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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January Currently! Yay!!

I have a little downtime this morning to link up with the amazing Farley at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade for the January Currently!  I love this linky:)
Most of my thoughts today revolve around what has been going on in our house the entire Christmas break...sickness!!  ugh!

It started with...Strep throat for my 5 year old
Ear infection and nasty cold for my 2 year old
Stomach bug (down for 2-3 days) went through 10 people in my family at Christmas
We thought we were in the clear (only felt a little funny for a couple days)...
Then, had another get together and my 5 year old and myself were up all night Monday night with the stomach bug
So, we are still down but improving quickly...
My daughter is laying on the couch watching Disney Jr. (poor girl...she hates missing school)
I am loving my coffee this morning because I haven't had anything to eat or drink besides water for two days.

I had to take the day off work and we have the students coming back today....missing them:(
I am thankful for the extra day to actually get those essays graded that I have been putting off and didn't get to because of the sickness.

My One Little Word is TODAY.
I want to focus on loving the journey, not the destination.
This is not a dress rehearsal and TODAY is the only guarantee you get.
If I follow this motto, everything else just falls into place:)

As a reminder, I would like to host a giveaway in about a week.  
I am hoping many of my blogging friends would be interested in helping out with this giveaway too!!  If you are interested in helping out, please leave a comment or send me an email at lillycharlie2915@gmail.com.  Make sure I can reply back to you and it is not "noreplyblogger".  Thanks!  Cheers to a New Year!!


  1. Hi! I just found your adorable blog through the Currently linky :) I hope that you and your family get better quickly and have a happy, healthy 2013!
    Teach With Laughter

  2. Hey! I'm a new follower stopping over from Currently. I love finding other upper grade blogs! (I'm in 3rd.)

    I am loving your word. I wish I would've thought of that! :) What a great word. Happy new year!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  3. My little family kept passing pink eye around before Christmas. It was horrible! As soon as we thought we had it kicked some one else came down with it.
    Your motto is perfect and I couldn't agree more. I need to remember it this year. Thank you.
    I would love to help with your giveaway if you would like.

    The Busy Busy Hive

  4. Hi Holly:
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I'm glad to be a new follower--Love the "Flipped" concept (Here's proof I read "About Me")
    I'd love to help with your giveaway...

    Email me (Kim) at Joyin6th@gmail.com

    Happy New Year!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  5. So sorry to hear your family has been so sick over the holidays! No fun!! :(
    I'd love to participate in your giveaway! I'm currently hosting my own Ringing in the New Year Giveaway, so I'd love to "pay it forward" by participating in your giveaway! :) Let me know how I can help!

  6. I love your OWL! So perfect!

    I would love to help out with your giveaway!

    Have a happy (and healthy) new year Holly!

    Elementary School Garden

  7. I of course will help you with your giveaway ;) and your word is even better than mine!! There really is no day like today... you never know when your time will end <3 I feel like that's an understatement of 2012.. even just today one of my old students died. He just passed away suddenly. Its so unfair....
    I hope you have a wonderful wonderful year Holly.. you definitely deserve it! And stay healthy :)

  8. Hi Holly!! I can totally relate with the sickness during break. No fun! I hope everyone in your family is better. Your OWL is fantastic! No day like today... my favorite line from Rent. =)
    We'd love to help out with your giveaway. Send us an email at sisterteachers@gmail.com with the details. =)
    Sister Teachers

  9. Saw your comment on my blog!! :)
    My email is TheHappyTeachertpt@gmail.com

  10. I just found your blog through Fifth in the Middle 100 giveaway. I also teach fourth grade. It's nice to meet you.