Happy Sunday morning, all. Hope you’ve been getting some much-needed rest over break. I know I’ve enjoyed catching up on sleep just about more than anything!
Before I get started on the busy Sunday Funday I have planned, I’m linking up with the ladies over at Teaching Trio for their weekly Sunday Scoop linky. I love checking out what everyone else is up to…here’s what I’ve got going!
3 Things I Have to Do:
1. Make carnitas with a new recipe I’ve been dying to try
I am almost ashamed to admit that I’m new to the carnitas bandwagon. So many of my friends have raved about them for years, but I, unwilling to try new things, always stick with my usual steak-mexican-anything. When I caved in last summer and tried carnitas instead, I have been obsessing about those yummy, crispy-soft pieces of pork to the point that I’m ready to try making my own. I even got the hubby on board a few months ago. I’ve got the pork shoulder, the slow cooker and spices ready…I just need to pick up an orange (a secret from my Puerto Rican friend M that she swears by) and some tortillas. I’ll let you know how that goes!
2. Put up my new scarf rack “invention”
I often think that Thomas Edison and I are long-lost relatives down the line. I am forever inventing something new…food, crafts…etc. This winter, my love for scarves has hit an all-time high in that I’ve been gifted more scarves than I can keep track of, which is making my scarf collection explode. But a few weeks ago, a chance encounter with an empty 3M hook, a tension curtain rod and an extra box of shower curtain rings got me thinking. I made a mock-up one wall last week and it seems to have worked well, so I’m planning to put up the big one today. Nothing makes me happier in the winter than scarves, so I should be pretty thrilled by the end of today…lol
3. Call mom
You know what I’m talking about even without all the words. Mom and Pops took off for their Florida house on Monday and I haven’t called them all week. I know, I know. We’ve texted, but my mother doesn’t consider texting a real conversation, so I’ve gotta make time to call otherwise…well, let’s not go there 😉
2 Things I Hope to Do
1. Get photos for my new blog project
I realize the order of words in that sentence make it sound like I’m doing a new project on my blog, but it’s really that I’ve got a new blog, which is a project in and of itself. It’s teacher-related, but really different from *this* blog, so I wanted to keep them separate. If you scroll down to the previous post, you’ll get an idea of what I’m aiming for. I have much of the bones of the blog done, but want some photos for illustrative purposes, and I haven’t had time to get the shots I want. Even though the weather is dreary today in Ohio, I’m hoping for a couple of rays of sunlight to make things look good. We’ll see!
2. Add another activity to my TPT New Year’s Unit
I’ve found a couple of really good New Year’s educational videos online and have been creating a unit on them and the concept of New Year’s to teach when I get back in the classroom next Monday (sob!). I’ve got one good comprehension activity to use, but I am feeling I need another one or two activities to round it out. Maybe something with writing? I’m not quite sure but it needs a little *somethingsomething* to make it right. I think you know what I mean…
1 Thing I’m Happy to Do
I have to run so fast during the year, between teaching and mom and wife and everything else in between that the first thing that usually gets tossed aside is my creative life. Depends on the day and my mood as to what I’m doing: writing, drawing, blogging, crafting, baking…etc…but days sometimes go by and I don’t get to connect to that part of myself.
It makes me miserable. So since I have the time and space, I am not doing anything school or planning related (except maybe the NY unit, which I consider fun creative, not work) today at all. Today is 100% dedicated to the creative and I plan to squeeze every multi-colored minute out of it.
How about you? How are you reconnecting to that part of yourself that gets pushed aside during the busy days of teaching? I’d love to hear what moves you!