Saturday, June 29, 2013

July Currently (It's almost July already!?)

Ok, here goes my second ever "Currently" courtesy of Farley's linky party!

Listening: to the whir of my ceiling fan. I just got back from a very productive (calorically speaking) trip to Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt. (Heaven in a cup, BTW), and now I'm enjoying some peace and quiet while blogging before I go to bed. 

Loving: that I don't have to work until 1PM tomorrow! I'm a lifeguard during the summer at a country club close to my parents house and I work basically full time, normally starting around 9ish in the morning. So, getting to sleep in on a Sunday before work will be a treat.

Thinking: about whether or not I want to read a few chapters in my book before I go to bed. I've been on a serious reading kick lately. During my college career I collected a ton of "pleasure" books (pleasure meaning they had nothing to do with child psychology or educational strategies) that I haven't had a chance to read, so I packed them all with me to hang out in NC for the summer. I'm currently reading "Paper Towns" by John Green. Already very good. 

Wanting: to be at KYC! I grew up going to church camp as a kid -- every summer for ten years I camped and worked as a teenager. Last year I went back for the first time in 5 years and worked for a couple of weeks. I loved seeing old friends and meeting new ones, but didn't have an opportunity to go back this Summer and I'm super sad about it. I loved being a counselor for the mini campers -- nothing quite like being responsible for a dorm room full of 20 seven year olds for a week!

Needing: to start shopping/organizing for my vacation! My mom and brother and I are going to Italy for ten days in less than three weeks. I have zero things prepared and a zillion things on my to-do list (not the least of which is continuing to fill out job applications in hopes of getting an interview BEFORE we leave...!)

Tips and Tricks: this one is a little tricky, no pun intended. I'm very new to the blogging world, so I don't necessarily have any advice to give on that front. So, I'll stick with this: never give your bank card to a fellow co-worker to run an errand for you. Even if you think he's a stand up guy. Even if you think he's not going to make any shady charges to your account. He will. Naivety got the best of me today. I'm a trusting person...what can I say. 

Alright, I guess that about does it! I'm loving reading all these "currently" posts from all my new blog friends!



  1. I also LOVE me some frozen yogurt! Yum!

    And yikes! Did that bank card thing really happen today? What a bummer. Hope you got everything worked out. =(

    Excited to find your blog! =)
    Ms. Smith
    Adventures of Ms. Smith

  2. Ha I love that I am commenting after Ms. Smith! Well I am Mrs. Smith and I am also a very new teacher like you!!! I graduated in December and I was hired by the school that I student taught at! I will be teaching 2nd grade in the fall :) Glad to be a follower of yours!

    Mrs. Smith
    Heart Mrs. Smith

  3. Italy sounds like a dream! I do dream to one day hop across the pond to do a European tour or something. Probably won't happen until our kiddos are older. :)

    I'm a new follower! I'm hoping you'll post lots of pictures of your vacation!

  4. Ms./Mrs. Smith (how funny is that....?!),

    Yesssss, unfortunately the bank card incident did indeed happen. Thankfully it wasn't a huge amount, but still a little frustrating. But, I had more Sweet Frog, which made up for the bad day ;-) Hahaha.

    Mrs. Smith -- congrats on your job! I heard from a principal of a school I want to teach at today, am hoping to have an interview there next week!

    Thanks so much for following my blog - I'm off to check out the both of yours!


  5. Maria,

    I've always wanted to go -- my parents are taking me for a late graduation present. I'll be sure to post lots and lots of pictures! Thanks for following!!


  6. I LOVE the dialog between you and the secretary. Don't worry, all my phone calls start out that way and I still got the job.

    My suggestion is to know what your interview school's last posted test scores were and what kind of assessments you will employ to gauge if your students are learning. Also, remember to smile (when appropriate) and be yourself. I'm sure they will love you!


    1. So good to know I'm not the only one, haha! How would you go about mentioning that you have researched the school's scores if they're not that great?


  7. Hi Emily!

    I found you on the middle school blog link up! I love your blog! You have a great sense of humour and I wish you all the best with your interview! I'll make sure to send up a prayer on tuesday (My wednesday)! All the best

    The E-Z Class