into this year yet...a schedule that isn't quite working for me may be to blame!  And it's already week five people!  #thestruggleisREAL

What I'm dreading...
TESTING next week for the kids brings lots of changes to the schedule.  Kids come into the library and take their tests with me.  I'll likely miss my preps next week.  Boooooo.....that's always dreadful!!

What I'm working on...
I've decided that I want to implement centers into library.  This is my fourth year in the library and for 4 years I've been saying I would do it and it never got off the ground.  But starting in October, we're doing centers.  For the last two weeks, I have been working on finding them, cutting the components out and laminating.  And figuring out how I want to work it all with my K-4 students.  It's a lot to consider and so much to do when working with so many classes.

What I'm excited about...
Another round of Create28 starts tomorrow!{Check out A Lovely Little Wardrobe for more info and to join!} AND the 5 day Clean Eating Crock Pot challenge begins on October 5th! {Head on over to A Little Bit of Cheer for more!} Super excited for both.

What I'm watching/reading...
I still haven't started The Diary of Ann Frank like I said I was going too, but it's on the to-do list! Maybe because between my ChromeCast and all the shows premiering, I've been watching way too much TV!  Loving that all my faves have returned!  I've only tried one new show so far....Quantico....and I freaking LOVED it!!

What I'm listening to...
The Voice Blind Auditions!  There are so many great artists this season.  I am seriously considering making myself and itunes playlist of all the songs.  I also really like this group of coaches together!

What I'm wearing....
Back to my usual work clothes! So it's been a mix of slacks and tops in different combos!  Still warm here most days, so I can still wear my ankle pants and sandals.  Case in point...yesterday's look!

What I'm doing this weekend...
No plans yet actually....but I envision a little wine drinking, a little book reading and a little binge watching!! #solitarylifeatitsfinest

What I'm looking forward to next month...
My town's Fall Festival!  I had such a great time last year...I can't wait to go back again.  Fingers crossed it's a beautiful day!!  I am also looking forward to posting my first individual piece as a contributor to The Blended Blog!  Be on the look out for it!!

What else is new...
Not much!  I feel like I've been in a rut this month.  I didn't blog much and wasn't out as often as I have been.  Hoping I can snap out of it for October!!

Can't wait to see what ya'll have been up to this month!!

Have a great Wednesday!!  Whooo hooo...Friday's getting closer!


  1. Military Husband liked Quantico. I hated it. Haha

  2. I agree..back to school mode is a definite ass kicker. No fun.

  3. I wanted to watch Quantico but Mr. said he wasn't interested. We did pick up The Player (so far really good) and that other show with the girl with all the tattoos, what is it called...hmmm...left an impression, can you tell, haha.

  4. Great catch up girl! Back to school is an ass kicker - and we've been back for over a month now....jayzussssss! Your weekend ahead sounds great! xo Amanda

  5. We are loving The Voice this year and are very intrigued by Quantico so far!

  6. love the voice! blind auditions are my fav!!
    those crockpot tacos sound delish!

  7. Cute work outfit! I would love to hear more about your library centers. And your upcoming weekend sounds fabulous!! :)

  8. Your weekend sounds perfect to me. :) I made the 3 ingredient tacos before and it's PERFECT to have for leftovers all week!

  9. Your weekend sounds perfect!! And I am so excited to have you in the Crockpot Challenge!!! Woo hoo!!! Your freezer will be STOCKED, let's just put it that way :) XOXOX

  10. Don't you wish summer could just last all year round? I can't believe you haven't been to Central Park - that's a must do for you, asap!


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