Happy Wednesday! I am working from home, like I have every Wednesday since March 18, 2020. I really love the stay home day in the middle of the week! There’s no huge rush to get everyone out the door in the morning and the boys and I can have lunch together. Work/learn from home Wednesday also makes Tuesday afternoon/evening feel like Friday junior because I don’t have to pack lunches, make sure book bags are ready, or rush to get everyone to bed since they can sleep in a little on Wednesday. It’s a win all around. While I’m celebrating Tuesdays, I am linking up with Anne to share what else we are currently doing.
I am consuming…
All the things!! It’s Teacher Appreciation Week at school and our PTA and administration spoils us! I always call Teacher Appreciation Week elastic pants week because we are treated to yummy breakfasts, lunches, and snacks. It’s easily the most delicious week of the year!
I am exploring…
A new workout routine! I’ve been doing the FASTer Way since September and I’m ready to change it up. I had good success with the program and will keep the principals in my habits. I like intermittent fasting and carb cycling, so I am going to keep those in my healthy habits. I need to incorporate more running and yoga into my workouts. I want to keep the weight training and HIIT so I decided to to take a few months off from the FASTer way classes/workouts and try to design my own weekly routing using Peloton. Do you have any favorite classes or instructors that I should look for? I am looking forward to a change up.
I am getting…
Excited for the last 28 days of school! I have a ton to do of course, but I am excited for it. This has been a year like no other with some great parts, some really hard parts, and a lot flexibility. I love seeing all the students faces in person, even behind a mask, but I am ready for summer break this year!
I am hoping…
To get all these middle grade books read this month! I have a huge list to read for to help determine next year’s Battle of the Books books with our public library. I’ll have no problem reading all the graphic novels, but 10 middle grade novels in 5 weeks is a lot, especially when I want to keep reading my fun grown up books!
I am seeing…
The light at the end of the very long home improvement projects! All the furniture we have to move into place has been moved. I need to decide where to hang artwork and get window treatments. We need a few more pieces of furniture (a chair and a few tables or shelves), but I am not rushing into buying them. To be honest, I haven’t really been looking very hard right now. The only thing our contractors have left to do is put the rest of the siding up. It’s on order and should be here in about a week. The light at the end of this 7 months project is so so close!!
I just love these currently posts. It’s a quick and fun way to share what I’ve been doing. Don’t forget to check out my Summer Beach Reads post and comment with the book you are looking forward to reading this summer to be entered in a giveaway. Have a great day full of sunshine and books!
18 thoughts on “Currently – 5/5/2021”
Your last day of school shirts are so fun! And yay! For the end of your major home projects. The middle school books are quite the reading challenge. BTW- Hayden’s class finished Where the Red Feen Grows yesterday…(I didn’t know they were reading it)…& he said the whole class was crying. Ugh! I didn’t read that tear jerker until the 7th grade.
That is a real tear jerker! I’m not sure I could get through it as a read aloud in class.
My mom taught 7th grade for 31 years and said she cried 5 times a day when she read the end
I distinctly remember my whole fifth grade class (even the cool kids) crying at the end of that one.
My son wears glasses, and he said they kept digging up 😭🤣
Wow your workouts sound interesting- please keep posting about them! Love getting new ideas! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! You deserve it all!
I will be sure to share as I figure it all out. Thanks!!
I suddenly want to read all of those books! The only one I’ve read so far is Stamped. Happy Teacher’s Appreciation!
Thanks! I am reading Stamped with my 6th grader this summer as our book club. He doesn’t love to read (gasp!!) but I think this is an important one to read.
Your t shirts! Love them! Your project looks so good and just in time to enjoy! Let us know your workout you decide on.
28 days isn’t much and you have your Wednesdays – totally agree about Tuesday nights! I could get used to this!
I love your end of school t-shirts! They are so great! And you have some great middle school reading ahead of you!
Good luck with your MG reads. I do love middle grade novels, so hopefully you’ll find some gems – and can make time for your own books too!
You deserve all of the appreciation and treats! And what great looking stacks of books. My 7-year-old son enjoyed the Investigators series, and I thought Stamped was great. Interested in picking up some of these others though!
Oh and I LOVE the Peloton app. I have the bike so use that a lot for classes, but I have really enjoyed some of the outdoor runs/walks on it, the strength selections, and I also do yoga on it quite frequently. Kristin McGee is one of my favorite instructors on yoga, and I love Robin and Selena for the outdoor walks/runs. I listed some specific faves at the end of this post if you’re interested 🙂 http://www.anneinresidence.com/2020/10/workout-wednesday-my-mini-peloton-studio.html
I saw a video by a teacher saying that if your job needs an appreciation week, you’re not appreciated enough through the year. I think there’s a kernel of truth there!
Your shirts are great! Do you make them yourself?
Thank you! I ordered them from Jane.com last year.
Congrats on the home stretch until summer! I am sure it has been quite a year!!
I am going to have to read some of the books in your stacks! They look good. 🙂
Love those end-of-year t-shirts! Might order one for my favorite teacher friend:) Here’s to a great summer!!