Friday, January 6, 2017

The Start To 2017

I hope that y'all had a great start to 2017.  I have been a tad MIA from blogging as far as reading & commenting on all the blogs.  I apologize.  I have been sick & also trying to get back into the routine of balancing a normal job with getting stuff for me done as well.  Have a great weekend everyone!  I plan on catching up on a lot of sleep.  Linking up with Amanda.

What I Did

1. I started a new teaching job on Monday.  On Tuesday the kids came back.  That means you can look forward to more Sh*t My Students Say posts in the future & a post next week about what it's like being back in the classroom full time after having been on a semester break.

2. Like clockwork I got sick.  Since at least freshmen year of college I have gotten sick at the start of spring semester.  This is my 5th year as a teacher & guess what?  Sick.  Only this time I can't just skip class & because I only started on Monday, I don't have any time off.  Nyquil has been my friend.

3. I actually came home to this waiting for me last Friday.  In December I participated in a blogger gift swap & I got this sweet gift from Ashley at Bits & Pieces of Me.  It has different good deeds such as "mail homemade cookies to a friend" & "set the road rage aside"

4. I started watching Shameless again.  I binge watched a lot of this show a few years ago but haven't watched it since then.  I had planned on finishing Dallas when I came back but they pulled that from Netflix.  I also tried watching Narcos but was distracted by other things so quit part way into the first episode because I wasn't reading the subtitles to know what was going on.

Moments I'm Grateful For
1: Watching the sunrise over Palo Duro Canyon
2: Starting a new job
3: Having amazing students in my 3rd block
4: Getting 3 new books in the mail
5: Picking up the 8th book in the Left Behind series at the library


  1. Congratulations on starting a new job girl - what a fab way to start the year! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Where did I miss you got a new teaching job?? Yay!! I am sure you are tired the week, cuddle up and get some good rest this weekend!!

    1. I got it right before all the Christmas shenanigans started. I have big plans for Netflix & Nyquil this weekend. Have a great weekend!

  3. Congrats on the new job! Is this the one you really wanted? Feel better soon!

  4. Ugh, having to drag yourself into work when you're sick is the worst. Hope you're feeling better soon!

    1. Thank you! I am better for the most part. Just have a cough & am tired.

  5. love that good deed a day book, so cute! congrats on the new job, sorry you've been sick. hope you feel better!

  6. I wasn't paying attention and thought this was a Friday post, but nonetheless, I love the format with the things and the internets and gratitude. Me gusta.
    YYYYYAAAASSSS to the students post. Youths are equally horrible and awesome.