Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year & CURRENTLY for January

Well, as time does, it marched on and it is now January 2015. Wow!

This is the first time I have sat down at this computer since school got out over a week ago. And, I can't really say as I've missed it (or work!)

It's that time again when I link up with Farley for this month's CURRENTLY. Seems like I just wrote the one for last month but that seems to be the way of it these days!!!!

listening...I've got an "Easy Listening" playlist (does that make me sound old or what?!?!) on my iTunes and I have it on right now. It has lots of The Script, Carly Rae Jepson (before she asked for a call maybe), Amy Grant, Mary Chapin Carpenter etc. 

loving...I have been putting together my journal/dayplanner for this year. My friend, Carol, told me about this book called No Excuses Art Journaling: Making Time for Creativity by Gina Rossi Armfield. I was curious and went and bought it. So much fun!!!

I went and bought a dayplanner and have been busy this past week adding in watercolour paper, quotes, monthly prompts etc. I have high hopes for this book. I haven't been as creative lately as I would like and I am hoping that this book will help me to get back to that part of me. is back to work thinking for me. I am meeting with my student teacher tomorrow to plan out this next term. She starts Monday and has to be teaching 80% of the time by the second week or so. I like having a student teacher because it offers me a chance to work differently with students but, I have to say, it is not easy giving my class over to someone else. I spend soooo long getting the class running in a way that works for me and then have to hand it over. It is not always easy but it is always rewarding for me and the students to have another adult working with us. per usual, I got sick once I was on vacation. Typical!!! I have had a head cold for a week or so. It started with a migraine which has finally subsided (thank goodness!) and has meant many days spent sleeping and lots of kleenex (wish I had stock in that company!)

needing...okay, so this doesn't really sound like a need. I mean, I don't need to sew. But, if you were to see the clothes piled up everywhere from my foray to the Sally Anne during their 50% off sale, you would see what I am talking about. I bought shirts, skirts, blazers, t-shirts, all with the goal of being upcycled into something else. I need to do something with them all before they bury me alive!!!! sticking with journaling daily. It is only a small box in a dayplanner and easily accomplished so long as I make the 15 minutes to do it a priority. 

art going to Portland (finally!) with my hubby. I have wanted to go for years. Every time I get some money saved something comes up and the money goes again. I am hoping that this year is THE year!!!!

I wish...One of the benefits of having a student teacher is that I get university class credits in appreciation for the work I do with that student teacher. I have been waiting (impatiently) for SFU to offer the graduate program I want to take on Arts in Education. If they offer it this coming year, I'll sign up. Fingers crossed!!!

And, there you have it! Me, currently, on January 1, 2015!! 



1 comment:

  1. That is awesome that you are going to journal daily. I'm going to try to journal my food daily. That's cool that you have a student teacher. I would like to do that some day too. First I need to take the course though to have a student teacher in my class. Hope you have a great year!
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