Saturday, April 4, 2015

April Currently

Seriously, I can't believe it is April already. 
 I mean, I literally haven't turned the calendar in the kitchen since January! 
  Pitiful, I know.  
2015 is flying by.

I am joining Farley for the April Currently. 

Listening:  to my Christian Playlist on my iPhone.  My current favorite song is Unstoppable God by Elevation Worship.  I love anything Third Day, Casting Crowns, Crowder, Big Daddy Weave and Toby Mac.  

Loving:  Spring Break!  I'm most excited about having all 3 children under the same roof on Easter.  They are 21, 19, and 14, but they are NOT to big for hunting Easter Eggs!  I'm also looking forward to cutting off the alarm clock, staying in my PJs all day if I want, and getting my crafting on.  Below are a few of the bunnies I made for Easter Baskets.  They were so easy.

Thinking: This allergy season is going to kill me!  I would love to wake up without a stopped up & runny nose.  Not sure how, but I have them both at the same time!  I started taking allergy shots AGAIN back in October and they have yet to help.  So, since last week I have begun to try the Essential Oils.  I have heard nothing but good things - so maybe this is it!?   Anyone seen success with allergies using the oils?   
Wanting:  A Good Night's Sleep.  I wake up in the middle of the night & wake up way earlier than I need to many nights of the week.  I am a person who needs my sleep - otherwise I'm a little grumpy or whiny!  

Needing:  On January 25th something clicked.  I decided I needed to lose some weight.  Part of it was my daughter graduates college May 8th & I didn't want to be the "fat momma at graduation" and I was seeing numbers on the scale I had never seen before.  I downloaded the Weight Watchers App and haven't looked back.  It is all about writing down what I eat & making healthier choices.  I have now lost 20 pounds & it is showing in my clothes.  
Three days ago, my best friend (since 3rd grade) was making fun of my baggy clothes!  She said I needed a belt.  Belt??  What about a few new clothes as a reward.  And high fives to her too!  She has also lost lots. 


Explain the name:  In 1992, I did my student teaching in first grade & fell in love with the children.  They are honest, loving, funny, and sponges!  Every day is a new day.  Every day, I am covered with homemade pictures,  necklaces, notes, or bracelets.  And, most of all, a day doesn't go by when I don't receive hugs and I love yous.  They think I am the most amazing artist and singer!   (My husband has said I sing like a cat in heat & my third child would say, "Stop, Mommy!" when I would sing him lullabies.)  If it were not for my first graders, I may never have sung again!  :)   My first graders have my heart and I never want to switch grade levels.  They don't just have my heart for 180 days, they have it always.


  1. I loveeee first grade as well. It is the ideal grade for me, so far anyways. I'm happy for you that your break is beginning. Maybe you can catch up on some sleep! I am the same way when I don't get my sleep, my parents call my a "sleeping bear" lol don't wake me!

  2. That is so awesome that you've lost 20 pounds. Congratulations! Go get some new clothes to celebrate and forget the belt. :)

  3. Good for you! I too recently lost 24- but I round to 25! It is a huge accomplishment! And yes, the saggy pants are a problem! Go treat yourself!

  4. Congrats on your weight loss! What an accomplishment! At least you have a fun reason to shop!