Friday, May 2, 2014

May Currently

Hi Friends,
I am linking up with Farley at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade for my first "Currently". I am super excited and a little nervous that I do it correctly, so wish me luck!

-listening to the air conditioner:  I am so lucky to live where I do, on the coast in San Diego county.  Most of my relatives are in Indiana, and they had a brutal winter.  We usually have perfect weather here.  This week has been hot!  84 degrees is no biggie with the air conditioning on at school, but when I am home it is a different story!  We have one of those old, portable air conditioning units we lug out of storage each year and display in the living room.  It ain’t pretty, but it works!

-loving that we are getting a raise!:  I opened my e-mail yesterday morning and our union bargaining team has met a tentative agreement for teachers to receive 3% raise, retroactively paid out since July 2013!  Yippee!!!

-thinking I should have done a wee bit more research on how to do all this linking, and buttons, and html code, and Rafflecopter stuff.  I can totally figure it out; I just wish I could talk/text/email with someone for an hour and get some tips.  Any takers? 

-wanting absolutely nothing!  I have had such a productive, positive, supporting, exciting week.  I am blessed beyond measure.  I would like a tasty fountain drink though.  I will settle for sparkling water.

-needing to exercise.  I am participating in a Virtual Boot Camp on Facebook with about 10 other ladies who I have never met.  We have a coach, and we check in with the group on FB each night to report what we ate, share recipes, and talk about what we did for exercise.  Most of us are doing the DVD Program called, “The 21 Day Fix”.  I am not a fan of exercise AT ALL, but I am loving this program and I don’t want to let my new exercise friends down.  Social media dieting is the way to go!  Last month, I lost 9 pounds and won $52 by betting on

-Surprise!  Again, many thanks to Beth who invited me to participate in and cohost her book study for 100 Minutes by Lisa Donohue.  Beth is my first blog friend and tutor.  Many thanks!
Thinking of Teaching
Have a great weekend!


  1. Hey Erin! I am new to the blogging community as well! I totally hear you on the learning all the ins and outs of the blogging world. I thought it was great to hear myself that I was not alone! I look forward to following your blog and learning more about teaching in Cali! I taught first grade for a few years before accepting the job I currently have so I can relate! Good luck with your blog and if you are interested follow mine!


  2. Welcome to the blogging world, Erin! I can help you with some questions, not really about code but rafflecopter and linkys! Just shoot me an email!